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Contents for April 16, 2012

1. Chin Chih Yang, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, at Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, opening April 22

The Queens Museum of Art proudly presents:
Chin Chih Yang: Kill Me or Change

Opening event Sunday, April 22, 2012, Earth Day, from 11-5 p.m.
Performances by the artist on later July, 2012

Kill Me or Change, an interactive performance art piece by Taiwan-born artist Chin Chih Yang, will commence on April 22, Earth Day, and conclude with performances on later July, when 30,000 aluminum beverage cans will be progressively dropped on the artist's head from a crane above, ultimately burying him under a mountain of shiny, colorful, and ubiquitous aluminum waste. As a preview, on April 22 the artist will hang a bundle of 1,000 cans suspended by netting above the heads of museum visitors, who may "adopt" the cans that will be used by signing a can or writing comments, and may also attend an all-day workshop with the artist to make their own can artworks. Kill Me or Change focuses attention on the impact of personal consumption on the environment, and the importance of recycling.

New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368

Contact: Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Events, prerana@QueensMuseum.org
(718) 592-9700 x 222



2. jc lenochan, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, at the Montclair Art Museum, NJ, opening April 24

The Board of Trustees
of the Montclair Art Museum
cordially invites you to the
Opening Reception
for the
2012 New Jersey Fine Arts Annual

Tuesday, April 24
6 - 8 p.m.
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Please use Main Entrance

The Montclair Art Museum is pleased to present New Media: New Forms, a group exhibition of new media art by New Jersey-based artists and this year's New Jersey Fine Arts Annual exhibition. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, many contemporary artists are incorporating new technologies into their work. The 13 artists selected for this juried exhibition produce work that actively and innovatively engages with digital media, in terms of process, form, or content. The featured artists work in all media, including video, sound, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing, and performance.

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of Fine Arts and Crafts exhibitions highlighting the works of visual artists and craftspeople in the state. The Arts Annual series is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts; the Montclair Art Museum; the Morris Museum; the Newark Museum; the Noyes Museum of Art and the New Jersey State Museum. The exhibition was open to artists currently living or working in New Jersey and who engage with digital media in their work, and was juried by Curator of Contemporary Art Alexandra Schwartz of the Montclair Art Museum and Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum. New Media: New Forms is organized by Alexandra Schwartz with MAM Curatorial Assistant Kimberly Fisher and will be on view from April 21 - July 22, 2012.
The 13 New Jersey artists included in this exhibition are:
Gregg Biermann
Andrew Demirjian
Valerie Huhn
Efrat Kedem
Keith Kostelny
JC Lenochan
Joan Pamboukes
Kara Rooney
Vincent Salvati
Joe Scanlan
Peter Tilgner
Liselot van der Heijden
Matthew Allen Wilson



3. Tom Murrin, FF Alumn, memorial celebration, The Ellen Stewart Theatre, Manhattan, June 3

There will be a memorial celebration for Tom Murrin at The Ellen Stewart Theatre, Manhattan, on SUNDAY JUNE 3RD at 2PM. It will be organized by both Lucy Sexton and also Tom's wife, Patricia Sullivan.



4. Dustin Grella, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, at James A. Farley Post Office, Manhattan, April 17

An AC Institute Curated Exhibition

Dustin Grella: Notes to Self

March 29 - April 28, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm

Opening in the AC Institute Satellite Space on the 2nd floor of 547 W. 27th St., Suite 210

Special Performance
April 17 at 6:15pm at James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street)
A reception will follow at the gallery at 7:30pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Notes to Self:
Being obsessive and compulsive in our society often carries negative connotations. In Dustin Grella's work, the artist prefers to celebrate these traits, referring to it as OCC, Obsessive Compulsive Culture. Grella approaches his work as if it were a puzzle, taking an action or an idea and aggressively repeating it, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, until a resolution is found.

In his Notes to Self project, Grella has written and then mailed himself a letter every day for over ten years. The exercise has generated 3650 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day. The slight variations in the project, a change of font, the physical location of the cancellation stamp, and of course what is written inside, are nuances that help decipher time's complexities.
A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan's post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City's post offices are still inaccessible.

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

Dustin Grella was raised in the rural community of Medina, Ohio, and now resides in New York City. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, being honored with the Paula H. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Computer Art. His animations' accolades include winning the Walt Disney Award at the prestigious Ottawa International Animation Festival and in May 2012 will be premiering a series of micro-shorts at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently in production of the Animation Hotline, a series of daily animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content. If you've got a story give him a call at 212-683-2490.




5. Franklin Furnace Archive now online in two Huffington Post blogs






6. Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at City Hall, Manhattan, April 25


APRIL 25th - 11am @ CITY HALL -Broadway 7 Murray St.

Save the Date - April 25th 2012
ACT UP New York 25th Anniversary Action

ACT UP Commemorates 25th Anniversary By Returning to Wall Street for Massive Protest

To Be Joined by "OWS" - For an End to Financial Crimes Against People with AIDS and the 99%

April 2 '2012 (NEW YORK) - To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the AIDS activist group ACT UP will return to its roots and stage a massive demonstration and march on Wall Street - on Wednesday, April 25 - starting at 11 am at City Hall and ending on Wall Street. Hundreds of protestors are expected to converge for a daylong siege in Lower Manhattan.

ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) will be joined by Occupy Wall Street (OWS), the organization making history this year and last with its public encampments and series of protests against the global financial community. The groups are joining forces to pump up the volume on a growing nationwide outcry for a "Financial Speculation Tax" (Fi.S.T.) on Wall Street.

The groups are calling on local, state, and federal legislators to "give Wall Street the FiST," which is needed to fill AIDS funding gaps and - once and for all - provide universal healthcare in the US. It's time for effective healthcare to be made available to everyone - to the 99%, not just the 1%.

The Fi.S.T. does not target individual investors, and would not affect regular bank transactions. Instead, it would place a small tax - a mere fraction of one percent - on speculative trading by Wall Street investment banks, hedge funds and other large financial institutions.

HIV treatment saves lives - by preventing new infections and keeping those already infected from reaching end-stage AIDS. However, of all people worldwide in need of access to HIV treatment, only 44% have it. More than 8 million people do not. In the United States today, 3,840 people who qualify for federal assistance to pay for HIV treatment are on waiting lists - or in other words, are at risk of dying from AIDS.

"The AIDS crisis is not over," says veteran ACT UP New York member Ann Northrop. "But, we know it could be," she adds.

AIDS treatment - when combined with simple prevention interventions - is the key to breaking the back of the epidemic worldwide. In addition to saving lives, early HIV/AIDS treatment reduces the risk of transmission of HIV by 96%. And so, with sufficient funding for treatment and prevention, we can turn the tide on AIDS. Globally, HIV/AIDS has claimed over 30 million lives.

Both ACT UP and OWS suggest the revenue from a Financial Speculation Tax would be significant - potentially in the hundreds of billions of dollars. The revenue from this tax should be used to fund the end of the AIDS pandemic, i.e. to fill in US budget gaps in the fight against HIV/AIDS at home and abroad. It should be used to provide treatment, services and prevention to thousands of Americans and millions around the world. The groups also say the tax could help pay for universal healthcare in the US.

"We are organizing this historic united front to bring our message to governments and to Wall Street financiers who are sitting on the key to ending the AIDS epidemic," according to Eric Sawyer, a founding member of ACT UP New York. "There is no excuse. We have the know-how to end AIDS. It is lack of funding and political will that keeps us from reaching universal access to HIV treatment worldwide."

Additional organizations are expected to join the demonstration in New York City, including Housing Works, Health GAP, National Nurses United, OWS Healthcare for the 99% Working Group, Visual AIDS, MIX NYC, Le Petit Versailles, Queerocracy, Queering OWS and others.

The action will be in New York on April 25th - but the need is global. And, the time is now. AIDS is now. END AIDS NOW!

ACT UP & Occupy!
Tax Wall Street!

The AIDS crisis is not over - but it could be! Tax Wall St. to End #AIDS #ACTUP #OWS #OccupyAIDS #OccupyWallSt #TaxWallSt #EndAIDS #April25 #ActUp25 #A25



7. Jules Muck, FF Alumn, at Lab Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, opening April 26

LAB ART Gallery presents Jules Muck and Jack Bender
Plus screening by Nana Agyapong

Jules Muck elaborate paintings in oil and spray on canvas and various other objects including a life size house in the gallery within which Nana Agyapong aka nana ghana will be airing never before seen footage of the Art Haus in Venice!!! Plus Jack Benders astounding mixed media masterpieces in the middle gallery!





8. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, April 22

The Ullage Group announces its eleventh event, "Long Island Beyond the Pale." We will unearth some of the mysteries, rumors, and folklore that have haunted that troubling region.

Anthony Matt will speak about the Montauk Project, and elaborate on the sources of this mad all-encompassing super-conspiracy.

Doug Skinner will draw from the late John Keel's notes, to stumble through the knotty webwork of rumors and hoaxes that plagued Long Island in the'6os: alien babies, Mount Misery, Men In Black, android bases, and more.

Lisa Hirschfield will spook you with tales of Long Island's ghostly glitterati, and perform a short selection of Island-centric songs with Doug Skinner.

You can enjoy all this on Sunday, April 22, at 4 pm. It will be at the usual place, the Jalopy Theater, at 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn. Admission is the usual pittance, $5. Directions to Jalopy are at jalopy.biz.



9. Barbara Hammer, FF Alum, Art Cologne, Germany, April 18-22

Barbara Hammer, 5 Photographs, 1971

Since the late 1960s, the feminist activist Barbara Hammer has replaced symbols of male power and libido with representations of lesbian love and sexuality, usually employing the means of film. Five photographs created in 1971 occupy a special position in her oeuvre. Hammer documented spontaneous and unauthorized actions in the palatial interiors at the Neues Schloss, Stuttgart, and at the Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart where she posed next to lascivious sculptures by Auguste Rodin.




10. Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Jordan Crandall, David Hammons, Ana Mendieta, Naeem Mohaiemen, Shirin Neshat, Howardena Pindell, and Liliana Porter, FF Alumns, at Borough of Manhattan Community College, April 16

Exhibition Date: April 16, 2012
Location: Richard Harris Terrace @ BMCC/ The City University of New York
199 Chambers Street, New York
Open to the Public with Photo Identification

In Collaboration with Art21: Season 6 BMCC (CUNY)/ Center for Ethnic Studies will present the Installation Project, Day For Night: Between Reality and Illusion, a series of video and film works shown in a continuous screening from 10AM- 7PM.
This Presentation will include several new works created specifically for Day and Night: Between Reality and Illusion, and the U.S. Premiere of Olivier Zabat's new film "Fading".

The Project will accompany the Premiere of Art21: Season 6: Segment: History with artists: Marina Abramovic′, Mary Reid Kelley, and Glenn Ligon 12:00- 2:00PM

Question and Answer Session to follow with Kenseth Armstead, Paul D. Miller, and Janet Biggs in Conversation.

DAFNA MAIMON: (Finland/ Berlin + Amsterdam.)
ILJA KARILAMPI: (Sweden / Amsterdam+ Berlin)
ISAAC JULIEN: (United Kingdom)
MARCOS LORA READ: (Dominican Republic)
MARTIN SASTRE: (Uruguay/ Spain)
MIQUEL ANGEL RIOS: (Argentina / U.S.)
NAEEM MOHAIEMEN: (Bangladesh (Dhaka)/ U.S.)
OSCAR MUNOZ: (Colombia)



11. Meg Duguid, Ame Gilbert, FF Alumns, in Umami Food and Art Festival, NYC, thru May 4

Umami food and art festival. April 12th - May 4th. Various locations. Prices and schedule vary, please see website www.umamifestival.org

Umami festival offers an appetizing assortment of multi-sensory events. From rock concerts to hands-on workshops, the festival presents a variety of palate-teasing collaborations between artists and food professionals in numerous locations in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Umami Kicks off on April 12th with The Recipe Project: recipes by some of New York's top chefs scored by Indie rock band One Ring Zero.

A full program of events is available online and includes artist Tattfoo Tan's exploration of cereal at Williamsburg's 3rd Ward; Israeli chefs, producers, and artists come together at Astor Center for a multi-sensory experience of place and taste; a screening of short artists' food films accompanied by Mihir Desai's experimental culinary creations (among the artists FF's Meg Duguid); Lighthouse restaurant will host a roundtable about sustainability and community building (moderated by Derek Denckla, the participants include artist Tracy Candido); a children's workshop and a culinary challenge for teams of culinary and art students round out this year's program.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.umamifestival.org



12. Larry Walczak, FF Alumn, at Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, opening April 20

Dear Friends,

I'm excited to be able to invite you to my next curated exhibition CLOUD NINE opening FRIDAY, April 20th at the Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg, Bklyn. Please check the attached invite...it's going to be a fun event with several things planned and a slew surprises. Looking forward to seeing you...


NINE a group exhibition featuring visual interpretations of the concept of "ecstasy"
Opening reception: Friday, April 20, 2012, 7 to 10pm
Exhibition: April 21 through May 13, 2012 (Friday through Sunday)
Front Room Gallery, 147 Roebling, (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY
Bruce Checefsky Chris Clary Gregory de la Haba
Patricia Fabricant J. Fiber Linda Ganjian Cham Giobbi
Amy Hill Chris Jehly David Kramer Jesse Lambert
Lorella Paleni Brent Ridge Fred Tomaselli Jeanne Tremel
outside projections by Willy Hartland with Carlton Bright
*After-Party at GOOD COMPANY bar on Hope St. (around the corner from the gallery)
featuring performance by art performance/band ROMA starting promptly at 10:30.
Free drinks for all Cloud Nine viewers, garden area, bus lounge and DJ's for dancing.
www.eyewashart.com 718-362-9813



13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at www.sashacagen.com

Sasha Cagen (author of Quirkyalone and To-Do List, and blogger for Huffington Post) reviews her appearance on Frank Moore's "Shaman's Den"
show, 3.18.12:

A deep conversation about life with Frank Moore March 24, 2012




14. Betty Beaumont, FF Alumn, in WEAD Journal, now online
Betty Beaumont in WEAD Journal now online.
WEAD Journal



15. Stanya Kahn, Bobby Previte, Naufús Ramirez-Figueroa, FF Alumns, receive Guggenheim Fellowship Awards, 2012

Guggenheim Fellowship Awards in the United States and Canada, 2012
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Congratulations to Stanya Kahn, Bobby Previte, and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, FF Alumns.



16. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at The High Line, Manhattan, April 22

High Line Art
April 19, 2012-April, 2013: Lilliput
April 19, 2012-April, 2013: Uri Aran
May, 2012-May, 2013: Thomas Houseago

April 22: Alison Knowles, Make a Salad
May 17: Channa Horwitz, Poem/Opera,
The Divided Person
May 24: Simone Forti, Huddle

April 5-May 7: David Shrigley,
How are you feeling?

April 11-May 15: Sturtevant,
Warhol Empire State


High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line, is pleased to announce the 2012 Spring Art Program. The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan's West Side. As High Line Art enters its third year, the program has added a series of new installations, commissions, and performances, including High Line Art's first-ever group exhibition.

HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS is a series of innovative and temporary site-specific installations, on view until Spring 2013. Opening on April 19 is the High Line's first ever group exhibition, entitled Lilliput. Inspired by Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the exhibit brings together sculptures of diminutive scale, scattered in unexpected places along the High Line. The exhibition features the work of Oliver Laric, Alessandro Pessoli, Tomoaki Suzuki, Francis Upritchard, Erika Verzutti, and Allyson Vieira. Also presented as part of Spring HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS is Untitled (Good & Bad), a sound installation by Uri Aran that will turn a section of the park into an imaginary jungle. In May, Thomas Houseago's sculpture Lying Figure will be on view on the High Line under The Standard, New York.

HIGH LINE PERFORMANCES is a new series of performances on and around the High Line, which transforms the park into an open-air theater. In the spring of 2012, High Line Art will present performances by three influential women artists: on Earth Day, April 22, Alison Knowles will restage her iconic Fluxus event score Make a Salad; on May 17, Channa Horwitz will perform Poem/Opera the Divided Person; and on May 24, Simone Forti will reenact her experimental dance Huddle.

HIGH LINE BILLBOARD is a series of art installations presented on a 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line on 10th Avenue at West 18th Street. This format provides an extraordinary opportunity for art to generate conversations with a wide audience on and around the High Line. The series began with The First $100,000 I Ever Made by John Baldessari in December 2011 followed by Anne Collier's Developing Tray #2 in February 2012. On view through May 7 is David Shrigley's How are you feeling?, a humorous commentary on human fears and paranoia.

HIGH LINE CHANNEL is an outdoor video program that screens art films and videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series, daily from dusk to 10:00 PM in a small open-air cinema. The selected videos are projected on a building to the east of the High Line at West 22nd Street, where they are visible from the park's Seating Steps, as well as the sidewalk on West 22nd Street. The program began with Gordon Matta-Clark's City Slivers, followed by Selected Recent Works by Jennifer West. From March 5 through April 10, artist Lisa Oppenheim and curator Mike Sperlinger presented a film program entitled Eyeballing. On view through May 15 is Sturtevant's Warhol Empire State, an homage to Andy Warhol's Empire.

About High Line Art
High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects that take place on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art has been showcasing a wide array of artworks including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs and a series of billboard interventions. High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the neighborhood and urban landscape. High Line Art is curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr Curator and Director.

For more information, please visit www.thehighline.org/art.



17. Geoffry Hendricks, FF Alumn, at Max Museo, Switzerland, opening April 19

La Direzione del m.a.x.museo, SpazioOfficina e SalaDiegoChiesa di Chiasso
è lieta di invitarla alla conferenza stampa di presentazione della mostra
Fluxus. Una rivoluzione creativa: 1962-2012
Periodo espositivo: dal 21 aprile al 22 luglio 2012
Giovedì 19 aprile 2012, ore 12.00
m.a.x.museo, Via Dante Alighieri 6, 6830 Chiasso
Saranno presenti i curatori:
Antonio d'Avossa
Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini
e alcuni artisti fondatori della corrente FLUXUS:
Eric Andersen (DK)
Geoffry Hendricks (USA)
Ben Patterson (D)
Seguiranno la preview riservata ai giornalisti e un aperitivo offerto a tutti i convenuti.
La mostra verrà inaugurata presso il m.a.x.museo
Venerdì 20 aprile 2012, ore 18.00
Il m.a.x.museo celebra il 50° anniversario della nascita di Fluxus - movimento neo-dadaista dei primi anni '60 che si sviluppò in parallelo alla Pop art, al Minimalismo e al Nouveau Réalisme - con una mostra che ne fa scoprire la produzione grafica, cui Fluxus diede gran rilievo realizzando studi che hanno rappresentato le basi della comunicazione visiva contemporanea.
In mostra saranno esposti 200 pezzi (alcuni inediti), in particolare rare grafiche, bozzetti e studi creativi, manifesti, biglietti da visita dei membri storici di Fluxus e importanti video storici.
Se a Chiasso si privilegia quindi l'approccio grafico, a Wiesbaden, città dove il movimento venne fondato nel 1962, saranno presentati a partire dal 3 giugno 2012 gli aspetti più artistici. La mostra di Chiasso verrà inaugurata il 3 novembre 2012 al Museo Nacional de la Estampa di Città del Messico, poiché proprio dalla cultura maya Fluxus trasse alcuni dei suoi simboli più rappresentativi.
Per informazioni:
Ufficio stampa Italia Ufficio stampa Svizzera
Francesca Rossini Amanda Prada
M +39 335 54 11 331 M +41 76 56 334 77
M +41 77 41 79 372 T +41 91 682 56 56
notizie@laboratoriodelleparole.it amanda.gea.prada@gmail.com
m.a.x.museo Serenella Costa Valle, Communication Manager: T +41 91 682 56 56, M +41 79 962 80 70
Via Dante Alighieri 6
CH - 6830 Chiasso
Tel. +41 91 682 56 56 Fax +41 91 682 56 65



18. Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at Esparto Train Station, California, April 21, and more
FF Alumn Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa - Esparto Train Station, California College of the Arts, and Stanford
Building Narratives: Installations for a Transitional Space
Saturday April 21 from 3-6pm (free)
Esparto Train Station located at the Intersection of Yolo Ave. & Woodland Ave., Esparto, CA
Gigi will present her sensory engagement installation as part of the final exhibition of works produced by architects and writers of California College of the Arts' graduate elective, "Building Narratives." The installation features tastings from local wine and almond businesses, psychogeographic-autoethnographic videos based on her adventures in Yolo County, and a guest appearance by the Esparto Zumba dancers at 4pm. More info: http://mnemictrain.com/
California College of the Arts Visual and Critical Studies Graduate Symposium
Saturday April 28 from 10-5pm (free)
Timken Hall (San Francisco Campus)
1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Gigi will performatively present "Implicated Spaces," the culmination of her master's thesis work in embodied research about public art and memorials in the aftermath of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-1983). She will be on the "Beyond Seeing" panel at 2:30pm. Reception to follow at 4pm. More info: http://cca-viscrit.com/about/thesis-symposium/2012-2/gigi-otalvaro-hormillosa/

Northern California Performance Platform
Stanford University
May 11th, 2012
Gigi will present "Implicated Spaces," a condensed version of her master's thesis, "Embodying Spaces: Memory and Resistance in the Aftermath of Argentina's Dirty War." More info TBA on www.devilbunny.org or contact aeromestiza@sbcglobal.net.



19. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at Union Theological Seminary, April 27

Nicolas Dumit Estevez presents Prayer Lessons
Lampman Chapel, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Friday, April 27, 2012
7:30 pm
For reservations and specific directions to the Lampman Chapel: indioclaro@hotmail.com

Starting last October, Nicolas Dumit Estevez attended weekly services at five congregations in the South Bronx. The intention of these visits was to listen attentively to the yearnings, needs, petitions, clamors and praises expressed by hundreds of Bronxites when engaged with neighbors, family members, and even strangers like Estevez himself in the intimate, yet public act of communicating in Spanish with an ultimate reality.

Inspired by the potentialities engendered in praying aloud to deal with societal issues, to articulate non-hegemonic histories, and to seek to counteract evil and chaos, on April 27th Estevez will offer an oral account of his experiences praying in and with the South Bronx. The title Prayer Lessons references the highly experiential and embodied process upon which Estevez embarked, one in which the participant and the observer in him remained in constant struggle with each other.

Prayer Lessons will take place at a space collectively defined as sacred, a working chapel. Because of the size of the chapel the presentation will be limited to a small group of people, therefore a reservation is required. Chapel doors will close at 7:30 pm sharp.



20. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, announces events, April-May

Peter Grzybowski
Activities in April and May 2012

Kontrapunkt XLVII
Preview of Small Form Theaters
Night of Performers
April 20 at midnight
The Lenz Villa
al. Wojska Polskiego 84, Szczecin

XIV Interakcje International Art Festival
May 7-11
ODA, ul. Dabrowskiego 5
Piotrkow Trybunalski

Galeria Zejscie
May 12 - exhibition / performance
Pedagogical University
ul. Mazowiecka 43, Krakow

Escape Internationales Performance Festival
May 12-19
Month Of Performance Art Berlin
Open Space, Volksluxus, Naunynstrasse 52, Berlin
BLO- Ateliers, Kaskelstr.55, Berlin




21. Charles Dennis, Kanene Holder, LuLu LoLo, Priscilla Stadler, in Itinerant Festival for Contemporary Perforamnce Art, NYC, April-May

Festival for Contemporary Performance Art

Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 6 - 9 pm

136-17 39th Avenue, Ground Floor
Flushing, NY
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, continues the presentation of ITINERANT, a citywide Festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. On Saturday, April 21st, ITINERANT comes to its home base, Queens, to present the work of local, national and international artists performing at Crossing Art Gallery from 6 - 9 pm.

ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Performance artists were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program's theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 12th, 2012.

Participating Artists at Crossing Art Gallery:
Rachelle Beaudoin , Camila Cañeque, Charles Dennis, Amy Finkbeiner, Jil Guyon, Maya Jeffereis, Kanene Holder, Zavé Martohardjono, Negin Sharifzadeh, Chris Udemezue, and Jess Whittam with Lorelei Ramirez. Host: LuLu Lolo.

Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue (at Main Street) Ground Floor, Flushing, NY.
#7 Train to Main Street, Flushing. Walk on Main Street to 39th Avenue. Next to TDBank Bldg.

Presentations (borough, date & time, venue):
* BROOKLYN: Friday, March 30th, 8 - 11 pm at Grace Exhibition Space (past).
* QUEENS: Saturday, April 21st, 6 - 9 pm at Crossing Art Gallery (featured).
* MANHATTAN: Saturday, April 28th, 7 - 10 pm at Floor 4 Art (upcoming).
* BRONX: Sunday, April 29th, 6 - 9 pm at Bronx Art Space (upcoming).
* STATEN ISLAND: Sunday, May 5th, 6 - 8 pm at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art -
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (upcoming).

Public Performances:
37th Road Pedestrian Plaza at 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens:

* Every Friday, April 6th - May 4th, 3 - 6 PM: "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart," a durational
performance collaboration between Camila Cañeque and Hector Canonge.

* Saturday, May 12th, 3 - 6 PM: Closing Event with performances by Chloe Bass, John Cichon,
Nancy Nowacek, Lizzie Scott, and Priscilla Stadler.

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, is under the direction of artist, Hector Canonge, who launched ITINERANT in Queens in 2011. Canonge explains that ITINERANT is "the first program for performance art in this borough," and that he "wants to introduce audiences to this art form as well as to create dialogue and exchange among artists coming from all over to the festival. ITINERANT started as a mini-festival with handful of local artists presenting their live performances at Crossing Art Gallery, I wanted to create the same in larger scale in NYC." Canonge adds that the experience has been an incredible challenge. "To be able to collaborate with organizations and galleries in the five boroughs, to have their support and trust that I could carry such enterprise has been a major incentive in organizing the event." QMAD, under the leadership of Canonge, presents the monthly LGBT film series CINEMAROSA, the annual program Framing AIDS, and the monthly art series A-Lab Forum.

More information: www.qmad.org/itinerant or email: communications@qmad.org

ITINERANT is an independent initiative supported by QMAD



22. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union, Manhattan, April 23-24

Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th, from dusk till 10pm

screaMachine presents "Target Assault", a multimedia performance on the surface of Cooper Union's iconic NAB building at 41 Cooper Square (3rd Ave/7th Street) as part of the 2012 TED X conference taking place in that building.

"Target Assault", developed in Cooper Union with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts' Film, Media and New Technology Award, was premiered on Cooper Union buildings in 2010, and continues to be performed at locations throughout New York City. Using the V.R.A.G. (Video Remix Artillery Gun), the performer, looking like he is about to launch a military assault on the building, projects moving images of himself, naked and vulnerable, climbing the structure. The performances will be visible on the North and West facades of the NAB building and can be best seen, after dark, from the street, 3rd Ave between 6th Street and St. Marks Place.

This work is well suited to the TED X conference on many levels, the simplest of which is that it involves a human interacting with a piece of technology to produce a virtual human interacting with another piece of technology (the NAB building). It asks questions about risk and threat, or the illusion of threat and indulges in the merging of person and manmade object. The man/machine combo of projectionist and projector is unique: the unit was developed with interactive switches that allow the operator to remix/trigger video feeds on the fly, while projecting anywhere, using the artillery gun rotating and aiming mechanisms.

Further details:
Target Assault comprises a set of animated digital video clips of a climbing figure which are projected onto architectural structures to the effect of the climber seeming to climb the structure. The video projections emanate from the V.R.A.G. 2010, a projection device that mimics the ability of an artillery gun to point and shoot in multiple directions and is interactive in that the operator can change content on the fly. The performer operates the projector by pointing it to the target and roving the structure with images. He has an array of buttons along the projector handles that allow him to change/edit/mix the video content. He plays the projector like a musical instrument, hitting different surfaces with different clips and endless combinations of clips. The VRAG is designed to look military, to look like a weapon, but to deliver no damage, to do nothing dangerous, but look threatening. Target Assault is a series of visual "assaults" on potential terrorist targets around New York City, by a weaponless naked figure in the form of animated light. The nude figure, devoid of all potential harm, climbs the structure, traverses a portion and returns to the ground. The figure continues to climb the structure into the night, with continuously varying sequences. It is a projected image, offering no potential harm to the structure, leaving no trace. Target Assault presents a powerful image of intervention, of interaction between the most basic human form and the structure. A strange hybrid of tactical assault and embrace, emphasized by the use of the V.R.A.G..

At Cooper Union the VRAG and performer will be located on a private terrace, not accessible to the public. The projections will appear on 41 Cooper Square building, emanating from Cooper's Foundation building at 7th St and 3rd Ave., hitting the west side (3rd Ave between 6th and 7th Street) of 41 Cooper (the large silver New Academic Building). There is no viewing area set up. Please do not block sidewalks or streets attempting to view.

Check website for further info and further scheduled Target Assault performances

This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency



23. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, at LA Art, Los Angeles, CA, opening April 21


Lovett/Codagnone, To Breathe In Always Even Though It Kills, 2006, joined megaphones, leather straps, black car paint finish, image courtesy the artists, PARTICIPANT INC, New York, and LA>

Laura Parnes: County Down
LA> Guest curated by Lia Gangitano
April 21 - May 19, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, from 6-8pm

Lovett/Codagnone: Make Anarchy and Disorder Your Trademarks
LA> LA> Guest curated by Lia Gangitano
April 21 - May 19, 2012
Closing Performance: Saturday, May 19, from 6-8pm

Lovett/Codagnone: Hanged
LA> On view facing North on La Cienega Blvd., from April 30 - May 27

Following up on a successful Thomas Lawson exhibition produced by LA>

LA> T.310.559.0166 F.310.559.0167 www.laxart.org



24. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, NY, opening April 27




april 27 - may 20
opening reception: friday, april 27, 6 - 9 pm

464 Seneca Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(718) 381-2962

open friday, saturday and sunday 1-6, or by appointment

L train to Dekalb Ave. or
M train to Seneca Ave.




25. Gulsen Calik, Alan Sondheim, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, Manhattan, April 21

You are cordially invited to:

The Sound Research Summit

This Saturday, April 21
3pm-7pm: open exhibit
7pm: public discussion

at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center
540 W. 21st Street, New York (map)

On the afternoon of April 21st, Eyebeam's main exhibition space will be
transformed into a small village dedicated to creative sound research. Using
resources as diverse as atmospheric sensors, string instruments, reverberant
plates, magnetized wires, cell phones, data hubs, and laughter, participants
from Eyebeam's sound research group will convene to run experiments, share
original research, develop work in progress, and explore collaborative

Interaction, encounter, and juxtaposition will be emphasized over sound
isolation?the idea being that sound is transparent enough to permit a human
ecology that transcends the singular focus of the concert format.

Kyle Clyde will test sound absorbancy, sound bleed, and feedback
with her giant plate reverb unit.
Bernhard Garnicnig will examine the resonant frequencies and specific
qualities of networked devices.
Christine Sun-Kim will experiment with strategies for encoding sounds on
magnetic wire.
Jackson Moore, John Speck, Russell Baker, and Rob Lee will work on a
pidgin language.
David Reeder's OSC network will turn a ping pong table in Cambridge into a
metronome in Chelsea, and much much more.
Mike Clemow will be working over the OSC server with a the roving laptop
brigade, sampling and interacting with the surrounding space.
Yo Park will lead exercises in laughter, with Andrew Sigler, Cigdem
Gulsen Calik, Gabriel Levicky, Jayoung Chung, Victor De La Cruz, and others.
Alan Sondheim, Azure Carter, and Chris Diasporra will revisit the
of music: the moment when people first began figuring how to make sound with
Seth Dellinger will develop his phonemic vocal music.
Ben Houge will construct his auditory kaleidoscope, and provide sensor
from the MIT Media Lab for sonification.
Amelia Marzec will demo Re-wired, a wearable device that translates
sound into haptic feedback.
Brian House will sonify his compendium of rhythms from everyday life.
Mary Mattingly brings us the sound of place: the Flock House living
and its peripatetic denizens.
With a special surprise from Hethre Contant's Texas Mockingbirds.

The Sound Research Summit is the inaugural event in Eyebeam's new sound art
event series, Rec. Play.



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