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Contents for April 12, 2011
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1. Michael Paul Britto, FF Fund recipient 2009-10, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, April 29-30
2. Alina and Jeff Bliumis, FF Fund recipients 2010-11, in lower Manhattan, May 2-28
3. Liz Magic Laser, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, in Times Square, Manhattan, May 3, 6, 7
4. Isabella Bannerman, FF Alumn, at the Gallery on Cedar, Dobbs Ferry, NY, April 30-May 1
5. Annie Lanzillotto, LuLu LoLo, FF Alumns, now online at www.cityofmemory.org
6. Tadej Pogačar, FF Alumn, at Alkatraz Gallery, Metelkova City, Slovenia, thru May 6
7. Charlemagne Palestine, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, April 19, and more
8. Judy Dunaway, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, Manhattan, May 14
9. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at L Street Fine Art, San Diego, CA, opening April 29
10. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, April 14
11. Galinsky, FF Alumn, now online at www.Metro.us
12. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Manhattan, April 29
13. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Tammany Hall, Manhattan, April 21, and more
14. Bonnie Ora Sherk, FF Alumn, at Gordon Lau Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, April 22
15. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at http://techbiotic.com/kwknoxartblog/?p=89 and more
16. Maureen Connor, FF Alumn, at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland, opening May 28
17. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at University of Las Vegas, NV, May 3
18. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Institut for (X), Arhus, Denmark, May 5
19. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Mothership, Woodstock, NY, opening April 23
20. Rhys Chatham, Robert Longo, FF Alumns, at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, May 12-14
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1. Michael Paul Britto, FF Fund recipient 2009-10, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, April 29-30

The Kitchen to present double bill of performances by Michael Paul Britto and Kenya (Robinson), April 29 & 30 in conjunction with The Kitchen’s current exhibition, Shame The Devil

The Kitchen will present a double bill of new live performance works by the artists Michael Paul Britto and Kenya (Robinson). Using the format of a church revival, Britto’s This Little Word of Mine is a multimedia piece that investigates the use and misuse of the "N" word in music, media, and everyday language. (Robinson)’s YOURMAMADONTWEARNODRAWS is a suite of solo performances—some new, others revisions of earlier works. Curated by Rashida Bumbray, the shows will begin at 8:00 P.M. at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street). Tickets are $10.

These performances are presented in conjunction with the group exhibition Shame The Devil, curated by Petrushka Bazin, in which both artists are participants. The show is on view in The Kitchen’s gallery through Saturday, April 30.

Britto’s This Little Word of Mine extends his longstanding critique of popular representations of "blackness" and unveils the endless reiteration of this country’s racial hierarchy. Imaginatively repurposing call-and-response forms drawn from African-American religious traditions as well as popular hip-hop anthems, Britto focuses on the N-word, recalling the NAACP’s 2007 mock funeral for the word. While This Little Word of Mine remains within Britto’s cross-disciplinary style—combining linguistic, textual, musical and visual elements—this piece is a departure for the artist. He not only casts himself in a central role, but also introduces more explicit improvisation through the use of a live gospel choir and audience participation.

This Little Word of Mine enacts the conflicted, ambiguous and, ultimately, politically motivated processes through which language achieves meaning in the creative realm. Engaging themes of transcendence, redemption and conflict, this work implies that the N-word might have multiple lives—lives that we, as spectators and consumers, are actively shaping.

(Robinson) is known for shrewd and riotously humorous performances that explore the complicated relationships between race, class, gender, and popular culture. She will revisit and build upon this repertoire in YOURMAMADONTWEARNODRAWS, which is a program structured as a series of vignettes using sound, movement, video impersonation and improvisation. In it, (Robinson) shares new works-in-progress and revisions of past works,

including WHITEMANTALKING (2010), a stream-of-consciousness manifesto investigating whiteness by using statements culled from various iconic American movies.
In addition, YOURMAMADONTWEARNODRAWS is expected to draw upon The Inflatable Mattress, a separate and ongoing current project wherein she acts as a houseguest for a different host, both strangers and friends, each week from February to May.

About the Artists
Michael Paul Britto is a video and performance artist born and raised in Brooklyn. He graduated from the City College of New York. His work includes videos, digital photography, sculpture and performance. Recent residencies include: the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Smack Mellon Gallery and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. Featured exhibitions include: El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum of Harlem, The Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw and the Victoria and Albert Museum in England. Most recently, Britto participated in Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which took place in Spain in Winter 2010-2011.

Kenya (Robinson) is a self-taught artist from Gainesville, Florida. She will begin the MFA in Sculpture at Yale School of Art in the Fall of 2011. A past resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s WorkSpace Program (2009-2010) and the 2010 Triangle Arts Workshop, her sculptural work has been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts, The Jersey City Museum, The Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and The 60 Wall Street Gallery at Deutsche Bank. In addition, her performances have been featured at Rush Arts Gallery, P.S. 1, DUMBO Arts Festival, Recess Activities Inc. and Cabinet Space.

Funding Credits
This Little Word of Mine is made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by stimulus funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Lambent Fund of Tides Foundation; and the Jerome Foundation. This program is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

ABOUT THE KITCHEN
The Kitchen is one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit performance and exhibition spaces, showing experimental work by innovative artists, both emerging and established. Programs range from dance, music, and theatrical performances to video and media arts exhibitions to literary events, film screenings, and artists’ talks. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.

Box Office Information:
212.255.5793 ext. 11
Tue-Sat, 2-6pm
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
www.thekitchen.org

Press Contact: Blake Zidell & Associates
tel: 718.643.9052
fax: 718.643.9502
blake@blakezidell.com

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2. Alina and Jeff Bliumis, FF Fund recipients 2010-11, in lower Manhattan, May 2-28

Alina and Jeff Bliumis
Cultural Tips For New Americans
A public art project, lower Manhattan
May 2 – 28, 2011
Produced by No Longer Empty for the "About Face" exhibition,
a part of "The Festival of Ideas for the New City" organized by the New Museum.

To be a foreigner – one who is defined as "not from here" – often means unknowingly breaking rigid social and cultural rules.

Definitions of these social and cultural standards often say a lot about the "native" society. Outlining national identities has proven to be a subject of global political interest – the French government has put up a website forum advising what it means to be French; the Russian government has recently focused on defining ‘Russian Identity"; and here in the United States "what it means to be an American" is loudly and frequently discussed on national television.

As the proverbial "Land of Opportunity," the United States has always had a steady stream of new Americans. For their Cultural Tips For New Americans project, Alina and Jeff Bliumis gathered advice to help recent arrivals assimilate and understand their new home. The artists took advice from published guides, public forums, streets questionnaires, social websites, and friends to create tips like:

"#1. Never refuse gum if an American offers it to use. Offering gum is a polite way to tell someone that they have bad breath. (Source: Jenny W. on Facebook)"

and

"#3. When two Americans are standing and talking to each other they stay at least 16 inches away from each other. (Source: Life in the USA, The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans by Elliot Essman)."

Alina and Jeff Bliumis have illustrated these tips and created posters to be placed on telephone kiosks on the Bowery and in Chinatown and Soho, from May 1 to May 28, 2011. Accompanying the street-level posters, the artists are also producing a handbook of all the tips, which will be given for free to pedestrians during the festival. Telephone kiosk locations are: Bowery & Rivington Street, Bowery & Grand Street, W. Broadway & Spring Street, Broadway & Broome Street.

This performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support of the Franklin Furnace Fund was provided in 2010-11 by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Jerome Foundation. This project was also made possible by the Center Without Walls project of COJECO, funded by the UJA-Federation of NY and Genesis Philanthropy Group. This work is produced by No Longer Empty for the About Face exhibition, part of The Festival of Ideas for the New City, organized by The New Museum.

Alina and Jeff Bliumis's work has been exhibited internationally in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (South Korea), Assab One (Italy), Castlefield Gallery (UK), and elsewhere. Additionally their work belongs to various private and public collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Saatchi Collection (UK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK).

The Festival of Ideas for the New City is a major new collaborative initiative involving scores of Downtown organizations, from large universities to arts institutions and community groups, working together to affect change. The Festival is a first for New York and will harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore the ideas destined to shape it. It will take place from May 4-8, 2011, in locations around Downtown Manhattan in an area spanning East to West including the Lower East Side, the East Village, Soho, Nolita, and Chinatown—and will serve as a platform for artists, writers, architects, engineers, designers, urban farmers, planners, and thought leaders to exchange ideas, propose solutions, and invite the public to participate.

No Longer Empty is a public arts organization that redefines public art by transforming empty storefronts into public art exhibitions with accompanying programs.

"About Face" is an exhibition that takes the theme of the festival as an innovative think–tank revolving around a set of issues relating to standard exhibition formats. Artists and works have been selected and commissioned to make transparent such "taken for granted" issues as space, location, theme, production, duration, curator, artist, and public. By isolating component parts, a dialogue about alternative modes of exhibition production and presentation of art can begin. "About Face" will be held at 215 East Houston St. (at Ludlow St.) in Manhattan from May 5 – June 11, 2011. Opening Reception May 5, 8-10 PM

For more information please contact: press@nolongerempty.org

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3. Liz Magic Laser, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, in Times Square, Manhattan, May 3, 6, 7

PERFORMANCE ARTIST LIZ MAGIC LASER TO STAGE CLASSIC MOTION PICTURE CHASE SCENES IN TIMES SQUARE

Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins today announced that performance artist Liz Magic Laser has been selected to present her work at the Crossroads of the World this May as part of Time Square Arts, the Alliance’s ongoing commitment to bring the best of contemporary art to Times Square.

Laser’s project Flight -- a sequence of live chase scenes from classic motion pictures -- will be staged at Duffy Square in Times Square, between 46th and 47th Street, on Tuesday, May 3 and Friday-Saturday, May 6-7.

Flight, features actors Nic Grelli, Elizabeth Hodur, Liz Micek, Michael Wiener, Lia Woertendyke and Max Woertendyke, performing chase scenes from films such as Battleship Potemkin, M, Niagara, American Psycho and 28 Days Later. The performance presents a series of fast-paced slippages where villains become victims and witnesses become perpetrators. Laser choreographs these scenes so that the pursuer in one scene becomes the pursued in the next.

"We’re thrilled that critically-acclaimed artist Liz Magic Laser has agreed to participate in Times Square Arts to enhance the Times Square experience for visitors and New Yorkers," said Tompkins. "Sharing Flight with the more than half-a-million people who come through this distinctive and dynamic destination on a daily basis is an unparalleled opportunity for artists."

Laser said, "In Flight performers embody the historical arc of the staircase in cinema as it has shifted from an arena of revolutionary struggle in Battleship Potemkin to the site of private trauma in films like The Shining."

Performances of Flight will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 3 (two performances) Noon and 1 pm. (press previews)
Friday, May 6 (three performances) 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 (four performances) 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Laser is a 2011 Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program resident and a graduate of The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Columbia University’s MFA program. Her work has been featured at the Prague Biennale 4 and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1. She is represented by Derek Eller Gallery. In 2011, Laser will produce a project for the Performa Biennial.

Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, organized the first presentation of Flight for MoMA PS1’s courtyard staircase in April 2010 and continues to serve as curatorial advisor on the project. Laser developed Flight with the collaboration of performers, as well as fight choreographer Miranda Hennum, production assistant Mia Tramz and costume stylist Zuzka Kurtz. The project will include the creation of a video made with Producer David Guinan, Director of Photography Collin Kornfiend and camera operator Eric Yoon of Polemic Media LLC.

Times Square Arts presents temporary cutting-edge art and performances in multiple forms and media to the 360,000 to 500,000 daily visitors to New York City’s Times Square, making it one of the highest profile public arts programs in the United States. Since its inception, Times Square Arts has featured works by a diverse group of more than four dozen prominent and emerging artists. It is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Recent projects of the Times Square Arts program include Shen Wei Dance Arts, RE-(III) thru out NYC, a series of public performances in Times Square and other iconic locations in New York City, the 2011 Times Square Valentine – LightHearted by Freecell, a participatory art piece held up by nearly 3,000 New Yorkers over two weeks, and the Armory Show which featured three sculptures on the Broadway Plazas, including Counting Sheep by Kyu Seok Oh, comprised of 24 handmade, life-sized, paper sheep.

This performance was made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support of the Franklin Furnace Fund was provided in 2010-11 by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Jerome Foundation.

Contact: Eddie Borges | (212) 452-5236 | eborges@timessquarenyc.org
Jocelyn Aframe | (212) 843-8285 | jaframe@rubenstein.com

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4. Isabella Bannerman, FF Alumn, at the Gallery on Cedar, Dobbs Ferry, NY, April 30-May 1

Hello. Message here from FF Alumn Isabella Bannerman. I will be participating in the RiverArts 2011Studio Tour - a part of the Rivertowns Arts Council. I will sketching quick portraits, and selling paintings, cards and comics. The Studio Tour takes place on Saturday April 30 and May 1. I will be at Gallery on Cedar, at 37 Cedar St., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 on Saturday April 30, from 11AM - 6PM and on Sunday from 12 - 5PM. Thanks very much! – Isabella

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5. Annie Lanzillotto, LuLu LoLo, FF Alumns, now online at www.cityofmemory.org

ANNIE AND LULU are the featured video on www.cityofmemory.org, as they perform "ROSEWATER AND BELLS" a corner ritual, 100 years after Triangle Fire

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6. Tadej Pogačar, FF Alumn, at Alkatraz Gallery, Metelkova City, Slovenia, thru May 6

SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts-Ljubljana
World of Art, Year 13th, Course for Curators
Tadej Pogačar: Quarter to Two
Exhibition
13. 4.–6. 5. 2011
Alkatraz Gallery, AKC Metelkova City, Ljubljana, Slovenia

You are cordially invited to the opening of the final exhibition of the13th year of the World of Art school today, on Wednesday, 13th April, at 8pm at the Alkatraz Gallery, Metelkova City.

It was in April 2010 that we started with the 13th year of the rearranged school of the World of Art, based on the solid foundation of a several-year long research of various curatorial courses, analyses of curatorial practices, consultations with competent local and international experts as well as the evaluation of the past course. The 13th year has two terms: the 1st term (April–June 2010) was devoted to the acquisition of art-historical, theoretical, and methodological knowledge, the 2nd term (September 2010 – May 2011), however, to curatorial and critical studies as well as practical tests. The first term was attended by 11 participants, and there were 8 candidates registered at the second term. They were dealing with the conception and execution of the final exhibition under the tutorship of Nevenka Šivavec and Jože Barši.

The final act of the one-year curatorial education is a solo exhibition of Tadej Pogačar, and the co-operation will continue this June at the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad.

Artist: Tadej Pogačar: Quarter to Two, 1994

Curators: Ana Grobler, Iva Kovač, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Špela Pavli, Lara Plavčak, Vladimir Vidmar, Asta Vrečko, Mojca Založnik

Mentors: Jože Barši, Nevenka Šivavec

MORE: http://www.worldofart.org/current/archives/378

Production: SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana / World of Art

Coproduction: KUD Mreža / Alkatraz Gallery

Support: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana

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7. Charlemagne Palestine, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, April 19, and more

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE: RUNNING OUTBURST
Screening + Conversation with Jay Sanders

Please join EAI for a special evening with legendary artist and musician Charlemagne Palestine. Palestine will screen a selection of his video works and appear in conversation with curator Jay Sanders. This event is part of EAI's ongoing 40th anniversary programming.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
www.eai.org

Admission $ 7.00 / Students $ 5.00
RSVP: rsvp@eai.org
Please note: Seating is limited.
Reservations are required.

EAI is pleased to present a screening and conversation with internationally celebrated sound and performance artist Charlemagne Palestine. In a rare New York appearance, Palestine, who lives and works in Brussels, will screen a selection of his video works, including Body Music I/Body Music II (1973-74), Running Outburst (1975), You Should Never Forget the Jungle (1975), and Ritual in the Emptiness (2001). New York-based curator and writer Jay Sanders will join Palestine in conversation to discuss Palestine's inimitable approach to performance, video, and sound.

In his riveting videos, Palestine stages psychologically charged, cathartic performances for the camera. In seminal works from the 1970s, such as Body Music II and Running Outburst, Palestine performs while wielding the camera, positioning the viewer behind the lens in a subjective point of view. Seeing through the artist's eyes, moving with his body, the viewer becomes both participant and voyeur. In these intensely personal exercises, Palestine uses motion as a metaphor, achieving an outward articulation of internal states.

Often accompanied in his performances by ritual props and icons like teddy bears, scarves, and snifters of cognac, Palestine creates mesmerizing abstract rituals. Entering into a trance-like state, he generates and releases a potent combination of sound, energy, and movement with his body. Using modulations of his own voice accompanied by percussive bodily gestures, Palestine builds minimalist performances that are sonorous and resonant in every detail. Palestine's distinct approach to the experience of music combines his early training as a Jewish cantor with Eastern meditative rituals, and a deep interest in the symbiotic relationship of performer and audience. Counterbalancing the physical and psychological confinement of an enclosed space or camera frame, Palestine ritualistically chants, shakes, sings, runs, and throws himself against walls to the point of exhaustion, taking the viewer along with him. Leaving the viewer with the intimate sound of his labored breathing, these videos break down the mediated experience of video to incite a sensual proximity to the performer.

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Charlemagne Palestine at NUMINA lente

New York audiences will also have a chance to see Charlemagne Palestine perform live in a very rare U.S. concert appearance with Tony Conrad on Friday, April 15 at NUMINA lente, a three-evening festival of performance and music at Clemente Soto Velez Center in the Lower East Side, organized by Jay Sanders and Keith Connolly. For more information and tickets, please visit: www.numinalente.com

Charlemagne Palestine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1945. He studied at New York University, Columbia University, Mannes College of Music and California Institute of the Arts. He has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, among other organizations. His work has been exhibited internationally, at festivals and institutions including the Venice Biennale, Italy; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Long Beach Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Documenta 8, Kassel; Walker Art center, Minneapolis; Art Institute of Chicago; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva; and Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal. In 2010 Palestine's video works were featured in the solo exhibition VooDoo at Wiels in Brussels. In recent years, he has collaborated with a diverse group of experimental musicians including Pan Sonic, David Coulter, Tony Conrad and Michael Gira. He has released more than twenty solo albums and has performed in festivals around the world such as The Meltdown Festival, London in 1999; Transmediale, Berlin in 2010; All Tomorrow's Parties, UK in 2010 and Numina Lente, NY in 2011.

Palestine lives and works in Brussels.

EAI: Celebrating 40 Years

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
t (212) 337-0680
f (212) 337-0679
info@eai.org

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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8. Judy Dunaway, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, Manhattan, May 14

Audio Master Class: A Practical Course For Audio Beginners Judy Dunaway Sat, May 14, noon to 6pm
Cost:
DISCOUNT for signup before May 1st: Regular: $90, Students (with ID): $75 After May 1st: Regular: $125, Students (with ID): $110 Pay with PayPal or Credit Card http://www.harvestworks.org

Location:
Harvestworks - www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

If you are just starting out with GarageBand, Reason, ProTools, or any other sound program, you may be wondering how sound really works and what all these settings in your program mean. This friendly, experienced and helpful teacher will make sound concepts and terminology clear and understandable.

Judy will provide ample listening examples and visual diagrams, plus frequent self-tests on listening concepts. For the listening, she will play variations of each particular effect (such as distortion, reverbs, equalization, etc), and students will discuss the differences they hear to come to a deeper understanding of the audio phenomena.

This workshop will help you to understand the concepts and parameters of your digital audio workstation, as well as help you to recognize subtle differences in various audio phenomena.

Judy Dunaway has a Ph.D. in music composition from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she studied primarily with composer and Director of the Electronic Music Studios Daria Semegen (in the Music

Department) and multimedia artist and Digital Studios Director Christa Erickson (in the Art Department). She has an M.A. from Wesleyan University where she studied experimental music composition with Alvin Lucier. She has been a composer and multimedia artist for over 20 years.

For more information about the course contact: jdunaway@wesleyan.edu

Judy Dunaway, Ph.D.

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9. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at L Street Fine Art, San Diego, CA, opening April 29
Hello All,
I will be showing my collages in this group show.
Happy to be continuing a family tradition begun by my grandmother a milliner and continued by my mother a designer, of participating in the fashion world. More at zhibit.org/moyadevine
Art Meets Fashion
L STREET FINE ART Omni Hotel San Diego 628 L Street San Diego, 92101
Opening April 29th 6 - 9 p.m.
Continues through May 31 9 - 4 Daily

Art Meets Fashion is a multifaceted project sponsored by FOCUS (Fashion Opportunities Connect US) and SDVAN (San Diego Visual Arts Network). The mission of the project is to initiate collaborations between fashion designers and visual artists.

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10. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, April 14

The New York Times
Inside Art by Carol Vogel
April 14
PERFORMA COMMISSIONS 5
To celebrate the latest edition of the performance-art biennial Performa, its curator and creator, RoseLee Goldberg, has commissioned five artists to create works for Performa 11, which will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 20.

"One of the underlying themes will be the issue of language and translation," Ms. Goldberg said. "There is often a misunderstanding about what is performance art and what is theater."

Among the artists who have received commissions are Shirin Neshat, whose new work, "Overruled," will present live actors and projections in a courtroom scene based on "The Last Word," a 2003 video project by the artist.

The work of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson will also be featured. He received a great deal of attention two years ago when he represented his country at the Venice Biennale, where he created one painting a day for three months, each one of his friend Pall Haukur Bjornsson, an Icelandic performance artist, wearing a Speedo bathing suit. For Performa Mr. Kjartansson has created "Bliss," a six-hour performance in which the final aria of Mozart’s opera "The Marriage of Figaro" will be performed over and over again with five singers in period costumes set against a lavish backdrop.

Other artists creating works are the team Elmgreen and Dragset, Iona Rozeal Brown and Guy Maddin. Ms. Goldberg said there would be more commissions to come.
A version of this article appeared in print on April 15, 2011, on page C28 of the New York edition.

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11. Galinsky, FF Alumn, now online at www.Metro.us

www.metro.us
MONICA WEYMOUTH
Published: April 14, 2011 6:06 p.m.

So you want to be a reality TV star?

"You’ve got to be a character. You have to be memorable. Think about ‘American Idol’ — most of the time you remember the story, you don’t remember the song. I’m always looking for people who are a little bit off-beat, a little bit left-of-center, the best version of themselves." –Terence Noonan

The first wristbands for Thursday’s "X-Factor" auditions in New Jersey were distributed at 6 a.m. — on Wednesday.

With that many people looking to get discovered on reality TV — or just be a cringe-worthy clip in the outtakes — it’s tough to land a spot on even the B-team shows.

We checked in with the experts to see how those of us who aren’t Top Chefs can score a little camera time.

Don’t hide your charm — or crazy

"I think the No. 1 quality of a good reality star is that they’re a Type A personality; they’re willing to discuss everything they’re thinking in the moment," says TV critic Andy Dehnart, who writes about reality TV at RealityBlurred.com. "The best reality stars are not introspective, quiet people, because that doesn’t translate well to TV."

Be yourself, but a camera-friendly version of you

As the founder of the New York Reality TV School, Robert Galinsky trains wannabe reality stars how to appeal to casting directors. But his sessions aren’t so much about creating a character as they are about making your own personality camera-ready. "You need to wear it on your sleeve, but it needs to be true," he says. "Audiences are getting smarter."

Have a story ...

Four-time Emmy winner Terence Noonan is constantly pitched shows — hint: There is no room for "the next Paula Deen" — but he discovered the stars of his TLC show "DC Cupcakes" when he stopped in their bakery. And it wasn’t the phenomenal buttercream that sold him: "There was this story of sisterhood, giving up your jobs and taking a chance — as a producer, I’m always looking for a story," he says.

... And then stick with that story

Once you’ve landed the gig, you need to keep doing what got you on TV in the first place.
"If you want to be on a reality show, never stop doing the thing that got you a reality show," advises Noonan. "Don’t think you’re ever too good for the cupcakes — you can’t be too good for the cupcakes."

How to apply

Individual shows and networks have applications on their websites (MTV, for example, kindly pools together its gigantic amount of opportunities at www.mtv.com/ontv/casting
call). Other sites — such as RealityWanted.com — post casting calls and connect producers with potential cast members who have profiles on the site.

But don’t apply to every show, every season, warns Dehnart.

"One of the reasons ‘Survivor’ recruits people now is because they get a lot of the same applications again and again," he says. "Most shows are not going to be interested in someone like that — they want someone who is interested in the show and what they’re doing, not just fame."

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12. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Manhattan, April 29

LuLu LoLo lecture:
Friday, April 29, 2011 1:30pm
"Growing up Italian American in a "Wonder Bread" World"
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Conference:
"The 3 Fs in in Italian Cultures: Critical Approaches to Food, Fashion, and Film," April 29-30, 2011
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
www.qc.edu/calandra.
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute. Be prepared to show a photo ID to the building's concierge.

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13. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Tammany Hall, Manhattan, April 21, and more

HANDBAG NEWS!

UPCOMING

Thursday, April 21st
GLU (Girls Like Us) magazine release party! NYC
Come and join us for the new Girls Like Us magazine release party, organised in collaboration with adidas.

Ingie Pop
Venus X (GHE20 G0TH1K)
Dynasty Handbag
No Bra (Live PA)
Light Asylum (DJ set)

We start at 9 PM and finish shortly after midnight, so come early.

The party is RSVP only. So if you want to make sure to get in, email your name to nyc@glumagazine.com.

at Tammany Hall
152 Orchard Street (between Rivington + Stanton)

and

Thursday, April 26
In The Act, Stockholm, Sweden

N THE ACT ger: KVALITATIV KONST – Fine Art VS Ugly Art
Med: Dynasty Handbag (New York),
Emma Pilipon (Malmö), Tidskriften Ful (Sverige),
Ingela Johansson & Nina Svensson (Stockholm)

at Högkvarteret

Torsdag 28 april
18:00-00:00// 18 år

THIS SHOW IS NOT IN THE USA

and

Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th
Emily Roysdon, FF Alumn, presents "A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (with Costumes and No Practice)"

At The Kitchen

with many other fantastic people involved!
more details soon...

THIS IS NOT A DH SHOW BUT WILL BE SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY (sort of) AND A COLLABORATION WITH SACHA YANOW...HEY!

and

Jibz Cameron the actor is performing in the upcoming play by Jennifer Miller, FF Alumn, "The Golden Racket" in June - show dates in Manhattan, Coney Island, Bronx
stay tooned for details!

THANK YOU HOPE YOU ALL COME TO SEE THINGS so I CAN SEE you!

dynastyhandbag.com
facebook.com/dynastyhandbag

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14. Bonnie Ora Sherk, FF Alumn, at Gordon Lau Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, April 22

Dear Friends of A Living Library - past and present:

You are cordially invited to join us in San Francisco and participate in the public unveiling of the Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns / Gardens / Mural in celebration of Earth Day !

WHEN: April 22 - Earth Day, 11:00:-11:30 am
WHERE: Gordon Lau Elementary School in the heart of SF Chinatown, Lower Yard, Washington Street, between Stockton & Powell.

WHO:
Life Frames, Inc., non-profit sponsor of A Living Library & Think Parks in diverse San Francisco and New York City communities is proud to announce and invite you to the public unveiling of its recently installed Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns / Gardens / Mural at Gordon Lau Elementary School, funded by the SF Public Utiliities Commission with support from the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, California Department of Forestry, and others. (complete list of credits available.)

SF Supervisor's Board President, David Chiu; other dignitaries; children and staff from Gordon Lau and Commodore Stockton Child Development Center; PUC Commissioners and staff; Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director of Life Frames, Inc. / A Living Library, and chief designer of Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns/Gardens/Mural; and other Project Team Members will participate together in the public unveiling and celebration of this new Eco-Art attraction in Chinatown on Earth Day.

YOU are also invited ! Your presence is important and requested

WHAT:
The Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns / Gardens / Mural features 2 elaborate Demonstrations of rainwater harvesting with 11 cisterns and other rainwater conservation methods, and includes Native California Riparian and Drought Tolerant Gardens, an Organic Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Garden plus a beautiful Mural as Label that describes the installation in three languages: Chinese, English, Spanish.

Demonstration 1, with its 11 cisterns, collects 2,410 gallons of water with each heavy rain event from the topmost roof of Gordon Lau and brings it down to the Middle Yard into 2 cisterns, and then into the 9 cisterns in the Lower Yard, covered by a new redwood bench. Water then is used to irrigate 2 Native Drought Tolerant Gardens and 1 Organic Fruit, Vegetable, Flower Garden.

Demonstration 2 collects rainwater that sheets across the sloped Middle Yard and enters a perforated pipe in a grated trench to water a Native Riparian Garden and then down multiple, Stair Gardens.

The Mural as Label describes in poetic prose in Chinese, English, Spanish - both Rainwater Harvesting Demonstrations, so that it becomes an ongoing learning opportunity for children, youth, and adults, in science, conservation, physics, math, literacy, multiple cultures, and visual art.

Students from Gordon Lau and Commodore Stockton participate year-round, with the Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Program, sponsored by Life Frames, Inc., in hands-on, interdisciplinary, standards-based learning that creates and maintains the new gardens and eco-art environments at their school, funded by Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families

Life Frames is also pleased to announce its emerging NYC Chinatown Branch Living Library & Think Park. A goal is to link students and communities from the two Branch Chinatown Living Library & Think Parks: San Francisco and New York City, so they can share commonalities and diversities.

WHY: More about Life Frames, Inc., A Living Library, and SF Public Utilities Commission

Life Frames, Inc. works with nearly 800 children and youth each month, year-round, at 6 schools funded by DCYF, providing hands-on, interdisciplinary, standards-based, education, master planning, greening and conservation programs for children, youth, and adults in Chinatown, Excelsior, Bernal Heights in SF. LFI also has Branches on Roosevelt Island in NYC, with an emerging Branch developing in NYC Chinatown. Through participation in A Living Library, or A.L.L., for short, multiple subjects come to life for young people: math, science, literacy, history, health, nutrition, multi-arts, technology, youth leadership, amongst other subjects, while children and youth gain real-world experience in creating their place-based, Branch Living Library & Think Park and transforming their community into an ecological wonderland that incorporates local resources. (website: http://www.alivinglibrary.org)

The Bernal Heights and Excelsior Branch Living Library & Think Parks are part of the Islais Creek Watershed, which also informs the ecological opportunities and transformation underway at each site, and where we are also developing the Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk linking schools, parks, housing developments, streets, and other open spaces through planting native trees, understory, and other related elements, leading to the Islais Creek at the south end of St. Mary's Park, with funding from California Department of Forestry.

In addition to working with children and youth, A Living Library also benefits the whole community as it improves the health and beauty of the public realm of each neighborhood, by transforming sterile and barren, concrete and asphalt landscapes into eco-art narrative landscapes, through developing diverse Learning Zones incorporating native and fruit trees, vegetable and flower gardens, rainwater harvesting cisterns, native creeks, integrated artworks, and other systemic elements.

A Living Library is a metaphor: Everyone and everything on earth and in space is part of A Living Library of diversity: People, birds, trees, air, water, and all the things we create, such as - parks, gardens, schools, curricula, artworks, networks, communities. A.L.L. provides a powerful systemic framework for understanding that culture and technology are part of nature. A.L.L. is Nature. The Life Frame, literally frames life so we can see it and experience it more profoundly. A Think Park is meant to make us think, feel, and be more empathetic.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is providing funds to diverse groups to develop storm water collection systems and low-impact design (LID) that conserves rain water so that it can be used productively, and not enter the sewer system. In extreme rain events our sewer system can overflow. By redirecting water to gardens and creating more permeable surfaces, the amount of rainwater entering the sewers is greatly reduced and can be re-used beneficially. SFPUC is also interested in educating the public about these important conservation opportunities.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on April 22nd !

For more information about A Living Library, please visit our website! (www.alivinglibrary.org)

Best wishes,

Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library
bonnieora@alivinglibrary.org
http://www.alivinglibrary.org
415.206.9710
212.242.1700

A Living Library with all sectors of community, incorporates local resources and transforms them to become vibrant, content-rich, ecological learning landscapes; each Branch linked to another.

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15. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at http://techbiotic.com/kwknoxartblog/?p=89 and more

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, is featured in

IMAGINATION: The Art of Transformation
Kelly Knox

http://techbiotic.com/kwknoxartblog/?p=89

also, see: www.kwknoxart.com

and

THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN
experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)

Saturday, April 23, 2011
8pm

TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/

2011 Dates!

5/28
6/25
7/23
8/27
9/24
10/22
11/26
12/16

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore – self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." – East Bay Express

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

Downloadable poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/UZOF_APR_2011.pdf

In Freedom,
Frank Moore
www.eroplay.com
www.luver.com

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16. Maureen Connor, FF Alumn, at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland, opening May 28

Wyspa Institute of Art

Keep the dates free for
Alternativa 2011–2012
Alternativa
www.alternativa.org.pl

Ul. Doki 1/145B
80-839 Gdansk, Poland
www.wyspa.art.pl

Opening party:
May 28, 2010 7pm

Exhibition on view
29 May–30 September 2011

Wyspa Institute of Art, in collaboration with the City of Gdansk and Gdansk 2016 is launching a series of international exhibitions, art events, publications and on-line activities under the title Alternativa scheduled for the Summers of 2011 and 2012. Alternativa aims to investigate the ways in which contemporary art intersects with the political. It seeks diverse modes of knowing and is searching for a performative, affectual apparatus through which we can explore possible ways of existing in contemporaneity. For the exhibitions and events, the newly renovated spectacular space, Hall 90B, is made available along with Wyspa's and Modelarnia's own spaces. Located in the legendary Gdansk Shipyard, where the workers' strikes of 1980 began the process of the disintegration of the Communist bloc, Alternativa looks at the atmosphere of political momentum and its possibilities.

The Summer 2011 programme will materialise in two exhibitions.

Labour and Leisure is a project encompassing that other side of labouring or what is out of sight of the typical representation of the work or worker. It seeks interest in stagnation, spare time and its uses, dreams and phantasies, false identities, forms of survival, frustrations of engagement and failures of transformation. Set up as an open field in which installational works, photo and video works get engaged in the contextual play with the materiality of Hall 90B and the intensity of industrial and artistic life in the surrounding shipyard.

Artists: Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum, Kalle Bröllin, Jane Cheadle, Maureen Connor, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Köken Ergun, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Hiwa K, Grzegorz Klaman, Kasia Krakowiak, Joanna Malinowska, Ekta Mittal & Yashaswini Raghunandan, Ines Moreira, Jacek Niegoda, Cora Piantoni, Konrad Pustoła, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Marek Sobczyk, Łukasz Surowiec, Michał Szlaga, Pilvi Takala, Milica Tomić, Anna Reinert, Zorka Wollny & Anna Szwajgier, Mariusz Waras, Julita Wójcik, Artur Żmijewski.

The project is curated by Aneta Szylak in collaboration with Maks Bochenek as curatorial assistant. The exhibition reader is edited by Krzysztof Gutfrański.

Estrangement: At the very core of the project there is the question of the circulation of cultural forms. The idea of considering the notion in this way arises at the intersection of the poetics of Shklovsky—a representative of Russian formalism—and the Arabic term taqseem, which means both musical improvisation and geometrical division. Found forms and 'everydayness' are points of entry into the way the project takes shape and disintegrates. "Estrangement" works with various elements that do not seem to be connected then places them under observation and sometimes sets them to work.

Artists: Sherko Abbas, Shirwan Can & Horen Gharib, Shirwan Fatih, Gaylan Ismail, Maryam Jafri, Hiwa K, Poshiya Kakil, Hüseyin Karakaya, Anton Katz, Rozhgar Mahmud Mustafa, Mattias Olofsson, Azar Osman, Sener Ozmen, Diary Muhammad Osman, Joanna Rajkowska, Cengiz Tekin and Knutte Wester.

Estrangement is curated by Aneta Szylak and Hiwa K. The exhibition reader is edited by Francesca Recchia.

The opening on May 28th is followed by the performance night and a party in Buffet, the official club of Alternativa on Wyspa's premises. Please check regularly Wyspa and Alternativa websites for the updates about screenings, seminars and performances during the whole Summer.

Gdansk is easy to reach by plane via direct flights from Aarhus, Alicante, Bremen, Bristol, Cologne, Copenhagen, Cork, Dortmund, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Malmo, Milano, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Stavanger, Sheffield, Tampere, Turku as well as major Polish airports.

Alternativa operates in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga and the curatorial platform If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be a Part of Your Revolution in Amsterdam.

Alternativa is supported by the City of Gdansk and obtains additional support from the Province of Pomerania, European Union, Shipyard City, Pro Helvetia, IASPIS, Danish Embassy in Warsaw and the Delfina Foundation. The project is taking place in partnership with the Gdansk 2016 office.


Press and professional inquiries:
pr-wyspa@wyspa.art.pl

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17. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at University of Las Vegas, NV, May 3

David Medalla, FF alum, pioneer of auto-creative art, has been invited by the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission to give a lecture at the University of Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 6 p.m. Medalla's lecture will take place in the Alta Fine Arts (HFA) 257 of the University of Las Vegas,

4504 South Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV 89154.
The title of David Medalla's lecture:
'The Bubble Machine: The Genesis of the First Auto-Creative Sculpture and a new Cosmic Propulsion: Night-Blooming Flower Nourished by the Moon and the Sun'.

David Medalla will give a special talk about his celebrated bubble machines in the 60s, "Cloud Canyons", a series of bio kinetic constructions made of transparent perspex, pumps and foam. Illustrated in the book "Art Since 1900" by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Yve-Alain Bois, the bubble machine is the first auto-creative artwork which challenges the established framework of what constitutes a traditional sculpture. Medalla's bubble machine was first exhibited in the United States in 1967 in the show 'Air Art' curated by Willoughby Sharp at the University of California in Berkely Art Museum. That work was reproduced in the book 'Minimal Art' by Gregory Battcock. A new bubble machine by David Medalla will be unveiled on May 17, 2011 at the New Museum in New York City.

Currently based in England, David Medalla is a pioneer of kinetic art, participatory art and live art. His works encapsulate transition in time and mobility that creates a sense of constant change. Medalla has been included in several important contemporary art exhibitions including' Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form' (1969) curated by Harald Szeemann,' Documenta 5' (1972) in Kassel, Germany, 'In Motion', an Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition, 1966, curated by Guy Brett, Travels II'(1989) curated by Chris Dercon at the Clocktower Gallery in New York, ‘Flux Attitudes’ exhibition at the New Museum, New York (1993), ‘L’Informe’ curated by Yves-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1996/97), ‘Life/Live’ curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist at Musee d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1996/1997),' Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979' organized by Paul Schimmel at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa curated by Okwui Enwezor (1998) and Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2008), curated by Carolyn Christov-Barkagiev.

David Medalla will be introduced by Jevijoe Vitug, who will be exhibiting with Adam Nankervis (Director of Museum Man) and David Medalla in the show entitled 'Overflow' at the Space Gallery in Las Vegas which opens on May 5, 2011.

For more inquiries, please contact Kirsten Swenson kirsten.swenson@unlv.edu

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18. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Institut for (X), Arhus, Denmark, May 5

Benoit Maubrey's project for the DIVA Danish art residency: the FEEDBACK ENSEMBLE or Ballet a LARSEN

Definition of Feedback: Audio feedback (also known as the Larsen effect after the Danish scientist, Søren Larsen, who first discovered its principles) is a special kind of feedback which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example, a loudspeaker). In this example, a signal received by the microphone is amplified and passed out of the loudspeaker. The sound from the loudspeaker can then be received by the microphone again, amplified further, and then passed out through the loudspeaker again. This is a good example of positive feedback. The frequency of the resulting sound is determined by resonant frequencies in the microphone, amplifier, and loudspeaker, the acoustics of the room, the directional pick-up and emission patterns of the microphone and loudspeaker, and the distance between them.

In the past, aside from my mobile multi-acoustic sound sculptures for outdoor spaces (AUDIO HERD, AUDIO BALLERINAS, VIDEO PEACOCKS and others) I have created specific "phonic bodies" that work individually within architectural spaces and/or stages.

My project for DIVA (Danish Arts Council Grant) residency and the SPOR festival in Aarhus is to create a "feedback ensemble". The performers are equipped with loudspeakers (strapped to the backs like backpacks), guitar-effect systems (reverb/delay effects in order to modulate the feedback sound), and microphones. Due to the inherent nature of the phenomenon of feedback they alter the sound via their movement within the space around them. Large spaces are ideal for these concerts.

Official concert is on May 5th at 19:30 at Institut for (X), Skovgårdsgade 3. 8000 Århus C.

From: Benoît Maubrey / DIE AUDIO GRUPPE
Baitzer Bahnhofstr.47, 14822 Brück OT Baitz Germany
tel: +49+33841-8265
mobile +49-177 349 6354
e-mail: mail@benoitmaubrey.com

http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/

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19. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Mothership, Woodstock, NY, opening April 23

Paul McMahon is proud to present JESUS WEEPING INTO THE TACONIC WHILE THE DEVIL WATCHES NEARBY, a new sculpture by Tom Davis, author of 39 YEARS OF SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS on Grove Press. Davis is a four-time Emmy award winner for his brilliant work on 12 seasons of Saturday Night Live;

1976-1988 as half of the painfully funny writing and comedic acting team, Franken and Davis. And no, Tom is not a senator.

An avid streampicker, Tom has cultivated a close relationship with the stream that runs through his property in upstate New York, and over time garnered a wealth of gnarly jems from which he has created a beautiful and haunting sculpture.


There will be an opening on Saturday April 23 from 6-8 at the Mothership, 6 Hillcrest Ave. Woodstock, NY.
After that it will be viewable by appointment:
contact: paulmcmahon108@gmail and/or 845-679-3392

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20. Rhys Chatham, Robert Longo, FF Alumns, at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, May 12-14

Table of the Elements
The Copernicum Festival

May 12, 13, 14, 2011

Jonathan Kane's February, Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio, films by Robert Longo and Tony Conrad, and more

4.18.11 (BROOKLYN, NY): For Immediate Release—Since 1993 the record label Table of the Elements has staked its claim on a massive enterprise, intending nothing less than to rewrite the history of American music in the second half of the 20th century, and beyond. Its projects have focused on musicians whose light shimmers outside the frames of convention, and comprise a vital contemporary archive of experimental, minimalist, improvised and outsider musics.

Jeff Hunt, visionary art director, packaging innovator, and enigmatic founder of table of the Elements, based the label on the finite concept of assigning a chemical element to each release. Now, 18 years and some 115 releases on, TotE nears the end of the assignable elements. While the label's creative mission will carry on with its satellite imprint 'Radium', the remarkable Table of the Elements label nears its inevitable conclusion.

Party Time!

TotE recording artist Jonathan Kane has assembled a vast cross section of TotE and Radium artists, representing both the history and the future of the label, to celebrate Jeff Hunt and Table of the Elements' accomplishments and contributions to the experimental music world. Also featured at all performances will be films of historic TotE artists in performance, and a video gallery of TotE's ground breaking and influential artwork, design, and packaging concepts.

Still from Robert Longo's Pictures for Music, shown with Rhys Chatham's
Guitar Trio (5.13)
more ...

Zeena Parkins (5.12)
more ... Thursday May 12 - TotE from A -Z
Zeena Parkins
Roger Miller and Ben Miller - M2
Agathe Max
Atelia

Friday May 13 - Free/Not Free
Guitar Trio with projections by Robert Longo
(Rhys Chatham's 1977 composition) performed by The Lords of Tinnitus - Robert Longo, Jonathan Kane, Robert Poss, Ernie Brooks, Zach Layton, Adam Wills, Colin Langenus, Bill Brovold
Text Of Light - William Hooker, Alan Licht, Nels Cline
Jon Mueller
Peg Simone

Saturday May 14 - Drone x 4
Stephen O'Malley
Jonathan Kane's February
Tony Conrad / Gastr Del Sol (performance film)
Igor Cubrilovic

With films by Tyler Hubby

For more information contact:

Issue Project Room
andrew@issueprojectroom.org
http://www.issueprojectroom.org/
232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215-2714
(718) 330-0313

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