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Contents for April 29, 2013

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, May 5

Dear Friends:

It is a rare moment when an arts professional seeks public office and that is why David Salle, Betsy Sussler, Martha Wilson and I are urging people in the arts to support Laurie Cumbo in her run for City Council.

We know Cumbo as the founder and executive director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) located in our neighborhood Fort Greene, Brooklyn. MoCADA's growth since its start in 1999 is evidence of Laurie's drive and skills. She is unquestionably someone who loves and understands the arts and the advocate the arts community needs in City Council. We urge you to read Laurie's bio and let others know about her candidacy.

To help spread the word we are inviting artists and arts professionals to meet Laurie on Sunday, May 5th, from 3 to 5 pm. in my home at 134 South Oxford St., Brooklyn. There will be drinks, snacks and good conversation and all members of the arts community are welcome, but especially those who live in the 35th Council District (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heighs, Crown Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant) and can vote for Laurie in the democratic primary on September 10, 2013. Contributions are encouraged but not required (the Cumbo campaign suggests $25.00).

Hope to see you on Sunday, May 5th, 3 to 5 pm. RSVP appreciated.

Best regards,

Marc H. Miller
134 South Oxford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 223-4556



2. Ann Messner, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, May 9
The Aesthetics of Engagement
Mariam Ghani, Carlos Motta and Eva Díaz
Moderated by Ann Messner
Thursday, May 9, 6 - 8pm
Video Screenings 3:30 - 5
Memorial Hall
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn
Free and open to the public



3. Ame Gilbert, FF Alumn, in Dumbo, Brooklyn, May 11

An evening of unusual beautiful tastes and sounds draw from
nature, tradition and the appropriation of laboratory equipment.
Tymbals, Gongs and Ultrasound
Saturday May 11 7:00 pm
tickets 55.00 communaltable@gmail.com

Please join our communaltable for good vibrations as we welcome guest mixologist Mihir Desai and musicians David Rothenberg and Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Communaltable brings art, ideas, activism and food right to the table. We sit down with writers, performers, artists, scientists, chefs and friends to talk and listen and to share wonderful meals.

Join us
Mihir Desai is the chief gastronomer of foodTEXT, a roving supper club which seeks to contextualize our foodsystem through communal adventures in modernist cuisine. He consults internationally with restaurants keen to expand their experimental kitchens. Presently, Mihir is also a doctoral candidate in political economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Tonight Mihir will demonstrate sonication in the kitchen; the act of applying sound energy to generate ultrasonic cell disruption. Its various applications include emulsification and rapid infusion. Its particular advantages include flavor + color capture.

David Rothenberg has performed and recorded on clarinet with Jan Bang, Scanner, Glen Velez, Karl Berger, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, and the Kanataka College of Percussion. He has twelve CDs including One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, a duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell, named by The Village Voice one of the ten best CDs of 2010. Rothenberg is the author of Why Birds Sing, book and CD, published in seven languages and the subject of a BBC television documentary. He is also the author of numerous other books on music, art, and nature, including Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales. This spring he releases a book and CD called Bug Music, featuring the sounds of the entomological world. This evening, David will share some
bug music.

Aaron Taylor Kuffner is a conceptual artist, whose pieces involve in-depth research, collaboration with field experts, and development of specialized skill sets. His current focus is the Gamelatron Project, a series of malleable sound producing kinetic sculptures, which draws on the thousandyear- old sonic tradition of Indonesia, Gamelan, and the emerging field of robotics to create magical, viscerally-powerful, site-specific performances and installations. Kuffner has performed in 19 countries in the last thirteen years and has received multiple Grants and Awards from sources including The Andy Warhol Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Indonesian Foreign Ministry. Tonight, Taylor will bathe us in the magical rhythms of his Gamelatron.



4. LoVid, FF Alumns, now online

Music video


Dan Friel has asked us to make a video for one of the songs on his new awesome record. Here's what we did: https://vimeo.com/58644895



5. Darra Furlow, FF Alumn, at Grand Central Station, May 1-June 30

Countdown to Grand Central!

With Love, From Brooklyn is happy to announce that we're returning to our Grand Central kiosk May 1-June 30. You can find us in the Graybar Passageway (entrance on Lexington Avenue between 43rd & 44th).

If you're hungry for a taste of Brooklyn and can't wait that long, check out all your favorites on withlovefrombrooklyn.com. From King's County Beef Jerky to Pistachio Crack to Liddabit Sweets Sea Salt Caramels, artisan delights await.

We're offering FREE SHIPPING to our Grand Central pals from now until April 30 with the code MISSYOU.

Can't wait to see you on May 1!




6. Asha Jackson at Marymount Manhattan College, May 13

The Black & Latino Student Association at Marymount Manhattan College would like to invite you to attend a screening and Q & A of the documentary film, Pull of Gravity. This film is an intimate portrait of three men in different stages of reentry from prison to society, offering compelling insights that can help shape responses from family members, parole officers, law enforcement officials, and the social networks upon which reentry is dependent.

Come to a screening of the film followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers, El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman.
DATE: Monday May 13th

LOCATION: Marymount Manhattan College located at 221 E. 71st St. New York, NY 10021. Regina Peruggi Room

TIME: 5pm - 7pm

Here is the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/241858022622178/?fref=ts

FREE! Light refreshments will be served!

To watch the trailer and for more info visit: www.pullofgravityfilm.com

Feel free to share this event with colleagues and/or organizations who are involved in reentry, prison reform, and criminal justice issues. Please contact Asha Jackson at ajackson@mmm.edu with any questions or concerns. Hope to see you there!



7. Dan Perjovschi, FF Alumn, at Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosova, thru May 18

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina

Lia Perjovschi and Dan Perjovschi
From the emptiness of our Universe to the emptiness of our pockets

24/4/2013 - 18/5/2013

Opening 24/4/2013, at 20:00.

Artist talk: Dan Perjovschi COMMON Lia Perjovschi SENSE: 25/4/2013, at 20:00.

The exhibition 'From the emptiness of our Universe to the emptiness of our pockets' with Lia Perjovschi and Dan Perjovschi is part of the annual program of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, which is based on the project 'Rethinking (Social) Space Program'.

'Rethinking (Social) Space Program' conceptually is based on Henri Leferbre's thesis that all social space is produced. This position, placed on the constant analysis of our context, can easily be found opposing the demands and expectations that social space and the city which once 'was produced' for us is still there, and also with the belief that this space always existed. Although, the first steps to seek find and use this social space, for dialogue or as a shelter for minorities (constituted by thinking), the subject is confronted only the lack of social space, and the lack of space for independent thought. This finding rarely or never produces the courage to contemplate 'rethinking' and 'reproducing' of it.

Lia Perjovschi was born in 1961 in Sibiu, Romania. She has studied at Art Academy Bucharest 1987-1993. Currently lives in Bucharest and Sibiu.
Lia Perjovschi is founder and coordinator of CAA /CAA (Contemporary Art Archive and Center for Art Analysis) an organic still in process project (under different names since 1985) and KM (Knowledge Museum based on an interdisciplinary research project from 1999 - today). Her activity can be summarized as a journey from her body to the body of knowledge.

Lia Perjovschi's project 'Knowledge Museum' at Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina can be summarized in following positions: Art changed and aesthetics is not enough. To criticize without proposing something is obsolete... To do what you can out of what you have (from the global, local, personal perspective) can be an art form.
'Knowledge Museum' is a project in which Lia Perjovschi recycles all her other projects. Is a project to build a transdisciplinary museum in Sibiu, and until this will be possible, she present an architectural model using diagram of interdisciplinary research from books, reviews, Internet and objects, used for didactic purpose, both mainly in museums stores around the globe from 1999 - today. 'Knowledge Museum' has these departments: Earth, Body, Art, Culture, Knowledge, Science, Universe.

Dan Perjovschi was born in 1961, lives and works in Bucharest and Sibiu Romania.
His solo exhibitions include Unframed at Kiasma Helsinki 2003, News from the Island at Reykjavik Art Museum in 2012, Not over at MACRO Rome in 2011, Late News at Royal Ontario Museum Toronto in 2010, What Happen to US? at MoMA New York and I am not Exotic I am Exhausted at Kunsthalle Basel in 2007, The Room Drawing at Tate Modern London, On the Other Hand at Portikus Frankfurt and First of May at Moderna Museet Stockholm in 2006 and Naked Drawings at Ludwig Museum Cologne in 2005.

He participates at group shows like Paris Triennial 2012, Dublin Contemporary in 2011, Freedom of Speech at Nbk Berlin & Hamburg Kunstverein in 2010, Lyon Biennial in 2009, the Sydney Biennial and Fifth Floor at Tate Liverpool in 2008, The Magelanic Cloud at Pompidou Center Paris and the 52nd Venice Biennial in 2007, New Europe at Generali Foundation Vienna and the 9th Istanbul Biennial in 2005.

Perjovschi received George Maciunas Prize in 2004 and ECF-Princess Margriet in 2013.

'The Independent Drawing', a project for Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, is a site specific drawing on architecture and (generated) public space.

In Dan's own words: 'I criticize the world, its manners, its beliefs, its stupidity and greed. But I criticize it in an empathic way. My humor is not dark. I draw in white and black but my humor comes in many colors.'

Since the overthrow of communism in Romania, Dan Perjovschi has invested in promoting contemporary art in Romania. In 1991 Perjovschi joined the staff of Bucharest's prominent opposition newspaper 22, as political illustrator and art director to increase his involvement in his country's development.
Today, Perjovschi is internationally known for his graffiti-like drawings that cover the walls, windows, and floors of art galleries. The drawings respond to the convention of contemporary art world, constantly shifting boundaries of the European Union, and the movements of capital around the globe. The images deliver their political message with generosity and humor.

Perjovschi's works with cartoons and 'indoor graffiti' which he draws directly on walls and floors of different international art institutions. He is known for drawing installations that comment on topical events in the art world and politics. The artist observes society and current events critically and fearlessly, yet also with humor. Anything can be subject of his sharp, ironical view.

The work of Lia Perjovschi and Dan Perjovschi in this context and for Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina program, are important for the practice that they carry, for the time and political context, the importance of art, independent art institutiond and independent thought as a significant indicator of the development of democracy and the particular social conditions.

Every program module of the project 'Rethinking (Social) Space Program' is intertwined with the issue of social and public space, in the new time and geopolitical context, and aim to produce new social space for this scene and contexts, at a time when the tendencies to re-centralize and re-traditionalize thought and society are not limited to a particular context or place.

The exhibition 'From the emptiness of our Universe to the emptiness of our pockets' with Lia Perjovschi and Dan Perjovschi is supported by:
The Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
Cultural Heritage without Borders - CHwB Kosovo
Ujë Rugove

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina
Str. Zija Prishtina
10000 Prishtina
Republic of Kosova

Mail address:
P.O. BOX 262
10000 Prishtina
Republic of Kosova

Tel.: +381-(0)38-222-576
Fax: +381-(0)38-544-472



8. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, thru May 18

Greetings! This month Isabel Samaras will be exhibiting her painting "More Than Words" at Varnish Fine Art, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with DECADE-1, a group exhibition of fourteen artists. Founders Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens continue to direct the San Francisco-based gallery into the next decade after an exciting ten years presenting contemporary art in the US and Europe.

"In this exhibition, Varnish brings together a diverse group of artists whose work is emblematic of the artistic values the gallery holds dear. Each infuses their art with meaningful messages while displaying their finely honed skills. Not afraid to walk the edge, these painters, sculptors, print makers and photo illustrators take the viewer on journeys of the mind and soul. Other artists in the show: Jennybird Alcantara, Robert Bowen, Victor Castillo, Chris Mars, Christina Rex Van Minnen, Lee Harvey Roswell, Ron Garrigues, Brian Goggin, Jessica Joslin, Lucien Shapiro, Ransom & Mitchell, Rob Reger and Chuck Sperry."

The exhibition will be up through May 18th.
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie St.
San Francisco, CA
Preview: http://varnishfineart.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=129



9. Yoko Inoue, FF Alumn, at FiveMyles, Brooklyn, opening May 5

May 5 - June 9, 2013
Opening: Sun, May 5, 5:30 - 8pm
Curator: Natika Soward

Artists: Jaishri Abichandani, Daniel Bejar, Philip H. Ashley, Brendan Fernandes, Yoko Inoue, Pooneh Maghazehe, Yeni Mao, Shoshanna Weinberger, Aime Mpane, Wardell Milan, Roberto Visiani, Glexis Novoa

"This exhibition brings together the work of twelve artists engaged with themes of conquest: through conflict, exploitation of the body, commercialization, and a recontextualization of the iconic."

Gallery hours: Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 1- 6 pm

This exhibition is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Directions: Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk 3/4 block to 558 St. Johns Place.




10. Yvonne Rainer, Sarah Schulman, Julie Tolentino, in Recaps Magazine, now online

RECAPS - Reclaim Culture Art Politics Sexuality - May Day Issue 2013;


Second Annual May Day Issue
Lee Adams
Michael Bronski
Bdy Dbl
Asthrea Camilon
Marcus Civin
Samantha Cohen
Martin Eiermann
Nadia Gaber
Rochele Gomez
John Greyson
Damon Krukowski
Rebecca Lieberman
Yvonne Rainer
Sarah Schulman
Julie Tolentino
Martabel Wasserman




11. Koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Dany Studios, Manhattan, June 6-8

June 6, 7, 8
Dansology, Inc presents
a new work (currently untitled)

This new dance and interactive duet work is created by Geoff Matters (composer, computer programmer, video artist) and Koosil-ja (dance artist, songwriter). They dance, enact, and sing to unwrap images of the body and remap them onto studios 4 and 5 of DANY Studios Manhattan.

Show Time: 8PM
Ticket Price: $15 Cash Only
Location: DANY Studios
Address: 305 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018 (Off 8th Avenue)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wrHW1

RESERVATION: dancekk@earthlink.net

For more info, please contact:
Dansology, Inc
515 East 6th Street, Apt A1
New York, NY 10009
(212) 473-3914

Funding Credit:
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:
The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO is a recipient of a 2012 artist residency made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural council. www.lmcc.net. LMCC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture since 1973, presenting cultural events in Manhattan, advocating for artists and the arts, and working in partnerships to improve the quality of life for he New York City's workers, residents, and visitors.

Please keep your eyes out for our soon-to-be-published video journal. Visit www.dancekk.com.



12. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

Here is a video announcing the group show Joseph Nechvatal will be in - based on his book Immersion Into Noise - at Biennale di Venezia 55 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckt3mW_yXXk



13. Judith Simonian, FF Alumn, at Edward Thorp Gallery, Manhattan, thru June 1

Judith Simonian: Recent Work
April 25 - June 1, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Edward Thorp Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue, 6th Fl
New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am to 6pm



14. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, May 9, and more

Julia Scher, at Stanford University "A Brief History of Security" May 9th


Julia Scher, ltd L.A. Gallery (LA) A Brief History of Cologne May 17 - June 20



15. Robert C. Morgan, FF Alumn, at Creon, Manhattan, opening May 1

Robert C. Morgan
SYNTAX New Paintings: 2009 - 2013
May 1 to 22
Opening Reception Wednesday, May 1, 7-9 pm

Closing Reception Wednesday, May 22, 7-9 pm
CREON, 238 East 24 St, 1B (at 2nd Ave)
Hours: Tue & Wed 6:30 to 8:30 pm
or by appt: 646-265-5508 norm@creongallery.com
www.creongallery.com Subways: 6 or R to 23 St



16. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 3-4

JACKI APPLE at Research Centre for Artists Publications, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany. May 3 - 4, 2013

Jacki Apple will be a featured speaker on "AMERICAN NARRATIVES: Cultural Autobiographies, Media Strategies, Speech as Culture." at the Workshop: Radio Art in the Network of the (Media)Systems: Country Specific Reflections in Europe in Contrast to the U.S. at
Research Centre for Artists Publications, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany. She will also be presenting selections from her own radio art works.
Other guest speakers are Colin Black "Findings, Perspectives and Practice: An Antipodean Inquiry into Radio Art." and Özge Susut (Oda Projesi) "Radio within a Radio".



17. Bogdan Perzynski, FF Member, now online

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to let you know my "Dead End" video is published in a curated project "Volume 21: A Good Place to Stop" by the biannual media journal Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media.

The journal is a longstanding and well regarded source for the dissemination of new media art that operated prior to the advent of streaming video, and uses a peer review process to select DVDs for publication. Having released 26 DVDs and the published work of over 200 artists over the last ten years, Volume 21 will bring the publication to its conclusion.

Link: https://www.aspectmag.org




18. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, at SITE Santa Fe, thru May 19

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970
Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets
Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative
On view through May 19, 2013

Friday, May 17, 10am-5pm
Closing performance: Linda Mary Montano, Singing My Heart In

Saturday, May 18, 10am-noon
Art/Life Counseling with Linda Mary Montano

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm;
Friday 10am-7pm; Sunday noon-5pm

T 505 989 1199

New book
Linda Mary Montano: You Too Are A Performance Artist. Text by Montano, interviews with the artist by Moira Roth and Charles Duncan with an essay by Janet Dees, SITE's Assistant Curator

SITE Santa Fe presents three interrelated exhibitions inspired by artistic production on the West Coast of the United States from the 1970s to the present. These exhibitions are currently on view through May 19 as part of SITE Santa Fe's spring 2013 season:

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 explores the emergence of Conceptual art as it developed in California in the 1970s-a fertile moment of artistic production, collaboration, and experimentation, which continues to influence contemporary art today.

Featuring approximately 150 works by 60 artists, State of Mind explores the growth of Conceptualism and the exploration of new methodologies, technologies and sites for artistic expression in California in response to immense social change. Artists moved out of museums and galleries and into the streets as a form of institutional critique and aspired to create a community that fostered an exchange of radical forms and ideas. The exhibition centers on nine themes: the Street, the Environment, Politics, Feminism and Domestic Space, Public Space, Perceptual and Psychological Space, the Body and Performance, Art about Art, Artists' Books, and Ephemera.

State of Mind is curated by Constance Lewallen and Karen Moss. The tour is organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and is made possible, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Video Data Bank, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and with the generous support of Robert Redd, LLC, and the ICI Board of Trustees.

Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative is a concentrated retrospective of the work of American performance artist Linda Mary Montano (b. 1942), curated by Janet Dees, SITE's Assistant Curator, in collaboration with the artist. This exhibition considers the breadth of the artist's practice through a careful selection of works from 1969 to the present. In a career spanning over forty years, Montano has created works in a variety of forms that explore the interaction between art and life.

On Friday, May 17 from 10am to 5pm, SITE will host Linda Montano's closing performance: Singing My Heart In. For the second part of this endurance performance, the artist will be stationed in the front of SITE singing along to the music of Raka Mukherjee. Montano will descend on a scissor lift from the top of the building, once an hour for seven hours until she has reached the ground.

Published to accompany the SITE Santa Fe exhibition Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative, the book You Too Are A Performance Artist features a My Art/Life - Your Life/Art workbook written by Montano that documents 45 of her performances from 1964 to the present and gives suggestions on how readers can create their own performances based on the themes explored in Montano's work. It also includes interviews with the artists by Janet Dees, Charles Duncan and Moira Roth, a curatorial essay by Janet Dees, preface by Irene Hofmann and documentation of the exhibition. Paperback, 132 pages. 13 color/ 119 black and white. Illustrated throughout. 30 USD. ISBN: 9780985660208.

Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Crickets, Money features new works in a range of media including film, video, sound, sculpture and installation by Los Angeles-based artist Mungo Thomson (b. 1969). By exploring mass culture with language and context rather than light and space, Thomson's practice owes much to the legacy of the State of Mind generation that came before him. His work addresses the voids that exist within culture and turns the ordinary details of contemporary life into something extraordinary.

Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Crickets, Money is organized by SITE Santa Fe and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and curated by Irene Hofmann and Nigel Prince, This spring, SITE will publish Mungo Thomson's first monograph to accompany the exhibition. This publication is made possible by a lead gift from Rosina L. Yue & Bert A. Lies, MD, with additional support from Susan Foote & Stephen Feinberg, Michael Price, and Galerie Franks Elbaz, Paris.

SITE's spring 2013 season is made possible in part by generous support from Susan Foote & Stephen Feinberg, Joann & Gifford Phillips, Barbara & Chuck Moore, and Doris Francis & Louis Erhard and Cindy Miscikowski.

SITE Santa Fe nurtures innovation, discovery, and inspiration through the art of today.



19. Claire Fergusson, FF Alumn, at 58 Lispenard Street, Manhattan, May 2-12, and more

Hello friends,
This is the 17th annual Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour
This year there will be a Toast Group Show at 58 Lispenard Gallery (May 2-12) as well as the studio visits.
I'm Iooking forward to seeing you at my studio May 3 - 6 (times below). Think water color paintings!!!!!!!
Think paintings that become sculptures!!!!!!! And again, for a second year, there will be a "Living Painting"!!!!!!
All Best,




20. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at The New Museum, Manhattan, May 4

Kanene Holder's satirical character AmericanJustice (www.searchingforaj.com) will participate in New Museum's Idea Festival as a part of Willing Participant - a showcase that is still looking for MORE participants. Please read below and contact Niegel with any questions! Niegel Smith <niegelsmith@gmail.com>

With support from the New Museum's Education Department, Elastic City is pleased to announce the launch of Willing Participant. All of us are, at some point or another, shaken by tragedies and hardship. It's time to respond in the best way we can.

Willing Participant whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy shit that happens.

Dissecting and unraveling the news of the day. What sticks? What stinks? We'll find what's most pressing to participants and what we need to say. We'll craft that message into a poetic performance on Saturday May 4, we'll perform our response in the public sphere. Think whispers over bullhorns, but let's feel the weather.

You're all invited. Please bring the fire in your belly.
Willing Participant

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Willing Participant is a labor of love and grrrr. An all-volunteer project created by members of non-profit participatory walk organization Elastic City.
Kanene Holder (Educator & Artist)
Mobile: 917-318-8115

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
-Nelson Madiba Mandela

Check out my new satire- Searching for American Justice: The Pursuit of Happiness



21. Colette, FF Alumn, at The Gershwin Hotel, Manhattan, May 7

Dear Friends,
If you have missed the preview of my film" A PIRATE IN VENICE 'last May"( filmed 7 edited by Frederieke Schaefer ).I hope you will see it Tuesday May 7th- 8pm@the Gershwin Hotel.7 East 27th st-- in an evening with my colleagues!
(attached last year's press release and invite )

Gallery 98 presents:
Neke Carson
Anton Perich

An evening of art, film, and conversation
Marc H. Miller of online Gallery 98 in conversation with
three boundary-pushing artists from the 1970s.

The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St.
Tuesday, May 7th, 8 - 10 pm

Cover $10. For more information: 98bowery@gmail.com

NEKE CARSON. As a performance artist and maker of objects, Carson's transgressive humor made him a media favorite in the 1970s. His provocative oeuvre includes: "guerilla performances" in Soho galleries without permission; his notorious rectal-realist paintings; and audience-participation pieces that redefined the relationship between viewers and art. Neke will explain all and show the short video "I Love You."
COLETTE. Famous in the 1970s for her sleeping performances in store windows and art spaces, her live-in environments, her "fine art" street graffiti for which she was once arrested, and her forays into fashion and music, Colette was a familiar presence in both nightclubs and museums. She will share her art philosophy and introduce "Pirate in Venice," a short film about her recent participation in the Venice Biennale.
ANTON PERICH. Always with his camera at hand, Perich was both a documenter and provocateur in the 1970s. He contributed to Interview Magazine, and created new venues like his pioneering cable television show and Night Magazine. He also made paintings with "electronic brushstrokes" created by a painting machine that he first invented in the 1970s. Anton will talk about his paintings and screen excerpts from his controversial cable show.
MARC H. MILLER. Miller, whose website 98 Bowery, a chronicle of his journey as an artist, curator and journalist in the 1970s inspired the recent New Museum exhibition "Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-89," is the host of the evening. Gallery 98 specializes in art and ephemera from that period.
Ephemera Press
134 South Oxford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 223-455



22. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at Ten10Studio, Long Island City, Queens, opening May 3

Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, is a co-organizer of

10x10 American Photobooks
NYC Sneak Preview
Opening reception: Friday, May 3 from 7 - 9 pm
May 4-5, 2013 from 12 - 8 pm

Ten10 Studio
10-10 47th Road
Long Island City, NY
Subway: #7 Train to Vernon/Jackson Station

10x10 American Photobooks is a multi-platform photobook event with a reading room, online component and publication that presents American artists' photobooks from the last 25 years.

10x10 Panel Discussion
Sunday, 5 May 2013 at 3pm

How independent and self-publishers are currently reshaping the American photobook.
A conversation between project contributors David Senior / Museum of Modern Art Library, Christina Labey / Conveyor Arts, Nicholas Muellner / Self Publish, Be Happy will be moderated by independent curator Fionn Meade. Due to limited seating R.S.V.P. is required for panel attendance.

Sponsored by the International Center of Photography Library, Tokyo Institute of Photography and the Photobook Facebook Group.



23. Joseph Keckler, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, April 25

The New York Times
April 24, 2013
Theater Review
Hallucinogens Lead to Arias

In 2007, if Joseph Keckler's largely autobiographical new work, "I Am an Opera," is to be believed, Mr. Keckler had a bad trip on hallucinogenic mushrooms.

He imagined things. He grew paranoid. "I began," he tells the audience at Dixon Place, "to relive many moments from my life, rapidly and intensely."

A certain rapid intensity is also the hothouse condition that creates opera, sending emotions into extremities that can be expressed only in song. And so the talented Mr. Keckler, 28, who trained as a classical singer and defines himself as an interdisciplinary artist, recounts his surreal tale operatically: that is, he sings.

This amusing collision of ordinary (if drug-addled) life, foreign languages and high-flown music styles brings us from Handelian harpsichords and coloratura to a Mozart-style Italian aria and Schubert-like German lieder. At one point Mr. Keckler accompanies himself on the piano: a French chanteuse.

He careens through episodes that include an account of his Goth adolescence; a duet with his own portrait; and black-and-white movie scenes of an actress playing a domineering, damaged old voice teacher of his, done silent-film-like, with intertitles. Near the end Mr. Keckler shares the stage with a buff shirtless guy in a bull mask - an Internet hookup, it seems - to whom he sings a sultry torch song, à la Adele.

Through all this Mr. Keckler is funny and casually charismatic, with a smoky, resonant baritone. He can get laughs from an audience merely by laughing.

But while "I Am an Opera," which was written and composed by Mr. Keckler and directed by Uwe Mengel, is only 55 minutes and runs with polished professionalism, it still seems unfocused, its intellectual and emotional payoff hard to discern. This lack of coherence is a function of the dreamlike premise, but that doesn't make the scattered dramaturgy any more satisfying.

If the work ends up being diverting rather than powerful or haunting, it may be because Mr. Keckler, in his earnest homage, has misunderstood opera. A common idea about the art is that the music transforms banal words and unbelievable situations into sublime emotion: that it's purely about performance.

But the great operas were not just about magnetic artists singing beautifully. They were also about plots, characters, feelings, themes, ideas.

"I Am an Opera" is what many imagine opera to be: more style than substance. Mr. Keckler's piece is certainly stylish. So are the classic works he nods to. But they also have something to say.




24. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at 361 Canal St., Manhattan, May 3-6

Vernita Nemec



25. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, May 4

a ritual audience participation experience experiment

The Long-Running Underground Hit!

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)


Saturday, May 4, 2013

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2013 Dates!

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5 , 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013

"Lauded and controversial shaman performance artist Frank Moore ... will be sure to baffle your mind. Moore will attempt to reimagine human emotion through the use of musicians, actors, dancers, and members of the audience. It's experimental performance art at its most experimental."
George McIntire, San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection."

"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." P-Form Magazine

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

"(Frank Moore is) the king of eroticism." Mike Trachel

"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem...experience the joys of unsettled discomfort..." - Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle

Downloadable poster here:




26. C. Carr, John Fleck, Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, Salley May, Tim Miller, Nicky Paraiso, Tobaron Waxman, Jed Wheeler, FF Alumns, at The New Museum, May-June

NEA 4 in Residence
May-June 2013

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002


During the culture wars of the early '90s, the work of four solo performers, funded in part by the US government, came under attack for the frank treatment of themes of gender, sexuality, subjugation, and personal trauma. In 1990, the work of Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller (aka the NEA 4) was defunded by the National Endowment for the Arts after Congress amended the statute governing federal funding for the arts to include considerations of "general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs of the American public." Subsequently, the NEA ceased funding for individual artists altogether. These four residencies reconsider the impact of these events while engaging with each artist on the terms of their current practices.

Karen Finley in Residence: $ite-$pecific at the New Museum
Karen Finley explores strategies for overcoming funding hurdles and alchemizing the divergences between performance art and visual art economies.

May 3-The Money Shot: Roundtable with Karen Finley
Finley investigates artists' strategies for thinking outside the dollar, working within the institution, and funding one's practice as an outsider.

May 23-26-Sext Me if You Can by Karen Finley: Performance and Installation
An interactive site-specific performance installation staged in the New Museum Lobby. The erotic exchange with the performing artist-bound by rules of commerce-transforms into a lasting and collectible work of visual art.

Holly Hughes in Residence: Discipline and Legacy in Queer Performance
Holly Hughes quarries queer strategies for teaching queer performance and performing queer histories.

May 5-Queer(ing) Performance Pedagogy: Roundtable with Holly Hughes
What might a radical queer approach to teaching radical queer performance look like today?
May 10-Expanded Forms of Re-enactment in Queer Performance
Hughes is joined by Cynthia Carr (author of Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz) to consider the past, present, and possible future of expanded forms of re-enactment in queer performance.

John Fleck in Residence: A Snowball's Chance in Hell Revisited
John Fleck revisits A Snowball's Chance in Hell (1992) to consider a potential New York City premiere twenty years later.

June 15, 3pm-Blessed Are All the Little Snowballs in Hell: Screening and Discussion
John Fleck's A Snowball's Chance in Hell (1992) was a response to the experience of being thrust into the spotlight of controversy as a result of the defunding of his previous work Blessed Are All the Little Fishes (1989) by the NEA. Fascinatingly, neither of these works has ever been performed in New York City.

June 20, 3pm-A Snowball's Chance in Hell Revisited: Performance Workshop
After a week of intensive on-site investigation and rehearsal, Fleck presents a workshop performance of Snowball, reimagined for 2013.

Tim Miller in Residence: Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Performance Workshop
Tim Miller leads a performance workshop during Gay Pride Week, culminating in a world premiere ensemble-devised performance on Friday June 28 at 7pm.

June 24-28-Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Performance Workshop
In Miller's own words: "This performance workshop brings together a group of queer-identified and queer-allied participants to create an original performance [Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies] that explores the charged border between our 'queered' bodies and society...our narratives and our politics...our private selves and public view."

June 28-Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Public Performance

Performing Beyond Funding Limits: Research in Practice
In conjunction with the New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival (May 1-4)
The NEA 4, in collaboration with four curators who supported their work during the culture wars of the '90s, were asked to select four under-supported New York-based artists whose practices present unique challenges within the limits of traditional funding models for performance. The selected artists will engage in a weeklong research residency to develop radical "business plans" for better sustaining their own practices and to imagine new strategies beyond the limits of available funding, which they will share in a final presentation on May 4 at 4pm.

This project was conceived as a response to the central theme of IDEAS CITY 2013: Untapped Capital. Utilizing collaborative research and team mentorship strategies, "Performing Beyond Funding Limits" enacts a model for a group of under-supported solo performers to leverage their collective Untapped Capital.

The four participating artists are:
Erin Markey-selected by Holly Hughes and Ellie Covan (Executive Director, Dixon Place)
Salley May-selected by John Fleck and Nicky Paraiso (Programming Director, The Club at La Mama)
Brigham Mosley-selected by Tim Miller and Mark Russell (Artistic Director, Under the Radar Festival)
Tobaron Waxman-selected by Karen Finley and Jed Wheeler (Artistic Director, Peak Performances)

May 3-Performance Beyond the Limits: Short Works
A showcase of short performance works by Markey, May, Mosley, and Waxman.

May 4-Performing Beyond Funding Limits: Final Presentations

NEA 4 in Residence + Performing Beyond Funding Limits is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Associate Curator of Performance and Manager of Public Programs at the New Museum, and produced in conjunction with the exhibition NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star and IDEAS CITY Festival 2013.

IDEAS CITY sponsors

Exhibition sponsors:
Support for the exhibition is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.

The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.



27. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, on Time Warner Cable, May 8

On television in Manhattan on Time Warner Channel 34, RCN 82, FIOS 33 and for live stream click here: http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community... at 11 p.m. EST on May 8th.

Here's five super grande minutes con PENNY ARCADE and her show NEW YORK VALUES. In this performance piece you will find old-world thinking about the gentrification of New York and the planet. For the full 28 minute expose episode, tune in this Wednesday night at 11 pm EST to The Lower East Side Biography Project weekly bohemian television program hoedown.


New York Values, an autopsy on the death of Bohemia is told in the fragmented, disjointed vocabulary of today's culture. Music and movement collide with crackling observations that reveal the current commoditization of rebellion and explores the nobility of failure in a society obsessed with youth and success. New York Values is about the complex tapestry of art, criminality and iconoclasm that the great tradition of the 'underground' is woven from. Miss Arcade creates an emotional, informative, an interactive theater piece that mediates through improvisational performance, storytelling, monologues, music, rants and dance to elicit a sense of freedom & individuality in the audience itself.

New York Values excerpt from New York performance at P.S. 122 features performers: Anna Curtis, Jeffrey Freeze, Jodi Wetzel, Patti Van Dyke, Kelly Webb, Julie Atlas Muz, Dirty Martini, Kenny Davis, PJ Mehaffey, and Pedro J. Rosado Jr.

New York Values is a part of The Lower East Side Biography Project - this episode edited by Steve Zehentner and produced by Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner.

If you like our project, please LIKE us on Facebook and invite your friends to our page and EVENTS!



28. John Cage, Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Bradley Eros, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, Manhattan, May 3-4

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters participate in John Cage's HPSCHD, an extraordinary multimedia event on May 3rd and 4th at Eyebeam.
Join us on May 3rd and 4th as Eyebeam hosts composer Joel Chadabe, keyboardist Neely Bruce, and artist Bradley Eros,
in collaboration with ISSUE Project Room and the Electronic Music Foundation.
We are envisioning a 21st century multimedia projection spectacle on a massive scale and are hoping you'll join us in attending this extraordinary event.
May 3rd (05/03/2013) > 5:00pm to 10:00pm
May 4th (05/04/2013) > 1:00pm to 6:00pm
@ Eyebeam: 540 W. 21st Street, New York,NY

John Cage's HPSCHD, the rarely performed yet legendary masterpiece:
a mass media orgy, considered by many to be one of the wildest and most significant
musical compositions of the 20th century, premiered in 1969 at the University of Illinois.
Amplified harpsichords and computer-generated
tapes were played through a system of one to fifty-two loudspeakers in
a circle surrounding the audience. Each of the forty-eight huge
windows of the university's Assembly Hall in which the event was
staged was covered with opaque polyethylene upon which slides and
films were projected.
Film-maker and intermedia artist Ronald Nameth programmed more than
eight thousand slides and one hundred films to be projected
simultaneously on these surfaces in a theme following the history of
man's awareness of the cosmos. "The visual material explored the
macrocosm of space," Nameth explained, "while the music delved deep
into the microcosmic world of the computer and its minute tonal
separations. We began the succession of images with prehistoric cave
drawings, man's earliest ideas of the universe, and proceeded through
ancient astronomy to the present, including NASA movies of space
walks. All the images were concerned with qualities of space, such as
Melies' Trip to the Moon and the computer films of the Whitney family.
The people who participated in HPSCHD filled in the space between
sound and image." - Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema

Peter Cramer
PO Box 20260
New YOrk New YOrk 10009
212 529 8815



29. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal, April 27-28




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