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Lisa Bufano, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Dear friends and comrades,

I am writing with very sad news, which many of you have begun to hear through our overlapping communities.

Lisa Bufano, critical dis/ability artist and beloved friend, sister, and daughter, has passed from this life to the next. Her visual art, movement work, and host of inventive creations have inspired so many people within dis/ability communities, but also gripped countless others on an international stage of artists, curators, dance and movement worlds.

Lisa's brilliance and wit is legendary. Her fiery spirit and passionate heart transformed everyone in her wake. Her fierce strength and presence-on stage and off-was uncompromising. Those who knew Lisa know the depth of her love for art and aesthetics and her peculiar talent for finding beauty in the most bizarre places, creatures, and objects. Her creative work was smart, sharp, and risky. Her style was intense, poetic, and occasionally outrageous-always stunning. She loved her family and friends with an unmatched loyalty, and she saw the fabulous in dis/abled people in particular-in our knotty limbs and unexpected extremities, in metal and flesh meeting, in prosthetics, in plastic and steel and wood and anything that could be tooled not just for usefulness but for fashion, for beauty, for movement and grace.

Lisa was also a precious friend, a finger-sister, and a much-beloved presence around the country. Her passing marks not only a deeply personal loss to her family and friends, but an incredible loss to our community, which is more beautiful and rich because of her life and her work.

A memorial will be held in the SF Bay area this Saturday, October 12th to celebrate Lisa's life. An east coast memorial will follow, date TBA.

Peace and blessings to Lisa's family, friends, and the many people her spirit has touched.
In loving memory,

lezlie frye
doctoral candidate
american studies program
department of social and cultural analysis
new york university



Ellen Lanyon, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Ellen Lanyon passed away on the evening of October 7, 2013, most unexpectedly, at age 86. As you may know, she was in England for the past two weeks, working on a series of new prints in Cambridge. She was arriving back in the US, at the airport, in immigration, and had a massive cardiac arrest.

Information on a memorial will follow.

Ellen has been an icon of the Chicago school for over 60 years, painting in a way that harkens to both formalism and the realms of dreams and symbolism. Her early interest in metaphysical imagery, with other artists such as Robert Barnes, June Leaf, James McGarrell, and Irving Petlin, helped lead her to, as the artist says, "the eccentric ribbons of the subconscious." These ribbons involve the most fanciful of still lifes one could ever imagine: the replication of intricate objects, like a small majolica humidor in the shape of a frog smoking a pipe that first belonged to her Grandfather, and the incorporation of nature, fish and fowl, in fantastical settings. Lanyon says that she felt she was a magician through her paintings, one "who can transform flowers into fire, create the animate out of the inanimate, and utilize osmosis and gravity to create illusion."ˇ And she does, through items of nostalgia, rich color pallets, and dream-like scenarios that bring her scenes to life.

Ellen has made New York her primary home since the 1970's.

She has had over seventy-five solo exhibitions, eleven museum exhibitions including three major traveling retrospectives. Her work is in the collections of the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum, among others.

Honorary Doctorate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007
The Courtauld Institute University of London, UK,
MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1950
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1948

Ellen received several Armstrong Prize Awards and a Logan Prize from The Art Institute of Chicago, A Fulbright Study Grant, Cassandra Foundation Grant, Herewood Lester Cook Foundation Award, two National Endowment For The Arts Visual Artists Awards, a Florsheim Art Foundation Grant, several Yaddo Fellowships, an Ossabaw Island Project Fellowship, and two Purchase Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Elected to the Union League Club, Chicago, The Century Association, New York and The National Academy of Design.

Ellen has taught painting at several institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cooper Union, and the School of Visual Arts.



Frank Moore, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Frank passed away this morning [October 14, 2013]. Frank was very sick and told us he was at peace with dying and, although he told us that he wanted to die at home, after three very difficult nights he said he was willing to go to the hospital for us when we proposed going just for stronger IV antibiotics and non invasive pulmonary treatments that we could not do at home. Once admitted to the hospital when it was clear that the only ways to keep him alive were the kinds of procedures that he definately did not want, we put him on Comfort Care and Mikee and I and Corey, Alexi and Erika sat around the bed loving Frank for several hours. Although he couldn't talk, he made little sounds and responded to us the whole time. He was very present with us. He died at 6:24am with all of us and with no pain. Linda



1. Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble, FF Fund recipients 2013-14, at JACK, Brooklyn, October 24-November 2


Thursday - Saturday, October 24 -November 2
8pm Show
9pm Golden Karaoke Party
featuring The Prodigal Sun Spiritual Supplies Boutique

505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11238

Tickets $10 (includes admission to Golden Karaoke Party)
Available for purchase at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door
Karaoke Party-only tickets available at the door for $5

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysical terrain of self-help movements at the end of the 21st Century. In Everything One in the Disc of the Sun, three Osirian priests gather at a pseudo-Egyptian karaoke bar at the end of time to perform their favorite tracksfrom the self-help repertoire. Under the cosmic glow of an LED pyramid, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble sings, chants, and recites forgotten hits from the VHS vaults of gurus, cult leaders, corporate speakers, and extraterrestrial mediums, which they channel through an embedded in-ear karaoke machine. Combined with original songs, gestural fragments of the Death Trance Dance, compulsive drinking rituals, video projection, and other cultural flotsam, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble entombs the lost relics of a future civilization in lyrical self preservation.



2. Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, FF Alumns, at The Rauschenberg Foundation, Manhattan, opening October 16

Agnes Denes exhibiting "Pyramids of Conscience" in 'Quiet Earth", curated by Fairfax Dorn, presented by the Marfa Dialogues at the Rauschenberg Foundation, (Agnes Denes, Maya Lin, Donald Judd, Hans Haacke, Trevor Paglen, Amy Balkin, Larry Bamburg)

Opening October 16 to November 30, 2013
455 West 19th Street



3. James Casebere, FF Alumnn, at Sean Kelly, Manhattan, opening Oct. 24

James Casebere
Selected Works, 1995 - 2005
October 25 - December 7, 2013
Opening reception: October 24, 6-8pm

For more information please visit www.skny.com

Sean Kelly
475 Tenth Avenue
New York NY 10018
T. 212.239.1181
F. 212.239.2467



4. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at The Art Students League, Manhattan, Oct. 21-25, and more

Thought you may want to know.

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How about a Nap?

Be a part of my next big project. Add some "Stuff" at:



On another note, it's not too late to sign up for this:

The Expanded Dynamics of Narrative

Billy X. Curmano is offering a 5-day workshop, "The Expanded Dynamics of Narrative" at the Art Students League of NY Oct. 21-25th. Curmano is best known for living his "Art Fantasies" as intermedia performances and preserving their narratives in multiple forms from drawings, paintings and sculptures to video and virtual tales.

"The Expanded Dynamics of Narrative" is for artists and students at all levels. We will use the traditional materials of paint, pencil and pen to explore form, color and line and how the artist's work can tell a story or convey an idea without becoming too literal or heavy handed and how expanded arts techniques can continue this story both on and off the canvas, sketch book or pad and into the environment. We will investigate nonlinear approaches and ways of augmenting ideas with collaboration and interdisciplinary forms such as print, electronic media and performance. Participants may choose their own materials and themes. An environmental art collaboration focused on the changing climate will be offered as a practical exercise.


To register, please visit the League's main office or call 212-247-4510, x. 101.
If you are registering for the first time and wish to register by phone, first fill out the online Student Information Form.

For more information, please e-mail info@artstudentsleague.org. Please note: you may not register for a workshop via email.

- See more at: http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/Workshops.aspx#sthash.nHxwszYK.dpuf

Be safe, stay well,

Billy X.



5. Susan Joy Share, FF Alumn, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, October 18, 2013-January 19, 2014

Animated Library
Susan Joy Share

Exhibition at Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
October 18, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Performance at University Theater
Friday, October 18 at 7pm
Self-Determined Admission, Suggested: $18

Sculptural Books Workshop at Jaffe Center
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20 from 10am-4pm

Gallery Talk at Jaffe Center
Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 pm

I have an online-published book produced in conjunction with the exhibit. You can leaf through it at http://blur.by/1aoBpIs

Jaffe Center's 10/2 Press Release is at http://www.fau.edu/mediarelations/releases1013/101303.php and the link describing two of my events is at http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/index.php



6. Omni ZonaFranca at La Mama Experimental Theater, Manhattan, Oct. 18-20

AS220 and La Mama Experimental Theater are proud to present Omni ZonaFranca, a multidisciplinary artist group from Cuba that will visit Providence and New York as artists in residence at AS220 and La Mama. This residency is sponsored by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (San Antonio, TX) and represents a collaboration between AS220, co-presenters La Mama Experimental Theater (NY), and The Third World Center's (TWC) Latino Heritage Series at Brown University as part of the National Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Omni ZonaFranca is a multi-disciplinary artist collective, active since 1997 in Alamar, an outlying neighborhood east of Havana, Cuba. Its members number around a dozen, but its ambassadors during this tour will be Luis Eligio Pérez Meriño, David Escalona Carrillo and Amaury Pacheco Del Monte. They freely shift between forms of expression (performance, music, poetry, spoken word, rap, visual art, graffiti, video, dance) in the embrace of art as everyday life. Omni Zonafranca has participated in over 200 events, including the annual festival Poesia Sin Fin. Omni Zonafranca presents interactive events that fuse experimental music, poetry, and sound with visual art and performance. Over the last 15 years, the group has collaborated with artists and ensembles from over 20 countries.

OMNI Zona Franca will perform at La Mama Experimental Theater on October 18-20. Admission Fee is $15. Click here for more information: http://lamama.org/the-club/makina-total-free/

AS220 is a non-profit community arts space located in downtown Providence. It provides an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts by offering all Rhode Island artists the opportunity to live, work, exhibit or perform in the AS220 facilities, which include four rotating gallery spaces, a performance space, a youth program, a recording studio, a print shop, a darkroom and media arts lab, a high-tech fabrication and electronics lab, a black-box theatre, a dance studio, and four dozen affordable live/work studios. www.as220.org
Shey Rivera
Director of Programs



7. Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta, Yoko Ono, Stefanie Trojan, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany, through February 2, 2014

Sie. Selbst. Nackt.
Paula Modersohn-Becker and other artists nude in self-display

20.10.2013 - 2.2.2014

Opening Saturday 19th 3pm

Artists among others:
Marina Abramovic (RS/US), Elvira Bach (DE), Louise Bourgeois (FR/US), Marianne Breslauer (DE), Judy Chicago (US), Renée Cox (US), Imogen Cunningham (US), Xenia Hausner (AT), Chengyao He (CN), Maria Lassnig (AT), Rachel Lewis (GB), Clare Menck (ZA), Ana Mendieta (US), Lee Miller (US/GB), Yoko Ono (JP/US), Catherine Opie (US), Anita Rée (DE), Joan Semmel (US), Amrita Sher-Gil (IN), Renée Sintenis (DE), Jo Spence (GB), Stefanie Trojan(DE), Cecile Walton (GB), Hannah Wilke (US), Suzanne Valadon (FR) und Francesca Woodman (US).

With the exhibition goes a catalogue published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 144 pages Seiten for 29,80 €.

Museen Böttcherstraße
Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum
Ludwig Roselius Museum
Sammlung Bernhard Hoetger

Böttcherstraße 6-10, 28195 Bremen
T +49 (0)421 33882-22
F +49 (0)421 33882-33

dienstags bis sonntags, 11-18 Uhr
montags geschlossen



8. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, publishes new book

The trade edition of "Captain Cap" is now available! Alphonse Allais's hard-drinking, proto-pataphysical antihero, based on his friend Albert Caperon, bullies bartenders, swindles prostitutes, travels the world, and offers such useful inventions as the smell-buoy, the kangacycle, volatile ink, the bacteria motor, and much more. This edition collects the four installments previously published by Black Scat Books, plus eight Captain Cap stories Allais published elsewhere. It's 370 pages; it was translated by Doug Skinner, who also provided an introduction, notes, and over 50 illustrations. There's a Cappendix of historical photos and recipes for the Captain's favorite cocktails. And, for the first time, Caperon himself graces the cover, in Norman Conquest's elegant design.
You can order a copy through Black Scat Books, at blackscatbooks (dot) com. Bon voyage, Captain Cap!



9. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, at Albany International Airport Gallery, NY, opening October 18

Albany International Airport Gallery presents Second Nature, thru March 9, 2014. Public reception Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, 3rd floor. www.albanyairport.com



10. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Silent Barn, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 20

Reflected Glory
Mural by Jane Dickson
at the new Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Directions: Myrtle stop on the J
Reception on October 20th, 3-5pm
Featuring music from the celebrated artists:
Jennie Get Around



11. Susan Bee, Shirin Neshat, Richard Serra, FF Alumns, at Industry City, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 20
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy-and the resiliency of New York City's arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm-the Dedalus Foundation, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square foot exhibition entitled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The exhibition will take place at Industry City, a hub of creative manufacturing and innovation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Centered on the work of artists directly affected by Sandy, the exhibition will also feature work inspired by and referring to the storm, along with work by artists who were invited to participate in the spirit of solidarity. In addition, the two-month exhibition will include musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and other cultural events.

Industry City has been involved with Hurricane Sandy relief since Sandy hit. At the time of the storm, Industry City Associates donated the use of 18,000 square feet of space to volunteer conservators who worked on the recovery of hundreds of works of art.

220 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Thursday - Sunday 12 - 6pm* (Closed on Thurs Nov 28 and Fri Nov 29)
Free to the public

For information on free school visits and tours, please email: info@dedalusfoundation.org


Our list of exhibiting artists include established and emerging artists from the New York area and beyond. The more than 200 artists involved include those who were victims of Sandy and those who are showing in solidarity.

With four exhibition spaces and a 40,000 square foot sculpture garden, there is a lot to see at Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. See the model, read more about the history of Industry City, and watch the timeline unfold, as we build the space out from raw warehouse to pop-up museum.

There will be two group exhibitions: The Beauty of Friends Coming Together: I and II, a selection of 50 artist friends of the Rail along with their 50 fellow artists who were Sandy victims. This salon style group exhibition will be a multimedia event spanning two large rooms within the greater exhibition.

During the course of the exhibition, there will be several supplemental events, including poetry readings by 20 poets (each of whom have been commissioned to write poems about their experience of Sandy), musical performances, and panel discussions regarding the conservation of works of art and preventive measures with regard to future natural disasters.

New events added regularly, stay in touch!

Rita Ackerman, Marina Adams, Mira Aldridge, Nils Folke Anderson, Stephan Antonakos, Barbara Asch, Adriana Atema, Shoja Azari, Eric Banks, Paul Baumann, Rachel Beach, Max Bechner, Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Bee, Z Behl, Louise Belcourt, Adam Bell, Matthew Benedetto, Michael Benedetto, Lynda Benglis, Meryl Bennett, Sallie Benton, Susan Berger, Robert Bergman, Robert Berlind, Gregg Biermann, Jeffrey Bishop, Vivien Bittencourt, Julia Bland, Gregory Botts, Katherine Bradford, Kim Brandt & Walsh Hansen, Michael Brennan, Elle Burchill, Becky Brown, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Beth Campbell, Francis Cape, Kathleen Casey, Kris Chatterson, Bao Yang Chen, Jesse Chun, Clara Claus, Mike Cloud, Cora Cohen, Lucille Colin, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Diana Cooper, Lucy Cottrell, Patricia Cronin, N. Dash, Jon D'Orazio, Jamie Dalglish, Amy Davis, Martha Diamond, Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, Tom Doyle, Yael Eban, Eve Eisenstadt, Julie Evanoff, Lisa Fairstein, Adriana Farmiga, Matthew Farina, Salvatore Farina, Robert Feintuch, Maximiliano Ferro, C. Finley, Gerald Foster, Lucy Fradkin, Cameron Gainer, John Ganz, Zachary Garlitos, Gandalf Gavan & Ronnie Bass (aka DAS), Jackie Gendel, Alicia Gibson, Allison Ginsberg, Marilyn Gold, Anders Goldfarb, Nancy Goldring, Juan Gomez, John Gordon Gauld, Ron Gorchov, Dana Gordon, Allan Graham, Gloria Graham, Mark Greenwold, Nora Griffin, Jeremy Haik, Everest Hall, Josephine Halvorson, EJ Hauser, Nancy Haynes, Daniel G Hill, Sanford Hirsch, Kristie Hirten, David Hixon, Faith Holland, Lonnie Holley, Brandon Holmes, Jayne Holsinger, William Holton, Heidi Howard, Gilbert Hsiao, David Humphrey, Paul Hunter, James Hyde, Baptiste Ibar, Bill Jensen, Katerina Jerinic, Suzanne Joelson, Darren Jones, Michael Joo, Jody Joyner, Joanna Karatzas, Nils Karsten, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Ben Keating, Mel Kendrick, Clay Ketter, Peter Kloehn, Linnea Kniaz, Stephanie Kosinski, Abby Leigh, Osamu Kobayashi, Sephanie Kosinski, Barney Kulok, Benjamin La Rocco, Justen Ladda, Noah Landfield, Ronnie Landfield, Matthew Lange, Chris Larson, Corina Larkin, Fabienne Lasserre, James English Leary, Don Leistman, Matvey Levenstein, Dean Levin, Margrit Lewczuk, Greg Lindquist, Rick Liss, Nicola López, Sangram Majumdar, Gabrielle Mangano, Michael Marfione, Kevin Marin, Joshua Marsh, Chris Martin, Mary Mattingly, Keith Mayerson, Marlene McCarty, Josiah McElheny, Jonas Mekas, Amelia Midori Miller, Daniel Milewski, Laura Miller, Donald Moffett, Andrea Monti, Jaye Moon, Carrie Moyer, Loren Munk, Augustus Nazzaro, N. Dash, Tammy Nguyen, John Newman, Itty Neuhaus, Shirin Neshat, Jo Nigoghossian, Casimir Nozkowski, Thomas Nozkowski, Jennifer Nuss, Patrick O'Hare, Coke Wilson O'Neal, Craig Olson, Paul Pagk, Sheila Pepe, G.T. Pellizzi, Ellen Phelan, Eli Ping, Jean-Jacques Du Plessis, Julie Pochron, Rona Pondick, Nickola Pottinger, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Nathlie Provosty, James Prosek, Joanna Pousette-Dart, Geoff Rawling, Leon Reid IV, Carlos Reyes, Samantha Rissmeyer, Christopher Rivera, Gabriel Rizzotti, Evan Robarts, Andrea Robbins, Joyce Robins, Alexis Rockman, Ugo Rondinone, Kara Rooney, Alexander Ross, Lisa Ross, Brie Ruais, Adrianne Rubenstein, Dean Russo, John Ryan, Cordy Ryman, Ethan Ryman, Will Ryman, Gabriela Salazar, Cecilia Salinas-Rios, Bill Santen, Katia Santibañez, Christopher Schade, Mary Schiliro, William Schuck, Michelle Segre, Richard Serra, Linda Serrone Rolon, Veronica Shear, Siena Shields, Barbara Siegel, James Siena, Arthur Simms, Kyle Simon, Matt Smilardi, Ray Smith, Sterret Smith, Colin Snapp, Elisa Soliven, Blane de St. Croix, Gary Stephan, Steel Stillman, Jason Stopa, Maya Strauss, Phoebe Streblow, Mark di Suvero, Caroline M. Sun, Superflex, Molly Surno, Alina Tenser, Lee Tribe, Levent Tuncer, Daniel Turner, Ryan Vahey, Jessica Vaughn, Jens Veneman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Tomas Vu, Louisa Waber, John Walker, Joan Waltemath, Nari Ward, Nathaniel Ward, Aaron Wax, Arnold Wechsler, Randy West, Christopher "Kit" White, Wendy White, Stanley Whitney, Terry Winters, William Yackulic, Benjamin Weber, Nicole Wittenberg, Alan Thomas Wood, Rachel Youens, Robert Younger, Lisa Yuskavage, Holly Zausner, Joe Zucker



12. Ruth Hardinger, Joe Lewis, Christy Rupp, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union, Manhattan, opening Oct. 22, and more

Dear friends,

I'm very pleased to let you know about an exhibition and panel Rebecca Smith and I have initiated as part of the Marfa Dialogues/NY about climate change, with Cooper Union/Institute for Sustainable Design, as our sponsor.

We have 2 programs - one is the exhibition opening on Oct 22 and next is the panel discussion on Oct 30 - in the Great Hall Gallery and Great Hall Auditorium - which are adjacent to each other in Cooper Union. Please see dates and times below.
I hope you can attend.

Best regards

OCTOBER 22 - NOVEMBER 08, 2013

New York, NY 10003
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Is Manhattan sitting in a cloud of methane?

Odorless, invisible, lighter-than-air methane is a significant urban pollutant that is a potential crisis in the making.

Developed by artists Ruth Hardinger and Rebecca Smith as a confluence of climate change research, environmental activism and artistic practice, EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer initiates new ways of sourcing information, sharing and expressing data. The project draws upon a scientific study conducted by Gas Safety Inc. under the aegis of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability which utilized highly sensitive technology to measure fugitive methane emissions over 160 miles of roadway in Manhattan.

This study reveals the island lies under a cloud of methane originating primarily from aging natural gas pipelines - some laid in the 19th century. Since methane is 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and natural gas is over 90% raw methane, the study challenges the notion that natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. In fact, it suggests that methane leakage, throughout its life cycle, makes natural gas a greater contributor to climate change than other fossil fuels.

Partipating Artists:
Colleen Fitzgibbon, Ruth Hardinger, Joe Lewis, Christy Rupp, Rebecca Smith.
Located in the Great Hall Gallery
Link to Manhattan methane emissions study.


Related Event(s):

Results of methane survey of parts of Manhattan on 27 November 2012

New York, NY 10003

Is Manhattan sitting in a cloud of methane?

Odorless, invisible, lighter-than-air methane is a significant urban pollutant that is a potential crisis in the making.

Developed by artists Ruth Hardinger and Rebecca Smith as a confluence of climate change research, environmental activism and artistic practice, EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer initiates new ways of sourcing information, sharing and expressing data. The project draws upon a scientific study conducted by Gas Safety Inc. under the aegis of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability which utilized highly sensitive technology to measure fugitive methane emissions over 160 miles of roadway in Manhattan.

This study reveals the island lies under a cloud of methane originating primarily from aging natural gas pipelines - some laid in the 19th century. Since methane is 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and natural gas is over 90% raw methane, the study challenges the notion that natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. In fact, it suggests that methane leakage, throughout its life cycle, makes natural gas a greater contributor to climate change than other fossil fuels.

Panel Participants:

Al Appleton, Moderator; Senior Fellow for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design; former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Barbara Arrindell Artist; founder and Director of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
Ruth Hardinger, Artist
Bryce Payne, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Senior Fellow of Wake Forest University CEES, Winston-Salem, NC
Rebecca Smith, Artist
Samara Swanston, Legislative Counsel to the Environmental Protection Committee of New York City Council

EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer is a two-part program consisting of a panel discussion moderated by Al Appleton and an art exhibition curated by Ruth Hardinger and Rebecca Smith. It is sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Design at Cooper Union for Marfa Dialogues/NY in cooperation with The Rauschenberg Foundation.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues



13. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at Pro & Contra, Moscow, Russia, Oct. 18

On October 18th I am making a presentation of project City Drawing at the Media Art Symposium "Pro&Contra" in Moscow. Panel: The Gallery and the Metro: How Does New Media Art Change Everyday Perceptions? 2-5pm.




14. Willie Cole, FF Alumn, at Alexander and Bonin, Manhattan, opening Oct. 18

If wishes were horses...

October 18 - November 16, 2013
Opening Friday, October 18, 6-8 pm

Alexander and Bonin is pleased to announce If wishes were horses... an exhibition of new works by Willie Cole. For this exhibition, Cole has created three large paintings and two sculptures signaling a significant shift in the scale of his work. These works demonstrate Cole's continued interest in the Yoruba religion and, in particular, the Orisa: Yoruba deities which represent specific forces of nature and govern different parts of the universe.

Central to the exhibition is the 6 foot high bronze The Sole Sitter, 2013. Using women's high-heeled shoes enlarged many times, the artist has created a crouched figure in a position of longing or contemplation effectively personifying 'the wisher' alluded to in the title of this exhibition.

Since 1995, when he created the room-sized installation The Elegba Principle, Cole has chosen to focus on one particular deity, Elegba, and to continue the codification and mutation of this figure's physical representation in his work. Customarily rendered in black, red or white, Elegba is the messenger between god and mankind, the god who safeguards the principle of free will and the gatekeeper who represents choices and decisions. The lawn jockey, which the artist also views as a covert signifier for Elegba in post-civil war/pre-civil rights America has appeared in different forms through-out the artist's career. For this exhibition the artist has created two slatted wooden frames representing window shutters; they support two carved jockeys painted in red, black and white. The painting Special Delivery, 2013 shows the jockey as the messenger delivering the horse to the rider. The work is flanked with wooden doors reinforcing the role of Elegba as owner of roads and doorways.

Willie Cole has long used everyday domestic objects and discarded materials to reference historical events and people. Using approximately 2,000 plastic water bottles lined with red acetate the artist has created a 7 foot tall, Chandelier, 2013. Engaging in notions of 'upcycling' and transformation, the suspended chandelier can be seen as a 'spirit light.'

Willie Cole was born in Somerville, NJ and studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York. He lives and works in New Jersey. His work has been the subject of several one-person museum exhibitions: The Schneider Museum at Southern Oregon University (2013), Montclair Art Museum (2006); University of Wyoming Art Museum (2006), the Tampa Museum of Art (2004), Miami Art Museum (2001), Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998). In January 2013, Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works opened at Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery at Western Michigan University and travels through 2014. This past spring, Cole's chandeliers were shown at the Prospect Street Fire House in Newark, and in 2014, will also be included in the First International Biennal of Contemporary Art in Cartagena, Colombia.

For press inquiries, please contact Sabina Roslyakova at 212 367-7474 or sr@alexanderandbonin.com.

The gallery is located on Tenth Avenue between 18th and 19th streets in Chelsea.

132 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011 Tel: 1 212 367 7474
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm




15. Athena Tacha, FF Alumn, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, thru March 31, 2014

Athena Tacha, FF Alumn, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, thru March 31, 2014
Domestic Arts Building, Mezzanine Gallery

www.Marshamateykagallery.com www.Oberlin.edu/faculty/atacha



16. Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, at Arcadecardiff, Wales, thru Oct. 27

Paul Granjon in Arcadecardiff
17h to 27th October 2013
Private view 16th October 18:00
Arcadecardiff, Queens Arcade, Queen Street Cardiff

In the commercial environment of Arcadecardiff, electronic artist Paul Granjon opens two distinct spaces: while Unit 3B hosts a family of Thingy Robots, Unit 17 is turned into an operational manufacturing unit, the DYNAMO WREKSHOP.

DYNAMO WREKSHOP is a participatory make-and-think-tank where, for the duration of the show, disused electronic consumer goods are dismantled and recombined, with the help of a 3D printer, to make sustainably powered gizmos. DYNAMO WREKSHOP is an open project. Whatever your skills, you can come and enjoy taking apart a printer or a VCR, have a go at programming electronics, wiring things, share ideas about sustainability, ask questions, have a cup of tea...

Contact Paul if you want to take part in the DYNAMO WREKSHOP, or just pop in during opening hours: 18th - 27th October, 12:00 til 17:30, Wednesday to Sunday.

The Thingy Robots in Unit 3B are small autonomous machines specially popular with children. The colourful robots are constructed with recycled parts and open source components. Come and mingle with the Thingies as they move about and go through their simple cyber-motions, including a remote-control state where visitors can drive a robot using a phone.

The projects are part of the Made In Roath Festival



17. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, at The Jewish Museum, New York, Oct. 28, and more

November 6, 2013
Reception and book signing 5:30PM
Reading and discussion 7PM
Bennington College
1 College Dr
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-5401

November 7, 7PM
Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Monday Morning Author Series
October 28, 2013, 11:30 am
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd St)
New York, NY 10128

Helène Aylon
Author of Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released:
My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist Published by The Feminist Press



18. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, Fall Newsletter

TIM MILLER Fall Newsletter- Got Married! Tour Schedule! Social change a-go-go!

Hi All!

What a roller coaster the summer of 2013 was! The euphoria of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop H8 going down at the Supreme Court , GETTING MARRIED in NYC on that very same day as the Supreme Court decisions and now my husband Alistair and I are applying for a green card.

So amazing this has finally happened and DOMA is overturned as regards Federal recognition . After all these years! And finally after almost twenty years being a couple, Alistair and I will go to Australia together for the very first time. Alistair has not seen his family in Australia for seventeen years.

Even as I sense my shows of the last dozen years - built around DOMA, Prop 8 and our immigration situation- suddenly no longer need to be performed in quite the same way , I am really interested in what comes next. What do we do now as the difference between the states becomes even starker. Much more profound and real than the red-blue false binary of presidential politics. How do we now engage Alabama or NC or FL or Texas where gay people have no rights, where women are under attack, and voter suppression is the rule of the land? This becomes a real conundrum.

I am excited to think how I will recalibrate my performance work to this new reality just as I did in 1996 when almost overnight the reality of AIDS changed and those 10 years of performances I did exploring AIDS was suddenly in a new place. I have also been thinking a lot about other moments like this. In 1989 with the abrupt shift in eastern euro political and theatre praxis that brought us Vaclav Havel as President of Czechoslovakia before long. Or Viet Nam protest theater & performance and protest praxis that screeched to a halt after 72...and on and on!) I guess if we do social text work we should hope that the performances themselves become no longer necessary in the same way and move along to new subjects! Hmmm, how about Economic Injustice, Voter Suppression, Climate Change for starters! Not to mention the 35 states still without any LGBT equality!

Meanwhile the Fall is rolling with many performances and residencies as you see below. And a sneak peek to the new year with a big project in 2014 Australia at Theatre Works in Melbourne and another main season devised performance at Ft Lewis College in Colorado that we will then take to the American College Theater Festival! Surf's up!

Tim Miller

Sept 3-5 Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
Sept 29-Oct 4 Southern Illinois University
Oct 5-6 Southern Methodist Univ, Dallas
Oct 17 Long Island Univ, NYC
Oct 18 Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, NYC
Oct 18-19 Trinity-La Mama Prorgam NYC
Oct 21 Hamilton College
Oct 22-23 Syracuse Univ
Oct 23 Cornell Univ
Nov 7 Sofia University, Pal Alto, CA
Nov 20-24 National Communications Association, DC
Dec 2-7 Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Dec 3 University of Iowa
Dec 8-10 University of Northern Iowa

Jan 19-26 Theatre Works, Melbourne, Australia
Jan 27-Feb 8 Fort Lewis College, Durango, CA
Feb 12-15 American College Theatre Festival



19. Penny Arcade, Frank Moore, FF Alumns, on Time Warner television, Oct. 21

Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia

Monday, October 21st at 11p.m. EST

Frank Moore, Part IV

Penny Arcade and Frank Moore talk deeply about how to cause trouble in the underground as misfit performance artists as a lifetime calling and have fun doing it!



TELEVISION in Manhattan

Time Warner 34, RCN 82, FIOS 33

For upcoming shows see: https://www.facebook.com/LowerEastSideBiographyProject

For more information about Frank Moore:
facebook group: The Universal Underground Video Bank



20. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Oct. 22

Dixon Place presents
The Future of Satisfaction

The story of sprawling corporation Ingestible Tech and how their wildly popular Satisfaction(tm) nanobot lozenges triggered our best-ever national security crisis, told in a lecture/video orientation by Jon Keith Brunelle. Learn what you can do to make the world safe for the Satisfied(tm)!

The Future of Satisfaction
Written and performed by Jon Keith Brunelle Presented with a new work by Nick Colia and Company

Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 pm at Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St, Lower East Side >> Between Rivington and Delancey
Admission: $12 advance | $15 door | $10 students & seniors Advance reservations at dixonplace.org

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show.
Proceeds directly support Dixon Place's artists and mission.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller