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Contents for April 14, 2014

1. Susan Bee, Patty Chang, Dorit Cypis, Naeem Mohaiemen, Judith Simonian, Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, receive Guggenheim Fellowships 2014

Congratulations to Susan Bee, Patty Chang, Dorit Cypis, Naeem Mohaiemen, Judith Simonian, and Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, who were selected to receive Guggenheim Fellowships 2014.

For complete information on the 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships please visit this website:


thank you.



2. Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, receives Alpert Award in the Arts

Congratulations to Daniel Joseph Martinez, who has received the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for 2014.

For complete information please visit this website


thank you.



3. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, now online at 100monologues.com

Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, presents 100 Monologues, now online at 100monologues.com

Project Description
The website www.100monologues.com is devoted to monologues written by Eric Bogosian featured in theatrical productions between 1980 and 2006. Eric Bogosian originally performed these monologues as segments of Off-Broadway solos directed by Jo Bonney. In 2013, he asked friends if they would each take on a monologue to video. A new monologue from the collection "100 (monologues)" published by Theater Communications Group will be posted weekly.




4. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Haus der Berliner Festspiel, extended thru June 1

Gateway extended to JUNE 1st

Due to public demand
Gateway extended to at least JUNE 1st at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin:

GATEWAY, commissioned by MaerzMusik/ Berliner Festspiele 2014, is made of 700 recycled loudspeakers integrated into the entrance of the Haus der Berliner Festspiel. The sculpture itself functions as a single multi-channel loudspeaker, all loudspeakers are connected. However it is noticeable that the sound is different according to the position of the listener: each loudspeaker emits a unique sound.

Sound: 4 radio receivers playing low-level "white noise" . People can call the sculpture and express themselves for 3 minutes. Visitors are also encouraged to participate by creating music with their smartphones and "broadcasting" them "live" via Bluetooth receivers installed in the sculpture. Also the sculpture is available as PA systems for other public events and concerts at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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5. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, at The Falchi Building, Long Island City, Queens, opening April 17, and more

Hi All,

It's spring, at last. Time for art! You are cordially invited to my upcoming events:

*Thursday 4/17 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Opening reception of "You Are Here," a collaborative installation with artist/landscape architect Richard Alomar and the public. At Local Project's "In My Borough" at the Falchi Building. 31-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y.

*Saturday 4/19 from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. LIC Sketchwalk - all invited! Come experience Long Island City differently. No drawing ability required. Bring your own sketchpad or use our paper. Selected drawings will be added to the "You Are Here" evolving installation. 31-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. Meet at lobby to walk and sketch together. Rain or shine.

Thanks so much for your interest and support. See you at one or all events, I hope! And if you're not able to come you can always visit my work online: http://www.solanima.net .

Best Wishes,




6. Andrea Geyer, Suzanne Lacy, FF Alumns, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, April 21

Unlike traditional residencies, which provide a place for artists to retreat from the world, Creative Time's Global Residency sends artists out into the world, enabling them to immerse themselves in places where they can seek answers to the burning questions that will help them develop their practice. On April 21, for the latest installment of Reports from the Field, our four most recent residents-Mika, Duke, Andrea, and Suzanne-will present the stories of their research and travels, which took them from industrial looms in Nagoya to East African prisons filled with Somali pirates. We hope you'll join us!
Joe's Pub, April 21, 6:30-8:30PM. Free but limited attendance (requested 2 drink minimum).

Generous support for the 2012-13 Creative Time Global Residencies has been provided by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and individual donors.



7. jc lenochan, FF Alumn, at 266 W. 37th Street, Manhattan, April 14-May 1

The last classroom: a reference laboratory
by jc lenochan

266 West 37th Street
New York, NY

April 14 - May 1, 2014

April 14 - April 20, 11 am-5 pm
April 21 - 30, 3 - 8 pm
Performances on April 17 -19 at 5 pm each day

jc lenochan will use installation and performance as an interactive research based laboratory to engage the public in discussions surrounding pedagogical issues such as racial mythology, ethnological hybridity and cultural value as a process of decolonization.

The public will be immersed with transformational reference material including books, sculpture, photography, sound, video etc. in a library/classroom environment and have the opportunity to research, react and respond via notepads, chalkboards and/or dialogue. This experience will challenge the public to critically examine their own epistemological perspective and concerns about race, history, culture and miscegenation in a post colonial/post institutional context.

There will be three window performances with special guest lecturer Professor "what is so" on April 17th (titled: the process deschooling the mind), April 18th (titled: the gift and task of "new humans") and April 19th, (title: the fear of post-whiteness).

jc lenochan has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants, residencies and fellowships which most recently include the Geraldine Dodge Foundation Grant 2009, the Pollack Krasner Grant 2010-2011, Newark Museum Residence 2011, the Franklin Furnace Fund 2011-2012 in NYC, the Elizabeth Foundation Fellowship 2012, the Puffin Foundation Grant 2013, the Robert Blackburn Fellowship 2013 in NYC, Art in Odd Places 2013 and the Fountainhead Residence in Miami 2014.



8. Ginny Lloyd, FF Alumn, publishes with W.W. Norton

Ginny Lloyd has granted extended non-exclusive cover use rights of her photograph to W. W. Norton for "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father" by Alysia Abbott. Page-Turner of The New Yorker said of the hardback edition in 2013: The striking photo on the cover of "Fairyland" looks like it could have been taken a hundred years ago. It gives a sense of the otherworldly childhood that Abbott recounts in this memoir about growing up with her openly gay, single father in San Francisco in the nineteen-seventies and eighties. The memoir doubles as a portrait of a city and a community at a crucial point in history. Her story is funny, strange, and sweet-she remembers playing dress-up with her father's flamboyant friends, learning about sex and gender without a mother, being immersed in art and creativity, and, finally, watching as the AIDS epidemic decimated the life she knew.


Ginny Lloyd



9. Yura Adams, FF Alumn, at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, opening April 26

Yura Adams New Work
April 24 - May 18, 2014
Reception: Saturday April 26, 6 - 8 pm
John Davis Gallery
362 and 1/2 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
To view the show, go to www.johndavisgallery.com > Artists> Yura Adams

My paintings are meta-narratives of the subconsious invented with shape and color and a loose and spontaneous brush that is loaded up with medium and pigment. Human figures are almost always present, they are my symbols which appear in scenarios described with abstract forms that delight me when they appear. These paintings are a response to visual experiences I have, at least they start there. When I paint, I am in a tunnel and the act of originating the imagery illuminates my experience of humanity.



10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at UC Berkeley Art Museum, CA, April 27

Planet Snowvio at UC Berkeley Art Museum April 27
Written & Directed by Jay Critchley, FF Alumn
Mario Savio meets Edward Snowden meets Obama meets Putin

Who travels to the beat of a "Different Drum"?

On the 50th anniversary of the historic Free Speech Movement, FSM (1964-2014), multi-media artist Jay Critchley will debut a staged reading of his new experimental musical, PLANET SNOWVIO. The one-act play is based on the meeting of Mario Savio, FSM, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. On their journey to PLANET SNOWVIO they encounter Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama. This political satire is sprinkled with humorous interpretations of classic pop songs.

PLANET SNOWVIO will debut at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, on Sunday, April 27 at 2:00pm. The one-time-only performance is free and open to the public as part of the exhibition, The Possible, a four-month long experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. There will be a public discussion following the performance. Critchley was invited by artist Raphael Noz as part of The Something, an experiment in participatory music, performance and video at the museum.

Musical director and arranger for PLANET SNOWVIO, Masis Parunyan, received his Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently he is working with the University Choruses and Orchestras, he has directed ensembles through original productions on stage and in concert. Actors will be announced shortly.

Following the civil rights' Freedom Summer in Mississippi, the FSM helped propel the country out of the restrictive Cold War culture and sparked national and international campus activism and anti-Vietnam protests.

"Recalling the significance of 1964, I read the biography of Mario Savio while closely following the dramatic revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden. This inspired the creation of PLANET SNOWVIO - where these two historic, radical figures meet!" Critchley states.

"Did Mark Twain have it right? 'History doesn't repeat itself - but it rhymes.' Where is the dissonance?" he added.

PLANET SNOWVIO mixes historic speeches with musical pop parody, including: Savio and Snowden singing, "I Got You Babe"; a Putin-Snowden duet, "YMCA" (Snowden: "Why NSA?" Putin: "Vi M Vi Fey?"). This mash up leads to "You Don't Own Me" by Leslie Gore. PLANET SNOWVIO includes a poignant reminder of the radical change that is happening with the seminal civil rights ballad, "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cook. And finally, who travels to the beat of a "Different Drum"?

Critchley is a multi-media performance artist based in Provincetown, Massachusetts whose work and activism have traversed the globe, showing in Argentina, Japan, England, Holland, Germany, Columbia, France and Spain. He was recently featured on LOGO TV and BBC/UK. His 2011 exhibition in Chelsea, NYC received key reviews in the New York Times, The New Yorker and the Village Voice. Toilet Treatments, won an HBO Award at Provincetown Film Festival. He has taught at the Museum School at MFA Boston, and has had residencies at: Harvard University; AS220, RI; Williams College; Real Art Ways, Hartford; Milepost 5, Portland, OR; Fundacion Valparaiso, Majocar, Spain; and CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, France.

www.jaycritchley.com Join Planet Snowio on Facebook Berkeley Art Museum



11. Jody Pinto, FF Alumn, at Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, May 12

Jody Pinto will present an illustrated talk at the 142nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Assoc.), Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5PM at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Van Pelt Auditorium

In 1987, the Association for Public Art commissioned Fingerspan Bridge, a weathering steel pedestrian bridge located on a nature trail along the Wissahickon Creek. Pinto is currently working with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation on Land Buoy, a beacon and observation tower for Pier 53, a new waterfront park along the Delaware River.

142nd Annual Meeting
Association for Public Art
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:00pm
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Van Pelt Auditorium

About the Artist:
In 1987, the Association for Public Art commissioned Fingerspan, a weathering steel pedestrian bridge located on a nature trail along the Wissahickon Creek. Pinto is currently working with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation on Land Buoy, a beacon and observation tower for Pier 53, a new waterfront park along the Delaware River.

This is a FREE event for aPA members!



12. The Dark Bob, Jerri Allyn, Jacki Apple, Nancy Buchanan, John Fleck, Simone Forti, Cheri Gaulke, Dan Kwong, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, John Malpede, Rachel Rosenthal, Barbara T. Smith, Johanna Went, FF Alumns, at Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA, May 2-3

Highways Performance Space Silver Jubilee Presents:
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER and LIFE IN THE FAST LANE -- Organized and Hosted by The Dark Bob

A performance-art party too big for just one night. So it's two nights. And a movie shoot.

As part of Highways Performance Space's 25th Anniversary, painter, musician, and veteran of the performance art wars, The Dark Bob, hosts a special two-night program of short performances, cocktails, high-profile reunions, and old-school audience appreciation. On the evenings of May 2nd and 3rd, join them in celebrating the pioneering men and women who made the avant-garde scene and put LA on the performance-art map in the 1970s and 1980s. The first night is dedicated to the 1970s, a first-generation era of low-fi, DIY art made on the spot for oneself and friends and whoever was around. In a very real sense, this time was about throwing elements into surprise contact and "seeing what happened." In that spirit, the night may seem like just a party... but it could just as easily be a recipe for disaster -- and one that will be filmed as part of The Dark Bob's ongoing documentary film project about the era.

The second night is dedicated to the 1980s, and the radical changes that swept through the performance-art genre as practitioners embraced the allure of new media spectacle, increasingly drafting choreographers, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, and producers into something more theatrical, and all about the audience experience. And in that spirit, the night is a fast-paced program of radical work presented in five-minute increments evoking the revved up zeitgeist of the Big '80s.

Before there were selfies, there were artists who made private performances for audiences of none, solely for the purpose of documentation in film and image. Before there was Instagram, there were artists who obsessively documented all the mundane aspects of their daily lives, leaving the archive to be mined by strangers for meaning. Before there was The Moth, there were artists whose performance works were at heart confessional storytelling sessions. Before there was Marina Abramovic (well, actually, she was here for a while back then), there was proto-cinematic production, one-on-one contact with the audience, and sexually-charged confrontations of social paradigms. "I'm not a historian," says the history-conscious Dark Bob, "but I can bring a sense of history to the proceedings. What I am, is an artist who was there, who just called up his old friends and invited them to a party."

Friday, May 2
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER: Generation 1, Los Angeles Alternative Art in the 70's
A cocktail mixer featuring some 20 or more of these legendary artists up close and in their natural habit. It's a truly rare chance to interact with them and watch them interact with each other -- many for the first time in years. The evening's title is no joke, as this cocktail mixer also forms the backdrop for a documentary scene in the old spirit of "seeing what happens, for and by anyone who turns up." The artists' most seminal works will be projected in the space throughout the night. (See below for full guest-list.)

Saturday, May 3
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: Performance Art in the Big '80s
Hosted by The Dark Bob, the second night is a program of about a dozen 5-minute live performance pieces, demonstrating how much and how fast things changed in the 1980s, for performance artists and for everyone else. Hosted by The Dark Bob, this frenetic sampler unfolds in the spirit of the too-much-too-fast all-at-once 1980s themselves. (See below for full line-up.)

Highways Performance Space at the18th Street Arts Center
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica
Friday, May 2 (8:00 - 11pm), Saturday, May 3 (8pm)
TICKETS: $25/ each night or $40 special for both nights

Friday, May 2:
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER: Generation 1, Los Angeles Alternative Art in the 70's
With Appearances by:
John M. White
Johanna Went
Jeffrey Vallance
Barbara T. Smith
Ilene Segalove
Stephen Seemayer
Rachel Rosenthal
Rudy Perez
Richard Newton
John Malpede
Gary Lloyd
Suzanne Lacy
Leslie Labowitz
Ulysses Jenkins
George Herms
Cheri Gaulke
Llyn Foulkes
Simone Forti
Lowell Darling
Nancy Buchanan
Bob & Bob
Jerri Allyn

Saturday, May 3:
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: Performance Art in the Big '80s
Five-Minute performances by:
Linda J. Albertano
Jacki Apple
Fat & F****d Up
John Fleck
Weba Garretson
Ulysses Jenkins
Dan Kwong
Marcus Kuilland-Nazario
Richard Newton
Rudy Perez (with Jacki Apple and Tom Recchion)
John M. White

About Highways Performance Space:
Highways Performance Space is an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles, encouraging radical artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative new works. Described by the Los Angeles Times as "a hub of experimental theater, dance, solo drama and other multimedia performance," Highways promotes the development of contemporary, socially involved artists and art forms. Their mission is to develop and present innovative performance and visual artists, promote interaction among people of diverse cultural backgrounds and engage artists and the communities they serve in cross-cultural dialogues about social, cultural and artistic issues.

About Host and Organizer, The Dark Bob:
"To his roots he is a painter. Yet he is also a media-manipulator (that is, an artist whose palette is the public's electronic consciousness)." Lewis MacAdams, LA Weekly
The Dark Bob (b. 1953, Santa Monica) attended Art Center College and studied there with Llyn Foulkes and Richard Diebenkorn, before embarking on the famous performance and visual-art partnership of Bob & Bob in 1975. Their groundbreaking, genre blurring work was the focus of a 1985 survey exhibition at Otis College. His one man, multimedia shows have toured throughout America including MOCA in Los Angeles, The Walker Art Center and The Kitchen in NYC to name a few. He has exhibited his visual artworks internationally. The Dark Bob is a multimedia pioneer and recidivist platform-crosser. In 2000-2004 he hosted the widely acclaimed and beloved All-Stars of LA Performance Art series. In 2006 he was included in the Centre Pompidou's mammoth survey, LA: Birth of an Art Capital 1955-85. And most recently, in 2011 he was part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time program; participating in both the MOCA show "Under the Big Black Sun" (with drawings and paintings) and a LACE program "Recollecting Performance" dedicated to performance art. In 2012 he released two albums, "Monkey Do" (a collection of love songs) and "The Sadness of Superman" (an orchestral recitation on the mythology of Superman). Like a lot of the others on this double bill, PST inspired these artists to reconsider the legacy of what they did. The Dark Bob is currently in production on a documentary film chronicling that legacy called "The All Stars of LA Performance Art".



13. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal, April 11

The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2014
NY Culture
Beyond Fierce: 30 Years of Dance
The Stephen Petronio Company's 30th Anniversary
By Lizzie Simon

A photograph of Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, illustrated this article and is online at http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304058204579493743802421168
In the weeks leading up to choreographer Stephen Petronio's 30th anniversary season gala, the company surpassed its fundraising goals, and one practicing Kabbalist on the board kicked in a little extra to get the total to an even $101,000. "It's an auspicious number in Kabbalah," explained a company representative.

Three hundred guests attended his show on Wednesday night at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, followed by drinks and lively snacks at Spice Market. Mr. Petronio has always had a strong following among fashion- and art-world people, and there were many in the crowd. Painter and board member Joa Baldinger, said that the abstract and emotional nature of the choreographer's work drew them in. "You feel your bones in his work," she said. "It charges your memory and your presence at the same time."

Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez said Mr. Petronio asked him to create costumes for his world premiere, "Locomotor," after running into him at Cindy Sherman's Christmas party. "I find it so inspiring to work with dancers, to create a frame for their strength, their athleticism, their personalities. More projects should be like this."

The score for "Locomotor," was created by Michael Volpe aka "Clams Casino," who used a collection of sounds he'd recorded with his iPhone in his travels as well as noises he made in his home studio. "A lot of it is just me banging on stuff in my house."
The 26-year-old music producer, known for his work in instrumental hip hop with rappers like A$AP Rocky, is Mr. Petronio's second cousin and has never worked in contemporary dance. "I never expected to do anything like this," he said.
While Clams has a natural warmth and exuberance, he couldn't be pried open on certain matters, like the origin of his nickname, and the source of one particular sample in the score, a giant, foreboding, lion-like roar. "I can't tell you what that is but it's not an animal," he said.

Mr. Petronio was equally tight lipped. "I'll never tell you what that is," he said. "All I will tell you is that we talked a lot about 'forward and backward.'"

A survey of the guests only enhanced the mystery. Emily Stone, who danced in the piece, said that the performers referred to it as "the dragon's breath" but weren't apprised of its source.

Filmmaker Jennifer Elster guessed that it "came from the bowels of our innards."
Classical TV executive director Stephen Greco initially thought the roar was "spontaneously generated" by the people seated in the rows behind him. "But I think Ms. Elster is on track with 'bowels.' Stephen's work is always so visceral. I wonder if he'll get drunk enough tonight for me to get the answer out of him."

The second world premiere in the program, "Stripped," is a solo choreographed and performed by Mr. Petronio. For the piece, artist Janine Antoni created a helmet from 140 feet of men's ties, sewn end to end, which was wrapped around Mr. Petronio's head, entirely obscuring his vision for the better part of the dance. "We're calling it a costume intervention," she said. "I obstructed his senses and asked him to dance, an impossible thing."

It had felt important for Mr. Petronio to perform a solo in the company's 30th season.
"When I hit 50 I stopped dancing for a while because the memory of how I used to dance was too painful for me," he said. "But there are things I can do now that I couldn't then. When you're young it's all about how fierce it feels. Now it's about how deep it feels, and I'm really enjoying that."



14. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA, thru June 1

New Works by Andrea Fraser, Vanessa Place
April 10-June 1, 2014

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
Schindler House
835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm

Andrea Fraser's work engages the institution of art and art institutions; Vanessa Place's work interrogates notions of criminality and poetry. Language and sound figure into both of their practices as key investigative tools. Working from the disciplines of art and writing, respectively, both employ existing tracts of text and reposition them in the context of art and performance. This exhibition, curated by MAK Center director Kimberli Meyer, presents new work by each artist in two sound installations in the Schindler House.

For AV, Fraser will attempt to activate some of the structural relations between museums and prisons as the bookend institutions of polarized neoliberal social space. Place debuts her installation, Last Words, about which she writes: "Death is a sentence. Silently handed to each of us, spoken aloud to others." Both works prompt the visitor to ask questions about the notions of absence, presence, power, individuality, freedom, and subjectification.

Related programming:

Sunday, April 27, 1pm
Presentations by Andrea Fraser, Ashley Hunt, and representatives from Critical Resistance Los Angeles, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, No More Jails LA, and others.

Thursday, May 22, 7pm
Performance by Vanessa Place, followed by a discussion with Place, Michael Eng, and Jamieson Webster.

Wednesday, May 28, 7pm
Andrea Fraser talks with Joe Day about his research on museums and prisons.

About Andrea Fraser
Major projects by Andrea Fraser include installations, performances, and surveys for an array of international museums, including the Kunstverein Munich; the Venice Biennale (Austrian Pavilion); the Whitney Biennial; the Generali Foundation, Vienna; the Kunsthalle Bern; the Bienal de São Paulo; Tate Modern; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia; the Kunstverein Hamburg; the Carpenter Center, Harvard University; and the Ludwig Museum, Cologne. Her books include Andrea Fraser: Works 1984-2003, Dumont, 2003; Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser, MIT Press, 2005; and Texts, Scripts, Transcripts, Museum Ludwig, 2013. Fraser is a professor of New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles.

About Vanessa Place
The Boston Review called Vanessa Place "the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde," the Huffington Post characterized her work as "ethically odious," while philosopher and critic Avital Ronell said she is "a leading voice in contemporary thought." Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial; a content advisory was posted. Other exhibition work has appeared at Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; The Power Plant, Toronto; the Broad Museum, East Lansing; and Cage 83 Gallery, New York. Selected recent performance venues include Museum of Modern Art, New York; Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art; Andre Bely Center, St. Petersburg, Russia; Kunstverein, Cologne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Frye Art Gallery, Seattle; the Sorbonne; and De Young Museum, San Francisco. Recent books include Boycott; Statement of Facts; Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman; and her translation of Guantanamo, by French poet Frank Smith. Place also works as a critic and criminal defense attorney, and is CEO of VanessaPlace Inc., the world's first poetry corporation.

For more information, visit makcenter.org.



15. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain, thru May 30

Allan Kaprow. Other Ways
6 March-30 May 2014

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Carrer Aragó, 255
08007 Barcelona

T +34 934 870 315

Allan Kaprow. Other Ways, the exhibition the Fundació Antoni Tàpies is dedicating to Allan Kaprow (Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1927-Encinitas, California, 2006), recovers some of the issues that the artist worked on throughout his career, through a series of happenings and activities (the name he gave to happenings from the late 1960s, when his work became more intimate) that reclaim its contemporary relevance.

In the second half of the 1940s, Kaprow was studying painting under Hans Hoffman when he discovered its performative potential. This finding led him to explore first collage and later environments (installations of objects that invite viewers to participate). In 1959, heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock and his willingness to mix art with life, he presented his first happening: 18 Happenings in 6 Parts. This piece, a complex choreography where daily activities are interspersed with artistic actions, marks the starting point for the exhibition that the Fundació Antoni Tàpies dedicates to his work and helps us understand not only his artistic development but also the historical context in which it occurred.

Among the themes that Kaprow explored in his works, we can highlight the connection, in the 1960s, with the American feminist movement, which we find reflected in pieces like Birds and Household, both from 1964, or his interest in collaborative practices and the possibility of creating working networks, such as in Self-Service (1966), or Fluids (1967), where the material used, ice, refers to the ability of transformation not only of materials but also of human beings. The practical results of these pedagogical experiments, central to his work, can be found in Six Ordinary Happenings (1969). Sweet Wall, a work from 1970, brings us to his most political practice, closely connected with the development of the Fluxus movement in Europe.

The works mentioned above will take place successively throughout the exhibition, being recreated by artists and groups from the instructions of Kaprow and following the rules that he himself defined for the future recreation of his happenings: site-specificity, respect for the place and context; impermanence, happenings are short-term actions; and 'doubt in art,' always questioning the actions that are performed. For Allan Kaprow, reinvention is the only way to keep art connected with the present.



16. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in the East Bay, CA, April 24

Temescal Arts Center salutes Frank Moore

An experiment in curation.

Three East Bay performance spaces: TAC - Temescal Art Center, the MilkBar and Subterranean Arthouse come together to share their venues, their programming and their communities. With a very special guest / touring audio installation: the U-haul!

Th. Apr. 24th 2014 -8PM At The MilkBar http://www.milkbar.org/

Location: the MilkBar is located in East Oakland in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory Complex - approx 1 mile from the Oakland Coliseum on 81st Ave, 1/2 block east of San Leandro Ave.

In the U-haul: Temescal Arts Center salutes Frank Moore

Frank Moore (1946-2013), "one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists" (P-Form Magazine), performed monthly at Temescal Art Center from February 2009 until October 2013. Frank changed the name of his series over the years. Starting as "Reality Playings - experiments in experience/participation performance", it then became "The Uncomfortable Zones of Fun", "Risk for Deep Love - a ritual audience participation experience experiment", and finally "Erotic Risk for Deep Love"! Frank always created the performances around the people who came ... Frank always said that he "just followed" ... if the audience was willing to risk, the performance melted, in Frank's words, "into a cozy little joyful community, willing to be uncomfortable and whatever else it takes to go into adventures of fun" ... "willing to play together deeper than the normal reasonable world allows". Nudity, eroplay, dressing and undressing were among just a few of the "tricks and tools" from 40+ years of performance that Frank used at TAC to create this altered space. Frank greatly valued the ability to have an ongoing series at TAC, which he really considered his performance home for this period.
Corey, Alexi and Erika will be at the U-haul on April 24 with copies of Frank's new book, Frankly Speaking for sale!



17. Marisa Jahn, FF Alumn, at Downtown Community Television, Manhattan, April 24, and more

Studio REV-
The NannyVan
Studio REV-
601 West 26th Street, Ste 325
New York, NY 10001

When New Deal Labor Laws passed in the 1930s, Southern congressmen intentionally excluded domestic workers from receiving basic labor protections. Domestic workers were first granted minimum wage and overtime pay in the 1970s. Now, after protections for domestic workers did not improve for over 30 years, the tide is finally turning! New York passed the first landmark Bill of Rights in 2010 with other states soon to follow. Now, nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers across the country-along with employers and allies-are rallying for respect, recognition, and basic labor protections. Responding to this context, the NannyVan helps accelerate the movement for domestic workers' rights.

A public art + interactive media project created by Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Jahn) in collaboration with The National Domestic Workers Alliance, The NannyVan is a bright orange mobile design lab and sound studio that "accelerates the movement for domestic workers' rights." With its pull-out table, colorful design, bum-shaking NannyVan jams, and carpeted walls/sound booth, The NannyVan convenes workers and allies alike. The goal? To create enlivening and informative resources, from multilingual flyers to interactive mobile media such as Domestic Worker App, a public art and know-your-rights app (think Click and Clack on NPR's "Car Talk" but for nannies) accessible by any kind of phone-even a pre-paid cell phone.

After an inaugural journey through Arizona and California, The NannyVan makes its East Coast debut this spring with stops at worker centers and family-friendly cultural venues in NYC, Boston, and DC.

NYC Launch Party at Downtown Community Television
87 Lafayette Street, NYC 10013
April 24, 2014, 7-10pm

Featuring The NannyVan + Domestic Worker App alongside two other interactive media projects that draw attention to different facets of immigration: Immigrant Nation (director: Theo Rigby) and Who is Dayani Cristal? (director: Marc Silver; featuring Gael García Bernal).

Event co-presenters: StoryCode and Fwd.us.
Partners: The National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center.

NannyVan at Tribeca Film Institute Interactive
April 26

Creative organizing workshop with The NannyVan at Rising Voices for a New Economy, the annual assembly of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in Washington, DC
April 27

Boston launch at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
May 8, 5-7pm followed by party
Featuring three interactive media projects: The NannyVan + Domestic Worker App, Immigrant Nation, and Who is Dayani Cristal?
Event co-presenters: MIT Open Doc Lab, MIT Center for Civic Media, StoryCode, and NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law
Partner: The National Domestic Workers Alliance

NannyVan workshop at Open Engagement
Queens Museum, NYC
May 16-18

The NannyVan + Domestic Worker App builds off of the success of a New York version of the app called New Day New Standard, which launched in May 2012 as part of a citywide campaign led by domestic worker groups following the passage of the state's landmark Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Each month since then, the hotline has received from 400 to 1,200 calls each month, and has been featured in BBC, GOOD Magazine, and parenting blogs; and presented at the White House, universities, and film festivals such as Tribeca Film.

REV- (as in to rev an engine) is a nonprofit studio whose public art projects combine creativity, bold ideas, and sound research to address critical issues. We are a women and minority-led team of artists, techies, media makers, low-wage workers, immigrants, and teens producing work to impact the issues we face.

Additional partners: Brazilian Immigration Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Hand in Hand: Domestic Employer Association, National Employment Law Project, Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, The California and Massachusetts Coalitions of Domestic Workers

Supporters: Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund and the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Funding Exchange, North Star Fund, Franklin Furnace, MIT Community Service Fund, and MIT Council for the Arts



18. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Museo Amparo, Puebla, México, thru May 26

Regina Silveira. El sueño de Mirra y otras constelaciones

Brazilian artist Regina Silveira presents a site-specific intervention for the crystal cube of the lobby of Museo Amparo, where through visual metaphor she transforms and resignifies this space.

Using animal designs taken from popular imagery of Puebla and worked on a grand scale on adhesive vinyl enlarged to the point of almost reaching abstraction, the artist recreates a monumental embroidery on cross-stitch integrated into the walls of the Museum. Added to this giant embroidery are needles and threads meant to reflect a work in progress.

The intervention is entitled El sueño de Mirra, alluding to the China Poblana, a princess named Mirra brought from Asia to Puebla and to whom through the ages this type of embroidery has been associated. The cross-stitch pattern on which Regina chose to present the design of the embroidery reveals designs from the region, imaginarily seeking to remake and use its glass walls as a giant textile, thus reaffirming Poblano identity.

Regina Silveira also presents in three galleries of the Museum a constellation of 12 scale models and 6 videos of her projects in various parts of the world. The scale models function as strategies of permanence in her interventions, always temporary. Motifs of shadows and footprints are common among the images inscribed on buildings, confronting the arrogant grandeur and permanence of ambitious constructions with the fleeting inconsequence of the temporary: footprints, tire paths, a bright reflection, a shadow, pawprints, and clouds.

Complementing the scale models, the work Mundus Admirabilis -shown for the first time in the exhibition Jardines de Poder in Brasilia- is also presented. This work, using poisonous insects taken from treatises on natural history isolated in a great cage, is a metaphor referring to political life in Brasilia and specifically to the fight for power and to corruption. In various formats from 2007 to the present, the work has been shown at the Museu da Pampulha (Belo Horizonte), at the show Philagrafika (Philadelphia), at the Bienal de Poznan (Polland), at Fundación Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre) and the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo.

Regina Silveira: El sueño de Mirra y otras constelaciones
1 February thru 26 May, 2014

Museo Amparo
2 Sur 708, Centro Histórico, Puebla, Pue., México
Tel. +52(222) 2293850



19. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, April 23

Performance of YO MISS!
Wednesday, April 23, 7 PM at Joe's Pub/ Public Theatre
Tickets $12

Judith Sloan's YO MISS! Fusing the art of theatre and music, YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating her art, her life, and the lives of her students. Actress, radio producer, Judith Sloan, known for her one woman performances and her collaboration with Warren Lehrer on the multimedia project Crossing the BLVD, spent 15 years teaching in schools and jails where she encountered and reported on immigration stories, cultural clashes, and generation gaps. After colliding with Hip Hop Culture and rapper Immortal Technique, Sloan remixes her own experiences with those of her students and transforms into a multitude of characters in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking show. Directed by Bob Berky, assistant director Claire Lebowitz. Sloan will be accompanied by a live band including Grammy winner Frank London on trumpet, Deep Singh on tabla, Lynn Ligammari on sax, Joell Jackson acting/singing, and Miwi LaLupa on bass.

"In YO MISS!, Judith Sloan's art and teaching cross-pollinate. Performing with musical collaborators, she re-enacts and riffs on her experiences teaching teenagers from myriad worlds: refugee camps, struggling neighborhoods, prisons. It is a performance about performances, a story containing many stories." New York Times

?"This is immersive, resonant theater. Communication, cultural destabilization, history and commonality, are dramatized, raising questions, offering response. [Sloan] is an audacious artist." Woman Around Town



20. Duston Spear, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place Lounge, Manhattan, April 15

Duston Spear is screening her short film, 'Red Thread: the prisoner and the painter' at Dixon Place Lounge on Tuesday April 15 at 7:15. The film is an operatic short based on poetry written by Judy Clark during her on-going internment and an ordinal score by Michael Minard.

Duston Spear



21. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA, April 24

Kimmel Center Presents
sponsored by
8 Stops
Written & Performed by Deb Margolin, FF Alumn
The Kimmel Center's Theater Residency program
SEI Innovation Studio
Thursday, April 24 8pm buy tickets!
Friday, April 25 8pm buy tickets!
Saturday, April 26 8pm buy tickets!
Sunday, April 27 2pm buy tickets!
OBIE Award winner Deb Margolin's thought-provoking new solo work is a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion! It's about death, the private lives of animals, the suburbs, the spiritual exurbs, illness, desire, and a subway ride with a motherless child who Deb realizes she has only 8 stops to raise! Isn't that all the time we ever really have...8 Stops?

Developed as part of a theater residency with celebrated poet and performance artist Dael Orlandersmith at the Kimmel Center, this rousing world-premiere work will leave you with classical questions about the nature of compassion and the limits, and the limitlessness, of human endurance.

The Kimmel Center's Theater Residency program is made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. We would also like to thank The Hearst Foundation and Linda & David Glickstein for their generous contributions.

Playwright & Performer: Deb Margolin
Director: Jay Wahl
Scenic Design: Dara Wishingrad
Lighting Design: Thom Weaver
Sound Design: Christopher Colucci
Costume Design: Rosemarie McKelvey
Production Manager: Eileen Harris
All artists and programs subject to change.



22. Jo Andres, Karen Finley, The Impact Addict, Annie Iobst, Salley May, Jennifer Miller, Brooke O'Harra and Sharon Hayes, Nicky Paraiso, Iris Rose, Lucy Sexton, Peculiar Works, at La Mama, Manhattan, thru April 27

The Tom Murrin Full Moon Performance Festival
April 17 - April 27, 2014

A celebration of the wildly inventive works of Tom Murrin featuring plays, readings, street performances, art, and more.

Performances and appearances by: Jonathan Ames, Kate Benson, Steve Buscemi, Erin Courtney, Diana Y. Greiner and Heidi Dorow, Karen Finley, Annie Iobst, Mike Iveson, David Levine, Lumberob, Salley May, Jennifer Miller, Brooke O'Harra and Sharon Hayes, Nicky Paraiso, Peculiar Works, Radiohole, Gary Ray, Saint Fortune, Chris Tanner, and others.

Curated and organized by: Murrin's friends and associates Scott Adkins, Laurie Berg, Erin Courtney, John Gernand, Sarah Maxfield, Lucy Sexton, and Murrin's wife, Patricia Sullivan.

The centerpiece of the festival will be productions and readings of Murrin's provocative, political, and surreal comic plays. La MaMa will present two full productions of Murrin's most engaging plays in the First Floor Theatre as well as a series of readings from his trove of shorter works in The Club. The Festival will include an intimate afternoon with the Coffeehouse Chronicles discussing Murrin's work and its place in New York avant-garde theater history, and will also feature an exhibition at La MaMa Galleria highlighting the full range of Murrin's work-his hand-painted masks, collages, and paintings. A Full Moon Show and screenings of his street performance videos will round out this extravaganza offering audiences a look at his unique brand of performance art, work so committed and imaginative that it bordered on shamanistic possession. The festival will include a series of street performances and will culminate in a parade inviting newcomers to participate in Murrin's legacy-a love letter to the New York City streets and to his everlasting muse, Luna Macaroona.

Tom Murrin (1939-2012) was best known as a pioneering performance artist of the East Village scene, turning trash into treasure in his uniquely entertaining shows. But he began as one of the first generation of La MaMa playwrights and continued to write and present plays throughout his life. His influence on generations of artists spanning theater, performance art, and dance was profound and continues today.

Saint Fortune
April 17-19 (Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm)
La MaMa First Floor Theatre
Tickets: $20
Experience the death of heteronormativity at the hands (and mouths) of Saint Fortune. Recommended for all fans of risqué song, topsy-turvy dance, wildly oscillating character-choices and, of course, sex. Because that's what it's really all about, isn't it? The New York theater collective revives Murrin's provocative musical Cock-Strong, featuring brand new arrangements of all of Murrin's immortal tunes including "Old One-Eye," "One for One (Isn't that Peculiar?)," and "Get It Up." Described as "vulgar... and irresistibly stirring" (The Village Voice) when it premiered at La MaMa in 1969, the play is structured as a series of tableaux and 15 songs, with all new music written and arranged by Saint Fortune, and featuring Murrin's classic lyrics. Performed by a cast of ten actors and musicians. Bring the whole family!

Myth or Meth (or Maybe Moscow?)
April 24-27 (Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm and 5pm)
La MaMa First Floor Theatre
Tickets: $20
The performance group Radiohole, one of New York's most uncompromising experimental ensembles, presents Myth orMeth (or Maybe Moscow?). In a shack somewhere on the steppe of Missouri three sisters drink Coke(r), eat hamburgers, fend off the local romantic axe-wielding WWI vet, and carry on the family business selling sweet jam. But the hamburgers aren't great and they long to return to their childhood home Moscow. Or Port-au-Prince. Or whatever. When their Pa unexpectedly returns from Juárez by way of Sebastopol, hungry and spouting neoliberal ideology, the shit really hits the fan. Myth or Meth (or Maybe Moscow?) features Radiohole's first-ever all-male (more or less) cast with Radiohole founders Eric Dyer and Scott Halvorsen Gillette along with Jim Findlay, Ilan Bachrach, Jon Okabayashi, Ryan Holsopple, and special guests TBA.

Thursday, April 17 at 10pm
The Club at La MaMa
Tickets: $15
In this homage to the moon goddess Luna Macaroona on the occasion of the April Full Pink Moon, AUNTS presents a stellar lineup of performances and a touch of mayhem. BYO-lunar receptor. Featuring appearances by Lumberob, Brooke O'Harra and Sharon Hayes, Diana Y. Greiner and Heidi Dorow, Stan Baker "The Human Television", Salley May, Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers, Matt Romein, Chris Tyler, Katy Pyle, The Impact Addict, and video tributes by Love Everyone Movement and Becca Blackwell.

Tickets: $15 | The Club at La MaMa
Dicks on Parade
Directed by Lucy Sexton
With Jonathan Ames, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Miller, Nicky Paraiso, and Chris Tanner
April 18-19 (Friday and Saturday at 10pm)

Readings of stories from Murrin's 2010 work The Talking Show, the Magical Ridiculous Journey of Alien Comic.

Hung and Butt-Crack Bingo
Erin Courtney and David Levine (David Soul)
Sunday, April 20 at 5:30pm
Erin Courtney directs a reading of Murrin's one-act play Hung which was his first play produced at La MaMa in 1967. A very hung-over man, Jack, and his girlfriend, Jill, wage an epic battle of linguistic gymnastics, all to the neighbor's rock-and-roll soundtrack. David Levine sings. Variously described as "Long Day's Journey into Night," or "August: Osage County," Butt-Crack Bingo was filth auteur Jack Bump's final full-length play to be produced at La Mama. This moving, cross-generational saga of one family and its demons was also Bump's last collaboration with hardcore autiste David Soul. Soul returns to direct this reading of B-CB, which reunites many from the original cast.

Deviants Arise!
Mike Iveson
Wednesday, April 23 at 10pm
A reading of Murrin's 2002 play in which he deals with the excesses of the George W. Bush era by focusing on behind-the-scenes tensions at a televised "perv-tacular, or perv-stravaganza, or perv-ocalypse." The reading will include some of the performers from the original production as well as some new music made specifically for this revival.

Gary Ray
Thursday, April 24 at 10pm
Sport-Fuckers looks at the world of suburban swingers and the issues that arise during an intense sex party. First produced in 1999 at Theatre for the New City, Gary Ray is bringing it back as a staged reading with a hilarious cast of actors and special surprise guests that will make you laugh to tears.

Whores and more
Kate Benson, Karen Finley, Annie Lobst, and Lucy Sexton
April 25-26 (Friday and Saturday at 10pm)
Readings of Murrin's short and hilarious plays Whores on the Range and Hide the Baloney. Directed by Lucy Sexton.

Son of Cock-Strong
Peculiar Works
Saturday, April 26 at 5pm
Ralph Lewis leads Peculiar Works troupers on a wild ride to the top in Son of Cock-Strong. This non-sequel sequel (originally directed by La MaMa bad boy John Vaccaro) follows Arthur Cock-Strong Jr.'s rise to power in a ridiculous musical with new compositions by Spencer Katzman.
Art Shows, Workshops & Panel

Coffeehouse Chronicles #119: Tom Murrin
Curated by Michael Gamily
Saturday, April 19 at 4pm / The Club at La MaMa / Free
A panel discussion on Murrin's work and its place in New York avant-garde theater. Moderated by Sarah Maxfield. Panelists include Jo Andres, John Gernand, Laurie Olinder, Patricia Sullivan, and John Vaccaro. Featuring short performances by Julie Atlas Muz, Saint Fortune, and Ruby Lynn Reyner.

Magical Ridiculous Legacy: The Tom Murrin Art Show
Curated by Carlo McCormick
Opening reception Wednesday, April 23rd, 6pm-9pm, with sound by Vintage DJ
Exhibit open for view during gallery hours April 23-27 (Wednesday to Sunday) from 1pm to 7:30pm

La MaMa La Galleria / Free
Magical Ridiculous Legacy of Alien Comic is an assembly of objects, costumes and ephemera from the Tom Murrin archive. This collection is largely focused on the Los Angeles-born Murrin's longterm tenure in the New York performance art scene that had its heyday in the 1980s. Murrin's frequent Full Moon Shows, dedicated to his muse Luna Macaroona the Moon Goddess, are in evidence, as well as ephemera from his around-the-world tour in the 1970s. A collage of Alien Comic video clips compiled by filmmaker Larry Fessenden will play during the exhibition.

Children's Mask-Making Workshop with Iris Rose
Saturday, April 26, 2pm-4pm / La MaMa La Galleria / Free
Registration required at tommurrinfullmoonfest@gmail.com
Children, ages 6 to 12, and their caregivers will each make their own unique mask based on one of Alien Comic/Tom Murrin's two most popular mask-making techniques. Iris Rose, a friend of Murrin's and a performer in her own right, will lead the workshop. Materials will be provided. Permanent, quick-drying paint will be used. Children should wear old clothes. Imagination required and, as Murrin would say, "Don't be afraid to look like a goon!"

Monsters and Robots
Mark Stilwell and Yoko Stilwell
Sunday, April 27 at 6:30pm / La MaMa Entrance (outside) / Free
A live installation and epic street battle featuring Robo Ramen and Ikura Gorerus-costumes inspired by Japanese animation, giant monster movies, and Japanese food. These magical creatures (robot and monster costume bodies and Japanese food-inspired heads) are a collaboration between Mark Stilwell and Yoko Stilwell and are created from cardboard, recycled materials, and components appropriated from previous costumes and installations.

Parade―La MaMa to Dixon Place
Sunday, April 27, following Monsters and Robots
The festival culminates with a parade that will include spontaneous outdoor performances enroute from La MaMa to Dixon Place, where the second annual Tom Murrin Performance Award (aka "The Tommy") will be presented.

The Tommy is an annual award granted to a New York City-based early career artist who embodies Murrin's generous artistic spirit and gift for unearthing big, meaningful ideas by creating resourceful, exuberant, mysterious, luminous theatrical performance. The award is intended to provide a transformative career opportunity to its recipient, who will receive a Dixon Place residency, a three-night run in the theater, and an honorarium. Artists are selected by a panel of distinguished producers, artistic directors, and artists.

La Mama
74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
Office: M-F 11a-6p
Box Office: M-Su 12-6p



23. Power Boothe, FF Alumn, at Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, opening April 19

Borderline: Works by Power Boothe
Opening Reception Saturday, April 19th, 2014 - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Hope to see you there!
thru May 17, 2014
(860) 618-7222
Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790



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