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Contents for September 04, 2012

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA, thru Nov. 4

Martha Wilson: Staging the Self August 24 - November 4, 2012
Opening Event: Wednesday, September 5
"Staging the Self (Transformations, Invasions and Pushing Boundaries)"
Lecture by Martha Wilson
6:30 PM, Great Hall, University Commons (followed by a reception in the art gallery)

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of "Martha Wilson: Staging the Self". This traveling exhibition, organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), surveys 40 years of performances, videos, and photo-text works by Wilson and includes material she selected from the archives of Franklin Furnace, the non-profit art organization Wilson founded in Tribeca in 1976 and still directs as a virtual institution.

Wilson is esteemed for both her solo artistic production and her maverick efforts to champion creative forms such as artists' books, installation, and performance that are "vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content." Wilson first gained notoriety for a series of videos and photo-text pieces produced in Halifax in the early 1970s in which she used costumes and make-up to catalog a range of female archetypes, portray herself as a man in drag, and investigate the impact of "camera presence" on self-representation. Featured in this exhibition, these efforts earned the attention of curator Lucy R. Lippard, who placed them in the context ofconceptualism and the work of other women artists, some of whom Wilson eventually collaborated with in the vaudevillian-punk group DISBAND or presented at Franklin Furnace. The exhibition also features a comprehensive selection of Wilson's satirical impersonations of "First Ladies" (Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Tipper Gore) which reflect the many battles she fought to protect free speech and government funding for her space at 112 Franklin Street. By encompassing the complex nature of Wilson's multi-faceted activities, "Staging the Self" encapsulates the key debates in feminist and socially-engaged practices wherein identity and positioning are not only self-defined but are also negotiated, disputed, and constantly re-imagined.

"Martha Wilson: Staging the Self" is curated by Peter Dykhuis; Co-organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the ICI Board of Trustees, and ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson.

Richard Torchia
Gallery Director
Arcadia University Art Gallery
Spruance Fine Arts Center
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295

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2. Glenda Hydler, FF Alumn, in Go Brooklyn, Sept. 8-9

Dear Friends,
Just want everyone to know that I am opening my studio on September 8th & 9th as part of GO BROOKLYN, an event where many Brooklyn artists are opening their studios. Check it out: http://www.gobrooklynart.org/studio/ghydler
Please stop by for food, drink and art!!! Details below:
September 8th & 9th, 2012
11am-7:00pm
1027 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
4th Floor
(L train to Grand, walk to Grand & Morgan)

Hope to see you there,
Glenda
www.glendafhydler.com

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3. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at Aljira, Newark, NJ, Sept. 6

Fall is almost here and my installation Wherein Fury Takes Flight... is opening next week! I hope you can join me for the reception at Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art. Here are the details:

Reception 6 - 9pm
Thursday September 6th
Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street Newark, NJ
973-622-1600

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4. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, now online

NOMADonline mag debuts and includes an interview by artist Stephanie Tamez featuring my trip to Kalinga region in the Philippines as part of my research supported by an Art Matters fellowship. Ten q's, ten clicks. thejulietolentino@mac.com - Feedback &/or comments.

http://www.nomad-chic.com/julie-tolentino-batok-tattoo-by-stephanie-tamez.html

Thank you.
Julie

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5. Judy Richardson, FF Member, at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY, thru Sept. 15

Judy Richardson, FF member @ Brooklyn Bridge Park until September 15th.
Check the grassy spot near the Adams St. entrance, close to the Manhattan Bridge.

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6. Ellen Lanyon, FF Alumn, at DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, opening Sept. 14

The DePaul Art Museum in Chicago opens this fall season with a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by native Chicagoan, Ellen Lanyon. Works dating back to 1969, with others chosen from the intervening years to the most recent paintings and drawings will comprise the show. An entire wall will be hung salon style with small paintings from all periods as well as another wall of works on paper. A case of collected objects that have inspired much of the imagery and a video scanning the artist's New York studio will add to the didactic intentions of the exhibition.

Opening Reception: September 14th 5-7:30

Free admission---935 West Fullerton Ave. Chicago 773 325 4616 http://museums.depaul.edu

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7. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at International Symposium on Electronic Art 2012, Albuquerque, NM, September 23

Cary, FF Alumn, will lead participatory wilderness hikes at the International Symposium on Electronic Art with the iPhone/Android app, "Indeterminate Hikes+," created by his collaborative, ecoarttech. The performance will take place September 23, 7pm, at the ISEA 2012 Downtown Block Party in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Performance is free and open to public.

Indeterminate Hikes+ is a mobile app that transforms everyday landscapes into sites of bio-cultural diversity and wild happenings. Generally devices of rapid communication and consumerism, smartphones are re-appropriated by IH+ as tools of environmental imagination and meditative wonder, renewing awareness of intertwining biological, cultural, and media ecologies and slowing us down at the same time. The app works by importing the rhetoric of wilderness into virtually any place accessible by Google Maps and encouraging its users to treat these locales as spaces worthy of the attention accorded to sublime landscapes, such as canyons and gorges.

"Machine Wilderness: Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature"
International Symposium on Electronic Art 2012, September 19-24
For more info about the symposium: www.isea2012.org
For more about ecoarttech: www.ecoarttech.net

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8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in the Huffington Post, and more

The Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla - a cyclical performance art piece, directed by Jay Critchley, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 8. It has raised $2.5 million for AIDS, women's health & the community. It was recently featured on

Huffington Post's Outtake Voices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charlotte-robinson/

NBC-TV: http://video.turnto10.com/v/58655438/swim-for-life.htm?q=swim+for+life

and

NPR: http://www.wgbh.org/wcai/programDetail.cfm?programid=298

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9. Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumn, at The Montclair Art Museum, NJ, thru Jan. 6, 2013

Curated by Alexandra Schwartz
September 28, 2012 - January 6, 2013
3 South Mountain Avenue | Montclair, NJ 07042 | 973-746-5555

The second in the Montclair Art Museum's New Directions series of contemporary art exhibitions, Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics explores critical questions about how we define ourselves and each other in today's increasingly global society. With its blend of fantasy, humor, and play, Woolfalk's multimedia art draws from anthropology, science fiction, mythology, and fashion to present an imaginary universe that resembles our own, yet casts crucial societal issues, particularly concerning cultural difference, in a revealing new light.

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10. Jules Muck, FF Alumn, at Paper Paint Paste, Los Angeles, CA, opening Sept. 6

Street Preachers
Curated by Ashleigh Sumner
September 6 - 27, 2012
Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:00 - 10:00pm
Featuring a special performance by Street Beat, an urban drum and dance spectacular.

Street Preachers is a visual commentary on the social, political, and urban life
experience as seen through the eyes of Los Angeles female street artists. Street
art has gained unprecedented exposure to larger audiences thanks to
numerous highly publicized gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the
country.

Street Preachers features work from four female street artists: Kym CBS, Sarah's Incognito, Jules Muck and Annie Preece. Street Preachers is not only a presentation of the work of female street artists but also a celebration of the unique artist community and urban life of L.A. Funding for this exhibition was made possible by the Pasadena Arts Alliance and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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11. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at ICP - Bard MFA Studios, opening Sept. 28

10X10 JAPANESE PHOTOBOOKS
2 venues for Japanese Photobooks: A Reading Room and An Online Space

Sponsored by:
International Center of Photography Library / http://icplibrary.wordpress.com/10x10/
Photobook Facebook Group / http://www.facebook.com/10x10JapanesePhotobooks

10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room
ICP - Bard MFA Studios
24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City
(Across the street from MoMA PS1 and the New York Art Book Fair)
Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 3 to 9 pm
Opening reception: Friday, September 28 from 7 to 9 pm.
10 specialists select 10 books each for a pop-up reading room of 100 Japanese photobooks that coincides with the New York Art Book Fair.
10×10 Japanese Photobooks Online Space
Online launches September 18, 2012
In addition to the physical reading room, 10 online Japanese photobook specialists and bloggers recommend 10 books each for an additional 100 books of interest.

Tumblr: http://photolia.tumblr.com/
E-mail: NY10x10@gmail.com

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12. Ron Littke & Benita Abrams, FF Alumns, now online at www.vimeo.com/40888884

FF alums Ron Littke and Benita Abrams film "Murder on the Stone Arch Bridge" is now on Vimeo. It is based on a true story about a 1892 "hex" murder in upstate New York. It is the story of two families and a belief in the supernatural that leads to havoc. To watch go to www.vimeo.com/40888884

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13. Billy X. Curmano, new book release

Hi,
Here's a special offer and note to let you know my book is finally out. I have a limited number of copies available to my "list".

*"Futurism's B. Son" documents several decades of eccentric work from somewhat traditional objects to conceptual plans and live art. It includes 3-days buried alive, a lengthwise Mississippi River swim as performance and environmental statement, 40-day Death Valley Desert Fast and performances for cows and other under-served audiences.

Published by Mark Pezinger Verlag - Vienna and released in Kassel Germany this August. The US release is at the Museum Of Modern Art, P.S. 1, during the "New York Art Book Fair" - September 27-30.

The publisher and I chose quality over quantity, with a good paper, Munken Lynx, and stitched thread binding. (Pages: 115 grams Cover: 300 grams) It's an artist's life as art in 128 letter size pages with 164 black and white images and French Flap Covers. The text is in English from multiple sources including my own words. Design: Astrid Seme.

See sample pages at:

The publisher: http://www.markpezinger.deFuturisms_Bastard_Son.html

Or my site http://www.billyx.net

The collectors Edition of 50 copies includes a signed and numbered hand stamped folder with an artist altered world map showing the Mississippi River swim.

Sorry, it's Euros through the publisher and I do not have Pay Pal so you have to send a check or wait for us to get it on Amazon.

The book: $30 (U.S.)
The Search DVD: $25.
The book and DVD: $50.

Collectors Edition: $160
Collectors Edition and DVD: $180.

Stop by or please add Shipping/handling: $8.50

Make checks payable and send to:

Art Works USA
27979 County Road 17
Winona, MN 55987

The process:
The publisher and designer contacted me after a performance in Vienna. I gave them access to my files. They did additional research and produced the volume. They used my three major works from "The Search DVD", the Mississippi River swim, Death Valley desert fast and Three-day live burial, as pillars to build the book around, but it includes so much more from early works to the present.

Thank you for your support,

Billy X. Curmano

*The B. is an abbreviation for an innocent word that simply means false or illegitimate. It has come to my attention that it is sometimes spam filtered.

http://www.billyx.net

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14. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Edward M. Gomez, FF Alumns, in Art & Antiques magazine, Sept. 2012

Edward M Gomez, FF alum, has written a 5 page illustrated essay on the art of Stephanie Brody-Lederman. The article appears in the September 2012 issue of Art & Antiques magazine. Here is the link.

http://stephaniebrodylederman.com/5-page-essay-on-stephanie-brody-lederman-in-september-2012-art-antiques-magazine/

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15. Michael Paul Britto, Zachary Fabri, Kanene Holder, FF Alumns, in Art in Odd Places Festival, Manhattan, Oct. 5-15

MODEL CITIZENS (ARTISTS) RECLAIM PUBLIC SPACE IN 8TH ANNUAL AiOP FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 5-15, 2012 on 14th Street, NYC
A festival exploring the odd, ordinary and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP), New York City's annual public art and performance festival, is pleased to announce its eighth and biggest season to date. AiOP 2012: MODEL will take place from October 5 to October 15, 2012, along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River. The festival will feature 100+ artists' projects from New York and beyond, who will apply their practice to AiOP's unconventional structure inserting art into daily life to proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest MODEL runway in the world - the biggest festival to date.

MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape. MODEL citizens were encouraged to shape the unnoticed planes of the 14th Street geography, imagining the possibilities of what could be.
Taking on another MODEL itself, AiOP 2012: MODEL presents a larger dynamic curatorial team than previous years that includes Guest Lead Curator Edwin Ramoran, Guest Curators, Raquel de Anda, Christine Licata, and Shaun J. Wright.

PRESS PREVIEW: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4-6pm at Parsons The New School of Design, in the lobby of 2 W 13th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). Featuring a selection of festival projects.

"We are all citizens of the MODEL runway. We live, work, walk, occupy, reminisce, two-step, eat, drink, dance, forget, smell, trip, feel, and dream 14th Street from east to west. 14th Street is our public showroom, free laboratory, open vitrine, inclusive procession, movement mall, evolving plaza, and liberated space. No door will separate us," - Edwin Ramoran

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

Fashion. Prototype. Pose. Imitate. Plan. System. These definitive words come together to create AiOP 2012: MODEL, a festival of transformative ideas, wearable visions of positive change, and walking theories that expand preconceived notions of public space and art. From October 5 -15, national and international artist-citizens will take over 14th Street through poetry, performance, site-specific installations, videos, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, street art, mobile studios, design, music, as well as innovative trans-disciplinary work.

Over 100 artist-citizens will be celebrated, presented, demonstrated, and paraded on 14th Street. Their work will occur all along this unrestricted corridor: in plain view, exposed, transparent, accessible, interactive, tangible, engaged, audible, robust, and colorful. Stop, watch, listen, and interact in fun, insightful, and unexpected ways.

Fashion: Take part in the transformation of subways, parks, buses and sidewalks into interactive runways complete with paparazzi, catwalks and, at times, a walking hotdog. The artist-citizens in AiOP 2012: MODEL present couture that mirrors the shared desire to define ourselves through a particular style, social norm, brand or uniform. Their projects also work to the contrary, reflecting our struggle for personal expression and individuality as well as our resistance to stereotypes, racial profiling and prejudice.

Prototype: This year's festival literally reinvents the wheel with unexpected and inspiring innovations meant to change the world around us. Not limited only to objects, 14th Street becomes a platform for social change with visionary propositions that examine issues around politics, racism, ecology, economics, and health care.

Pose: Questioning notions of race, beauty, gender, age and sexuality, artist-citizens ask us to reexamine the everyday tools and parameters we use to position ourselves with within society. Participate in mobile photo studios, instant makeovers, portrait painting, virtual realities, games of the flesh and fetishes of the mind.

Imitate: Be prepared to be entranced by the siren's song and call-and-response of popular culture with marching choirs, gospel voices, spontaneous sing-a-longs, eclectic ensembles, lip-synchs, DJ and VJ performances. Sidewalks are converted into sociological experiments with artist-citizens analyzing social class, culture, religion, law, and deviance.

Plan. Come partake in redefining our landscape. Hidden infrastructures will fill in the outlines of its avenues through mystical labyrinths, poetry driven geographical charts, geocached communications and unraveling knit-guided walks. Wheat pasted statements of solidarity and projected remixes of culture combine to inform a revised topographical social matrix that echoes through the corridors of 14th Street.

System. Investigate the procedures and methods by which we analyze and substantiate society, be challenged to scrutinize class divide, economic collapse, and recession politics. Artist-citizens reorder our current systems of capitalism, consumerism and commerce, reinventing new methods and industry, as well as reach back into the wisdom of indigenous customs.

We are all citizens of the MODEL runway. Throughout the festival, we invite you to join us in putting our best foot forward as we proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest promenade in the world. We declare it our interactive public showroom, free laboratory, open vitrine, inclusive procession, movement mall, evolving plaza and liberated space. No door will separate us. MODEL!

FACT SHEET for AiOP 2012: MODEL
WHO: 100 + artists' projects from around the world.
Guest Lead Curator Edwin Ramoran, Guest Curators, Raquel de Anda, Christine Licata, and Shaun J. Wright
Curatorial team bios:
Edwin Ramoran is Curator-At-Large at Bronx Council on the Arts. He is a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation's Curatorial Fellowship and apexart Residency. Previous positions: Director of Exhibitions at Aljira, Curator at Longwood Arts Project, and Assistant Curator at The Bronx Museum. He received a BA from UC Riverside.
Raquel de Anda is an Independent Curator based in NY. Formerly Associate Curator at Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA, de Anda's work is influenced by both social and public practice, creating collaboration based programming that connects contemporary art to local community. De Anda is a contributing editor for LatinArt.com.

Christine Licata is the Associate Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts. From 2008 - 11 she was the Associate Curator at Taller Boricua Galleries in Spanish Harlem. As an Art Writer and Critic, she has been published in exhibition and artist catalogs as well as written for Artlog, Degree Critical, PERFORMA 07 and Art on Paper.

Shaun J. Wright is a graduate from the London College of Fashion with a Masters degree in Fashion Curation. He has been working in the fashion industry for a decade as a freelance fashion stylist, creative consultant, curator and journalist.

Festival Producer, Sarah Brozna
Founder/Director, Ed Woodham
Collaborating Organizations: Parsons The New School for Design, New York City Housing Authority, and Bronx Council for the Arts.

ARTISTS: Gema Alava, Emil Alzamora, Robert Bingham & Laurel Jay Carpenter, Isidro Blasco, Brian & Ryan, Michael Paul Britto, Michele Brody, Suzanne Broughel, Matthew Burcaw, Curtis Carman, J. Carpenter, Howard Chambers & Bland Hoke, Tré Chandler, Cecile Chong, Concerned New Yorkers, Esperanza Cortés, Alberto Cortés, Jamie Crooke, David Antonio Cruz, Lainie Love Dalby, Virginia Dan, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Katrina De Wees, The Delicious, Jordan Eagles, Zachary Fabri, The Friendly Falcons: Jeff Kurosaki & Tara Pelletier, Sean Paul Gallegos, Ghana ThinkTank, Rory Golden, Rosalinda González, Edwin González-Ojeda, Kristaps Gulbis, Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Skowmon Hastanan, HellaCrisis, Juan Hinojosa, Kanene Holder, Faith Holland, horea, Kathleena Howie-Garcia (Lady K-Fever) & Mary A. Valverde, Michael Howley, Kate Huh, Gisela Insuaste, it/EQ (Ethan Shoshan & Carlo Quispe, et. al.), Tomashi Jackson, Jecca, Amy Kaps, Marie Christine Katz, Jayson Keeling, Katya Khan, Nasrin Khosrowshahi, Swati Khurana, Alice Lang, Omar & Gabriel Lawrence-Campbell, Dongsuk Lee (aka.DS LEE), Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama, Presley Martin, Amelia Marzec, Christina Massey, Rafael T. Melendez, Geraldo Mercado, Nuria Montiel, Federico Martínez Montoya, Dylan Mortimer, MUC, Ed Nauseum, Thinh Nguyen, Urayoán Noel, Piero Passacantando, Jérôme Porsperger, Cindy Rodriguez, Andrew Russell Thomas & Dana Zaldo, Chris Rogy, Steve Rossi, Georgie Roxby Smith, Peter Russell, Tara Raye Russo, Jacolby Satterwhite, David Schleifer & Tracy Gilman, Lizzie Scott, See Me Tell Me, Pallavi Sen, Paul Shortt, Caridad Sola, SPANK, George Spencer & Jason Shaker Pinilla, The StatusHoes Collective, Laurencia Strauss, Sasha Sumner, Supergood, Hank Willis Thomas, Justin Randolph Thompson, Elisa Velázquez, Conrad Ventur, Jonathan Villoch, Gretchen Vitamvas, Cathy Weiner, Genevieve White, Callie Wile, Christine Wong Yap, Seldon Yuan, Geraldo Zamproni, Qian Zhang

High Resolution 2012 project photos avaialable here

WHAT: Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL is the eighth annual NYC festival featuring performances, interventions, visual installations, video, sound and more in public spaces.ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. For more about AiOP's history and artists' project descriptionsand schedules, visit the website: www.artinoddplaces.org

WHEN: October 5 to October 15, 2012.

PRESS PREVIEW: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4-6pm at Parsons The New School of Design, in the lobby of 2 W 13th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). Featuring a selection of festival projects.
Opening Reception
Friday, October 5, 5-8pm
Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza
Entrance on E 14th Street between Avenues B and C
Featuring a performance of Doobie Couture by Wanda Ortiz and performance-duo Uniska Wahalo Kano & Jacob Cohen plus many of this year's festival artists.

Keynote Performance: Martha Wilson
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 2-4pm
Parsons The New School of Design, Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue.
Due to her achievements, expertise and unfaltering advocacy of public and performative art, Martha Wilson is the invited keynote performer for AiOP 2012: MODEL. Internationally recognized for her own accomplishments in arts as well as her dedication to emerging artists, she will set the tone for the AiOP's festival and reinforce our mission. She will perform as Barbara Bush for a mini workshop based on AiOP's "Artist-Citizen" concept. Wilson will also cover a wide variety of topics: including experimental performative methods as well as the challenges and benefits within public art forms for both artist and viewer.

Tour #1
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 4pm
Parsons The New School of Design, meet outside at 66 12th Street.
Members of the AiOP 2012 Curatorial Team will walk citizens through selected nearby projects.

Info Sessions, Workshop
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7-9pm
Parsons The New School of Design, 66 W12 Street, Room 509
This workshop moderated by leading visionaries will focus on themes ranging from new models of economic sustainability, stretching the boundaries of performance art, alternative systems for engaging communities, and reclaiming vacant, publically owned land. Featured panelists include Jose Serrano-McClain of Trust Art, Petrushka Bazin Larsen of the Laundromat Project, and 596 Acres.

International Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2-4pm
Parsons The New School of Design, 66 W12 Street, Room 407
As part of AiOP 2012: MODEL we have planned an event featuring our international participating artists. Moderated by AiOP 2011 artist Lawrence Graham-Brown, the panel talk will include a representation of international artists in this year's Festival including Kristaps Gulbis (Latvia), Alice Lang (Australia), and Nuria Montiel (Mexico).

Tour #2
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 4pm
Parsons The New School of Design, meet outside at 66 12th Street.
Members of the AiOP 2012 Curatorial Team will walk citizens through selected nearby projects.

Special Project: 'no platform' by USSSA (untied secret society of subversive artists)
Sunday, October 14, 2012 and Monday, October 15, 2012 (11am -1pm)
Intersections of Second and Third Avenues on 14th Street.
This action-based project is a response to the limited availability of public spaces and the institutional censoring of political content. http://usssartists.blogspot.com/

All events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.
WHERE: 14th Street, Avenue C to the Hudson River, Manhattan, New York City
Subways: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to Union Square; 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, V to 14th Street.
L to First Avenue, Third Avenue, Union Square, Sixth Avenue, and Eighth Avenue
WHY: Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is a thematic annual festival that presents visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October. Active in New York City since 2005, AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. Using 14th Street as a laboratory, this project continues AiOP's work to locate cracks in public space policies, and to inspire the popular imagination for new possibilities and engagement with civic space. AiOP is a project of GOH Productions. www.gohproductions.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jen Smith • (813) 468-7719 • amensuburbia@gmail.com
Sarah Brozna • (917) 828-5011 • Sarahbrozna@gmail.com
Ed Woodham • artinoddplaces@gmail.com

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16. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, at Windows on Main Street, Beacon, NY, thru Sept. 8

Mark Bloch
Hudson River Mountainsongs and Bridgesongs Windows on Main Street, Beacon, NY August 11- September 8, 2012

Mark Bloch is one of the featured artists in Beacon, New York's Windows on Main Street, a collaborative project between artists and businesses in a public display of art along Beacon's historic Main Street. The exhibit explores how art can provide cultural and social understanding, be a catalyst for economic improvement in communities, and strengthen the relationship between residents and artists.

Bloch's work is a series of 43 musical scores, based on landscapes and bridges of the Hudson River Valley, displayed at PlayIN Time Music at 329 Main Street in Beacon, home of Dia Beacon, the Dia Art Foundation's Museum on the Hudson.

Mark Bloch, born in 1956, first made art in a window when he was about seven years old when he put on a marionette show in the window of his apartment in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1980 in Laguna Beach, California he did a performance called Artist For Sale in a window at the Farenheit 451 Bookstore.

With this piece in Beacon 2012, he proudly and humbly collaborates with PlayIN Time and brings his interest in music to the forefront. Mark is a musician as well as a visual artist and has worked with sound as long as he has worked with windows. He is a trained percussionist and works with found objects in two dimensions, three dimensions as well as in real time which he considers the fourth dimension. When sound occurs of any kind in the fourth dimension, whether organized or not, he considers it music, but it can range from noise to more traditional sound structures. In this case he has used traditional visual art forms to create potentially non-traditional music pieces (but not necessarily so) inspired by the Hudson Valley. He has created the scores and invites the public to perform them. Mark collaborated with the important American composer John Cage in 1980s. Cage was also a fan of the Hudson Valley, often collecting mushrooms in Stoney Point across the river. Mark dedicates his participation in this window to the memory of Cage who was born 100 years ago this fall.

http://www.beaconwindows.org/2012/08/mark-bloch.html
http://www.panmodern.com/riverscores/

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17. Clarinda Mac Low, Jackson Mac Low, Simone Forti, Patricia Hoffbauer, Sarah East Johnson, Andrea Kleine, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Bobby Previte, FF Alumns, at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, Manhattan, Sept. 13-15

Clarinda Mac Low and Jackson Mac Low: 40 Dancers Do 40 Dances for the Dancers
September 13- September 15 at 8:00pm

Danspace Project
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street (at Second Avenue), New York, New York 10003
Part of PLATFORM 2012: Judson Now

Performance and installation artist, and co-director of cross-disciplinary organization Culture Push, Clarinda Mac Low presents a unique recreation of a child's-eye view of the 1970s New York avant garde art world, investigating how community is formed through art-making.

Mac Low brings together a large, eclectic group of friends and colleagues to construct a series of performances based on The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers (1964), a book of performance instruction poems written by her father, the poet/composer/multi-media artist, Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004), in celebration of what would have been his 90th birthday. All 40 poems will be performed over the course of three nights. Each night is different.

Confirmed collaborators and contributors as of 7/30/12 (Personnel subject to change at short notice): Luciana Achugar and Nacho Achugar-Granoff, Anna Azraeli and Ezra Holzman, Linda Austin, Lydia Bell, Meredith Belis, Paul Benney, Lise Brenner, Maya Ciarrocchi, Chris Cochrane, Michael DiPietro, Laurel George, Levi Gonzalez, Chase Granoff, Carolyn Hall, James Hannaham, Patricia Hoffbauer, K.J. Holmes, Janusz Jaworski, Sarah East Johnson, Andrea Kleine, Abigail Levine, Tania Liberata, Joyce Lim, Mordecai-Mark and Susan Mac Low, EJ, Lyla, and Jane McAdams, Sean Meehan, Jennifer Miller, Ryutaro Mishima, Jennifer Monson, Carol Mullins, Iki Nakagawa, Leyna Papach and Masumi Kouakou, Adam Parrish, Bobby Previte, Mikkel Rosengaard, George Emilio Sanchez, Karen Sherman, Sally Silvers, Paz Tanjuaquio, David Thomson, Deb Travis, and Nami Yamamoto. With a special guest appearance by Simone Forti (with Nuclei for Simone Forti) performing the original instruction poems from 1961 that eventually developed into The Pronouns.

Mac Low has been meeting one on one with each of her collaborators. Prior to the performance, the audience is invited to meet one on one with Mac Low, by appointment. Make an appointment at clarindamaclow.com/one on-one.

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18. EIDIA, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn, Sept. 8-9

We have a double bill as EIDIA participates in the Brooklyn Museum, "GO Brooklyn" Open Studios, Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9th, from 11am to 7pm

Also
Artist Chloë Bass at EIDIA House, Plato's Cave, Williamsburg,
reception September 7, 2012, 6 to 8pm

a double bill
EIDIA House, open studio as part of the Brooklyn Museum, "GO Brooklyn",
from 11am to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9th, 2012
www.gobrooklynart.org/

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at PLATO'S CAVE: Chloë Bass
September 7 to September 29, 2012 - Opening: 7th September from 6 - 8pm
EIDIA House Studio / 14 Dunham Place / Basement Left (street level doors) / Williamsburg Brooklyn / NY 11211 / 646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / www.eidia.com/
Hours: 1-6pm Wednesday - Saturday

EIDIA House announces its continuing exhibition initiative, PLATO'S CAVE. The 14th artist in the series, Chloë Bass presents an in situ installation: Bank Vault (Bureau of Self-Recognition), with limited edition: "Making Time" Kit.

Bank Vault (Bureau of Self-Recognition)
Inspired by Bruce Nauman's Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage) and the contemporary atmosphere of constant, tacitly acknowledged surveillance, Bank Vault captures the ephemeral goings on of a performance space when no action, 'live performance' is taking place. The installation contains materials from previous performances of the Bank of the Bureau of Self-Recognition, including a 30 second promotional video with voiceover by the artist.
The Bank of the Bureau of Self-Recognition is a conceptual exercise in increasing personal sustainability and adding non-monetary value to everyday life. The bank deals exclusively in the Self-Dollar. Each Self-Dollar is an hour of time dedicated to spending on one's self, and serves as a contract between the bank account holder and him/herself, endorsed by the Bureau of Self-Recognition.

Chloë Bass, b. 1984, New York, NY.
Chloë Bass is an artist and public practitioner. She works primarily through performance and installation to create skews of normal environments: a restaurant, a therapy session, a bank, and so on. She is currently engaged in a long-term conceptual project, The Bureau of Self-Recognition, which is slated for solo exhibition at Momenta Art in 2013. Chloë has received commissions from the Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival, the Bushwick Starr's Bushwhack Festival, and 3rd Ward's Moviehouse. Recent artistic work has been seen at Exit Art, ITINERANT Performance Festival, Panoply Performance Laboratory, SCOPE Art Fair (Us vs. Us), Fountain Miami (Grace Exhibition Space survey of Contemporary Visual Performance), Agape Enterprise (Tea Will Be Served), and the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City (Farm City). She is a 2011 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Individual Artist Grant Nominee. From 2007 - 2011, Chloë served as the co-lead organizer for Arts in Bushwick, which produces Bushwick Open Studios, BETA Spaces, and Armory Arts Week performance festival SITE Fest, which she founded. Bass also serves as the director of SUPERFRONT Detroit, a project dedicated to exploring architecture through interdisciplinary exchange. She has guest lectured at Parsons School of Design, Sotheby's Institute, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn College CUNY. She holds a BA from Yale University, and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College.
www.bureauofselfrecognition.com

"Making Time" Kit
The Chloë Bass limited edition is a hand screenprinted box, containing all of the elements necessary to maintain a bank account with the Bureau of Self-Recognition. Contents: one customized 3.5" x 5.5" Bureau of Self-Recognition Moleskine notebook for tracking deposits and withdrawals; 5 laser printed self-dollars (pre-endorsed by the Bureau), drawing materials, and a complementary Bureau of Self-Recognition pen and promotional balloon. Box dimensions: 6" x 6" x 1.25". Edition of 25 signed and numbered original (also stamped and dated by the Bureau). Produced with the assistance of Jessica Kaire and Ray Cross.
For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House founders Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf curate invited fellow artists who create installations along with accompanying editions for the underground space; PLATO'S CAVE. EIDIA House Studio boldly states that it does not function as an art gallery, but collaborates with the artist to create provocation in art forms, keeping within an ongoing discipline of aesthetic research.

Directions EIDIA House Plato's Cave 14 Dunham Place, Basement Left (street level doors) Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
14 Dunham Place is only 1 block long, and located at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge, 1/2 block from Kent Ave. between Broadway and South 6th Street. (4 blocks west from Peter Luger restaurant on Broadway.) Trains: the L train, first stop from Manhattan in Brooklyn at Bedford stop, walk (about 15 minutes) toward Williamsburg Bridge.
The J & M trains: first stop from Manhattan over Williamsburg Bridge, Marcy stop, walk west down Broadway toward the East River.
Bus: B62 drops you at Driggs Ave & Broadway walk to river & Q59 drops you at Wythe Ave and Williamsburg Bridge, (see: www.mta.info/nyct/maps/busbkln.pdf )
To visit the Plato's Cave installation, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 pm,
Contact Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, or email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net

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19. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at The Box, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 8-Oct. 20

Sounding
Simone Forti
September 8 - October 20, 2012
Opening: Sept 8, 6 - 9pm (mini performances included)
Full Performance Evenings: Sept 28 & 29 @ 8 pm

The Box is happy to present the second solo exhibition of Simone Forti, Sounding.

This exhibition will present a wide-ranging installation by Simone Forti. It will feature pieces of Forti's from over the years that have a central element of sound. The pieces presented individually in the large open area of the gallery will occasionally play out in space overlapping and interacting. Thus the show will be a sound installation as well as a presentation of the separate works. The smaller rooms will provide more intimate viewing and listening. Related drawings, photographic prints and sheet music that Charlemagne Palestine made for Simone of her Hippie Gospel Songs will also be on view.

There will be weekly performances of Accompaniment for La Monte's 2 Sounds and LaMonte's 2 Sounds, one of Forti's Dance Constructions from 1961. Projections on Elevation Runes is a commissioned new rendition of Forti's Elevation Tunes score, 1967, by Los Angeles composer Douglas Wadle, a frequent young collaborator of Forti's. Another punctuation playing in the room will be a new recording of Forti playing the molimo horn, a ready made instrument that she has integrated into her performances since the 1970s.

For further information on Sounding and the schedule of performances, please visit our website www.theboxla.com

Simone Forti (b. 1935) is a dancer/choreographer, artist and writer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Her early Dance Constructions were a critical component in forging the direction of the Judson Dance Theater that revolutionized dance in New York in the1960s and 70s, a historical moment of rich dialogue between visual artists, musicians, poets and dancers. Over the years Forti has worked with various musician/composers including La Monte Young, Charlemagne Palestine, Peter VanRiper and Jon Gibson. Forti's work is in the permanent collections of prominent institutions around the world including in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Forti has received various awards including a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in dance and a 2011 Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts.

The Box
805 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90013

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20. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 24

Franklin Furnace alumni Mira Schor included in upcoming exhibition "To Be A Lady" opening September 24 through January 18, 2013 at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery curated by Jason Andrew of Norte Maar

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