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Contents for May 14, 2012

1. LoVid, (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus), FF Fund recipients 2011-12, at 1619 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, and online, premiering June 7 and 9

iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed
A new smartphone App project and performance

Premiere dates: June 7, 7PM and June 9, 4PM and 7PM
Meeting point for the performance event: 1619 Amsterdam Avenue (at W 140 St.)
To reserve a place for this event please go to:

Lovid is delighted to announce the launch of their new App project, iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed. As part of the 2012 Elastic City series, LoVid will hold three public events to debut this project on June 7 and June 9. Participants will explore the neighborhood of Hamilton Heights (in Harlem) including historical buildings, parks, and unsolved urban mysteries.

iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed is the first major piece in a series of new locative-media works created by LoVid as smart-phone Apps. iParade uses GPS data and includes video, sound, and texts that are accessible only in specific geographic locations. The content is inspired by, and recorded in, the same locations that viewers visit to experience the App. To watch the work in full, visitors need to physically relocate themselves, enabling access to uploaded segments that are linked to each particular location. iParade renews viewers' appreciation of their physical environment by providing a unique perspective into narratives and abstractions of public spaces.

iParade#2:Unchanged When Exhumed is inspired by the historical relocations of Hamilton Grange. Additional inspiration comes from an archive of student films from the Film Institute at NY City College, produced under the direction of the artist and filmmaker Hans Richter in the 1940s and 1950s. The piece takes place in Hamilton Heights, a neighborhood in West Harlem, New York, NY.

iParade#2:Unchanged When Exhumed was directed, written, filmed, edited and produced by LoVid, (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus). Director of technicalities: Sean M. Montgomery, Soundtrack by: Maria Chavez, Theme song by Dan Friel, with appearances by : Juan Pazmino, Pauline Decarmo, Yoni Weiss, Silvia Angulo, Gregory Sheppard, Irene Moon, and Vera Beato Smith, Choreography collaborator: Ashley Byler.

iParade#2:Unchanged When Exhumed is made possible with support from DiAP NY City College, Experimental TV Center Finishing Funds, NYSCA, Rhizome Commission, Franklin Furnace Fund.

About LoVid
LoVid is the art duo of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid explores translation and decay of natural, electrical, and biological systems. Working together since 2001, LoVid produces works that are playful as well as aggressive, combining hand-made and machine produced craft, DIY electro-engineering, textile, video, and noise. LoVid has performed and exhibited at Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Graham Foundation), International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA, Aurora Picture Show, PS1, Evolution Festival (Leeds) Anthology Film Archives, The Kitchen, Mixed Greens Gallery, Rua Red (Dublin), Netherland Media Art Institute, The Science Gallery (Ireland), Real Art Ways, Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Butler Institute for American Art, The Neuberger Museum, The New Museum, and ICA London, among many others. LoVid has been artist in residence at STEIM, Smack Mellon, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, free103point9, and Alfred University, and has received fellowships and grants from rhizome.org, Franklin Furnace, The Netherland American Foundation, NYFA, LMCC, Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, turbulence.org, and Greenwall Foundation.

Press Contact
Tali Hinkis (LoVid)
212-678-9345 lovidlovid@gmail.com



2. Ian Hamilton Finlay, Jenny Holzer, FF Alumns, at City Hall Park, Manhattan, opening May 23

The Public Art Fund presents "Common Ground" opening on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 5:30-6:30 at City Hall Park, Manhattan. For more information please visit www.publicartfund.org



3. Diane Torr, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at Center for Sexual Culture, San Francisco, CA, May 13

Diane Torr FF alum and Annie Sprinkle FF alum to appear at event at
Center for Sexual Culture, San Francisco May 13
Diane Torr FF alum to present Man for a Day workshop at CSC May 19/20

Diane Torr -- Talk - 25 Years of Sex and Drag
At the Center for Sex & Culture - 1349 Mission btw 9th and 10th
$5-25 sliding scale, NOTAFLOF
Sunday, May 13, 5pm

Annie Sprinkle hosts her old friend Diane Torr, whose history as a performance artist, workshop leader and activist stretches back to the 1970s and through many contexts, from performative to activist, academic to street.
The Center for Sex & Culture is honored to host internationally-acclaimed performance artist, activist and academic Diane Torr, whose new book Sex, Drag and Male Roles; Investigating Gender as Performance (co-authored by Stephen Bottoms, published by University of Michigan Press) was released in late 2011, about whom a documentary film, Man for a Day (by Berlin filmmaker Katarina Peters) recently premiered in Berlin, and who makes a rare trip to San Francisco to present lectures and her legendary Man for a Day workshop.

Diane Torr weekend workshop - Man for a Day
Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 10am-6pm
At the Center for Sex & Culture - 1349 Mission btw 9th and 10th
$300 - RSVP to carol@sexandculture.org



4. Bogdan Perzynski, FF Member, in Feste Dilsberg, Germany, May 25, and more

VIRTUAL BORDERS + + + travelling lightly + + + mit leichtem Gepäck + + +
Borders are generally seen as nonflexible barriers that restrain and give the illusion of keeping us out of harm's way. Many borders involve human settlements and through this have the potential to be otherwise flexible. Their presence or non-presence is often based on cultural, social, political, religious backgrounds, and directions, which are always subject to change. This concealed reality is the reason why we refer to borders as virtual. Virtual Borders is an ongoing project with different stations. The first station is in the Feste Dilsberg, an old castle-ruin from medieval times. It is located in the southwest of Germany, near the City of Heidelberg. For the first presentation in the Feste Dilsberg, we invited artists from different parts of the world to participate. We asked the artists to send videos, animations, and sounds that are connected to the theme of our concept. Whether it is metaphorical or literal, the concept is open to interpretation. Examples: Borders between body and spirit/soul, real obstacles in landscapes like rivers, canyons and mountains, the border between life and death, borders between countries, between houses, fences, social borders/barriers, cultural borders, borders between races, gender based barriers, etc... The first presentation of the project will be 25th of May 2012 at the Feste Dilsberg. The videos will be shown projected onto different walls surrounding the castle and the commander's house. Some of the videos will also be shown inside an exhibition area in monitors. The participating artists are: Béatrice Didier (Belgium), Bogdan Perzynski (USA/Poland), Carol Hummel (USA), Cheryl Gross (USA), Claudia Brieske (Germany), Efrat Zehavi (Netherlands/Israel), Gertrud Riethmüller (Germany), Greta Mendez (Trinidad/Great Britain), Inder Salim (India), José Simões (Portugal), Katalin Lengyel (Hungary), Leslie Huppert (Germany), Manola Gayatri Kumarswamy (India) & Mat de Koenig (Australia), Mat de Koenig (Australia), Marie Klein (Austria/France/Germany), Myriam Schahabian (Iran/Germany), Susanne Lilischkis & Rainer Lilischkis (Germany), Takako Oishi (Japan/USA). Claudia Brieske Adalbertstr. 22 D-10997 Berlin
+49 (0)177 56749 48, brieske@virtual-residency.net, http://www.claudia-brieske.net



5. John Ahearn, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, opening May 17

Face to Face
May 17 - June 29, 2012


John Ahearn - Chechu Alava - Donald Baechler - Deborah Barrett
William Bailey - Marc Bell - Bette Blank - John Borowicz - Charles Burns
George Condo - Felipe Jesus Consalvos - Jules Feiffer - Rafael Ferrer
Dan Fischer - Renée French - Frohawk Two-Feathers - Jessica Gandolf - Alex Katz
Annie Kevans - Francesco Merletti - Aris Moore - Jim Nutt - Erik Parker
Raymond Pettibon - Huston Ripley - Seth - Pamela Shoemaker - Saul Steinberg
Robin Tewes - Felandus Thames - Jim Woodring - Chris Ware - Ray Yoshida

60 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065



6. Scott McCarney, FF Alumn, at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, opening May 18

"Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning:
The Bookworks of Scott McCarney"

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 18th

Venue: VSW Bookstore and Gallery
Run of Show: May 18 - July 9, 2012
Viewing Hours: Thursdays 5-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm
(This exhibition is free and open to the public.)

Artist's talk: McCarney in conversation with curator Cyril Reade, June 28, 7pm, as part of the Photo-Bookworks <http://vsw.org/symposium.php> Symposium <http://vsw.org/symposium.php> at VSW, June 28-30, 2012

(This artist talk is a paid event; General admission for the Photo-Bookworks <http://vsw.org/symposium.php> Symposium is $100, $75 for students & seniors.)

Visual Studies Workshop is presenting the exhibition "Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning: The Bookworks of Scott McCarney <http://vsw.org/exhibitions/gallery.php> y <http://vsw.org/exhibitions/gallery.php> " May 18th - July 9th, 2012. McCarney's bookworks and artists' books have been widely published, exhibited and collected internationally for over three decades. This exhibition, guest curated by Cyril Reade, focuses largely on McCarney's sculptural altered bookworks that reveal the impermanence of knowledge and the complexity of public discourse surrounding gay issues.
The Bookworks of Scott McCarney is in conjunction with the Photo-Bookworks Symposium <http://vsw.org/symposium.php> at VSW from June 28-30, 2012. McCarney and Reade will be in conversation as part of the symposium on June 28 at 7pm in VSW's auditorium.

This exhibition has been supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Program.



7. LAPD, FF Alumns, at VoA Rotary House, Los Angeles, CA, May 16

The event is produced by The Los Angeles Poverty Department and hosted by VOA Rotary House.

The event is part of LA Poverty Department 's WALK THE TALK, a project that combines performance, visual art and conversation about people and groups that have made community on Skid Row.

about Los Angeles Poverty Department
Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD's works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row.

WALK THE TALK is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts -Theater, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the LIA Fund and the MAP (Multi-Arts Production) Fund.

Creating a Recovery Community on Skid Row
Where: Volunteers Of America Rotary House
543 S. Crocker Street, LA, CA 90021
When: Wednesday, May 16. 7 pm

Skid Row is the site of a vibrant recovery movement. Darlene Berry, Orlando Ward and Walter "Redd" Moore will talk about the history and development of the recovery community on Skid Row and where we are today.

Orlando Ward is an executive staff member with the Volunteers of America, Los Angeles. Walter "Redd" Moore is a treatment specialist for Behavioral Health Systems. While working for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Housing Cooperation Darlene Berry was SRO's the first female hotel manager and later became director of SRO's two parks. All three panelists have lived in the skid Row community.

Far from being a societal wasteland, Skid Row, Los Angeles is an endangered low-income residential neighborhood and the only answer in the entire region for problems of homelessness and recovery. Tonight's panelists, all of whom have lived and worked on Skid Row, will talk about the dynamics of this burgeoning recovery community.

Los Angeles Poverty Department will start the evening with a 15-minute in-progress excerpt from WALK THE TALK, a performance scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28, each day from1- 4 pm. This 3-day peripatetic performance - with brass band - will travel through Skid Row and tell the stories of 36 neighborhood visionaries in the places where they've lived and worked. WALK THE TALK intends to bring the history of the community to life and keep it alive.

A public art component of WALK THE TALK consisting of 36 portraits of the WALK THE TALK visionaries, designed by Mr. Brainwash, will be permanently installed in Skid Row. Orlando Ward, Redd and Darlene Berry are among those commemorated in the plaques.

Upcoming WALK THE TALK talk:
May 23: 7pm: Creating Community on Skid Row @ The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street.
A preview of the performance WALK THE TALK and a conversation about empowering Skid Row with Mike Neely, founder Homeless Outreach Program; Mollie Lowery, founder LAMP and General Jeff, Issues and Solutions.

Previous WALK THE TALK talks:
* February 20: LA Catholic Worker Jeff Dietrich reads from his new book, Broken and Shared.
* March 19: Faith on Skid Row / Faith in Skid Row - Pastor Scott Chamberlain and Pastor William Campbell talk of their pioneering efforts in creating community institutions on Skid Row.
* April18: Thirty Years of Organizing on Skid Row - Nancy Mintie, Inner City Law Center, Gary Blasi, UCLA law, and Pete White, LA Community ActionNetwork, talk about the ongoing struggle of Skid Row residents for social justice.
* May 9: Creative Community - the ARTS on Skid Row - Artists Lillian Abel Calamari, SRO art workshop; OG Man, OG's N Service Association; Robert Chambers, Homeless Writers Coalition; SS Jones, Skid Row Musicians Network; Hayk Makhumuryan, Lamp Community's Fine Arts Program and Bob Bates, Inner City Arts show their work and talk about the history of the rich creative community that exists on Skid Row and where we are today.



8. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, wins special Juror's Award, Woodstock Artist's Association Museum

Curator David Ross created a special "Juror's Choice Award" on the spot to honor Magnusson's "historical" marker "Big box store" at the Woodstock Artist's Association Museum exhibition "Far & Wide". A check was presented to Magnusson at the opening of this annual group show, which was juried by Mr. Ross. For more information on the Museum, click here: http://www.woodstockart.org/, to see "Big box store" click here: http://pertinentart.blogspot.com/2012/05/special-prize.html



9. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place Lounge, Manhattan, May 26

Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, presents THREE OF THEM! at the Dixon Place Lounge, Saturday May 26 7:30pm.
3 writer/performers, Jeff McMahon, Brigham Mosley, John Early present new monologues.
McMahon will present excerpts from Tributaries, flowing from the characters and confrontations in New York City's East Village during the 1980's and 90's. Mosley presents Oklahomo! in which a queer native son discovers his Native, queer ancestors in a dream ballet. Early performs his Vicky With a V, in which Southern comedienne Vicky with a V has an existential meltdown mid-act.

In 1982, McMahon produced Three of Them! an evening at the legendary Club 57 on St. Mark's Place, featuring himself, performer Tim Miller, and writer Dennis Cooper. He's trying it again with two new young performers. Special thanks to Tim Miller and Paul Langland, for sending John and Brigham my way.

Jeff McMahon
Associate Professor
School of Theatre and Film
Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
POB 872002
Tempe, AZ 85287-2002
(480) 965-9444



10. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ, June 2

Rae C Wright performs a revival of "She's Just Away! - a comedy about grieving" at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck NJ. Saturday June 2 at 8 pm.

OBIE Award-Winning Actor/Playwright Rae C Wright Presents "She's Just Away" At the Puffin

Teaneck, NJ, Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.- Odd and funny things happen to odd and funny people and Rae C Wright's journey to death's door with her mom is no exception. When this remarkable performer takes us on an odyssey through our culture's vexed relationship with life's end we find angels, devils, coupons, morticians with tiny heads and a Countach car! We find the fusion of love and resentment that so often shapes family ties; we even find a question or two about the manmade nature of cancer. In her original and compelling one-woman show, "She's Just Away," Rae peeks under the cloak of the accepted cultural formula for bereavement, doing battle with the denial that obstructs sorrow and using wit to craft a requiem for a mother who is no simple character. $10 suggested donation. Reservations recommended and must be made before 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the performance tix@puffinfoundation.org. Saturday, June 2, 8:00 p.m. The Puffin Cultural Forum is at 20 Puffin Way (off Teaneck Rd.) in Teaneck. Call 201-836-3499 or visit www.PuffinCulturalForum.org www.PuffinCulturalForum.org> .

RAE C WRIGHT is a two-time MacDowell Fellow and recipient of numerous commissions, grants and awards including both NYFA and NYSCA Fellowships, an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre for her work with the NY Street Theatre Caravan, and a 2010 Fulbright Teaching Fellow. Author/performer of four principal solo works: "She's Just Away!" "Animal Instincts!" "Tales of Flesh/Tales of Blood, Vicki Weaver and I" and "My Mad Brother," Rae also co-authored and performed "The Breaks" with Deb Margolin, which earned them a Jane Chamber's Playwriting Award. She created the role of Miss Thorn in the Off-Broadway musical hit "Ruthless," was directed by Bob Baliban in the leading role of "Knock Down" and directed the workshop production of Thulani Davis's "Everybody's Ruby: The Story of a Murder in Florida" at The New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theatre. Last year Rae was understudy for Hannah Pitt in the Signature Theatre production of "Angels in America." She has appeared in numerous independent films and occasionally writes and presents short, topical works for fund-raisers and consciousness-raisers.

The Puffin Cultural Forum is a project of the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. which, through the arts, encourages dialog about issues important to the community. The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. underwrites this and all other Puffin Cultural Forum events and programs in order to make it possible for everyone to attend.



11. Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, FF Alumn, at Forward Motion Theater, Long Island City, NY, May 17

This is to let you know about the first performance of 'The digital realm" a work in progress excerpt I will present next week at ReVision..

ReVision by Forward Motion Theater as part of LIC Arts Open Festival Date: Thursday May 17, 2012 Time: 8PM, pre-show 7:30PM Venue: Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd Street Long Island City Queens E & M to Court Square - 23rd/Ely 7 to 45th Rd/CourtHouse Sq G to 21st St - Jackson Tickets: $10 advance: www.forwardmotiontheater.org $15 at door
ReVision presented by Forward Motion Theater is a monthly series where live media and digital art are integral to the performing arts. The evening features independent works by artists incorporating live mix video, film, dance, spoken word, music, and costume. As part of the LIC Arts Open Festival, Thursday May 17 at 8pm, at Secret Theatre in Long Island City Queens. Advance Tickets $10 at www.forwardmotiontheater.org or $15 at door. Main show begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm for a pre-show social gathering. Concessions available for purchase.
Featured artists include Julie Fotheringham & Jarryd Lowder, VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, Codice Rosso Theatre,
Astral Projections (Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer & Ashley Lehrer), ActivePhaze, Mikhail Torich, A'Drey Vinogradov, VisualHornHonkinG, Micah, Through the Looking Glass, and Urban Wash Dance.
The mission of Forward Motion Theater is to explore the combination of movement and technology through live performance and digital media. Current projects include both live theater and new performance venues through video and the web. Forward Motion Theater was incorporated as a non-profit arts organization in 2001 and has achieved 501(c)3 status. Forward Motion Theater is dedicated to exploring forms of communication that resonate regardless of social or cultural heritage, and believes this approach will open the door to a future full of diversity and understanding. For more information: www.forwardmotiontheater.org
This Program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 51 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.



12. Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, at Parsons New School for Design, Manhattan, May 21

SAMMLUNG VERBUND is proud to announce a Lecture with Gabriele Schor and Eva Respini on the works by Cindy Sherman

On the occasion of The Museum of Modern Art's Cindy Sherman retrospective and the publication of Cindy Sherman: The Early Works, 1975-1977, Catalogue Raisonné, MoMA and Parsons The New School for Design present a lecture on Sherman's career from the very beginning to the present. Gabriele Schor, author of the catalogue raisonné, will discuss Sherman's early works, produced during her studies in Buffalo from 1975 through the summer of 1977. In just two-and-a-half years the young artist created an impressive number of portraits, films, and complex cutout pictorial narratives that have remained unknown until now. Eva Respini will discuss connections between early works and more recent bodies of work, emphasizing how identity, feminine roles, and the artifice of photography have been at the heart of Sherman's artistic practice from its earliest phases.

Eva Respini is Associate Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and curator of the exhibition Cindy Sherman. She has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art and photography at MoMA, including Boris Mikhailov: Case History (2011), Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960 (co-curated 2011), Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (co-curated 2010), Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West (2009), Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz (2008), and New Photography (2012, 2009, 2007, and 2005), among others. She is the author of Cindy Sherman and Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West, co-author of Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990, and a contributor to other museum publications.

Gabriele Schor is director of the collection Sammlung Verbund, which was established in 2004 in Vienna. A former teacher of American and European modern art and contemporary photography at the Universities of Graz and Vienna, she is author of Cindy Sherman: The Early Works 1975-1977, Catalogue Raisonné (2012) and The Prints of Barnett Newman 1961-1969 (1996). She has organized numerous exhibitions, including Cindy Sherman: That's me - That's not me: The Early Works 1975-1977; DONNA: Avanguardia Femminista negli anni '70, at the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna in Rome (2010); and Held Together with Water, at MAK Vienna (2007) and the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (2008). Together with Abigail Solomon-Godeau, she edited the first monograph of the Austrian artist Birgit Jürgenssen (2009).

Monday, May 21, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York City

The event is free and open to the public.



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