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Contents for April 22, 2013

1. Franklin Furnace "Free Speech" works in Phillips Modern and Contemporary Editions, Manhattan, preview April 27

Multiples by Tom Otterness and Pope.L, FF Alumns, will be offered for sale in the upcoming Phillips Modern and Contemporary editions auction

450 Park Avenue at 57th Street, Manhattan
Preview reception, Saturday April 27, 4-7 pm
Auction Monday April 29 at



2. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at ABC Carpet, Manhattan

The New York Times
April 16, 2013
Updating Lennon: Ono Imagines No Fracking

She has not yet come up with a slogan as catchy as "Give Peace a Chance" or even "War Is Over! (If You Want It)," for her campaign to stop hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But in the latest salvo in her public quest to persuade Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York to find alternative approaches to extracting natural gas, Yoko Ono is modifying another of John Lennon's song lyrics. On Monday evening she unveiled "Imagine No Fracking," a poster art installation in the windows of ABC Carpet and Home, at Broadway and 19th Street in Manhattan. The project involves seven, six-foot-high posters, each with an aphoristic antifracking message, in stencil lettering, signed Y.O. "I immediately said 'Yes' when ABC asked me to take over their window displays to help spread the message to stop fracking our beautiful state," Ms. Ono said in a statement. "I was surprised by the courage of ABC to use all of their windows to express a message so important for people's health. We need more brave people to speak up and join in the fight to save our land and water." In addition to "Imagine No Fracking," the messages on the posters are: "Don't Frack New York," "Fracking Kills," "Fracking Makes All Water Dirty," "Don't Frack Me," "Don't Frack Our Future" and "Pretty Soon There Will Be No More Water To Drink."



3. Grisha Coleman, Katherine Westwater, FF Alumns, at UCLA, CA, April 21, and more

Dear Friends,

Spring has officially sprung here in Brooklyn and I hope you will be able to join me for one of these events in the coming months!

Best wishes,
Katherine Behar

I'm very excited to participate in a discussion with a fantastic name: "Fat, Black, Monkey." Organized by Grisha Coleman, this panel will be part of the "Tactical Bodies: Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects" conference hosted at UCLA. I'll be talking about choreography and lethargy as they relate to my project on big data and obesity. I'm thrilled to be appearing alongside an amazing group of scholars: Deborah Forster, Stephanie Leigh Batiste, and Grisha Coleman.

"Fat, Black, Monkey"
April 21, 10-11:30 AM
CORD 2013 Tactical Bodies
Glorya Kaufman Hall
University of California, Los Angeles

More info: http://katherinebehar.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u3Df03fe
I'm honored to give a public lecture on my work at Rochester Institute of Technology for "When Text and Code Collide: The Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series." In my lecture, "Even the Ugly Bits," I will talk about using art to inspect unflattering aspects of digital culture.

"Even the Ugly Bits"
May 2, 8 PM
Carlson Auditorium
Rochester Institute of Technology

More info: http://katherinebehar.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u3Df03f

On May 10, I will be speaking at Stanford University, and am humbled to share the stage with the brilliant Kyla Wazana Tompkins for an event about food and race sponsored by Stanford's Food Summit. I will be speaking about Disorientalism's latest series, "The Food Groups," and Kyla will speak about her excellent book, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century (http://katherinebehar.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u3Df03fe79ebd9073
bb081b1e5bc&id3D8eacce6e44&e3Dde269446be) .

Food Summit Event
May 10
Memorial Auditorium
Stanford University

More info to come!
During the second half of May, Marianne M. Kim and I will be visiting Miami to present work from Disorientalism's series, "The Food Groups." We are excited to be co-hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Girls' Club Collection and the Cannonball Artists Residency during our stay.

We'll be sharing our work at Cannonball on May 24, performing at MOCA on M ay 29, and opening our exhibition at the Girls' Club Collection on May 30. Come and say hi!

"The Food Groups"
Resident Artist Presentation by Disorientalism May 24 Cannonball
1035 N Miami Avenue, Miami

"Quality is Our Recipe"
Performance by Disorientalism
May 29, 7:30 PM
NE 125 Street, North Miami

"Disorientalism: Ready Mix"
Curated by Jillian Hernandez
Exhibition, Reception and Artist Talk
May 30, 7-9 PM
Girls' Club Collection
117 NE 2 Street, Fort Lauderdale



4. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, now online at HuffingtonPost.com

Huffington Post
Only the Shame
Posted: 04/15/2013 12:48 pm

Just walked into Honor Fraser and I can feel it.
Brave, vulnerable - glistening with a tender edge - it hurts. This is how I discover Julie Tolentino and her Foxes - Rafa Esparza, Stephen Van Dyck, Kevin Williamson and Pigpen aka Stosh Fila.

They study each other, each others' bodies, tracing frenetically, then calmly, their bodies moving together, in unison, in counterpoint, together but separate, next to one another, but (each) alone. Graphite in hand, embracing each others' bodies, spirits, drawing the swiftly shifting shadows of each others movements. Capturing each others' bodies' being each others' beings ... This must be the real sense of the term study - studying one another's souls.

The score when I walk in is a reading of the book Shame by Robert Kelly and Birgit Kempker, a duet between writers, the one American, the other from Berlin, a dual-lingual exchange of anecdotes and thoughts such as "The terrible Shaman in made of shame, a shame man." What is Shame? Is it cultural? Or personal? Shame, it seems, is - like Julie and the Foxes' dancing- site and context specific. "So it is said that the Shaman is made of all the shame in the world, all the resentment and humiliation that has ever been, he smells bad, he looks weird, he does what nobody does [...] he sails down your veins"

A pile lies at the end of a black sheet of paper unfurled underfoot of the writhing duet as they trace it with the memory of their movements. It's less a pile, more an orderly array of artifacts - artifacts of subcultures, an archaeology of memories, what looks like tools of healing or is it escape juxtaposed with several sparse gilded tumbleweed - ritualized, commodified, branded, like us. To me it says "Welcome back to LA".It's ok to say it's painful, it hurts. It's ok to feel my heart tightly pausing, my breath poised for tears while I watch. The dance says it's ok - this is the pain of being in this world - of choosing, of being you, whoever that is.

I feel the pulse but it's not pulsating, watch decisions, gestures made, the forms of identities congealed, like our own, curated, choreographed lifetimes, left, right, around, under, stop, breathe, tight, release, contain, fluid static, slooowly breaaak awaay but I can't. I'm me and you're you, no matter where we go, what we do. Their movements are gentle but firm, defining, confining each other with their arms, legs, drawings, - wanting to protect, but while protecting finding themselves vulnerable and each other as well ... Mirror drawings, shadows of each others' pain and I can feel what its like - I remember what it is to live long enough to hurt.

The Foxes - Rafa Esparza, Stephen Van Dyck, Kevin Williamson - hold, crawl under, within, let float up, clusters of balloons ... "man made" "plastic", like our "human" future, while breathing, huddling Julie and Pigpen expand and contract on the "fluid" black river of paper - the words in quotes are the notes I discover later, after the performance, on the floor, scrawled in Julie and the other dancers' hand. I leave not knowing much more, just that I am human and so are they, the dancers, and everyone in the room - and shame, that's human too. In every culture, the battle between social compliance and spiritual deviance - and its residue - an emotion.

Julie has triggered what only a good artist can ... I've looked into the looking glass and through it and thought - Who are we? What are we born as? How do we define confine ourselves and as Julie says to me before I go on my way, are we really still us when we go so so far afield of who we think we are and what we think we wouldn't do?
Its the essence of soul that Julie and the Foxes tried to but couldn't draw - and it's comforting to discover that your spark, your soul, is you, and no one can draw it shape it form it, steal it - neither with graphite nor an embrace - no one can take it away once it yours - not even God.

Thank you to the brave Julie Tolentino, to the brave Foxes and to brave MOVE IN AGAIN curators Laura Watts and Brian Getnick for producing a moment of prayer.
MOVE IN AGAIN was a week long performance art residency invitational that ran from April 2-7, 2013 at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.



5. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, April 26

Pratt Institute presents
"PARK Scores #3"

Retracing the paths our garbage has traveled, this work returns Fresh Kills Landfill to the multitude of individuals whose matter composes its monumental form. "PARK Scores #3" translates the cultural and aesthetic ambiguity of this early era of remediation, before Fresh Kills fully transitions from wasteland to parkland, and our memory of the landfill vanishes.
Friday, April 26, 12:30pm
The Pratt Lawn

Post-performance talk with the artists
immediately following in the Pratt Chapel

for directions go to http://www.pratt.edu/about_pratt/visit_pratt/maps_and_directions/directions/



6. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Hebrew Union College Musuem, Manhattan, September 6, 2013-June 2014, and more

Claire Jeanine Satin: has been Invited to participate with her bookworks in the exhibition "THE SEVENTH DAY" at the Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC from September 6,2013 - through June 2014, Curated by Laura Kruger.

In addition, her work has been acquired by the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY



7. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, awarded Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and more

Andrea Fraser: Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2013
April 21-July 21, 2013

Opening and award ceremony: April 20, 7pm

Phil Collins: In every dream home a heartache
April 18-July 21, 2013

Opening: April 17, 8pm

Museum Ludwig, Cologne
50667 Cologne

Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Fraser (b. 1965; Billings, Montana) is to receive the Wolfgang Hahn Prize for 2013, awarded annually by the Museum Ludwig's Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst.

For over 25 years Andrea Fraser has made a vital contribution to current issues in contemporary art. Fraser's wide-ranging oeuvre-performances, videos and texts-consists not only of incisive analyses but also critical, at times also humorous, commentaries on the art business. The performances are researched and choreographed by Andrea Fraser right to the finest detail, and are also realized by her in person.

After Fraser's last survey exhibition in Europe in 2003 at the Hamburger Kunstverein, this large presentation at the Museum Ludwig will investigate the artist's new critical direction. Fraser's early works will be documented, along with her new alignment in recent works. Over and beyond this, the exhibition will focus on Andrea Fraser as a performance artist. She will give the first European performance of her latest full-length piece, Men on the Line, which she premiered in 2012 in Los Angeles. Two slightly older performances will also be staged during the opening by Fraser herself, while May I Help You from 1991 will be performed for the visitors during the exhibition by specially instructed actors.

Phil Collins: In every dream home a heartache
For his exhibition, Collins has produced a new piece in collaboration with guests of GULLIVER, a homeless centre located in the centre of Cologne. There, Collins installed a phone booth with a free line that anyone could use for unlimited international calls, the only condition being an agreement that the conversations were recorded. The collected material, which was then posted to a group of international musicians, served as the basis for a compilation of original new songs, which will be presented in the exhibition as seven-inch vinyl records in specifically designed sound booths.



8. Terry Berkowitz, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, Manhattan, opening April 25

Terry Berkowitz: Iterations
Three urban works
Opening Thursday, April 25th from 7 to 9
Hours: Friday, April 26th- Sunday, April 28th from 2 to 6PM

Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY



9. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at New Museum, Manhattan, May 4

#ArtsTech Presents Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir's Indeterminate Hikes
IDEAS CITY Street Fest
New Museum of Art
235 Bowery, NYC


Join #ArtsTech and ecoarttech for a wilderness excursion through NYC's pristine landscape guided by the Indeterminate Hikes mobile media app. Indeterminate Hikes+ is a collaborative performance and mobile-media app (iPhone/Android) that transforms everyday landscapes into sites of biocultural diversity and wild happenings. You don't need a smartphone to participate!

Group hikes will take place at 12pm, 2:30pm, and 5:00pm. Meet at our booth at the IDEAS CITY Street Fest (booth #12).

About Indeterminate Hikes: Generally intended as devices made for rapid communication and consumerism, smartphones are reappropriated by Indeterminate Hikes as tools of environmental imagination and meditative wonder. Indeterminate Hikes renews the user's awareness of intertwining biological, cultural, and media ecologies, and slows hiker-participants down. The app works by importing the rhetoric of wilderness into virtually any place accessible by Google Maps, and encouraging users to treat these locales as spaces worthy of the attention accorded to sublime landscapes. Originally conceived for the Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition "Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art," Indeterminate Hikes+ has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, UCLA, MIT Media Lab, 319 Scholes, Parsons The New School for Design, Museo y Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (Spain), AlhóndigaBilbao (Spain), ISEA2012, re-new Digital Arts Festival (Copenhagen), and the Conflux Festival (NYC). More info about the project is located here: http://ecoarttech.org/projects/indeterminate-hike.

About #ArtsTech Meetup
#ArtsTech Meetup is a monthly event series dedicated to exploring the ways technology is transforming traditional arts organizations and the way artists are transforming technology. Now in its fifth year, the group originated out of a desire to bridge the art and tech communities in NYC and cross-pollinate between them, it has since grown to more than 3,500 members and launched chapters in Philadelphia and San Francisco. www.artstechmeetup.com

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



10. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, in Fantastic Heliotherapy

I'm happy to share this considerate interview with me by Alex Moore in Fantastic Heliotherapy. I appreciate your taking the time to view it.

Fantastic Heliotherapy
Interview with Robin Tewes by Alex Moore
March 31st, 2013

Alex Moore is a roaming writer and artist, currently based between Los Angeles, New York and Cameroon. She blogs regularly at fantastic-heliotherapy.com, in addition to contributing to various other sites including the Paris Review Daily. Her artwork can be seen at alexcmoore.com.

Robin Tewes is represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City and The Headbones Gallery, Canada

"You don't choose art; you do it because you have to," declares Robin Tewes, repeating the advice she gives her art students. Whenever I hear that sentiment I get nervous; could I have done something else or would all roads have led to the studio? In Robin's case the answer seems clear; the paintings in her studio (which include a portrait of well-known performance artist Carolee Schneemann), the works from other established artists hanging throughout her apartment, and the gorilla mask tucked onto a shelf demonstrate her long time commitment to New York and the art community here. And to her habit of saying exactly what she thinks.

Robin paints in a flat, representational style that is reminiscent of Magritte. In an older work, Pink on Pink, a pink bedroom, empty except for a woman's handbag on the bed, Robin scratched text into the paint which included pronouncements by Suprematist painter Konstantin Malevich-who made a series of white on white paintings-interspersed with the more mundane concerns of every day life. The painting suggests that abstraction based upon revolutionary theory is all very well and everything, but what about the real world of sex, money, and embarrassing personal problems?

In Abstract Painting I, Robin makes light of the serious, male-dominated tradition of Abstract Expressionism and its offspring. "I grew up admiring those guys, but now...I want some content. The form is just a bucket for me to pour my ideas into." She looks at a painting of a graffiti covered wall and a trash can "or the waste paper basket in which I can throw my crumpled up pieces of thoughts." Those thoughts meander between sharp critiques of New York and art world society, to the more personal experiences of relationships, motherhood, and loss. Like a seasoned New Yorker, the paintings have a tough, slick, and well put together exterior, which belie the neurosis and struggles contained within. At their most successful, the paintings manage to be direct, witty, and tenderly revealing.

In recent years she has incorporated glitter, neon and iridescent paints into the compositions. "It is playful, for the joy of it; the opposite of what Malevich would ever approve of!" This attitude is particularly clear in a recent series that mourns the passing of Robin's mother. The paintings aren't without sadness, but they also let loose and celebrate her mother's life, as she gradually fades into a world of bright and fragmented abstraction; a world that is aggressively flat and hard to absorb.

What makes Robin's paintings particularly strong is her use of text that is both slyly observant and painfully honest. The picture of the waste paper basket is at first glance, merely empty and melancholy, but slowly the text reveals itself. The graffiti reads: "All I want is my equal and then some. I want an adult unconditional love." Into the garden wall the artist has scratched: "Tell Me Something I Don't Know, Give Me Something I Don't Have" a demand that could be made of a partner or of a work of art. It really doesn't seem like a lot to ask, but Robin's work suggests that those desires are very often disappointed.



11. Stacy Scibelli, FF Alumn, at Proof Gallery, South Boston, MA, opening April 27

VOWELS at Proof Gallery
April 27- May 25, 2013
Opening Reception: April 27th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Proof Gallery at The Distillery, 516 E 2nd Street, South Boston, MA, 02127
Gallery Phone #: 617 702 2761





12. Penny Arcade, Richard Foreman, FF Alumns, at The Public Theater, Manhattan, April 30-June 2

Interview with the great auteur Richard Foreman ! See OLD FASHIONED PROSTITUTES at The Public Theatre April 30 - June 2nd
Penny Arcade and Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia just completed part one of a biography on Richard Foreman. Here's a five minute excerpt:https://vimeo.com/groups/lowereastsidebioproject/videos/64393430

The full part one screens this Wednesday evening at 11pm as part of the LES Bio Project's weekly TV show. See the project's EVENT page for how to tune in.https://www.facebook.com/events/452126511528243/

Penny Arcade in Copenhagen with David Hoyle At Warehouse 9
April 26th


Penny Arcade in Oslo May 3rd
Penny Arcade in Lisbon and Porto May 16-18



13. Isabella Bannerman, FF Alumn, at Hastings Station Café, Hastings, NY, April 27

Isabella Bannerman will be showing cartoons and paintings - and selling copies of her Mother's Day book "Cartoons for Caregivers" at The Hastings Station Cafe, 134 Southside Ave, Hastings, NY 10706 on Saturday, April 27, from 11 AM - 5 PM.



14. Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Dia: Beacon, NY, opening May 18

10th Anniversary Celebration
Starting May 18, 2013

3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Community Free Day on May 18 will feature a public reading of On Kawara's One Million Years, opening of Dia:Beacon's new presentation of works by Alighiero e Boetti, a program for children and families and free admission for all.

Ten years after Dia:Beacon opened its doors, Dia Art Foundation will inaugurate an anniversary celebration encompassing a yearlong schedule of exhibitions, programs, and events, beginning with Community Free Day on May 18, 2013.

Throughout the day, visitors will be offered free admission to Dia:Beacon's 22 galleries dedicated to the landmark work of artists including Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol. A new collection room dedicated to the works of Alighiero e Boetti will open that day. Other free events will include a public reading of On Kawara's One Million Years and a multimedia program for children and families.

Philippe Vergne, Director of Dia Art Foundation, said, "With the opening of Dia:Beacon in 2003, we became a different institution. Dia:Beacon, a collection of collections, offered a new way to present-in depth and in time. The current presentation of works by Alighiero e Boetti and the reading of On Kawara's One Million Years are a tribute to Dia's history and a celebration of the present. We thank the Board and leadership for their generous contributions over the past decade and we look forward to continuing to work together to inspire audiences for years to come."

To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the Community Free Day on May 18 will include a public reading of On Kawara's One Million Years. This presentation will be the first live reading of One Million Years at Dia:Beacon. Conceived in 1969, the work was first presented as a performance piece in 1993 at Dia Center for the Arts, with participants reading aloud dates going into the past and the future.

A new installation of embroidered works and large-scale works on paper by Alighiero e Boetti will open at Dia:Beacon on May 18, 2013, and remain on view through February 17, 2014. Selected from Dia's collection, the works include Ammazzare il Tempo (1978), Mappa (1972), Opera Postale (1980), Untitled (January-December) (1986), and the groundbreaking Untitled (Victoria Boogie Woogie) (1972), consisting of 5,040 envelopes the artist mailed to himself in Turin from different cities in Italy.

Also on May 18, artist Melissa McGill will collaborate with guest musicians to lead a program for children and families, exploring the relationship of mark-making and sound while considering works of art at Dia:Beacon, including Time Piece Beacon (2005) by Max Neuhaus.

Susan Sayre Batton, Managing Director of Dia:Beacon, said, "We are thrilled that over the past decade, Dia:Beacon has become an integral part of the local community and the region of the Hudson Valley. Together with our colleagues at other institutions, our patrons, and our neighbors, we will continue to build Beacon and the region's reputation as a cultural destination."

Dia:Beacon's 10th anniversary celebration will continue into spring 2014 with more Community Free Days, Gallery Talks, and other special events. From May to August 2013, highlights will include Mitch McEwen on Robert Irwin (June 8, 2013); Community Free Day presented in collaboration with Glynwood, and Frances Richard on Louise Lawler (July 13, 2013); and Anastasia Aukeman on Bernd and Hilla Becher (August 10, 2013).

Dia:Beacon's 10th Anniversary public programming is made possible with major support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Dia's Community Free Days also receive generous support from AT&T and the Dyson Foundation.

In May 2003, Dia Art Foundation opened Dia:Beacon, unveiling its remarkable collection of art from the 1960s to the present. In keeping with Dia's history of single-artist presentations, each gallery of the former Nabisco box printing factory was designed to present the work of one artist in depth. A decade later, Dia:Beacon continues to support Dia's mission through the presentation and scholarship of the collection as well as special exhibitions, performances, new commissions, and education programs.

Dia Art Foundation
Dia Art Foundation, founded in 1974, is committed to initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving extraordinary art projects. Dia:Beacon opened in May 2003 in Beacon, New York. Dia also maintains several long-term, site-specific projects, including Walter De Maria's The New York Earth Room (1977) and The Broken Kilometer (1979), Max Neuhaus's Times Square (1977), Joseph Beuys's 7000 Oaks (1988), and Dan Flavin's untitled (1996), all in Manhattan; the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York; De Maria's The Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977) in Kassel, Germany; Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) in the Great Salt Lake, Utah; and De Maria's The Lightning Field (1977) in Quemado, New Mexico.

Dia currently presents temporary installations, artist lectures, and readings on West 22nd Street in the Chelsea section of New York City, the neighborhood it helped pioneer. Plans for a new project space are underway.

For more information please visit www.diaart.org or contact press@diaart.org / 212 293 5518.



15. Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumn, at Third Streaming, Manhattan, April 24, and more

I am very excited to announce that my solo show Chimera @ Third Streaming was listed in the Museums and Galleries section of the New York Times! Thank you Holland Cotter for a lovely review.

The show has had a great run and is now coming to a close. To celebrate artists Chitra Ganesh, Simone Leigh, curator Kalia Brooks and I will have a conversation at the gallery on Wednesday April 24, from 6:30 - 8:00. Come participate in the conversation and take a last look a the show. See below for more details.

Brave New Land @ Third Streaming

Brave New Land: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art

A Conversation with Saya Woolfalk, Chitra Ganesh, Simone Leigh. Moderated by Kalia Brooks

Wednesday, April 24th
Doors open at 6pm
panel will start promptly at 6:30pm
10 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, NYC 10013

This discussion was organized to compliment and close Saya Woolfalk's exhibition Chimera at Third Streaming Gallery. Moderated by curator Kalia Brooks, artists Saya Woolfalk, Simone Leigh, and Chitra Ganesh will reflect upon how they mobilize science fiction in their art. All three artists will be participating in Approximately Infinite Universe, a group exhibition about science fiction at the MCA San Diego in the summer of 2013.



16. Marni Kotak, FF Alumn, at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, April 27

Raising Baby X: Playtime!
Performance at Grace Exhibition Space
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3-7pm
Marni Kotak and Baby Ajax

On Saturday, April 27, 3-7pm at Grace Exhibition Space, Marni Kotak and Baby Ajax invite you and your children for a play date at Grace Exhibition Space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Kotak and Ajax will create a lovely play space in the performance venue, equipped with a ball pool, play tube, children's books, wooden toys, musical instruments and more! This is a playgroup that is so fun, it is a work of art! More information can be found on Grace Exhibition Space's website at http://www.grace-exhibition-space.com/

As part of this event, Kotak and Ajax will also be screening of videos from their ongoing collaborative project Raising Baby X: Little Brother. In this project, commencing around Ajax's fourth month, Kotak outfits Ajax with a tiny wearable video camera capturing the intricacies of his early infancy and toddlerhood from his own perspective, allowing him to record the actions of everyone around him, including how they interact with and treat him. Now in his 18th month, Ajax's camera has captured everything from bedtime stories, to his first time in the ocean, to his first snowstorm, to his first trip to the zoo, all from his own point of view. Videos from this project can be found in the album on Kotak's Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/album/2325546. Documentation of Baby Ajax's first birthday can be found at https://vimeo.com/album/2325546/video/64140633.



17. Donald Daedalus, FF Alumn, releases new iBook

It's 2013. Amazing. Here's some news for you:

Donald Daedalus New Book, Tracing The Path Of A Ray Of Light, available in iBookstore

Tracing The Path Of A Ray Of Light (2012) is an electronic artist book of photography for iPad or other screen-based reader. It aims to exploit the skeuomorphic characteristics of digital images have been inherited from analog photography by combining digital photographic images of two books on the subject: Computer Images (Time Life, 1991) and General Electric's Filmamatic Processor (1975) service manual. The former recounts formative technologies of computer images, while the latter pertains to an apparatus that develops traditional x-ray film stock. The digital photographs of the two books are merged to highlight the material mimicry of physical, printed images in digital technologies, including e-readers.





18. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, May 1

Tending the Tree of Life with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman & Friends
Let us send our roots deep into the soil and our hearts, like branches, into the sky. A family friendly event. Please wear white and bring kids, drums, seeds and lots of spirit.

Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Meet at the Fountain
For info & reservations: 718-857-1343

Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC. - The New Yorker
For 35 years Ms. Henes has been putting city folk in touch with Mother Earth. - New York Times
Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth. - The Village Voice
A-List exorcist!" - NY Post
The Original crystal-packing mama. - NY Press

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for the television and film industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

Read her on the Huffington Post:

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Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com




19. Joey Heinen, FF Intern, now online at franklinfurnacearchive.blogspot.com

My submission is live!






20. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, on Skype, June 1-August 13



WHEN: JUNE 1, 2013- AUGUST 31, 2013








21. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at the Dome, The Rockaways, Queens, NY, April 28

Agnes Denes speaking as an InClimate* artist on
Sunday April 28 from 3-5 pm
at VW Dome 2 is located at the southern end of the parking lot located between Beach 94th and Beach 95th Streets, close to the former boardwalk.
This lecture series is produced by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

*InClimate is a forthcoming exhibition that calls on artists to work with climate change experts to make art that proposes solutions and antidotes. To be presented in public spaces in NYC's 5 boroughs.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller