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Contents for October 10, 2011

1. Maria Yoon, FF Alumn, on The Learning Channel, October 10

FYI: Maria's 50th Wedding will be on TLC, Cake Boss TV episode on 10/10 at 10:00 p.m Channel 139.

XOXO,
Maria
www.mariathekoreanbride.com

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2. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, at General Public, Berlin, Germany, October 14

The Aromatic Mandala
A Talk on the Impromptu by David Medalla, introduced by Adam Nankervis, followed by a Participatory Performance.
Curated by Lian Ladia and Jerlyn Jareunpoon

Friday, 14 October, 19:00

The Aromatic Mandala is a development of David Medalla's continuous explorations of olfactory sculpture, participatory art, impromptus and ephemeral environments. Rooted from an early work, "Window of papiers d'armenie'" which he created in his room at no.17 rue des Canettes in Paris in 196l - it then developed to be his first biokinetic sculpture, "The Smoke Machine" in 1963 (Redfern Gallery, London), as well as an actualized olfactory environment through a "golden incense burner" in 1963, followed by an Impromptu that happened in 1990 at Times Square in New York City.

In collaboration with General Public, Discoteca Flaming Star and Johannes Paul Raether, the program kicks off ZEIG HER, FÜHR VOR, TAUSCH EIN, a three-day performaive exhibition/situation featuring performances and acts, alongside with images and objects, and will integrate discussion into presentations as a means of opening up a discursive space.

General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c. Berlin 10435 email: info@generalpublic.de web: www.generalpublic.de

For further information and images please contact Lian Ladia, lian@plantingrice.com. Other inquiries with regards to ZEIG HER, FÜHR VOR, TAUSCH EIN please contact flamingstar@snafu.de.

Acknowledgements: Cornelia Lund, Galleria Duemila, Silvana Diaz, Petty Benitez Johannot, Node Center, Perla Montelongo, Discoteca Flaming Star, Cristina Gómez Barrio, Johannes Paul Raether, Wolfgang Mayer, Alex Forsey, Lizza May David, Maria Cruz, James McKinnon, Plantingrice.com

About the Artist
David Medalla is constantly shifting his strategies and media; when one thinks one has him pinned down as a situationist, a surrealist, or a conceptualist, one is stumped as he continues to endlessly conceive other fantastic, often unrealisable schemes. Fairly unknown to the forefront, he is an icon of an artist who has made no clear distinction between his art and his life. David Medalla's work stretches back to the sixties when he co-founded Signals Gallery in London and presented international kinetic art, among other art forms. He initiated the "Exploding Galaxies" which mediated relationships between international artists and was a pioneer in participatory art, his work highly resonated with (was highly influential in) the works of Conceptual artists from Brazil (Tropicália/Tropicalismo movement with Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica) the Exploding Galaxies. Aside from his deeply rooted underground core work on the avant-garde scene of London, he became increasingly known for a series of works he did entitled, "Cloud Canyons": thick bubbles that slowly come from a central machine which produces random shapes that glisten like rainbows when perceived by light. His work was included in Harald Szeemann's exhibition 'Weiss auf Weiss' (1966) and 'Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form' (1969) and in the DOCUMENTA 5 exhibition in 1972 in Kassel. Marcel Duchamp honoured him with a 'medallic' object, as a tribute to his name. In 1997, he was a DAAD artist in Berlin. Very recently, he has exhibited at the New Museum in New York where the curator hailed his "Cloud Canyons No. 14" as an iconic sculpture in Contemporary Art.

Related Events organized by Discoteca Flaming Star:
FIRST VISIT - TAUSCH EIN
Friday, October 14, 19:00, General Public
A Talk on the Impromptu by David Medalla, introduced by Adam Nankervis, followed by Participatory Performance, The Aromatic Mandala.

SECOND VISIT- FÜHR VOR
Saturday, October 15, 15:00-20:00 or later, Basso Studio
Performances and discussions by Discoteca Flaming Star, Voin de Voin, Ute Waldhausen, Johannes Paul Raether, Ulrike Müller, Kerstin Stakemeier, Anita DiBianco, Ian White and host Stefan Fente.

THIRD VISIT - ZEIG HER
Sunday, October 16, 15:00-20:00 or later, General Public
Performances and discussions by Johannes Paul Raether, Ulrike Müller, Discoteca Flaming Star, Voin de Voin, Ute Waldhausen, Kerstin Stakemeier, Anita DiBianco, Ian White and host Stefan Fente.

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3. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA, Oct. 14-Dec. 18

Lynn Cazabon's 7'x13' mural "Plaid (history of a sexuality)" will be featured in the exhibition Sex Drive, curated by Stuart Horodner at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Oct 14 - Dec 18, 2011.
http://thecontemporary.org/exhibitions/sex-drive/

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4. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at WAH Center, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 14

Paul McMahon has potato art in:
Cult of Potato 2011: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Potato Art
Organized by Potatoist Jeffrey Allen Price
October 7 - November 20, 2011
Opening Reception Friday, October 14, 6-9pm
WAH Center
(Williamsburg Art & Historical Center)
135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211 USA
(718) 486-7372 / (718) 486-6012
www.wahcenter.net / wahcenter@earthlink.net

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5. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, autumn events

a) Just awarded my 2nd Artist Residency to Venice, Italy. Spring 2012

b) Invited to show at the Georgia College Museum, November 2011, "Apocryphal, Traditional, et al" traveling, Also invited to exhibit at the San Francisco Center for the Book in January "The Accidental Book".

c). Invited to create an outfit all made of 16mm film to be worn at the opening of the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival in late October.

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6. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Grand Palais, Paris, France, Oct. 20

Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Grand Palais, Paris, France, Oct. 20
Feminism and Lesbian Self Representation in Experimental Cinema, 1975-2011
Conférence avec Barbara Hammer, Elisabeth Lebovici et Stuart Comer
Presented by Koch Oberhuber Wolff gallery, Berlin
Free
Thursday, October 20, 4-6
Auditorium of Grand Palais
http://www.fiac.com/hors-les-murs-auditorium-grand-palais-performances.html

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7. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, in O+ Festival, Kingston, NY, October 7, 8, 9.

Norm Magnusson is debuting 2 new 'historical' plaques at this weekend's O+ festival where artists participate in the festival in exchange for free health care. For more info, visit http://opositivefestival.org/ or Magnusson's related website:
www.theI-75Project.com

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8. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Manhattan, Oct. 13-Nov. 12

Susan Leopold
Interiors Disrupted

October 13 - November 12

Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 West 20th, 6th Floor
NYC, NY 10011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 6
http://www.eharrisgallery.com
www.susanleopold.net

Susan Leopold's exhibition includes Yellow Wallpaper, a large scale installation and her new body of work, a series of rooms not much bigger than shoeboxes. The small box sculptures use photographs, mirrors and are lit obliquely from within. The scenes include dollhouse chairs and side tables that enact mute scenarios of misperception, failed communication and solitude. Leopold says that when she made these sculptures, she had in mind urban life's paradoxical combination of isolation and forced intimacy-of "boundaries that slip away."

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9. Rafael Sánchez, FF Alumn, autumn events

Rafael Sánchez w. Kathleen White NYC Fall Events 2011:

Tuesday Nights in October 8pm
Kathleen will assist THE Lady Bunny in That Ain't No Lady !
Esquelita
301 W39th St. (8th Ave.)
tkts. $14.95 http://ladybunny.net/

and

Wed. October 12 / 5pm -8pm
(rain date October 19 / 5pm -8pm)
Somewhat Portable Dolmen
The ( S ) Files
103rd Street Community Garden
(6 train to 103rd -1/2 block west)
Free http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/rafael-sanchez-and-kathleen-white

and

Tues. October 25 / 8pm -11pm
Dolmen On Stage !!!
w/ Transgendered Jesus
Juggernut / The Blowdryers
HOWL Festival / NO APOLOGIES
Theater 80 / St Mark's Place
tkts. $10. <> http://www.howlfestival.com/festival/calendar/

and

Wed. November 2 / 6:30pm -9pm
TABLE Project / Action Actual
Performa 11
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. (105th St.)

Installation will remain at El Museo
through January 8, 2012:
The ( S ) Files Bienial
Free
http://allupinit-nyc.blogspot.com/
http://11.performa-arts.org/event/el-museo-del-barrio-program
http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/el-museos-bienal-s-files-2011

and

Wed. November 9 (opening 7 -9pm)
Somewhat Portable Dolmen
The ( S ) Files @ BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn
(N/ to Court St. or 2/3 to Clark St.)
exhibition continues through January 7, 2012
Free http://www.bricartsmedia.org/contemporary-art/exhibitions

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10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Barnes & Noble, Poughkeepsie, NY, Oct. 22

FRANC PALAIA, FF Alumn, will have a book signing for his two new photo books, "NightLife, the Shadow Paintings of Richard Hambleton, 1981-89". Franc was the first person to compile Hambletons shadow wall paintings painted in NYC in 1981-85. The soft cover volume contains 85 color plates as well as Franc's anecdotal historical text of the documentary experience working with the enigmatic Hambleton. Franc's second book is "SX-70 Polaroids, 1981-2011", This is a selection of 60 color plates from Franc's 30 year series of hand colored SX-70 Polaroids from which he received two Polaroid Sponsorships for this particular technique. Franc will be signing and discussing his books at Barnes & Noble, Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall. 2518 South Ave, Rt. 9, Saturday, October 22 from 1-5pm. For more info call 845-485-2229 or Franc at 845-486-1378. Francpalaia1@gmail.com

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11. Marina Abramovic, Alison Knowles, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, at Arcadia, Brooklyn, Nov. 2, and more

WILLIAM BASINSKI, MARINA ABRAMOVIC,
ANTONY & SVETANA SPAJIC
Performing music from Robert Wilson's
"The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic"
in ARCADIA at 110 Livingston Street
Annea Lockwood, Alison Knowles, and
Moniek Darge in a three-evening program
Women, Fluxus, and Sound Art
On November 2, ISSUE Project Room is honoring William Basinski in an evening featuring an exclusive New York performance of music from Robert Wilson's "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," performed by William Basinski, Marina Abramovic, Antony, and Svetlana Spajic vocal quartet. The evening will transform 110 Livingston, ISSUE Project Room's future home in Downtown Brooklyn, into Arcadia, Basinski's pioneering Williamsburg performance space.

ISSUE is also presenting a three-night series Women, Fluxus, and Sound Art, with Annea Lockwood [ 11.19], Alison Knowles [ 11.17], and Moniek Darge [ 11.18], three women involved in the radical mid-century Fluxus movement. The performances will range from literary reading-performances to a piece for "prepared piano and exploring pianist" to soundscapes and collective works with collaborators Françoise Vanhecke and Graham Lambkin.

ISSUE is premiering new works by five emerging artists in November, through its Artist-in-Residence and Emerging Artists Commissions. AIR Nate Wooley [ 11.04] will conclude his residency with an exploration of trumpet playing and phonetic speech, and AIR Prince Rama [ 11.11] will transform the space into an apocalyptic karaoke bar, as the band's stretches and mashes chart-topping tracks from 11 previously foretold apocalypses. AIR James Ilgenfritz [ 11.16] will split the night between a new work for electric guitar quartet Dither and a piece for improvising quartet. ISSUE has also commissioned a new work by flutist and composer EAC Natacha Diels [ 11.09], "Uncanny Valley," to be performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse with Maria Stankova. Finally, the duo EAC Backbreakerneckbrace (Michael & Dawn Haleta) [ 11.30] will close out the month with an audio-visual work.

Unless otherwise noted, doors are at 8pm and shows begin and 8:30.
All events at ISSUE Project Room 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
(unless otherwise noted)
Train: F/G Carroll St-Smith St or F/G/M/R Fourth Ave-9th St
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website.


11.02 @ 7:00pm at 110 Livingston - ARCADIA: A Gala Honoring William Basinski
$110 Tickets (standing room) / $350 VIP Tickets (reserved seating)
ISSUE Project Room pays tribute to William Basinski, transforming 110 Livingston into Basinski's pioneering Williamsburg venue Arcadia. The evening will feature the exclusive New York performance of music from Robert Wilson's "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," performed by Marina Abramovic, Antony, Svetlana Spajic vocal quartet, andWilliam Basinski. Tickets, which include a pre-concert reception, open bar, and afterparty, benefit ISSUE Project Room's year-long programming of established and emerging experimental artists.

11.04 @ 8:00pm - Artist-in-Residence Nate Wooley's "8 Syllables"
FREE
Trumpeter Nate Wooley performs his new piece "8 Syllables," the first composition using a notational system based on the International Phonetic Alphabet. Phonetic sounds, which are the building blocks of syllables, are mapped onto a set of parameters limiting how the lips, tongue, teeth, and throat are manipulated to influence the sound of the trumpet.

11.09 @ 8:00pm - Emerging Artists Commission: Natacha Diels's "Uncanny Valley," performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse & Maria Stankova
FREE
Composer and flutist Natacha Diels presents her new piece "Uncanny Valley," performed byEnsemble Pamplemousse and Maria Stankova and commissioned through ISSUE Project Room. "Uncanny Valley" is a monodrama exploring the region where robotic human replicas begin to emulate human characteristics too closely, causing revulsion in observers. The text, written by Dominique Ahkong, was inspired by the legend of Descartes' "daughter," Francine, and the story pursues the discovery and eventual destruction of this mechanical being.

11.11 @ 8:00pm - Artist-in-Residence Prince Rama
FREE
On 11/11/11, for the third and final installment of their residency, AIR Prince Rama will herald the end of the world by way of karaoke. Using the number one hit singles corresponding with the dates of eleven different predicted "apoclypses," such as Heaven's Gate, Jonestown, and Y2K, they will "chop and screw" the songs to a point beyond recognition and invite anyone who wishes to participate to perform the resulting pieces.

11.16 @ 8:00pm - Artist-in-Residence James Ilgenfritz & Dither
FREE
James Ilgenfritz juxtaposes his work as a composer and as an improviser, splitting the evening between a large-scale improvisational work for a quartet featuring Josh Sinton (amplified contrabass clarinet), Jeremiah Cymerman (amplified clarinet), and Brian Chase (drums, percussion) and the premiere of two new chamber works: a tragically cloud-like duet for violin and vibraphone and an enigmatic work featuring New York's renowned electric guitar quartet Dither.

11.14 - 11.19 - Annea Lockwood: A Sound Map of the Housatonic River (2010)
Annea Lockwood's installation "A Sound Map of the Housatonic River" (2010) is constructed from both surface and underwater recordings of the Housatonic River, from the river's source in the Berkshire mountains to its mouth in the Long Island Sound. The installation will run from 10 am - 5 pm daily and beginning at 8 pm on evenings with performances.

11.17 @ 8:00pm - Littoral: Alison Knowles
FREE
Alison Knowles was born in New York City in 1933. She is a visual artist known for her soundworks, installations, performances, publications and association with Fluxus, the experimental avant-garde group formally founded in 1962.

11.18 @ 8:00pm - Moniek Darge with Françoise Vanhecke and Graham Lambkin
$15 / $10 Members
Moniek Darge, of the Belgian Logos Foundation, has been soundscaping since the 1970s. Her soundscapes paint an aural picture of different locations in the world. Recently, she has also created collective soundscape compositions with other female composers. She will present some of these works, as well as other works with guests Françoise Vanhecke and Graham Lambkin. The most recent work brings sounds from Tamil Nadu in India and evokes the aural worlds of nature, rituals, commercial music and traffic.

11.19 @ 8:00pm - Annea Lockwood presents Ear-Walking Woman performed by Lois Svard and Olivia Block
$15 / $10 Members
Born in New Zealand, Annea Lockwood's work ranges from sound art and installations to text-sound and performance art to concert music. Ear-Walking Woman, for prepared piano and exploring pianist, is an open-ended exploration; the piece determines which "tools" are used in each section, and the pianist is asked to listen closely to the sounds created by each action.

11.22 @ 8:00pm - Old American Can Factory Independent Press Night
FREE
Come celebrate the spirit of literary independence with The Old American Can Factory indie presses. The event will feature Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Habitus, One Story, andUgly Duckling Presse. Enjoy drinks, refreshments, and music.

11.30 @ 8:00pm - Emerging Artists Commission: Backbreakerneckbrace
FREE
Backbreakerneckbrace is a collaborative effort between video artist Dawn Bendick and audio/visual artist Michael Haleta. The duo continually works with collaborators to fully realize their structured audio and video endeavors. Timing and synchronization are key elements in their work placing the audio and visuals in a constant exchange of information within pre-composed time constraints.

Media Contact:
Andrew Smith
andrew@issueprojectroom.org
718.330.0313

ABOUT ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
ISSUE Project Room, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2003 by visionary artist Suzanne Fiol, and is a vibrant nexus for cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary arts in Brooklyn. ISSUE supports emerging and established experimental artists through more than 200 programs each year including music concerts, literary readings, films, videos, dance, visual and sound art, new media, critical theory lectures and discussions, site-specific work, commissions, educational workshops, master classes, and genre-defying interdisciplinary performances that challenge and expand conventional practices in art. Support for ISSUE has been provided by CHORA, a project of the Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation led by Artist and Foundation Director Lauren Bon. CHORA aims to support the intangibles that precede creativity.
www.issueprojectroom.org/events
718.330.0313
232 3rd Street 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY 11215 US

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12. Michel Melamed, on The High Line, Manhattan, thru Oct. 16

Gávea Filmes
In association with
Magic Futurebox and The Internationalists Presents
SEEWATCHLOOK
A World Premiere Public Play
Created & Directed by Award-Winning, Multimedia
Brazilian Artist Michel Melamed

October 6-16, 2011 (8 Performances)
Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 6pm
Location: The High Line, 10th Avenue Square Viewing Stands
10th Avenue and 17th Street, NYC. Entrance at 16th Street.
Open to the public. Runtime: Approx. 65 minutes.

Protest Against ?
(New York, NY - September 8, 2011) What do you see when you look at what you watch? With a grant funded by the Brazilian government, award-winning, multimedia Brazilian artist Michel Melamed has createdSEEWATCHLOOK, a world premiere public play of short poetic and comic scenes to be held on the corner of Tenth Avenue and 17th Street and viewed (or SEEWATCHLOOKED) from the elevated stands and windows of the High Line's 10th Avenue Square. This is the very first public performance of its kind designed specifically to be presented for visitors to the High Line, and a unique repurposing of that public space. Mr. Melamed will direct a cast of 12, including Alicia Giangrisostomi, Bruna Linzmeyer, Camila Campos, Emily Carpenter, Everett Goldner, Isabelle Zufferey Boulton, Joyce Miller, Juan Castano, Marcello Padilla, Noah Schultz, Sara Pauley, Tjasa Ferme, and Lemon the dog. Performances will be held on Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm and Weekends at 6pm from October 6-16, 2011.

Melamed and his performers present everyday slices of lives, but with a twist. A diversity of scenes serve to activate the ideologies and curiosities of the viewer. Cultures, politics, sexuality, religion, art and more, are a few of the themes represented among scenes which pique our interest with events which are just slightly out of place. SEEWATCHLOOK explores the questions: How is the city a stage? What is theatre and what is not? Are the performers actors or citizens? What is the boundary between a show and reality? Is it in the eye of the spectator-- In the eyes of those watching? Seeing? Looking?

Guantanamo Dog "Brin-Brins" on NYC Vacation NYC Money Walker - Getting Fresh Air
SEEWATCHLOOK is a brand new verb. How does one seewatchlook the street corner, people, situations, life - anything? It all depends on who is seewatchlooking and how they seewatchlook. It is in the eye of the beholder. Each one of us with our own creativity, affection and reason has invented the world around us, giving value or transvaluing things. The object changes according to the observer. What do you see when you look at what you watch?

Michel Melamed is also using his experience creating SEEWATCHLOOK to film a documentary for the Brazilian cable TV channel "Canal Brazil" about the challenges of developing a new show in New York City. The documentary will include a portrait of the New York theatre scene, with interviews from some of New York's most well-known theatre professionals. To date, Mr. Melamed has interviewed Estelle Parsons, Richard Schechner, Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Jim Nicola (NYTW), Vallejo Gantner (PS 122), Kristin Marting (Here), John Collins (Elevator Repair Service), Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace), Peter Goldfarb, Kevin Cunningham (3LD), Anita Durst (Chashama), Alison Knowles, Papo Colo (Exit Art), Vito Acconci, Linda Montano, Anne Cattaneo, and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), to name a few.
Brazilian director, playwright and actor Michel Melamed has performed internationally (Paris, Berlin, New York, Rio) and is known for his cutting-edge theatrical work. He has been awarded the "Funarte Performing Arts Residency" grant funded by the Brazilian government to develop a new play in New York City, inspiring Melamed's fifth return to the New York theatre scene with SEEWATCHLOOK. Michel's Regurgitophagy premiered in the U.S. at Mabou Mines/PS 122 in 2006 and then again at The Public Theatre/Under The Radar Festival in 2008. He returned as a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab in 2007 and in 2009 to work with The Internationalists Directors Collective. www.michelmelamed.com

SEEWATCHLOOK is produced by Michel Melamed and Magic Futurebox. Director: Michel Melamed; Lighting Designers: Scott Bolman and Beatrice Rocch; Digital Conception: Suzana Apelbaum; Sound Designer:Simone Giuliani; Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Gabriel Bortolini; Props: Gabriel Bortolini and Michel Groisman; Production Assistants: Graziela Meyer and Raquel Bordin; Consulting Producer: Meiyin Wang;Publicist: Paul Siebold; Graphic Design: Olivia Ferreira and Pedro Garavaglia (Radiographico Studio); Photography: Debby Goldman and Michel Melamed.

SEEWATCHLOOK is free of charge and open to the public. Performances will be held on Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 6pm from October 6-16, 2011. Performances will not occur if it is raining.

The High Line's "10th Avenue Square" is located at 10th Avenue and 17th Street in New York City. Elevator and stairway access to the venue is located at 16th Street.
Gávea Filmes was founded on 2006 by Bianca De Felippes, who was responsible for the production of "Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil" (1995), wich marked the rebirth of cinematic production in Brazil. With more than 100 theater plays produce, the company is focuses on the distribution of documentaries and the production of films by up and coming directores. Currently in production of a feature entitled "Faroeste Caboclo", an adaptation of lyrics and music of Renato Russo and also in development of a feature film by Luiz Fernando Carvalho, based on the novel "Passio According to GH" by Clarice Lispector.

Magic Futurebox was founded in 2010 as a playground for the development of theatre and other collaborative forms of art that bring audiences together. In the first 10 months of our existence, Magic Futurebox has worked with over 200 directors, actors, designers, musicians, and roboticists on 13 different productions. Currently, we make our home in Brooklyn, in 20,000 square feet of rehearsal, development, and performance space, appropriately located in a still functioning factory in Industry City

The Internationalists is a collective of directors from around the world whose mission is to create a more open, sustainable and interactive global theatrical community. The Internationalists fosters creative diplomacy in order to build bridges between artists and audiences of all nations. By developing a global network of artists, the collective promotes the creation of contemporary performance with an emphasis on cross-cultural exchange and collaboration. Founded by 20 theatre directors from 11 countries the collective has established a growing network of performers, designers, and theatre professionals since its inception in 2007.

PAST PRAISE FOR MICHEL MELAMED
"...here in New York, I was very impressed with the work of Michel Melamed. I saw a performance of him here which surprised me a lot." - John Cameron Mitchell, O Globo, May 1, 2011
"a humor and intelligence impregnated text" O Estado de São Paulo
"intelligent, painful, scary and many times funny" O Globo
"the brilliant reasoning electrifies the spectator" Folha de S. Paulo
"thoroughly innovational techniques" Jornal do Brasil
"devastating critical impulse" Bravo
"makes the audience exercise their neurons" Isto é
"full of humor and intelligence" O Estado de S. Paulo
"with the brilliant vigor of Michel Melamed's acting" Cult
"...electronical life permanently connected, that transmits itself to the public as creative criticism and with the shining power of Michel Melamed's performance." - Rosa Cohen, USP
"a fiercely intelligent and fast paced deluge of lyric word play performed with a mixture of wild abandon and intent focus" - Elliot B. Quick, Piehole Theatre Company
"a complex and deeply provocative piece that, in formally precise ways, raises important questions about violence, agency and spectatorship." - Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Associate Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University
MICHEL MELAMED'S RECENT WORK
Screenwriter, Director and Host
"Campeões de Audiência" on Channel Brazil http://vimeo.com/15080614
Playwright, Director and Actor
"Regurgitophagy" at The Public Theater
(performed in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo/ Brazil, NYC/ US, Paris/ France, Berlin/ Germany, etc.):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMZCJC9kAx4
Rio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfskBanPSxw
Paris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAFGG3ecDH8
Recent Television
"Afinal, O que Querem as Mulheres" (Main actor, co-screenwriter and main song): http://vimeo.com/15802165
"Capitu" (Main actor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSnTjEV6MHM&feature=related
Playwright, Director and Actor
"Free Money" in Rio de Janeiro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0keAVWRpSo&feature=related
Playwright, Director and Actor
"Musicman" in São Paulo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_O0XNyCXZ0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY_LeLI7RLo

Contact: Paul Siebold, 646-484-9633 • paul@offoffpr.com

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13. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, thru October 30

Isabel Samaras exhibiting in Los Angeles. "To celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking art shows, Billy Shire presents his biggest event ever: "La Luz de Jesus 25", a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. The participating artists are a veritable Who's Who of art world luminaries. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all these amazing artists together in one show." October 7 - 30th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA. Sneak preview Samaras' piece here: http://isamaras.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/bags-are-the-new-black/

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14. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at SUNY Ulster, opening October 13

PREMIER: VIDEOS WITH TOBE CAREY

SUNY Ulster . . . a press release from
Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge NY 1248
For more information:
Ron Marquette, (845) 687-5263 marquetr@sunyulster.edu

Linda Montano Brings Diverse Talents to SUNY Ulster as Visiting Artist

Performance artist Linda Mary Montano of Saugerties will present an art exhibition, interactive conversation and live action as SUNY Ulster's visiting artist this semester.

The exhibit, "From Chakras to Glands," will open with a reception, lecture and presentation on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., in the Vanderlyn Hall Student Lounge. The exhibit will run through Nov. 11 at the Muroff Kotler Arts on the Stone Ridge campus.

Montano has lived her life as an artist and spiritual seeker of extraordinary commitment and discipline. She has taught and explored her joys, sorrows, secrets and her philosophy of making art of everyday life through countless performances, videos and books.

A seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art, her work since the 1960s has been critical in the development of video about women. Montano uses shared experience, role adoption and intricate life-altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. Her artwork is starkly autobiographical and focused on personal and spiritual transformation. Montano's work has been featured at museums, including The New Museum in New York, MOCA in San Francisco and ICA in London.

Montano spent 14 years physically exploring the seven chakras of the body based on Hindu and Buddhism traditions. As part of the exploration, she wore the same color of clothing for an entire year and performed disciplines to connect with the color's energy. Participants at the opening reception should wear one rainbow color.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. It is closed on college holidays. For more information, call (845) 687-5113.

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15. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, Oct. 16

Oct 16th show at Joe's Pub, 7pm, songs from the 1970's
If you live in New York, are visiting, or knows someone who does: I'm doing a series of concerts at Joe's Pub (my first time performing in the city since last February as I've been on a long long tour).

Essentially I'm getting a 24-hour concert of the history of popular music ready so am breaking the decades up. First up the 1970's on October 16th. Come join me, Matt Ray (on keys), Gary Wang (on bass), Yair Evnine (on cello Rock Lobster and guitar), Jon Natchez (on just about everything), David Berger (on drums), Davina Cohen singing backup, and the fabulous Machine designing my shame.

At Joe's Pub, New York, NY at 7pm

http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,5798

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16. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, at Hunter College, Manhattan, Oct. 18

Globescope Arts & Entertainment, Inc., home to disabled and senior citizen artists, entertainers, under represented cultures and our supporters, is proud to present, Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. This one-of a kind evening of theater, music & film will be presented at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, on the campus of Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, @69th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues).

The program features some of New York's most talented artists and entertainers with disabilities, including actor and playwright Gary Corbin, performing Waiting for Oz from his critically acclaimed one-man play, Four One-Legged Men. Gary will also be seen on Mobbed, Howie Mandel's upcoming Fox TV show, in November, the same month he celebrates 36 years as a cancer survivor. Frank Senior, a sensational and accomplished, blind jazz singer will perform musical selections. Monique Holt, a deaf, Asian actress will present Shakespeare sonnets, and host the event, with the assistance of a voice actress. ASL interpreters will also be provided for the show.

Danny Eason & the Don't Give Up International Choir, featuring extremely popular Japanese musician Taro Masuda, will provide inspirational music, partly inspired by his country's latest earthquake disaster. The evening will also feature Drummer and Storyteller Adisa Olubayo Bankole, and excerpts from disability themed documentary films, Just Be Frank, featuring Frank Senior, and Jill Kuirsky's Not Bad (For Someone Like You). Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural. Tickets are $25 and more information can be obtained by calling 212-726-2439, emailing info@globescopeae.com, or logging onto www.globescopeae.com.

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17. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at Roulette, Brooklyn, Oct. 28

Simone Forti at Roulette Brooklyn
An evening of movement, sound and spoken word.
October 28 performance at 8pm (with artist talk on Oct 26 at 8pm).
509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 (at 3rd Ave.)
cost/info $20/$15 members/students/seniors (Artist talk $5, free for Oct 28 ticket holders)
www.roulette.org / 917 267-0363

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18. Alison Knowles, Clemente Padin, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, opening Nov. 4

Object Poems
November 4 - 26, 2011
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon
23sandy.com

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 5:00-8:00 pm
Reading/Performance: Saturday, Nov. 5, 4:00 pm

Object Poems brings together striking and varied works
by more than thirty contemporary artist-poets and poet-artists:
poems in three dimensions
found poems
sculptural and utilitarian poems
conceptual poems
poems that depart in myriad ways from the familiar form of the printed page.

Participating Artists:
Drew Kunz
Alison Knowles
Joseph Keppler
Nico Vassilakis
Harriet Bart
Michael Basinski
Bill Berkson
Jen Bervin
Kristin Prevallet
Clemente Padin
James Yeary
Alec Finlay
Steve McCaffery
Eric Magrane
Jim Clinefelter
Norma Cole
J. A. Lee
Leo & Anna Daedalus
Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Geof Huth
Mary Ann Hayden
Alan Halsey
Buzz Spector
Kyle Schlesinger
Kaia Sand
Curtis Steiner
Mark Owens
David Abel
Andrew Topel
K. S. Ernst

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19. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 15

EXPLORING THE TABOOS OF INTIMATE FUN
an experience/participation performance

a rare San Francisco appearance of Frank Moore

Internationally-known shaman performance artist, Frank Moore, will guide a journey to Lila, an invisible hidden secret state of erotic friction of arousing human intimacy rubbing between bodies without limits or glamour, an altered state of being actively lustfully abandoned willing to play and trust, prickly freedom going all the way into both fusion and infusion of arousing magical pleasure erotic friction of comfort.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
8pm
sliding scale of $5 to $25

Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. , between 9th and 10th
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-1155
info@sexandculture.org
http://www.sexandculture.org/

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

Download poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/October2011CSC.pdf

"His stamina is unrelenting, and the music goes on and on. I am repelled but
stuck: I can't turn away."
San Francisco Weekly, 2001

"Best of the Bay Area!"
S.F Bay Guardian

"....San Francisco's legendary Frank Moore...(is among)...the best and most influential artists in the discipline."
L.A. Weekly 2003

"One of the few people practicing performance art that counts."
Karen Finley, performance artist

"Frank Moore is one of my performance teachers."
Annie Sprinkle, performance artist

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...."
P-Form Magazine

"...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

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

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20. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, now online at nyfa.org

The most recent installment of our video interview series "The Artist's Life" features 2009 Franklin Furnace Fund grant recipient Dread Scott. I hope you'll share this link with your constituents: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_current_detail.asp?id=17&fid=1&curid=926

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21. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at The Berkeley Center For New Media, CA, Oct.10, and more

I am thrilled and honored to be invited to present at The Berkeley Center For New Media.

I am going to be ATTEMPTING to test my new handshaking machine, showing video of past work and having a discussion about it all.

http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/?p=1599

ATC Lecture: Kal Spelletich, "Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface"
Monday, 10 October 2011, 19:30 to 21:00
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Admission is free and open to the public

and

I have a piece I collaborated on with my friend Ajit Chauhan.

This exhibit opens tomorrow, Sat. Oct. 8, 2011.
http://www.sightschool.com/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204695779596186
Sight School
5651 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608

"Don't Be Upset-I'm Only Crying in English""
October 8 - November 8, 2011

Opening: Saturday, October 8, 7-10pm

For its final exhibition, Sight School is pleased to present a new installation by San Francisco-based artists Kevin Killian and Ajit Chauhan. Long time admirers of each other's work, the artists have collaborated on an elaborate call and response project in connection with the work of the late US poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). In her lifetime, Bishop was the awardee of every honor, including the 1957 Pulitzer Prize, but since her death a general consensus has placed her at the very top of Olympus, perhaps the preeminent postwar American poet. A writer of mystery as well as of ordinary things, a poet of landscape who traveled widely and deeply, she could also let divine poetic accidents into her highly stylized workshop; during her lifetime she published only a handful of books, 101 poems in total. Often thought of as a Boston poet, or a Key West poet, or as an American poet in exile in Brazil, where she spent most of her 40s and 50s, but she lived in San Francisco for two tumultuous years, during the "youthquake" of 1968-1970, in a quiet apartment on Pacific near Polk.

The exhibition takes its name from an anecdote that typified her grace, humor, and practical mind. James Merrill visited her at Casa Mariana, in Brazil & she was glad to be able to speak English with someone as it had been weeks. It brought out a recent sorrow & she was in tears. A young Brazilian painter & guest stumbled upon them & stopped dead in his tracks. Elizabeth immediately wanted to console him & said switching to Portuguese "Don't be upset, I'm only crying in English." Through collage, photography, sculptural deskilling, through music, poetry, electronica and voice, Killian and Chauhan bring to life a forgotten chapter in Bay Area history, the time when Elizabeth Bishop lived among us on the other side of the Bay.

Ajit Chauhan (b. 1981) is a Kansas-born, San Francisco-based artist. Kevin Killian (b.1952) is a poet, novelist, playwright, critic, and editor whose next book, Tagged, will be a collection of his own photographs.

AND, please remember to OCCUPY EVERYTHING and support your local occupiers.

http://kaltek.wordpress.com/
http://kaltek.org/

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22. The Bessies: New York Dance and Performance Awards, at the Apollo Theater, Manhattan, Oct. 24

You're invited to

The Bessies: New York Dance and Performance Awards

Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street, NYC

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 8 pm

Hosted by Bebe Neuwirth
Award presentations by Charles Atlas, Michelle Boule, Beverly D'Anne, Carmen deLavallade, Virginia Johnson, Ralph Lemon, Tere O'Connor, Hahn Rowe, Mildred Ruiz Sapp, Steven Sapp, Elizabeth Streb, Tony Waag, Sylvia Waters, and David White
Featuring a performance by students from the Harlem School of the Arts

Tickets $10, available at The Apollo box office or via www.apollotheater.org/calendar/details/159-the-bessies-with-bebe-neuwirth

The Bessies: the New York Dance and Performance Awards are the city's premiere dance awards, honoring outstanding choreography, performing, composing and design for dance since 1984. This year the awards are moving to a new home, the Apollo Theater, one of the city's most vital and historic centers of culture and entertainment. The award categories have been revised and, for the first time, nominated works have been announced. For the full list of nominated artists, visit www.dancenyc.org/dance-nyc/bessies. The Bessies aim to gather the city's wide ranging dance communities, to salute dance work done in many different genres, and to advocate for dance on the world stage. Please join us as we celebrate the city's vibrant and ever-expanding dance world. All dance artists and dance watchers welcome!

If you are able to support the Bessies and come to a Pre-Show VIP Reception, also at The Apollo, that would be fantastic. The donation is $100 and most of that goes toward allowing us to keep the ticket price low for the dance community---and free for the many nominated artists. Go to www.eventbrite.com/event/2190714486

For the latest on The Bessies, join us on Facebook.

www.apollotheater.org

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23. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, receives Eyebeam residency

Interview with Katherine DiPierro, re: my Eyebeam residency

http://eyebeam.org/blogs/katherinedipierro/eye-to-eyebeam-a-conversation-with-alan-sondheim

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24. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, Oct. 29

Danielle Abrams and her father Eddie perform as part of Recession Art's American Idolatry curated by Legacy Russell. The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn (between Smith and Court Sts.), 646-535-4ART, PERFORMANCES Saturday, October 29, 7-9pm OPENING 6 pm-12am
Calendar of Events: http://recessionartshows.com/current/aiopening

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