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Contents for May 21, 2012

1. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 25-June 9

WHITE LIKE ME: A Honky Dory Puppet Show
Performed by Paul Zaloom; created by Zaloom and Lynn Jeffries

A ventriloquism act featuring Mister Butch Manly is followed by the projected toy theater spectacle, "The Adventures of White-Man."

A comedy.

ONLY 6 SHOWS: Fridays and Saturdays, May 25 + 26 at 7:30 pm; June 1 + 2 at 7:30 pm; and June 8 + 9 at 9:30 pm

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors. For tickets, go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/performance.html?clientId=171&reset=user&meth
and click on the date to reserve.

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002
F to 2ND AVE, B/D to GRAND, J/Z to BOWERY, 6 to SPRING, M to ESSEX



2. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, new album now online at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/annielanzillotto2

FF AlumnAnnie Lanzillotto announces the release of her third album, "Carry My Coffee."
Download it at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/annielanzillotto2
It is a Live and Uncut recording of her duet with cellist Lori Goldston, at Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, on February 5th, 2012. With special guest, Pasquale Cangiano, on trumpet.
Lanzillotto vocalizes family stories of mental illness and war and bashed dreams, her songs on the Triangle Fire hero elevator operator, and some new original spirituals, and oh yeah, a sweet song she wrote for her grand-niece Caroline Rose, on the day she was born... Very sweet and will echo inside you. Lanzillotto's first two albums "Blue Pill" a alt-rock album, and "Eleven Recitations" a solo poetry album, are available on iTunes and web-wide.



3. Katya Grokhovsky FF Alumn, at The Center at West Park, Manhattan, May 29, and more

"Status Update, Opening Night Performance, May 29th 6-8pm

Push It.Real.Good: Movement Research Festival Spring 2012 NYC
The Center at West Park
165 W. 86th Street (West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Avenue.)
1 train to 86th
B,C trains to 86th



Artist in residence at Santa Fe Art Institute
April/May 2012
May Open Studios May 24th 5.30pm Santa Fe Art Institute, NM



4. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at Stattberlin, Berlin, Germany, May 22

Berlin Month of Performance Art 2012:

Yingmei Duan and Elana Katz

Lottumstraße 1 / Berlin

Performance: Tuesday 22. May, 7pm
Exhibition: 22 - 30 May, 2012

Yingmei Duan and Elana Katz present Make Space Make Dust, a collaborative performance that works with discarded gravestones as a material. The artists explore their mutual intrigue with the cultural practice of burial and use of commemorative gravestones, as well as the practice in Germany of making space by removing and disposing of graves at the conclusion of the rental period. This collaboration is largely informed by the family histories of each artist, current cultural practices in dealing with the dead, and confronts the topics of historical perception, modification through time, memory, disappearance, and loss.

This work has been made possible, in part, by the support of Herr Thoralf Rospino of Grana Steinmetzhütte, Berlin

Yingmei Duan Yingmei Duan is a curious observer who asks questions of all facets of life in order to continuously learn and develop. Much of Yingmei's performance art explores human instincts such as fear and desires. Various different themes inspire Yingmei and are reflected in her work including examining society and questioning its conventions and human behaviour. Yingmei Duan has made her name in numerous national and international exhibitions and festivals including the Venice Biennale (2007), Witworth Art Gallery, MIF Manchester, UK (2009), Haus der Kurlturen der Welte, Berlin (2009), "NON-ALIGNED", Marina Abramovic Institute West, San Francisco, USA (2010), "NEW TERRETORIES", Glasgow, Scotland(2011), Hayward Gallery, London (2012).http://www.yingmei-art.com/

Elana Katz is an artist working primarily in the mediums of performance and photography. Her most recent work focuses on consciousness of time and historical perception. Working often from a historical basis, Katz's work confronts cultural conventions, critically examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of unlearning the assumed. Her recent grants have included the DAAD Graduate Studies Grant (2010) and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2011). She has recently exhibited/performed at The Marina Abramovic Studio at Location One of New York, USA (2011) Content @ Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan (2011), and Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Belgium (2011), and the Freies Museum Berlin, Germany (2012).

elana katz
studio: +1 917.231.0747
tel (us): +1 508.380.3304
tel (germany): +49 (0)163.8972830



5. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, spring events

Greetings from Vienna! Everything's Wien.

-Playing here at the LifeBall with Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) with a host of great people for a great cause. Check out all the information on it HERE. If you're in the neighborhood or already coming, get in touch! My US cell phone is on.

-The beautiful show Juckebox Jackie opens May 24 and runs until June 10th. Scott Wittman has put together a feast of brilliance, culling Warhol's cohort Jackie Curtis' writings and creating a showcase for Justin Bond, Bridget Everett, Cole Escola, Steel Burkhardt, with me on keys and a rocking band. The Warhol clan will be guesting in throughout the run, including Penny Arcade, Harvey Fierstein, and Jane County. You can get tickets for 20 bucks HERE. All part of the LaMama 50th Anniversary, Jackie will also be on the "NY1 On Stage" this week-- can't wait to hear what Roma Torre has to say about this one :)

-You may have heard, but Bud Oddsenn, Alan Cumming, & Christian Campbell and I have been sharing many a great, late night at THE PLAYERS. This club was created in 1888 by Edwin Booth, Mark Twain, et al, Sarah Bernhard was stuck in the lift, Singer Sargeant paintings adorn the walls, and we make members-only nights happen there that are becoming infamous (Amanda Palmer and the cast of Rent were in the lineup last month, along with Justin Bond and a Juilliard jazz quintet) . Our next one coincides with Edwin Booth's death on June 7th, and also the afterparty for amFAR. I won't let anything out of the bag, but you REALLY want to be there by midnight. If you're not going to the amFAR event and not a member of the Players (yet-- here's a link for an application), email me back and I'll have a private list at the door.

-Studio 54 is launching a new intimate space next month called 54 Below, and they're showcasing new work for the theater as part of a summer series. Henry Kreiger and I are presenting new work June 18th, and I'm sitting down now to write one of the songs. Definitely going to showcase another excerpt from the Neil Gaiman poems to Amanda Palmer-- grab a seat here?

And here's the link to my album with a lot of the aforementioned folks on it-- hope you enjoy!

Twitter: @LanceHorne
Debut Album: First Things Last
Amazon at http://amzn.to/get1st
iTunes at http://bit.ly/ToGet1st



6. Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, FF Alumns, at Hoboken Ferry, NJ, unveiling May 29


Fluent, the newest work by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 29 at the Hoboken Ferry/NJ TRANSIT Terminal. The public is invited to join the artists from 7pm - 9pm for a sunset opening event on the ferry slips of the newly renovated terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Fluent is a work integrated with both the context and architecture of the historic Hoboken Ferry Terminal. A constellation of related elements is intended to augment the public's sense of place, focus viewers' gaze on both the macro- and microscopic aspects of the living river, and reveal the invisible wind currents that surround them.

Suspended from above in each Ferry Slip, a double-ended taper formed of horizontal rings is defined by eight vertical cables with a 'pananemone' at its center. Composed of two half discs perpendicular to one another, the instrument is responsive to all winds. Anchoring the gauges at the water's surface are incremented plummets, sensitive to the river's ebb and flow. The gauge measures the 5' rise and fall, its tip visible twice each day at low tide.

An array of stainless steel discs hang from the high ceiling, transforming the air above into a dramatic field of reflection. A series of stainless steel vanes with plummets weave through the flow of discs. Animated by the fluctuating wind, the suspended vanes respond to the shifting air currents with precise, nuanced movement. Articulating the unseen fluid dynamics of the space, Fluent echoes the tidal fluctuations of the Hudson and the flow of commuters moving through the Terminal.

Fluent was fabricated by KC Fabrications, Inc. with engineering by Tectonic. It was commissioned for the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal by the New Jersey Transit Arts Program, with assistance from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funding was made possible by the Federal Transportation Administration.

Directions to the Hoboken Ferry/NJ TRANSIT Terminal:

NY Waterway
> from World Financial Center Ferry Terminal, Hudson River
> from Pier 11, Wall Street, East River
PATH: Any train to Hoboken - Ferry Terminal directly above
NJ TRANSIT: Any train or bus to Hoboken Ferry/NJ TRANSIT Terminal

For more information, please see the media advisory or contact Diane Roehm at diane@jonesginzel.com.

Copyright (c) 2012 JONES/GINZEL, All rights reserved.
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7. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at the JCC in Manhattan, May 24


I'm doing my first ever concert above 14th st. Can you imagine! 17 years of working in NYC and this is the first time someone's booked me uptown. Crazy talk, but I'm pulling out the stops as a result. I'm usually excited about the work I do but these 24-hour concert series shows have been some of the highlights of my performing life and this decade of songs is truly going to be special. It's at the JCC in Manhattan (leave it to my Jewish lovers to know how to pull a queen out of the ghetto).

Of course being my first time means I need my peeps to come out if they're ever going to ask me above 14th st. again.

The ticket price is still cheap ($20), the work will still be the work I like to do (do the thing, honor the thing, and send up the thing in glittericious glory), Machine Dazzle has made me a costume with instructions on how to wear it (that always means the good kind of trouble), and I'm singing my original Yiddish to English translations of songs popular in the Jewish Tenements during the first decade of the 20th century (and ragtime by Irving Berlin and the Von Tilzer brothers).

With musical director Matt Ray, band members Gary Wang, Yair Evnine, and Greg Glassman, musical guests Salty Brine and Alicia Svigals.

Come, come, come!

For tickets go to: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/performances?page=cat-content&pID=2605&progID=25916




8. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Carr's Pub & Restaurant, Paris, France, May 27

a reading of a play by
Alvin Eng

"Three Trees" is an historical drama explores the unique relationship between Alberto Giacometti and Japanese existential philosopher, Isaku Yanaihara. It is the story of the artist's obsession with capturing the philosopher's image and essence in sculpture and painting. This passionate pursuit forever changed Alberto's work as well as the very insular existence he led with his wife, Annette, and brother/aide de camp, Diego. The play takes place in 1950s Paris, and Tokyo, just as a new global post-war consciousness was being born. "Three Trees" is the first work of Eng's PORTRAIT PLAYS cycle about artists and portraiture.



on Sunday, 27th May 2012 at 7.30 pm
Carr's Pub & Restaurant
1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
Metro : Tuileries

More info on the blog/events page at www.alvineng.com



9. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA, June 3-Sept. 2

Simone Forti
participating in

Made in L.A. 2012
June 3rd - Sept 2nd

The first Los Angeles biennial, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA><ART, will be presented at the Hammer, LA><ART, and the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park.
Simone Forti's contribution to the exhibit in the Barnsdall gallery will include a new series of drawings, early and ongoing News Animation videos and an audio recording of her reading from her journals. Public Opening June 3rd, 2 - 5pm

Simone's News Animation performances:
Tue, 6/12/12 at LA><ART, 7pm (solo)
Thu, 7/19/12 at Barnsdall 7pm (with Luke Johnson)
Thu, 7/20/12 at LA><ART (solo as part of Slangfest, 7pm - 10pm)
Thu, 7/26/12 at Hammer 7pm (with Batyah Schachter)
Thu, 8/16/12 at Hammer 7pm (solo)
Thu, 8/30/12 at Barnsdall 7pm (with Fred Dewey)

All events are free
LA><ART - 2640 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Barnsdall Gallery Theater - 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hammer Museum - 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

From June 3 through September 2, 2012, the Hammer Museum will launch Made in L.A. 2012 , a greatly expanded version of the museum's biennial invitational exhibition. This new incarnation will be organized by Hammer curators Anne Ellegood and Ali Subotnick in collaboration with a curatorial team from the non-profit independent art space LA><ART, including Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, and Cesar Garcia, and will focus exclusively on the work of artists who live in Los Angeles. Presented in all of the Hammer Museum gallery spaces, as well as the lobby and courtyard, the exhibition will also take place at LA><ART in Culver City, the Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood, and the Venice Beach boardwalk. This unprecedented collaboration will shine a light on the rich diversity of approximately fifty emerging and underappreciated artists in Los Angeles. In the tradition of biennial exhibitions, Made in L.A. 2012 aims to capture a particular place and moment. Building on the momentum of the much anticipated citywide Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 , which opened in October 2011 and explores the art and artists of Los Angeles a generation ago, Made in L.A. 2012 will showcase the Southern California art scene of today-Pacific Standard Time was then, Made in L.A. 2012 is now.

In a departure from the traditional invitational format, Made in L.A. 2012 will feature many newly commissioned works ranging from film and video to performance to sculpture and multi-media projects. Made in L.A. 2012 will be accompanied by a full color catalogue, and a robust schedule of free public programs, including conversations among participating artists, film screenings, live performances and student events. The Hammer will extend the exhibition virtually with audio/video content on its website.



10. Paul H-O, FF Alumn, announces new film

Paul H-O, the director of the feature documentary, Guest of Cindy Sherman, and GalleryBeat Television, has a new film that starts when he can no longer afford health insurance even though he suffers from a chronic auto-immune condition.

It's titled EveryThing is Going to Be OK - The Mercer St. Medical Case. The chaos of national healthcare meets the film director head-on in the form of Manhattan doctor, Dr. Daryl Isaacs. He's been the "artist's doctor" for 20 years in Soho, as he finds himself it deep trouble and now it's the doctor that needs help. Undercut by insurance companies and New York style real estate, he could not make ends meet. We need help to get this GalleryBeat style story onto the screen as we tackle our biggest challenge ever - a personal story of how our crapsotic American system of health care, isn't. More information on the production and how to support it can be found on mercermedfilmdotcom and also on Kickstarterdotcom. Thanks.



11. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, June 1-3

Indeterminate Hikes+ and BASECAMP.EXE @ 319 Scholes, Bushwick, Brooklyn, during Bushwick Open Studios
curated by 319 Scholes

Cary Peppermint and his collaborative partner Leila Nadir, of ecoarttech, invite you to join them for a wilderness excursion through Bushwick's pristine industrial landscape! Visit our BASECAMP.EXE installation at 319 Scholes to prepare psychically for an Indeterminate Hike through Brooklyn's urban wilds. With our new Indeterminate Hikes+ app, we will be leading impromptu hikes throughout the weekend of Bushwick Open Studios, departing from 319 Scholes, as well as scheduled hikes at the following times:

Friday, June 1, 4pm and 7pm
Saturday, June 2, 2pm, 4pm, and 7pm

About the project:
Indeterminate Hikes+ is a mobile phone app that transforms everyday landscapes into sites of bio-cultural diversity and wild happenings, and the BASECAMP.EXE installation psychically prepares hikers for IH+ wilderness excursions. Most of us use our smartphones as instruments of rapid communication and consumerism. IH+ reappropriates this technology as a tool of environmental imagination and meditative wonder, renewing awareness of the places we inhabit and slowing us down at the same time. The app imports the experience of wilderness into virtually any place accessible by Google Maps, encouraging its participants to treat these locales as spaces worthy of the attention usually accorded only to nature, such as canyons and waterfalls.

About ecoarttech:
ecoarttech: http://www.ecoarttech.org/
fb: https://www.facebook.com/#!/ecoarttech
twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ecoarttech
For more info about ecoarttech, check out our recent interview with Furtherfield: http://bit.ly/IbnklJ.

About the venues:
bushwick open studios: http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2012
319 scholes: http://319scholes.org/



12. Lorraine O'Grady, Coco Fusco, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, May 17

The New York Times
Lorraine O'Grady: 'New Worlds'
Published: May 17, 2012
Alexander Gray Associates
508 West 26th Street
Through May 25 Video is alive and well represented at Alexander Gray Associates. A solo show by Coco Fusco at the gallery last month revolved around a meditative video about politics and the passing of time in contemporary Cuba. Lorraine O'Grady's current solo show also has a video centerpiece, this one about the personal-as-political embodied in the artist herself. In a career going back more than three decades, Ms. O'Grady has frequently called on her ethnic background - she was born to Jamaican parents in Boston - as a subject, and she does so again here, with deep ambivalence in two black-and-white photomontages. In one of them, a hybrid tree - half palm, half New England fir - protrudes like a freakish growth from the back of a prone dark-skinned body. In a diptych-format picture, an Edenic racially mixed coupling is matched with the figure of Death dancing. The 18-minute-long video called "Landscape (Western Hemisphere)," made last year, is abstract by comparison. It's a sustained image of what looks like a dense cluster of trees or bushes swept by a constant wind, set to a soundtrack that alternates urban noises and forest sounds. The restlessly moving foliage, which always seems about to reveal something beyond itself but never does, is a close-up of the artist's gray hair blown by fans. Hair as a marker of race and gender has done heavy duty in art over the last 20 years. Ms. O'Grady, now in her 70s, adds age to the symbolic mix, and keeps the turbulence constant. The result is the visual equivalent of a disturbing thought that won't leave the mind alone.



13. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Pablo Helguera, Yoko Inoue, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at EFA Project Space, Manhattan, opening June 15

Cultural Transference
Curator: Sara Reisman
June 15 - July 27, 2012
Opening Reception, Friday, June 15, 6 - 8 pm
EFA Project Space
323 W 39th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
btw 8th and 9th Ave.

Summer Gallery Hours:
June: Wed-Sat, 12-6 pm
July: Wed-Fri, 12-6pm
T. 212-563-5855 x 244
F. 212-563-1875

Artists: Firelei Baez, Matthew Cowan, Hubert Czerepok, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Pablo Helguera, Christopher K. Ho, Yoko Inoue, LoVid, Umesh Maddanahalli, Dread Scott and Kyle Goen, Allison Smith, Juliana Irene Smith, Shinique Smith, and Elisabeth Smolarz

Cultural Transference presents recent artwork by sixteen international and New York-based artists whose practices are actively engaged with the transformation of culture in contemporary art and everyday life. Through transactions and exchanges - social, spiritual, economic, and political - artworks featured in the exhibition collectively express how cultural practice is reciprocally changing and being changed by its context. Depending on the mobility of those in the role of producing culture and those who consume it, the transmission of culture can move quickly or slowly through space and time.

The exhibition features video, sculpture, performance, installation, collage, and craft-based projects by artists who draw from the cultural references and contexts of Afghanistan, the Caribbean, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Poland, and the United States, among other places. Together, the artists' projects communicate the areas where cultures and cultural production mutate, are appropriated, and remixed resulting in experiences that push against stereotypes, and defy the logic of accepted cultural mores.

There are several aesthetic and conceptual parallels and intersections amongst the artists' processes. A number of the artists use collage techniques to convey the potential for cultural acceptance and change. From Firelei Baez's collages on book pages to Shinique Smith's assemblages that incorporate discarded objects and graffiti, and Yoko Inoue's masks which collapse aspects of pop, spiritual, and commodity culture, one can perceive shifts and recombinations of cultural references, both abstract and literal.

Hubert Czerepok's film and companion light installation question the stability of ideological symbols and positions, while LoVid's video objects and digitally produced and handcrafted textiles blur visual information into possibilities for new folk art. Allison Smith and Matthew Cowan have long explored folk traditions through artistic means: performance, sculpture, video, craft, and other ephemera. Cowan's projects highlight the peculiarity of long practiced customs, toeing a fine line between homage and parody, while Smith's recent collages examine the fetishization of patriotic objects suggestive of colonial era American craft. In a related vein, Pablo Helguera's has long focused on the preservation of cultural traditions and languages on the verge of disappearance.

Works by Christopher K. Ho and Elisabeth Smolarz consider the nature of labor in relation to geographic location. Highlighting the gaps between the creative and working classes, their works reflect on how the location of production informs its value in the greater economy.

Of course, there are times when cultural exchange is met with resistance from individuals, institutions, and ideological camps. Dread Scott and Kyle Goen's recent performance staged in Times Square, entitled United We Stand Stand challenges post 9/11 patriotism in New York City through the sale of nationalistic souvenirs, questioning the United States' occupation of countries in the Middle East. Umesh Maddanahalli and Juliana Irene Smith both offer more specific narratives in which the boundaries of cultures become apparent. Smith, whose artwork is concerned with human desperation and the politics of belonging, has recently produced paintings that extend to sound and sculptural installations reflecting on the prescience of Mark Twain's literary excursion to the Holy Land. In a contemporary European context,

Maddanahalli's project humorously examines how national identification might play out in private life.

Dominican-born Nicolas Dumit Estevez's Born Again is a community-engaged, performative act of becoming. In the spring of 2011 he set out on a journey through various community spaces in the Bronx, culminating in being born again as a native Bronxite in a ritual along the banks of the Bronx River. Estevez's project demonstrates that transformation is possible, so long as it is not imposed by external forces.

For more information on the exhibition and related programs, please email projectspace@efanyc.org or visit www.efanyc.org

Curator's bio:
Sara Reisman is Director of New York City's Percent for Art program which commissions permanent artworks for City-owned public spaces. Recently commissioned artists include Mary Miss, Ben Rubin, Odili Donald Odita, Karyn Olivier, Tattfoo Tan, and Mary Mattingly, among others, all working in diverse media and themes. Reisman has organized exhibitions and written about public engagement and public art, social practice, the aesthetics of globalization, and site-specificity for the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, Queens Museum of Art, The Cooper Union School of Art, Smack Mellon, The Bronx Museum of Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, Momenta Art, Aljira, the Kunsthalle Exernergasse, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Banjaluka, Republic of Srpska, among others. Reisman was the 2011 Critic-in-Residence at Art Omi, an international visual artist residency in upstate New York, and is the inaugural guest curator in 2012-2013 at Forever & Today.

For press inquiries, please contact Michelle Levy at: michelle@efanyc.org

EFA Project Space, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, was launched in September 2008 with a focus on the investigation of the creative process, aiming to provide dynamic exchanges between artists, cultural workers, and the public. The Project Space presents exhibitions and programs in collaboration with a diverse range of organizations, curators and artists to provide a comprehensive and critical perspective on creative practices. A major aspect of the program's development is ongoing outreach to the myriad individuals and institutions effectively shaping culture today.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs,EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. www.efanyc.org

EFA Project Space is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Private funding for the program has been received from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for Cultural Transference has been provided by the Polish Cultural Institute New York and by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Also at EFA:

T. 212-563-5855
F. 212-563-1875

Robert Blackburn
Printmaking Workshop
www.efanyc.org rbpmw@efanyc.org



14. koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Performing Garage, Manhattan, June 14-17

Invisible/Visible by koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO

koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO presents "Invisible/Visible", a dance and digital media project, as part of the new visiting artists' series "The Performing Garage Presents".

Dates: June 14th - 17th Thursday - Sunday
Time: 8PM
Location: Performing Garage 33 Wooster Street, Soho, NYC
Reservations: please call 212-966-3651 or send to mail@thewoostergroup.org
Ticket Price: $15

- Lecture on "Identity according to Deleuze and my history" by Koosil-ja and Geoff Matters . Free and no reservation necessary.
-Hang Out Session (social forum for artists and audience) takes place immediately after each performance.

About Invisible/Visible:
Invisible/Visible continues to follow the works of French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze. According to Deleuze "Beings are no longer seen as the realization of forms, but instead as the actualization of processes in becoming." Being is "in becoming." We refused to be identified with a pre-existing Idea of what we are. We are Real without resembling to Idea. We have moved on from the concept of "I think therefore I am", from the concept that Mind is superior to Body. Dancers know in their bones that Mind and Body have no distinction.

We are Real right now right here. Where? In the Body, with the Body. Body holds the key to our ontology of Being. But our perception of Body is not quite caught up. The image of Body is still in the cave. Invisible/Visible is a study of the Ecology of Image of Body.

For Invisible/Visible, the movement oscillates in and out of the space and the bodies of dancers Melissa Guerrero, Elise Knudson, Astonkyle, Emily Moore, and Alice MacDonald. Following a detailed mathematical description of movement scale (by math consultant and music composer Geoff Matters), the dancers dance a movement phrase from a micro scale to the excess - pushing the Body to the limit.

We want to acknowledge that:
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

We also received grants from American Music Center's 2011 Live Music for Dance Program, The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program through a real estate donation from Capstone Equities.. The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts.

We want to thank Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, and DANY Studio.
We also thank The Wooster Group.



15. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at 992 Main St., Peekskill, NY, and more

If you're in the area, I have photographs and an installation in "The Cutting Edge," a Fashion Moda
Group Exhibition in Peekskill, NY., 992 Main St.
From May 20 - June 17.
Open Wed. - Sun. 12 - 6 PM.


I am also a finalist in the photography competition of the Camera Obscura Journal of Literature And Photography.


The New Edition
Ellipsis Press



16. Linda Stein, FF Alumn, at Flomenhaft Gallery, Manhattan, thru June 23

New York, New York! Our 11th Venue:

Chelsea, Manhattan
Our 11th Venue for this 5-year Traveling Exhibition!
(2010 through 2015)

If this is Geographically Desirable for you,
Please join us!
Please call 212.964.6007 to confirm information, date and time.

HAWT Advisory Group: Achebe Powell, Elena Mancini, Federica Franze & Shelby Chestnut.
Host Committee Coordinator: Dorothy Abbott.



May 17 - June 23, 2012

Flomenhaft Gallery
547 W 27th St, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm

Go to http://www.lindastein.com/home/PressReleaseFlo.pdf for Press Release
Go to http://www.lindastein.com/home/FoGtravEx.html to learn more about this traveling exhibit

The following Event at Flomenhaft Gallery is Free.
An RSVP is not necessary but appreciated:
HAWT@HaveArtWillTravel.org or call 212. 964. 6007

Wed, May 23, 6-8 pm: How Philanthropy Promotes Gender Justice
Carol Jenkins-Moderator, A writer and producer, Jenkins is an Emmy award winning former television anchor and correspondent, well known for her tenure with WNBC-TV in New York. She is Founding President of the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit advocacy organizations founded in 2004 to make women visible and powerful in the media.
J. Bob Alotta, Exec Dir, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
Alison Bernstein, Director, Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University. Former Vice President for the Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom Program at the Ford Foundation; and former Camille and William Cosby Visiting Professor at Spelman College.
Rashid Shabazz, Program Officer, Soros Foundations.
Jessica Stern, Director of Programs, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

See this link for more info: http://conta.cc/KZ09JK



17. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, at Usine C, Montreal, Canada, May 26

The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar
A performance art work by Jess Dobkin
Presented by Studio 303 and OFFTA
Saturday, May 26 from 1-4pm (drop-in)
at Usine C, 1345 Ave Lalonde, Montreal
Free and open to the public // Wheelchair and stroller accessible

Audiences are invited to "quench their curiosity" by tasting small samples of human breast milk at The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar, an interactive performance art piece by Toronto-based artist Jess Dobkin. Participants will have the opportunity to sample small quantities of breast milk, donated by seven local lactating new mothers at this public "tasting."




18. LAPD, FF Alumns, in Los Angeles, CA, May 26-28

Who: Los Angeles Poverty Department
Contact: John Malpede, 310-259-1038, info@lapovertydept.org
When: May 26, 27, 28, from 1 to 5 pm
Where: 3 parade routes through the Skid Row neighborhood.
celebrated with
May 26, 27, 28, 2012 Skid Row, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Poverty Department's new production Walk the Talk is 3 days of parades and performance traveling 3 routes through the Skid Row neighborhood. Walk the Talk is no ordinary walk. It's a parade! A brass band, Paradigm Brass, (plus pick up musicians), will lead the way. It's a performance! LA Poverty Department will bring the neighborhood to life with performances along the parade route that pay tribute to neighborhood initiatives and 36 men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration. It's visual art dancing down the street! That's right, we'd be holding high 36 unbelievable gorgeous portraits of these hardworking people, that have been created by bighearted, big brained street artist Mr. Brainwash. It's YOU!
Join the parade. Be part of the New Orleans style 2nd Line. Bring your tambourine, your kazoo, your cowbell, your laughter, your attention. This peripatetic performance will bring the history of the community to life and the 36 portraits are destined for a permanent outdoor site in the community that will keep this history alive.
The parade /performance will take place on 3 consecutive afternoons, May 26,27,28. Each parade will take a different route through Skid Row and tell a dozen neighborhood stories. On Saturday, May 26 we'll tell 13 stories along the route. One stop will be at Gladys Park, home court of the Skid Row 3 on 3 Basketball League, where we'll tell the story of the league's founder, O.G. Man. One of the stops on the next day's parade will be on Los Angeles Street, where in 1979, Rosa Alvarez and Jill Halverson first created the Downtown Women's Center as a day center. On Monday we'll start out on Main Street and end up at the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene on San Pedro St. Those celebrated along the route will include Tony and Lucy Stallworth who started the joyous Wednesday night Karaoke at the church over a decade ago.
Walk the Talk is a celebration of a long process of community engagement that began in 2007, and has included performances, exhibitions, public conversations, interviews, drawing, writing, singing and improvising - with the aim of enlisting community brain power to identify initiatives and people whose actions who have helped weave the social fabric of Skid Row.
Go to http://lapovertydept.org/ for complete parade routes.

Complete list of 36 people and initiatives whose stories will be told en route:
SATURDAY, May 26: 1PM start > 800 E. 6th Street - to Gladys Park
Mike Neely / HOP, Tanya Tull / PARA LOS NIÑOS, Jeff Dietrich & Catherine Morris / LA CATHOLIC WORKER, Nancy Mintie / INNER CITY LAW CENTER, Harry Rodgers / HOT, Adam Bennion / LOVE CAMP, Pastor William Campbell / PROJECT OPEN DOOR, Robert Chambers / HOMELESS WRITERS COALITION, Flo Hawkins / MURALIST, Officer James Rich / DPSS OFFICE, OG man / OG'S 'NSERVICE, Ted Hayes / JUSTICEVILLE, DOME VILLAGE.
SUNDAY, May 27: 1PM start > 530 S. Main Street - to San Julian Park
Pete White / LA CAN, SS Jones / SKID ROW MUSICIANS NETWORK, Jill Halverson & Rosa Arzola / DOWNTOWN WOMEN'S CENTER, Clyde Casey / ANOTHER PLANET, Lillian Calamari / SRO ART WORKSHOP, Mark Holsinger / LA MISSION, Wendell Blassingame / MOVIES ON THE NICKEL, Andy Raubeson / SRO HOUSING INC., Darlene Berry / CA MARATHON.
MONDAY, May 28: 1PM start > 800 E. 6th Street - to Central City Community Church
Mr. & Mrs. Lee / D&D DELI, Redd / VOA, Dr. Bleakely / JWCH COMMUNITY CLINIC, Orlando Ward / MIDNIGHT MISSION, Mollie Lowery / LAMP, Alice Callaghan / LAS FAMILIAS DEL PUEBLO, Tony & Lucy Stallworth / KARAOKE COFFEE CLUB, Scott Chamberlain / CENTRAL CITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Robert Sundance & Judge Harry Hupp / SUNDANCE CASE, Richard Fulton / 5th STREET DICKS COFFEE COMPANY.



19. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at OK Harris, Manhattan, opening June 2nd.

Stephanie Brody-Lederman is part of a group show entitled Arcadia at OK Harris Works of Art, 383 West Broadway, New York, NY. The Opening is Saturday June 2, 3-5 pm. The show runs from June 2 - July 20, 2012. Gallery hours are June: 10-6 Tuesday - Saturday, July: 12-5 Tuesday-Friday.



20. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY, thru May 31

The Imogen Holloway gallery in Saugerties, NY, opened its doors with the exhibition "zoom in" featuring the works of 13 artists and a window installation created specially for the gallery by nature artist Norm Magnusson. More info on Magnusson's "decorating nature" series, of which this installation was one, can be found here: http://decoratingnature.blogspot.com/. "zoom in" is up through the end of May. For gallery info, click here: http://www.ihgallery.com



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