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Contents for December 30, 2013

1. Dynasty Handbag, Carolee Scheemann, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Patty Smith, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, FF Alumns, at The Poetry Project, Manhattan, January 1, 2014

New Year's Day Performance Announcement

but first, a poem

New Years Day is the cruellest month, breeding
zombies from the dead land (brooklyn, eastvillage), mixing
regrets and resolutions, stirring
cocaine induced screenplays you are going to write soon

Winter crazies kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, oh no you fell over in those stupid frankenstein shoes. survived the holidays so you deserve
A little life with dried tubers. (tube tops)
new gym membership surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee whatever that fucking is

With a shower of good intentions; we stopped in the bowery,
And went on in sunlight, into the wholefoods, wearing sunglasses cuz we looked old because we were old,
And drank overpriced shit in a cup but enjoyed it so what

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stupid ass, rubbish? Son of man, eew,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, you look tan
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water, bit only there is the shadow of a zumba class maybe in the future or a no sugar diet or a not dating assholes anymore intention or like I wanna volunteer more or something. no more slave labor clothes. no more H&M seriously.

Looking into the heart of light, the silence. shhh i am reading, i said I was going to read more.

DYNASTY HANDBAG PERFORMS NEW YEARS DAY AT THE 40th ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY POETRY MARATHON (http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/the-40th-annual-new-years-day-marathon-benefit-reading.html) get your tickies (http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/the-40th-annual-new-years-day-marathon-benefit-reading.html)

with a zillion other incredible people such as Justin Vivian Bond, Eileen Miles, Ariel Goldberg, Carolee Scheemann, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Patty Smith, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Thurston Moore, etc blah blah so many

DH goes on between 9 and 10 somewhere.

Please come out to support the Poetry Project and this historic annual NYC special event


Ambiance Man is online on computer TV
New episodes, especially one with Jibz Cameron and Jack Black most importantly.


nothing still. pretty bleak.

Santa is not white. Jesus is not white. Jesus and Santa are the same guy first of all and also they are both greyish brown duh.




2. Vernita N'Cognita, FF Alumn, at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, Jan. 6, 2014

Movement Research's Monday Night Series presents
Vernita N'Cognita with Sean Carolan
Monday Jan. 6, 2014, 8 pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
No reservations
Seating is limited so please arrive early



3. Laurie Anderson, Christo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Nonas, Nam June Paik, Barbara Pollack, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, FF Alumns, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening January 9, 2014

Hooray for Hollywood Pavel Zoubok Gallery & Mixed Greens Gallery invite you to celebrate the enduring legacy of Holly Solomon Gallery, Jan 9-Feb. 8 2014, opening Jan. 9, 6-8 pm. 531 W. 26trh St. NYC 10001 pavelzoubok.com



4. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, Jan. 3, 2014

I will observe my birthday with a show of my songs and instrumental music, at the Jalopy Theater on Friday, January 3rd. I will sing, and play uke and piano; joining me will be David Gold on viola, Ralph Hamperian on tuba, and Doug Roesch on guitar.

The show is at 9 pm, and tickets are a mere $10. Jalopy is at 315 Columbia St., in Brooklyn. Believe me, you'll be sorry if you miss it.

Thank you. Doug Skinner



5. Split Britches, FF Alumns, at La MaMa, Manhattan, Jan. 3-26, 2014

Split Britches in TWO exciting events
presented by La MaMa in January

Desperate Archives
an irreverent exhibition of Split Britches archival materials
La MaMa La Galleria
January 3-19
Wednesday - Sunday, 1pm -7:30 pm
Opening Party January 3 6-9pm



a solo performance by Peggy Shaw
co-written and directed by Lois Weaver
La MaMa First Floor Theatre
January 9-26, 2014
Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm
Tickets: $20 / students & seniors $15 / special 10@10
(first ten tickets of every show are $10)




6. Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, now online in Art21 Magazine

Here's a link to an article/video about Liz Magic Laser from Art21 Magazine.




7. Mira Schor, Robin Tewes, Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumns, at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, January 9-February 2, 2014

A "Womanhouse" or a Roaming House? "A Room of One's Own" Today
Curated by Mira Schor

January 9 - February 2, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9th, 2014, 6C9pm
Video Screening: Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 3C5:30pm
Panel Discussion: Saturday, February 1st, 2014, 4C6pm

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce A "Womanhouse" or a Roaming House? "A Room of One's Own" Today, an exhibition curated by painter/writer Mira Schor as part of A.I.R. Gallery's CURRENTS Series of innovative exhibitions that address contemporary issues warranting critical attention. This exhibition will be on view from January 9th - February 2nd, 2014.

The original Womanhouse Project in Los Angeles in 1972 was one of the most important and famous art projects in feminist art history. It included some of the first major instances of installation art and of feminist performance art in the United States. The artists included in A""Womanhouse"" or" a" Roaming" House?" "A" Room" of" One's" Own"" Today address questions similar to those posited by the original exhibition, but through a contemporary lens: What is the space necessary for an artist to make art in and for whom? Rather than a "Womanhouse" ought we now to envision a Rooming House or a Roaming House? What are the implications of the gendering of space, who owns domestic space, and is creativity more a private pursuit or a public one?

The exhibition includes forty artists working in all media: video, photography, photographed performance, painting, sculpture and installation, and opens up a discourse, sometimes overt, sometimes oblique about what the home means now for the woman artist and for women at all economic levels of society.

Artists: Irina Arnaut, Sharon Louise Barnes, Kimberly Brooks, Pauline Chernichaw, Jacintha Clark, Marcia Cooper, Laura Crosby, Amy Finkbeiner, Parisa Ghaderi, Marita Gootee, Marcie Hancock, Nancy Grace Horton, Sara Jimenez, Jeanne Jo, Natanya Khashan, Alex McQuilkin, Lucy Meskill, Megan Mette, Dawn Nye, Kalena Patton, Dominique Paul, Katrazyna Randall, Kaitlynn Redell, Kara L. Rooney, Caitlin Rueter, Julie Schenkelberg, Hayley Severns, Virginia Claire Hi VSprance, M. Louise Stanley, Evelin Stermitz, Robin Tewes, Gwenn Thomas, Marianne Van Den Bergh, Rebecca Volinsky, Angela Rose Voulgarelis, Jen Waters, Sasha Wortzel, Jayoung Yoon, Nancy Youdelman, Lu Zhang

About the Curator: Mira Schor is a painter and writer living in New York City. Her paintings combine visual pleasure and painterly craft with philosophical, existential, and political concerns within intimate painterly cartoons, furthering her interest in narrativity and autobiography within a political and conceptual field. She received her MFA from CalArts and has been the recipient of awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and PollockCKrasner Foundations, as well as the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and a Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is the author of A"Decade"of"Negative"Thinking:"Essays"on"Art,"Politics,"and"Daily"Life and the blog A Year of Positive Thinking, as well as the author of Wet:" On" Painting," Feminism," and" Art" Culture and the co-editor, with Susan Bee, of M/E/A/N/I/N/G.

A.I.R. Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, #228 in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Wed. - Sun., 11am to 6pm. For directions please visit www.airgallery.org. For more information please contact the Interim Director, JoAnne McFarland at 212C255C6651 or info@airgallery.org.

A.I.R. Gallery - Celebrating over 40 years of advocating for women in the visual arts




8. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Penny Arcade, Susana Cook, FF Alumns, at La MaMa, January, 2014

"Guest Legends" Cramer & Waters at The Club @ La MaMa. 10pm. January 10th

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club Presents
A Helix Queer Performance Network Event

New Voices in Queer Performance

January 3 - 12, 2014

For two weeks, curator and host Dan Fishback rallies the brashest new voices of the queer stage for a peek into the future of underground, revolutionary queer art-making. Ranging from drag and cabaret to spoken word and theater, each of these young artists take cues from their predecessors while reinventing their forms through the singular weirdness of their own individual visions. Each night of SQUIRTS will also feature a guest legend - an established icon of the queer performance world. Join multiple generations of queer performers as we celebrate the legacy of downtown theatrics and the precocious audacity of the millennial mind.

STARRING: Ariel "Speedwagon" Federow, Dane Terry, Kirya Traber, Man Meat Collective & Untitled Queen

GUESTS OF HONOR (on selected nights): Penny Arcade (Jan 3), Split Britches (Jan 4), Flotilla Debarge (Jan 5), Jack Waters & Peter Cramer (Jan 10), Susana Cook (Jan 11) and Arthur Aviles (Jan 12)

FEATURING (on selected nights): Bryn Kelly, Connor Donahue & Carlo Maria, Dominic Bradley, Gabriel Sahyoun, Glittered & Mauled, Janani Balasubramanian, Juliana Huxtable, Kia LaBeija, Leo Gugu, Merrie Cherry, Red Durkin and Stephen Ira (Check back for exact dates of featured artists!)

January 3 - 12, Fridays & Saturdays at 10pm, Sundays at 5:30pm, The Club at La MaMa, $15 / $10 students/seniors

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