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Contents for July 16, 2013

1. Annie Sprinkle, Liz Stephens, FF Alumns, in London and Colchester, UK, thru July 24


What's an ecosexual? Why are skinny-dipping, tree-hugging and mysophila so pleasurable? Where is the e-spot? Can the budding ecosexual movement help save the world? Who are the ecosexuals? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the First International Ecosex Symposium - a public forum where art meets theory meets practice meets activism. The organizers of these events are Dr. Luke Dixon, a theatre director and academic, Dr. Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., a feminist-porn-star and artist, turned "sexecologist," and Elizabeth Stephens, a UCSC art professor and environmental activist. The two women explain, "As a strategy to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with our abused and exploited planet, we are changing the metaphor from the Earth as mother, to Earth as lover."

ECOSEXUAL WORKSHOPS at the Prested Hall. July 14 - July 19, 2013
A week long residency project offering 20+ artists, performers, theoreticians, and activists the opportunity to create new work. This gathering is a chance to explore how art can literally change the world and how we see her. Led by Dr Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens and Dr Luke Dixon, this will be a rare chance to make work in stimulating and well resourced surroundings. Workshops will be held in Prested Hall, near Colchester in Essex. All work created will be publicly presented at the end of the week at the SYMPOSIUM.

ECOSEXUAL SYMPOSIUM PANELS at Colchester Arts Centre. July 19 and 20, 2013
A coming together of leading artists, performers, theoreticians, activists and others from around the world to celebrate, proclaim, challenge, debate, perform, create and stimulate all that is current and coming in the field of SexEcology and ecosex identity and practices. These events present many opportunities to explore how we can utilize ecosex strategies to change to protect our planet and create the kind of world that we want to see. We believe that ecosex is a viable environmental activist strategy, and we promise this is gonna be fun. Join us! Whether you are a student, environmentalist, sex worker, art patron, nature nymph, country folk, city folk, queer, hetero, trans, herbalist, historian, pagan, scientist, in the media, or other worldly being, you are welcome!
AN EVENING OF ECOSEXUAL PERFORMANCE at Colchester Arts Centre. July 20, 2013

Be ready for anything to happen as we celebrate the very best of current eco-sexual performance, work that creates and relates the worlds of art and activism. Watch, participate, engage, enjoy a multitude of events and join us in two hours of environmental lovemaking. Curated by legendary artists and activists Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle on a rare visit to the UK (stopping off only at Colchester and London!) in collaboration with performance maker, producer, and beekeeper to royalty, Luke Dixon. An evening of new work from around the world and some specially made in Essex. Inside, outside and around about the arts centre.

A new performance piece by Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, directed by Patty Gallagher, and produced by Luke Dixon, at Conway Hall, London. --When two queer San Francisco lovers learn more about the environmental crisis, they see red and go green! They come out as "ecosexuals," take the Earth as their lover, act up, get dirty, do a bondage inspired protest, and make eco-activism more sexy, fun, diverse. Cameras welcome. Wear boots!

MORE DETAILS AT www.ecosexlab.org

EXTRA LONDON BONUS! Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens will also present an Ecosex Walking tour and a presentation about their work at another symposium; Performing Porn After the Computer Became Boring. http://performingporn.yolasite.com/about-the-event.php



2. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at muszi, Budapest, Hungary, July 17-19, and more

LYNN BOOK PROJECTS_ part delirium, part meditation and part proposal for how we might live...

Budapest > Naples > Berlin

Performances / Screenings / Workshops / *other


Voicing Bodies - Megszólaló testek
3 day workshop @ Muszi, July 17-19


Escapes and Derangements
Performance and Screening @ Muszi, July 20

Book performs extended media works for voice, text, electronics, video projection and sound ephemera.
These are part of the larger project, UnReading for Future Bodies, where she investigates the dark mists
of alien-ness that both conceal and accentuate pathways for flight and resistance at the borderlands of life.


improvizált zenei koncert with Rubik, Bolsco, Gryllus




Screening: Escapes
with introduction by Wanda Balzano + discussion w/ the artist
and Silvana Carotenuto, University of Naples

Escapes is a new video work, a book of poems, that emerges from performance
interrogating opera, Greek tragedy, media hybridity, performance and voicing bodies.
It is situated as volume 1 in a larger video project in development entitled UnReading
for Future Bodies.

Friday..July 26..7:30 pm


BERLIN : : TransArtFest

Escapes and Derangements
Performance + Screening
August 7 @ SUPERMRKT

Book performs extended media works for voice, text, electronics, video projection and sound ephemera. These are part of the larger project, UnReading for Future Bodies, where she investigates the dark mists of alien-ness that both conceal and accentuate pathways for flight and resistance at the borderlands of life.




Voice and Its Objects: from utterance to archive
a 1 day workshop intensive @ Transart Institute


stay tuned for announcement of upcoming publication:
Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life, Elgar, 2013

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Lynn Book / www.lynnbook.com

New video - Escapes

New book: Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents
in Education and Public Life, Elgar, 2013

Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance
Associate Director, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Program of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Wake Forest University, PO Box 7264
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106-7264

tel: 336-758-3383
e-mail: bookl@wfu.edu

Graduate Faculty Associate, Transart Institute
Berlin / New York / University of Plymouth, UK



3. Bill Beirne, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, Manhattan, opening July 26

Bill Beirne
[Jul 26-28] The Parachutist, A Non-Combatant Aesthete Seeks Sanctuary In The Place Of His Origins

Bill Beirne
Opening Reception: Friday July 26th, 7pm
Open to the Pubic: Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28 3 pm - 7 pm
Harvestworks - www.harvestworks.org

596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

A Three Channel Video Installation with projections, artifacts, and related documents. This absurdist performance work addresses issues such as extraordinary rendition, identity, genealogy and the futility of tracing of ones mtDNA. This event is part of this year's New York Electronic Art Festival.

The Parachutist, A Non-Combatant Aesthete, Seeks Sanctuary In the Place of His Origins Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, carrying a parachute, compass, binoculars, and maps; The Parachutist falls to earth in the French Alps. Hoping to avoid those who might pursue him, he seeks high ground at Crussol, a 13th Century ruin near Valence. Feeling tentative and vulnerable in those surroundings, he decides that he must seek sanctuary in his place of origin. He begins tracing the steps of his ancestry.

Arriving on the beach at Wexford Rossier, he treks through the Irish countryside in search of sanctuary within his ancestor's farm in Dunamon, County Roscommon. There he does find the ruins of his great-great grandparents dwelling but soon discovers that recent research traces his mtDNA to the Iceman, a five thousand year old corpse, found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991. He proceeds on his trek north and west to the coast of Ireland where he anticipates the crossing to Rotterdam.

The Parachutist, a Non-Combatant Aesthete Seeks Sanctuary in the Place of his Origin, is a three channel video installation addressing issues of Extraordinary Rendition, identity, heritage and the tracing of DNA. The work, which might be compared to creative non-fiction, consists of the "Parachutist ..." physically tracing the source of his origins, hoping to find a place where he might find refuge or sanctuary.

This project is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org www.eARTS.org).



4. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, at Lighthouse Park, Port Ewen, NY, Sept. 14

Artists collaborate at Lighthouse Park in Port Ewen, NY to create dance performance

On September 14th at 3:30 p.m. audiences are invited to gather at Lighthouse Park in Port Ewen, NY to experience the unique artist collaboration between sculptor Raquel Rabinovich and dancer Julie Manna.

Last summer Rabinovich created a stone sculpture installation at Lighthouse Park, entitled Emergences at Lighthouse Park, on the shore of the Hudson River. The sculpture has been enjoyed by the public over the past year but Rabinovich would like to expand the experience of the piece and is collaborating with Manna to create this interpretive dance performance. Manna will dance at the edge of the water interacting with the boundless space of Rabinovich's sculpture, as they both merge with the water, the sky and the earth. The performance will last approximately twenty minutes.

The event will happen rain or shine. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets to sit on the ground and umbrellas if it is raining. This community event is free and open to the public.

Event location:
Lighthouse Park
225 River Road
Port Ewen, NY 12466

About the Artists:
Raquel Rabinovich is a visual artist born in Buenos Aires, who has lived and worked in the United States since 1967. She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011-12 Lee Krasner Award for lifetime achievement from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her most recent work, the ongoing series Emergences, includes nine site-specific stone sculpture installations constructed along the shores of the Hudson River. Each piece becomes concealed and revealed with the rising and falling of the river tides. She lives and works in Rhinebeck, New York.

Julie Manna has performed a wide variety of choreographed works including her own. At the start of her training, she was given a motto quoted from Havelock Ellis "...Dancing is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself." In order to realize this concept, she finds that the line between real life and the creation of art must ultimately disappear. Formal choreography must make way for spontaneous action.

For more information please contact the event coordinator Sarah Bachelier at sbachelier@gmail.com or call at 914-475-4340. Rehearsal images are available upon request.



5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, July 21

Agnes Denes lecture Art for the Third Millenium at MOMA PS1, Sunday, July 21st, at 3:30 pm
22-25 Jackson Avenue at the intersection of 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101


In connection with her participation in EXPO 1: New York, Agnes Denes will give a lecture entitled Art for the Third Millennium on her newest, ongoing project in which she is designing mega-dunes and barrier islands to protect the Rockaway shores and New York Harbor from future storms.

She will also discuss the future cities she envisioned more than thirty years ago to deal with global warming.

As a pioneer of Land Art, Agnes Denes created Rice/Tree/Burial in 1968 in Sullivan County, New York. Acknowledged as the first site-specific, piece with ecological concerns. Synthesizing Land Art and performance, it was enacted ten years later on an expanded scale at Artpark in Lewiston, New York.

Wheatfield - A Confrontation, which has been called perpetually astonishing . . . one of Land art's great transgressive masterpieces (a) is perhaps Agnes Denes's best known work. It was created during a four-month period in 1982 when Denes, with the support of the Public Art Fund, planted a field of golden wheat on two acres of rubble-strewn landfill near Wall Street and the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan (now the site of Battery Park City and the World Financial Center). Among her many other artistic achievements is Tree Mountain-A Living Time Capsule, a monumental earthwork, reclamation project and the first man-made virgin forest, situated in Ylöjärvi, in Western Finland. The site was dedicated by the President of Finland upon its completion in 1996 and is legally protected for the next four hundred years.

The artist's photographs of Wheatfield-A Confrontation are currently on view in EXPO 1: New York. This fall, she will participate in Marfa Dialogues/NY on Climate Change, an exhibition presented by Ballroom Marfa at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space.

a. Weiss, Jeffrey, Artforum, September 2008



6. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, now online at https://www.facebook.com/EastAbroad
and more

My interview by Rebecca Norton will be featured on a podcast for AiB radio on July 22. Rebecca will also be airing it on her weekly show East and Abroad that week or the following.


Have a great summer,

Irina Danilova




7. Donald Daedalus, FF Alumn, at LA Galeria, Bogotá, Colombia, opening July 18

Imagined Bonds, Impossible Escape opens at LA Galeria, Bogotá, Colombia
Reception: Thursday July 18, 7:30 pm

Calle 77 No 12-03
Bogotá Colombia
(57 1) 4673348

The diverse body of work by American artist Donald Daedalus (b. 1983, lives in New York) bridges critical and technological discourse. In his first solo exhibition in Colombia, Daedalus presents works that juxtaposes the concepts of romance and physics.

"Imagined Bonds, Impossible Escape" supposes how desires for the troubadour idea of love and longing might converge in the equally theoretical context of black holes. The collection of art works includes various visual forms and media through which each notion might understood. A bridge between the two ideas is the audio work that pervades the exhibition, a version of "Unchained Melody" that is stretched from its original speed to a complete stop over the duration of one day, imagining how the song may sound if it were literally consumed by a black hole while it traveled on its eternal course through time. A transcription of the audio work is made in copper plate, suggesting the potential of replication of the song through the printing plate, as well as the repetition, which is seen formally in its circular presentation.

Six glass and acrylic sculptures model the molecular bonds of neurotransmitters that are released during the processes of human bonding, such as dopamine after orgasm. These chemicals function to produce actions and behaviors in humans that are similar to other species mating patterns, such as the female black widow that eats its drowsy mate after fertilization. Both species are in egg form, yet to be actualized.

The two larger works of the exhibition concern black holes, through sculpture, and string installation beneath the gallery skylight. The large segment of chain link fence forms a mobius strip, a form that demonstrates how to a three dimensional object can be made from a two dimensional object. The string installation creates a shadow image of a black hole. Contour drawings show how a black hole has been visualized, although theoretically invisible.

Donald Daedalus has exhibited in the US (apexart and Proteus Gowanus, New York; Artist Television Access, San Francisco) and Europe (The Wye, Berlin; The White Building, London; Annex/Manese, Zurich; Contemporary Art Center Thessaloniki, Greece) and was recently Artist in Residence at Campos de Gutierrez in Medellín. He is the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace, and Nueva Luz. He completed an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute.

La diversa obra del artista estadounidense Donald Daedalus (1983, New York) atiende a un discurso tanto crítico como tecnológico. En ésta, su primera exhibición individual en Colombia, Daedalus presenta piezas que yuxtaponen los conceptos de romance y física.

Vínculos imaginarios, escape imposible supone cómo los deseos por la idea del trovador de amor podrían convergir en el contexto igualmente teórico de los agujeros negros. Esta colección de trabajos del artista, incluye varias formas visuales a través de las cuales cada noción podría ser entendida. Un puente entre estas dos ideas es el audio que envuelve la exposición, una versión de "Unchained Melody", la cual va decreciendo progresivamente su velocidad original hasta detenerse, perdurando así un día entero e imaginando cómo la canción hubiera sonado si hubiera sido literalmente consumida por un agujero negro mientras viajaba en su curso, a través del tiempo. La transcripción del trabajo de audio es hecha en lámina de cobre, sugiriendo el potencial de réplica de la canción a través de la placa de impresión, así como también la repetición, que es vista formalmente en su presentación circular.

Seis esculturas de vidrio y acrílico modelan el vínculo molecular de neurotransmisores que son liberados durante el proceso de vinculación humana, tal y como la dopamina luego del orgasmo. Estos químicos funcionan para producir acciones y comportamientos en los seres humanos similares a modelos de acoplamiento de otras especies, tal y como sucede con la araña viuda negra femenina la cual se come a su aletargado compañero luego del ritual de apareamiento.

Los dos trabajos más grandes de la exposición conciernen agujeros negros, por la escultura e instalación de cuerdas debajo del tragaluz de galería. El largo segmento de alambrada configura una banda de moebius, forma que demuestra cómo un objeto tridimensional puede ser hecho de un objeto bidimensional. La instalación de cuerda crea una imagen de la sombra de un agujero negro. Los dibujos de contorno muestran cómo un agujero negro ha sido visualizado, aunque teoréticamente son invisibles.

Donald Daedalus ha expuesto su trabajo en Estados Unidos (Apexart y Proteus Gowanus, New York; Artist Television Access, San Francisco) y en Europa (The Wye, Berlin; The White Building, London; Annex/Manese, Zurich; Contemporary Art Center Thessaloniki, Greece). Recientemente, realizó una Residencia Artística en Campos Gutiérrez, Medellín. Ha sido galardonado con becas de The New York Foundation for The Arts, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Franklin Furnance y Neva Luz. Es MFA de San Francisco Art Institute, EEUU.




8. James Leonard, FF Alumn, at Chashama Storefront, Manhattan, July 24-Aug. 11

James Leonard: A Kiss For Luck
chashama storefront: 266 W.37th Street, July 24 - August 11, 10am-6pm Wed-Sun

Reception/Closing: Pearl Studios, 519 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, Studio D

This summer, Brooklyn artist James Leonard will present "A Kiss For Luck," a slow-moving performance with its pylons sunk deep in the seabed of collective cultural anxiety. Leonard will embark on his voyage at the chashama storefront at 266 West 37th Street, from July 24 through August 11.

Progress on the piece will be on view 24/7, while the artist will perform 10am-6pm.
Unmoored from the heavy cynicism endemic to his generation, Leonard's work is both displaced in time and a displacement of time. "A Kiss For Luck" channels the rigorous discipline-object of a thorough contemporary performance work into a sly poetics of erosion all his own. Simultaneously mournful and transcendent, Leonard's inevitable, intimate annihilation of a wooden boat, taking place at the height of summer sweltering season, serves both as a long quiet moment of collective solitude and the fevered
zenith of a clarion call. Possessing an earnestness rare and a simplicity exquisite, "A Kiss For Luck" delivers a heraldic gesture for a new age on a damaged planet.

Over the three week duration, James and his boat will develop a mutually destructive relationship. The artist will sit in his project every day, diligently carving away at it until it is no more than a sea of shavings. He will transform, and thus be transformed. The street level space, located near the interaction of 37th Street and 8th Avenue will be passed by hundreds of pedestrians and tourists each day, permitting thousands of individuals to witness Leonard labor at his metamorphosis.

This work is made possible by the generous support of chashama (www.chashama.org), Open Source Gallery and Pearl Studios, Inc.



9. Alison O'Daniel, FF Alumn, at LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, opening July 18, and more


Please join me for the opening receptions of two exhibitions I am in next week.

Rogue Wave - July 18th 6-9pm
LA Louver 45 N Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
(I will be giving an artist talk on Aug 1 at 6:30pm at L.A. Louver. There are 14 other artists in this show, 2 of which will also be speaking Aug 1.)

Quasi Closed-Captions - July 20th 6-8pm
Samuel Freeman Gallery 2639 S La Cienega Blvd. L.A. 90034

I recently returned to Los Angeles from a seven month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. These exhibitions mark a point of progress within a larger expanded cinema project and related body of objects I am working on called The Tuba Thieves.

Over the last several years, tubas have been stolen from middle schools and high schools all over the Los Angeles area to be sold on the black market for a high price. Continuing a collaborative process with sound (or the lack thereof), I take these thefts as springboards to further explore the material and aural space of cinema and sculpture.

Before I left for Provincetown, I commissioned three musical scores from three composers (Steve Roden, Christine Sun Kim, Ethan Frederick Greene). I presented them with poems, artists, news stories about the tuba thefts, photos of specific architecture and other elements to consider as a 'score' for their score. For months afterward, I drove, walked, worked in my studio while listening to their compositions and allowed the music to inform every decision I made while writing a screenplay and creating a body of objects.

The Tuba Thieves is a meditative, meandering story of several days in the life of NYKE, a deaf drummer, her father ARCEY who drives a zamboni and manages an ice rink, and Nyke's boyfriend NATURE BOY, an aspiring botanist who works for a moving van company. Nyke practices drums in an unused office in the ice rink her father manages, while Nature Boy's work takes him all over the country. The three characters' daily routines flow together against the backdrop of the ice rink and its skaters, coaches and parents, as well as a Los Angeles recording studio where Nyke works, and Nature Boy's apartment where the couple cook, bathe and sleep in harmony. The main characters' stories unfold quietly in a din of stolen sound, purposeful silence, and alternative communication. The film opens with a tuba heist in the middle of the night at an L.A. high school. Feverish reports of Hurricane Sandy are constantly heard on the radio, also identifying the time the film takes place. And a movement back in time to the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY in 1952 grounds the entire film with John Cage's performance of his 'silent' composition 4' 33".

I plan to shoot scenes from this film over a period of several years, presenting non-linear fragmented parts in exhibition spaces and eventually, I will stitch the entire thing into a feature film. Two versions (one captioned and one without captions) of a scene from the middle of The Tuba Thieves will be presented at L.A. Louver in relation to 4 objects.

Concurrently, an exhibition consisting solely of objects will be presented at Samuel Freeman. I treat the objects as expanded cinematic forms with their own narrative arc that translate my physical experience of listening to the scores. In both locations, aspects of the same story will be told.

The Tuba Thieves is a commission from Art in General (NYC) and has received funding from Art Matters (NYC).

I hope to see you there,




10. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, July 25

Mierle Laderman Ukeles performance at MoMA PS1

Speculations ("The future is ______")

July 25, 2013
2 p.m. seminar & 4 p.m. lecture
22-25 Jackson Avenue,
Long Island City, NY

Fifty days of lectures, discussions, and debates about the future, as part of EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1. Mierle Laderman Ukeles will ask whether we can design modes of survival -- for a thriving planet, not an entropic one -- that don't crush our personal and civic freedom.




11. Coco Gordon, FF Alumn, now online at http://blog.sub.uni-hamburg.de/?p=7742 and more

Coco Gordon aka SuperSkyWoman was part of The Last Book, curated by Luis Camnitzer, exhibited @ Carl von Ossietzky Staats und Universitäts Bibliothek from 5/15/2012 to 7/1/12. The blog http://blog.sub.uni-hamburg.de/?p=7742 explains the project and is open to comments by the public.


Coco Gordon aka SuperSkyWoman taking part in "I Remember Flux Lux" - goes Jun 7 till Sept 1st 2013 @ KUNST>KANZLEI, Riemergasse 14/31, 1010 Vienna, Austria, this show ends at Rahmen des Wiener Innenstadt GALERIE-Rundgangs statt.
contact Christine Jones www.yedermann.net & www.galerienrundgang.at

Cheers Coco



12. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumn, at Mudam Luxembourg, thru Sept. 8

Mudam Luxembourg
Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

T +352 45 37 85 1
F +352 45 37 85 400


L'Image papillon
23 March-8 September 2013

Artists: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Dove Allouche, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Moyra Davey, Tacita Dean, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ian Kiaer, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Helen Mirra, Dominique Petitgand, John Stezaker, Danh Vo, Tris Vonna-Michell

Drawing inspiration from the work of the German author W. G. Sebald, the exhibition L'Image papillon deals with the complex relationships that link images and memory. It includes sixteen artists whose works, like Sebald's books, confront the field of memory and history in the mode of experience, reminiscence and the interweaving of temporalities.

Press enquiries
presse@mudam.lu / T +352 45 37 85 633



13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Center For Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, July 20

will gather at the
Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco, CA 94103

on July 20, 2013

at 8pm

THE EROTIC TRIBE is a ritual audience participation experience experiment conducted by Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, in a rare San Francisco appearance.

sliding scale of $5 to $25

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

Center for Sex and Culture
Call: 415-255-1155

"His stamina is unrelenting, and the music goes on and on. I am repelled but
stuck: I can't turn away."
San Francisco Weekly, 2001

"Best of the Bay Area!"
S.F Bay Guardian

"....San Francisco's legendary Frank Moore...(is among)...the best and most influential artists in the discipline."
L.A. Weekly 2003

"One of the few people practicing performance art that counts."
Karen Finley, performance artist

"Frank Moore is one of my performance teachers."
Annie Sprinkle, performance artist

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

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

Downloadable poster here:



14. Susana Cook, Simba Yangala, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, August 3


A show about Cruelty and Pleasure

By Susana Cook

Legendary downtown theatre auteur Susana Cook brings back Caligula, the meanest man in history, in this delightfully witty and savagely funny play. Caligula, the cruel and brutal man who thinks he's God, is dissected, lampooned and spliced with the everyday acts of normalized cruelty that people do in the name of entertainment, pleasure and protein - and because they taste good. There will be comedy, savagery and even an orgy or two - all to a musical score by Julian Mesri. Come to what is sure to be the guilty pleasure of the summer.

Original Music by Julian Mesri.
Performers: Moira Cutler, Mistah Coles, Nora Jacobs, Jasmine Presson, Lisa Haas, Katherine Sanderlin, Simba Yangala and Susana Cook.

August 3rd, at 8:30PM. at Dixon Place
161 Chrystie St New York, NY 10002
(212) 219-0736


Born in Argentina, Susana Cook is a New York based playwright, director and performer who has been presenting innovative works internationally for over 20 years.
She has performed in Spain, France, India, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Canada and at several colleges and universities around the country.

Some of her latest shows are : The Funeral of the Cow, The Homophobes, a clown show, The Fury of The Gods, Homeland Insecurities, The idiot King, The Values Horror Show, 100 Years of Attitude, Dykenstein, Hamletango, Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop, Rats and Tango Lesbiango.

She is the recipient of several fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Arts International, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Franklin Furnace Archive, The Puffin Foundation and INTAR.




15. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Nina Sobell, FF Alumns, at ArtShare, Los Angeles, CA, opening July 20

ArtShare LA
opening July 20th 7:00-10:00pm
show runs July 20 through September 1, 2013

Past Tense, Future Imperfect
Gallery at ArtShare LA
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
An exhibition by international artists on the subject of memory as time travel

Artists include:
Erik Benjamins [LA], Naomi Campbell [NY], Anibal Catalan [Mexico DF], Joyce Cutler-Shaw [San Diego], Rosalyn Driscoll [MA], David Eddington [LA], Fred Fleisher [NY], Brian Goeltzenleuchter [San Diego] and Katharine Whitcomb; Michelle Jaquis [LA] and Rise Industries: Jeremy J. Quinn, Sarah Rushford and Nicole Jaquis; Flora Kao [LA], Adrienne Klein [NY], Marcos Lutyens [LA], Dalibor Martinis [Zagreb, Croatia], Joe Merrell [LA], Igor Molochevski [NY], Nipporini [Tokyo], Ellen Pearlman [NY], Jeremy Quinn [LA], Linda Reif [Vienna], Reynolds [NY], Joana Ricou [NY], Klaus Schafler [Vienna], Nancy Slangen [Hasselt, Belgium], Nina Sobell [NY], Stefania Strouza [Vienna], Silvio Vujicic [Zagreb, Croatia], Yoichiro Yoda [NY], Jiayi and Shin-wen Michael Young [Sacramento]

Texts accompanying Joyce Cutler-Shaw's works:

a) What Comes To Mind: Tunnel Book with Movie # 4 from The New York Odyssey.
What distinguishes us as humans is memory. From our lives in a continuous now, we have the astounding abilities of projection and recall through the filter of our personal recollection and prediction. This artists book, a tunnel book, imprinted with images from my recent brain scan, is the stage for a short movie of places I have lived growing up in New York City: a dark traumatic journey, a New York Odyssey. A messenger bird (Columba livia) represents the artist as a messenger of hidden events, of current events, of survival.

b)The New York Odyssey: No, 8
As a child, I returned to New York City with my mother, a single working mother, after a year in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she had a job to manage a shop (to prepare herself to one day open her own). We lived for a while at the affordable, if somewhat run down, Paris Hotel at 97th Street and West End Avenue. The rooms were quite small. If I saw classmate or someone I knew from school I would walk quickly past the entrance. I was ashamed for anyone to know that I lived there, even temporarily. We had lived many places in the city, temporarily. Now it is a place of memory, admissible, of my unusual childhood growing up in New York.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller