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Contents for August 28, 2014

1. Beatrice Glow, FF Fund recipient 2013-14, at Hudson River Park, Manhattan, Sept. 6-Oct. 3

A Pop-Up Floating Library
Aboard the Lilac Museum Steamship

Lilac Museum Steamship | Hudson River Park's Pier 25, New York City
September 6, 2014-October 3, 2014
Open Wed-Sun; Hours vary, see schedule online at floatinglibrary.org

New York City (August 17, 2014) -The Floating Library is a pop-up, mobile device-free public space aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship berthed at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in New York City for September 6- October 3, 2014. The people-powered library is initiated by artist Beatrice Glow and brings together over seventy participants to fortify a space for critical cultural production by pushing boundaries under the open skies that are conducive to fearless dreaming. The ship's main deck will be transformed into an outdoor reading lounge to offer library visitors a range of reading materials from underrepresented authors, artist books, poetry, manifestoes, as well as book collection, that, at the end of the lifecycle of the project, will be donated to local high school students with demonstrated need. Ongoing art installations include a Listening Room that will feature new works by six sound artists in response to literature, site-specific paper rope swings, The Line, by Amanda Thackray, and Leading Lights by Katarina Jerinic in the Pilot House.

During this action-packed month, there is free public programming with over twenty roundtables, performances and workshops that will shine a spotlight on maker culture, DIY politics, sustainability issues and community engagement. Some highlights include bookmaking with Center for Book Arts and Small Editions, a modular furniture building workshop with Reid Bingham, live recording session with HeritageRadioNetwork, a Sensory Walk Workshop with the Movement Party, Lighght Reading with Ugly Duckling Presse, a multimedia sound performance by Pauchi Sasaki in the Petty Officer's Room - a space akin to being inside the belly of a whale-, and SeaChange: We All Live Downstream ( a participatory voyage initiated by Mare Liberum and 350.org) will disembark onboard for three days of office hours after traveling for three-weeks on small boats made of paper connecting climate change activists along the Hudson.

Through collective placemaking, the Floating Library intends to recodify how we occupy public spaces by bringing activities that are typically confined within privileged institutional walls- such as reading, writing, researching, questioning and debating-to open space. Resituating these activities to the public sphere is a proposal to dismantle the unequal distribution of knowledge/power. Given the Lilac is America's only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender and is undergoing restoration, orchestrating the Floating Library aboard an industrial archaeological artifact draws parallels with the balancing act we collectively perform to navigate uncertain times and shifting currents. The project intends to catalyze cultural momentum and foment future coalitions between artists, visionaries, cultural activists and scholars that will outlive the temporary library structure.

Beatrice Glow merges interdisciplinary art and autoethnography. Honors that she has received include US Fulbright Scholar, Hemispheric New York Performance Network Emerging Artist Fellow, Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient, Visiting Scholar at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, and participation in John Zorn's Obsessions Collective. She published Taparaco Myth (2009), a trilingual book in Spanish, English, and Chinese on Asian diaspora in Peru, and is currently birthing a Floating Library aboard the Lilac Museum Steamship. She lives and works in New York.

Floating Library Contributors Alexandre Girardeau, Alexander Campos, Amanda Thackray, Amanda Tobier, Amelia Bentley, Anne Muntges, Ariana Nadia Nash, Art Jones, Aurora De Armendi, Boulder Haze, Camila Gaitan, FF Alumn, Center for Book Arts, Chuck Bettis, Christina Quintana, Diana Hamilton, Donald Daedalus, FF ALumn, Dylan Gauthier, Elham Atayi, Flavia Souza, Fray Curtis, HeritageRadioNetwork.org, Jeanne Verdoux, Jennifer Verbit, Johnny Amore, Joseph Imhauser, Katarina Jerinic, Laura Gibellini, Lee Murphy Wolf, Lily Mengesha, Linda Neaman, Lyric Hunter, Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, Mary Ting, Mitsuko Brooks, Movement Party, Nicolás Dumit Estevéz, FF Alumn, NYC Climate Convergence, Mare Liberum, Matthew Whitley, Molly Lambe, MV Carbon, Partizaning, Pauchi Sasaki, Paulie Jan, Pauline Kim Harris, Reid Bingham, Ricardo Cortés, Rosamond S. King, Small Editions, Tattfoo Tan, Terry Conrad, Thomas Looser, Twins of El Dorado, Ugly Duckling Presse, Zave Martohardjono, Zohar Weiman-Kelman and more.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Lilac Preservation Project and the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For further information:
The Floating Library Crew | info@floatinglibrary.org | www.floatinglibrary.org

The Gothamist reported the following about this event:

A Floating Library Is Coming To The Hudson River

The announcement of a floating library makes us wonder why there has never been a library on a boat in one of our city's rivers before. Seems like Heaven! And finally, after decades of not even realizing we were waiting for this magic vessel, it's almost here. The Lilac Museum Steamship will host a pop-up floating library at Pier 25 on the Hudson River starting September 6th (through October 3rd).
"The ship's main deck will be transformed into an outdoor reading lounge to offer library visitors a range of reading materials from underrepresented authors, artist books, poetry, manifestoes, as well as book collection, that, at the end of the lifecycle of the project, will be donated to local high school students with demonstrated need."
There will also be roundtables, performances, a listening room, and rope swings. ROPE SWINGS. ON A BOAT. IN A LIBRARY. Throw in a hammock and we're never leaving.



2. Jamie McMurry, FF Fund recipient 2013-14, at Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL, opening Sept. 5

is proud to present ABOVE SNAKES
a solo show by JAMIE McMURRY
Opening FRI SEP 5 @ 8PM > Performance @ 9PM
Gallery Hours > FRI SEP 5 - SAT SEP 13 > 12-5PM

In an extensive showing of installations and materials from his most recent conceptual art projects and performances, JAMIE McMURRY (Los Angeles) brings his solo exhibit, ABOVE SNAKES, to Chicago's Defibrillator Gallery with an opening and performance Friday, September 5th from 8pm-11pm.

Documentation and objects will be on display from the INTELLIGENT DESIGN series commissioned by the Franklin Furnace Fund, photos from several street actions called COLOR THEORY, and the personal effects of deceased accident or homicide victims that McMurry has been collecting for a project entitled OBJECT WITNESS.

The live performance, ANGEL LUST, will take place at the opening at 9:00pm.

JAMIE McMURRY has been an active organizer, educator and artist in the fields of performance, installation, video and conceptual art for more than 20 years. Originally from Yakima, Washington, he currently resides in Los Angeles, California. McMurry's work has most recently been exhibited at the University of Hildesheim, Germany - 2013; Boston Center for the Arts - 2013 and 2014; Miami International Performance Art Festival - 2013; National Gallery of Art, Sopot, Poland - 2013; Human Resources, Los Angeles - 2012; Existence Festival, Brisbane - 2012.

He has taught performance, video and sound as a visiting artist faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2003-2005) and at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (2007-2009). Most recently he has conducted workshops and artist talks at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; National Review of Live Art, Scotland; University of Hildesheim, Germany; University of Vina del Mar, Chile. He has recently presented and published writing at the College Art Association 2014, in the Total Art Journal and for French art magazine DOCKS. In 2014 he was a Franklin Furnace Fund recipient and a FONDART, Chile grantee.



3. Jenny Polak and Dread Scott, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at BRIC, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 19


First Biennial To Document Breadth of Talent Thoughout Brooklyn

Exhibition on view September 20 - December 15, 2014
at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn
Opening Reception: September 19, 7-9pm

BROOKLYN | August 27, 2014 - BRIC proudly announces the launch of a major new initiative, the BRIC Biennial, which will present Brooklyn artists creating work in a variety of different media and demonstrate the significance of Brooklyn as a vital center for art making and innovation, perhaps the most important in the world today. Each edition of the Biennial will focus on different geographic neighborhoods, providing the curators an opportunity to dig deeply and discover the diversity of talent to be found throughout the borough. The BRIC Biennial: Volume 1, Downtown Edition, will survey artists based in Downtown Brooklyn and adjacent neighborhoods such as Fort Greene and Boerum Hill, a fitting focus given the location of BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn. Volume I of the BRIC Biennial will include 27 artists who encompass different generations and cultural backgrounds and work with diverse artistic formats and themes. The exhibition will fill much of the first floor of BRIC House, including the main gallery and Project Room, as well as hallways and other spaces. In addition, a special project, a large sculpture by artist Katie Bell, will be presented in the Humanities Gallery in the Downtown Brooklyn campus of Long Island University (LIU) at University Plaza, just steps from BRIC House, which is located at 647 Fulton Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. An opening reception for the BRIC Biennial will be held on Friday, September 19 from 7-9pm.

Exhibiting artists include: Fariba Salma Alam, Richard Baker, Katie Bell, Isak Berbic, Ben Thorp Brown, Youmna Chlala, Vince Contarino, Joe Diebes, Seth Michael Forman, Scherezade Garcia, Valérie Hallier, Nene Humphrey, Nina Katchadourian, Despo Magoni, Karyn Olivier, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Jenny Polak and Dread Scott, Eleanor Ray, Wendy Richmond, Niv Rozenberg, Jean Shin, Jenna Spevack, Daniel Terna, Penelope Umbrico, Daniel Wiener, and Martha Wilson.

The show is curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President, Contemporary Art, and Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator, BRIC; as well as by guest curators Fawz Kabra and Leslie Kerby.

Broad themes touched upon in this inaugural BRIC Biennial exhibition include: issues involving land and landscape, both in Brooklyn and beyond; the body as both the nexus of cultural identity and in the depiction of imagined narratives; notions of history and memory; and abstraction, realized in various media.

Among the artists to be featured in the BRIC Biennial are ruby onyinyechi amanze, a Brooklyn-based artist of Nigerian birth and British upbringing, whose mixed-media works on paper have been influenced greatly by this cultural hybridity, as well as textile design, photography, print-making, and architecture. In addition to exhibiting drawings in the main gallery, amanze will also be creating a site-specific mural in the café area of BRIC House. Scherezade Garcia, known for working with found objects and conveying the immigrant experience, will create a major installation from copies of the Village Voice upon which she will paint an image of the sea - a symbol of separation (the artist was born in the Dominican Republic and now lives in Brooklyn), and of freedom. Jenna Spevack, an artist whose art practice is based in sustainable design, has created a binaural audio installation that will be presented in a reclaimed wood outhouse. The darkened/soundproof structure will simulate the restorative experience of solitude within a natural soundscape. Vince Contarino's paintings simultaneously embrace a graphic language in tandem with the gesture and materiality of abstraction. A master of color, motion, and shape, his works play with the idea of abstraction as a subjective experience. Katie Bell who is interested in the building process and uses materials that comprise a home (such as carpet, wallpaper, linoleum, vinyl, etc.) to create abstract sculptural conglomerations will create a site-specific commissioned work for the Humanities Gallery of LIU's Brooklyn Campus.

The exhibition will be accompanied by public programs, as well as an illustrated exhibition catalog containing essays by the four curators, images, and a checklist. The BRIC Biennial catalog will retail for $8 or $5 for BRIC House members.

Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC said, "The opening of BRIC House and our much-expanded gallery space offers us the opportunity to more amply represent Brooklyn's large and vibrant community of visual artists. The BRIC Biennial contains work in an broad range of media and representing a diversity of artistic voices. We hope that the exhibition provides our audience with an intriguing look at some of the ideas and approaches that distinguish art making at this point of time, in one of world's most significant creative capitals."

Leslie G. Schultz, President of BRIC said, "The inaugural BRIC Biennial exhibition reflects the diversity of voices and perspectives that connect Downtown Brooklyn artists to their communities. BRIC House, as an anchor for contemporary art in the Brooklyn Cultural District, is the perfect place for an artist survey which will both shine a spotlight on extraordinary talent in our immediate environment, and enable Brooklyn-based artists to share their work with their neighbors as well as the thousands of visitors that come to BRIC House each week."

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Opening Reception at LIU's Humanities Gallery
Sept 23, 6-8pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Katie Bell's special BRIC Biennial project presented in the Humanities Gallery of LIU's Brooklyn campus.

Oct 11, 4pm
As part of the BRIC House Party, ruby onyinyechi amanze will collaborate on a performance.

Utterances: A Night of Performing Art
Oct 14, 7pm
As part of our Stoop Series programming, Martha Wilson and Ben Thorp Brown will select four stellar Brooklyn performance artists to present their work.

Desert Island MP3s
Nov 4, 7pm
Also part of our Stoop Series programming, Dread Scott will present an engaging evening of music and conversation, when he invites three artists to discuss what he/she would bring to a desert island-3-4 songs, one book, and one luxury item.

In Center
Dec 13, 4pm
As part of our BRIC House Party, Nene Humphrey will present a multimedia performance with collaborators, cellist Noah Hoffeld and artist Capucine Gros.

Have a Beer With . . .
Members of the public will have the opportunity to make a date with select BRIC Biennial artists for a beer and one-on-one conversation at Hungry Ghost Café in BRIC House.

Docent Tours
Weekly docent tours will be scheduled, times TBA.

For continually updated information on public programs, visit BRICartsmedia.org.


Elizabeth Ferrer is Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC. Ferrer is a longtime curator who has been affiliated with BRIC since 2007. In addition to curating exhibitions at the organization's previous space, BRIC Rotunda Gallery and at BRIC House, she has presented exhibitions at such institutions as the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University; the Americas Society, New York; the Austin Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and for the American Federation of Arts and Independent Curators International.

Jenny Gerow is the Assistant Curator at BRIC. She has previously held positions at the International Center of Photography and the Detroit Institute of Arts where she worked on the exhibitions Shirin Neshat and A Different Kind of Order: ICP Triennial. She is interested in photography and the book arts, collaborative practices, as well as facilitating projects by emerging artists and curators. Gerow has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Fawz Kabra is currently assistant curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi Project. Previously, she worked with the Emirates Foundation, Abu Dhabi and continued on to manage public programs at the Cultural Department, TDIC, Abu Dhabi. Fawz co-curated the ongoing project, Brief Histories, Sharjah, in 2011, exploring responsive practices to the rapidly shifting contexts and meanings in current global issues. She worked with the Park Avenue Armory for WS: Paul McCarthy in 2013 and was the curator of Art Dubai Projects. She is an editorial correspondent for Ibraaz, the online journal on contemporary visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. Kabra obtained her MA at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York.

Leslie Kerby is a curator and artist with an active studio practice who has lived and worked in Brooklyn for the past 35 years. Kerby is resident curator at 308 at 156 Project Artspace, an interdisciplinary creative project space in Manhattan's Flatiron district. She is a member of the Contemporary Art Advisory Council at BRIC, is on the board of Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts, Brooklyn and is a past board chair of Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn.


BRIC's contemporary art programs benefit from generous public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Senator Martin J. Golden; New York State Assembly Members James F. Brennan, Karim Camara, Joan L. Millman, Walter Mosley, Félix Ortiz, and Annette Robinson; Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Members Inez D. Barron, Robert Cornegy, Laurie Cumbo, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Darlene Mealy, Mark Treyger, Jimmy Van Bramer, and Jumaane Williams.

Additional private support is provided by Astoria Federal Savings; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Bay and Paul Foundations; Bloomingdale's Fund of the Macy's Foundation; Con Edison; The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Ford Foundation; Forest City Ratner Companies; The Hearst Foundations; Laurence W. Levine Foundation; New York Community Trust; Oppenheim Family Foundation; and the Verizon Foundation; as well as numerous individual supporters including Leslie Alexander and Norris Manser, Jennie and Jake Blair, Mark and Beverly Cheffo, Katherine and Luke Fichthorn, Leslie Marshall and Mauro Premutico, and Jeff Strong and Kerry Le Blanc Strong.


Since its founding as a not-for-profit organization in 1979, BRIC has been the driving force behind a number of Brooklyn's most widely renowned and beloved arts and media programs. In the borough that is now this country's foremost creative hotbed, BRIC is unparalleled in its combination of artistic excellence, programmatic breadth and genuine accessibility.
BRIC presents live music and performing arts (the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival and BRIClab), contemporary art exhibitions and programs, and community media programs (Brooklyn Free Speech Television and Brooklyn Independent Media) that reflect Brooklyn's creativity and diversity. In 2013, BRIC inaugurated a new era of service to the borough when it opened BRIC House, a 40,000 square-foot arts and media facility located in the cultural hub of Downtown Brooklyn, featuring a flexible state-of-the-art performance space, a major contemporary art gallery, artist workspace, and multiple television and media production studios.

In 2013, BRIC inaugurated a new era of service to the borough when it opens BRIC House, a 40,000 square-foot arts and media facility located in the cultural hub of Downtown Brooklyn. BRIC House includes a flexible state-of-the-art performance space, a major contemporary art gallery, artist workspace, and multiple television and media production studios. Designed by Brooklyn-based architect Thomas Leeser, BRIC House aims to be a true home for artists and audi¬ences-a place where emerging and established artists create work that deepens their practice and engage with the diverse communities of Brooklyn. BRIC House opened in October 2013. Learn more at BRICartsmedia.org.

Abby Clark, BRIC: 718.683.5621, aclark@BRICartsmedia.org
John Wyszniewski, Blake Zidell & Associates: 718.643.9052, john@blakezidell.com



4. Roberto Guerra at Instituto Cervantes, Manhattan, Sept. 16

Dear Friend,
You are cordially invited to the opening night of the 5th edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase, which will be hosted on September 16, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., New York City. Please find a formal invitation attached.

This year´s Peruvian Film Showcase, which will be held over four days, from Tuesday September 16 to Friday September 19, is dedicated to Peruvian archaeology, as portrayed through cinematography, video art, science, literature, and music. This celebration of Peru's historical legacy will showcase 13 films from the last 50 years, including documentaries, features, shorts and video art, as well as an homage to the life and work of the documentary film director, producer and cinematographer Roberto Guerra, who left us this past January. Guerra´s films are international in scope and of timeless significance. Major networks in more than thirty-five countries have broadcast over thirty of his films and many of them have been featured in international festivals in New York, Edinburgh, London, Cannes and Los Angeles.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a very wonderful edition of the Peruvian Film Showcase.
Lorry Salcedo Mitrani
NY Peruvian Film Showcase



5. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at People's Climate March, Manhattan, Sept. 21

Franklin Furnace Alumn and InClimate artist, Billy X. Curmano, joins with more than 100 organizations and thousands of people taking part in the People's Climate March September 21st in New York City. The permit allows the climate marchers to take to the main thoroughfares of Manhattan just two days before President Obama and world leaders gather for an emergency Climate Summit at the United Nations. The NYPD approved route starts at Columbus Circle on Sunday at 11:30 am and continues on 59th Street then down 6th Avenue to 42nd Street and on to 11th Avenue.

Two dedicated trains and hundreds of buses will bring activists to New York from all over the country. There's a site to aid with travel and housing in NYC: http://peoplesclimate.org/transportation

Over 750 organizations world-wide are participating both in and out of NYC with major marches and solidarity events that will make this the largest climate action in history. Talk is cheap. The people are united in a common theme that demands bold action, not just rhetoric, on climate change. In New Delhi, demonstrations begin the day before New York. Australia has marches across the continent with the biggest in Melbourne. Berlin, London and Paris all have major marches scheduled. The list goes on and includes Kathmandu, Rio, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, Dublin, Manila, Seoul, Mumbai and Istanbul. The climate action is anticipated to represent roughly 100 million people around the world.

In New York, participating organizations include the largest transit workers union, art, student, environmental and religious groups, indigenous peoples and a coalition of buddhist monks. A Peoples Climate Convergence runs from September 19-21 with speakers and teach-ins and a group of artists, Peoples Climate Art, occupied a Brooklyn warehouse to build objects and signage for the march.

InClimate artist, Billy X. Curmano, intends to blend with other activists and climate specialists at Chicago's Union Station for a relatively low carbon footprint journey to NY aboard the San Francisco Peoples Climate Train. His daily climate thoughts posted continuously since January 1, 2013 to the blog at www.billyx.net will reach #624 in Chicago. The thoughts range with both good and bad climate news, innovations, what can be done, parables, fables and poetry which are then re-posted to the InClimate Facebook page. From within the Peoples Climate Actions, he will continue the posts along with pop-up live art performances and water rituals.

Water resources are changing along with the climate from too much - with sea level rise, storms and floods - to - too little with prolonged droughts and contamination. The abundance, absence and changing states of water are apparent in Billy X's extreme environmental art trilogy. He fasted on only juice and water for 42 days in Death Valley as a comment on overconsumption and the absence of water. He traveled to the Arctic Circle on public transportation to experience its changing states. In aqua abundance, he swam 2,367.4-miles of the Mississippi River from its Minnesota Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico as a performance and environmental statement. Signed and numbered vials with the "Father of Waters" will accompany the artist in rituals that honor water as the source of life.

InClimate: Climate Change Solutions, Awareness and Action confronts global warming through art by calling upon artists, in collaboration with climate change specialists, to find solutions and antidotes for mitigating or adapting to our world's most catastrophic problem. Because of the complexity of the subject, each artist or artist team is consulting or collaborating with a climate change specialist from one of the sciences, law, economics, or another appropriate field. Partnering with community organizations, InClimate is going directly to underserved neighborhoods in three boroughs of New York City-including areas most vulnerable. Curator Regina Cornwell conceived and is organizing InClimate under the auspices of Franklin Furnace.







Billy X.




6. Adam Nankervis and David Medalla, FF Alumns, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sept. 4

Adam Nankervis and David Medalla, FF Alumns,
will perform their latest dialogic participatory art work
entitled 'ASTRO*ACUPUNCTURED MEN' on the lagoon
and around the beautiful garden designed by Robert Burhle Marx
at INHOTIM, the stunning art park founded by Bernardo Paz,
at Rua B, 20, Zona Rural, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais,
near Belo Horizonte, in Brazil.
Medalla and Nankervis, co-founders of the Mondrian Fan Club,
will continue their stellar exploraions in the limitless realms of Imagination.
Julia Rebouchas and Cecilia Rocha will curate Nankevis and Medalla's performance
which will feature the two artists reciting their poems
while aboard two individual boats sailing on the lagoon of INHOTiM.
The performance will take place on September 4, 2014, at 2 p.m.
The following day, Adam Nankervis, founder and director of 'another vacant space',
an experimental art showroom in Berlin,
and David Medalla, director of the London Biennale,
will conduct seminars, curated by Maria Eugenia Salcedo, assisted by Morgana,
David Medalla and Adam Nankervis will publish a book about



7. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor, NY, opening Aug. 30, and more

Dear Friends,

Hope you're having a lovely August.

Saturday, August 30 is the date for 2 openings of my exhibitions
one in Livingston Manor, NY and the other in Garrison, NY

We have an artist talk at 3 PM in Livingston Manor, if you are in the area, please stop by.

Watch Your Step

Ruth Hardinger / Lucienne Weinberger

August 30 - October 5

Saturday, August 30

Artist Talk at 3 PM

Opening reception 4-6 pm

CAS Arts Center
48 Main Street
PO Box 991
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

My installations include concrete, cardboard and plaster Conundrums and works on paper



8. Joseph Keckler, M. Lamar, Brooke O'Harra, Jeanine Oleson, FF Alumns, in the Huffington Post, Aug. 20

Please visit the link below for a report on Joseph Keckler, M. Lamar, Brooke O'Harra, and Jeanine Oleson, FF Alumns:




9. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Galerie Druck & Buch, Vienna, Austria, September 4-October 8

"Reality is as thin as paper..."
Solo exhibition of artist books by FF Alumn Robbin Ami Silverberg

Galerie Druck & Buch invites you to join us at the opening of the exhibition, on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 7 pm. Robbin Ami Silverberg, book & paper artist from New York City, will be in attendance. The handmade yet conceptually fitting papers are fundamental to her artist books, which are equally sensuous as they are intellectual. Themes of remembrance, forgetting, identity and interlinearity are her topics, in the visual terrain of performance, installation and artist books.

The complete list of artwork may be found at: www.druckundbuch.com

Galerie Druck & Buch
Berggasse 21/2
A - 1090 Vienna
M - F, 10 am - 6 pm



10. Tobaron Waxman, at Kulturwerk des BBK Köln e.V., Germany

WATCH ME WORK: WOMEN, LABOUR AND QUEER ECONOMIES is a transdisciplinary, intergenerational exhibition that welcomes a wide range of approaches, from video, sound art, text and live networked performance. The exhibition presents experiences and strategies of a spectrum of female experiences as a method of inquiry to explore ways in which diverse capitalisms and multiple economies can be gendered. Curated by Tobaron Waxman, 2014 Akademie der Kunst der Welt Fellow.

Dorothea Bohde (Cologne) found textile, ink painting Liad Hussein Kantorowicz (Berlin/Israel-Palestine) networked/live sexwork performance Negar Tahsili (Iran) video Terre Thaemlitz (Japan) sound, text, photo

Opening: August 20th 19 hr
Curator's talk with Tobaron Waxman: 27. August 2014, 19 hr

Finissage with Performance: September 18, 19 hr:
"Watch Me Work" performance by Liad Hussein Kantorowicz

Made possible with support from Stadt Köln - Kulturamt und der Akademie der Künste der Welt Köln

Matjö - Raum für Kunst
Kulturwerk des BBK Köln e.V.
Mathiasstr. 15, 50676 Köln
www.matjoe.de, info@matjoe.de
Tel. 0221 2582113 (Mi & Do 15-18 Uhr)



11. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Playhouse on Park, Hartford, CT, Oct. 1-19

Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, to play the Hannah Pitt line of characters in "Angels in America; Part 1 Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner, at PlayhouseOnPark, Hartford, CT. Oct 1- Oct 19.

For directions, tickets and more information check out

The 'Hannah Pitt-line' of chracters includes: Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz; Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg; Hannah Porter Pitt; and the physician of Roy M. Cohn, Henry.



12. Molissa Fenley and Company at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, Sept. 16

Molissa Fenley and Company at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, Sept. 16

Molissa Fenley and Company to present a one-night-only performance
September 16, 2014, 7:30pm at Judson Memorial Church

Molissa Fenley and Company will present three ensemble works on a single evening program, Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30pm, at Judson Memorial Church. The program features the New York premiere of Redwood Park, set to an original percussion score by Joan Jeanrenaud; Fenley's 1985 work Esperanto, with original music by Ryuichi Sakamoto; and Dance an Impossible Space (2013).

Fenley's most recent work, Redwood Park, was inspired by her long walks in the Oakland Hills experiencing the park's constantly changing views. It was commissioned by Oakland Ballet and premiered as part of its "Oakland-esque Program" in May 2014. The remounting of Esperanto continues Fenley's recent interest in reprising dances created early in her career. As suggested by its title, the progressive idea of a universal language was a starting point for Fenley in a work noted for its shifting dynamics and complex rhythmic and spatial designs. In 1987 the Durham Morning Herald described the work saying, "Molissa Fenley and Company conversed with us in a haunting, mysterious, yet bold open language that blended movement, music, gesture and environment in a strange and beautiful way." The program also includes
Dance an Impossible Space, created while Fenley was in residency at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy this past December. Originally choreographed in a small dance studio, the piece explores a trajectory of motion within tight constraints. Fenley and company dancers Christiana Axelsen and Rebecca Chaleff will be joined by Evan Flood, Matthew Roberts and Stephanie Salts, dancers with the Oakland Ballet, for the Judson performance.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the door (cash or check only), or in advance through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/733956. Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets in Manhattan.

Molissa Fenley is a New York-based choreographer and performer. She founded Molissa Fenley and Company in 1977 and has since created over 75 dance works during her continuing career. She grew up in Ibadan, Nigeria traveling there with her family in 1961, completing all of her early education there in international schools. She returned to the US in 1971 to study dance at Mills College in Oakland, California. Upon graduation in 1975, she moved to New York and has lived there ever since. With her company, Molissa Fenley and Company, and as a soloist working in collaboration with visual artists and composers, she has performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Her work has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, the Dia Art Foundation, Jacob's Pillow, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Lincoln Center, The National Institute of Performing Arts in Seoul, the New National Theater of Tokyo, New York Live Arts and many others. Her works Cenotaph and State of Darkness were awarded a "Bessie" for choreography in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Fenley has also created many works on ballet and contemporary dance companies, most recently for the Oakland Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Robert Moses' Kin, and the Seattle Dance Project. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, a Fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation, and a Master Artist of the Atlantic Center of the Arts. Fenley is the Danforth Professor of Dance at Mills College, in residence each spring semester.

Recent performances of Fenley's work include the premiere of Found Object, a work with text contributed by writers John Guare and Rudy Wurlitzer and poet Joy Harjo, commissioned by New York Live Arts (October 2013). Also featured during this season were the reconstructions of Energizer (1980), Witches' Float (1993), performed by Holley Farmer, and The Floor Dances (1989). Other recent performances include the remounting of State of Darkness by the Pacific Northwest Ballet (March 2014), the remounting of Desert Sea by the Repertory Dance Theater, Salt Lake City (April 2014), and the premiere of Beams with composer Alvin Curran at the Mills Art Museum (April 2014). Rhythm Field: The Dance of Molissa Fenley, a book of essays written by Fenley and invited colleagues, will be published by Seagull Press in December 2014.

For more information about the Molissa Fenley and Company, visit www.molissafenley.com.



13. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 19

FF Alumn Annie Lanzillotto www.annielanzillotto.com celebrates the new paperback edition of her book: L is for Lion: an italian bronx butch freedom memoir (SUNY Press) with a reading Friday September 19th, 2014 at 7PM. The event is called, "Out Words: New Memoirs by Queer Authors" and is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event at Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (corner of Clinton St, in Brooklyn Heights) (718) 875-6960 Hosted by the Rev John Denaro. www.stannholytrinity.org. Joining Annie is author Kate Fagan reading from her book, "The Reappearing Act" www.bykatefagan.com and author Kenneth M. Walsh reading from "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful" twitter.com/kenneth212
Come hear three queer authors read their memoirs amidst the gorgeous stained glass windows in this National Historic Landmark church.
The windows were made by William Jay Bolton and his brother John Bolton between 1845 and 1848. These windows are the first complete set of figural stained glass windows made in North America.
All Welcome!



14. Alvin Eng, Kathleen Chalfant, Bob Holman, FFAlumns, at City Lore Gallery, September 15

CITY LORE Presents

Kathleen Chalfant and Bob Holman
in the premiere reading of

A new play by Alvin Eng

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7 pm
City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003
for more information, call 212-529-1955, x 11

Admission $15 to benefit the new City Lore Gallery
Available in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, Limited Seating

Discussion and reception to follow play reading

Our friends Kathleen Chalfant, Broadway star and Obie Award winner, and Bob Holman, poet and founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, will do the very first reading of a new play, 33 & 1/3 CORNELIA STREET, by another friend, acclaimed playwright Alvin Eng. The play portrays the life and lines of two legendary New Yorkers, Joe Gould and Alice Neel. Gould was a proto-Beat poet, immortalized in Joseph Mitchell's New Yorker profile for writing "the longest book ever-written" -- or did he? Holman brings his performance poet chops to the role of Gould, while Kathleen plays his friend, Alice Neel, the iconic downtown painter, who once painted Joe with three penises. (You decide!) A discussion of the new work and a reception will follow.

In a 2001 essay, City Lore executive director Steve Zeitlin wrote, "Gould, in fact, was using the term "oral history" a decade before it was officially coined by Alan Nevins at Columbia University . . . Gould wrote of collecting 'bushwa, gab, palaver, hogwash, flapdoodle, and malarkey'-we would call it urban folklore . . . But even the dozens of folklorists, cultural specialists and journalists currently working collectively to document the City's traditions and culture could never match Joe Gould's legendary and seemingly nonexistent oral history."

With such a kindred tie to Gould, playwright Eng is overjoyed to launch 33 & 1/3 CORNELIA STREET with a reading that will support the new City Lore Gallery. This is the second work of Eng's "Portrait Plays" cycle of historical dramas about artists and portraiture. The first, THREE TREES, about Alberto Giacometti and Isaku Yanaihara, had a well-received 2013 Off-Broadway production with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre at the West End Theatre.

The City Lore Gallery is a 28 year-old dream finally realized on April 3rd, 2014 with the opening of our inaugural exhibition: Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant's All-City Graffiti Archive, which will be on view at the reading. Founded in 1986, City Lore's mission is to foster New York City - and America's - living cultural heritage through education and public programs. We document, present, and advocate for New York City's grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions.



15. Carlyle Reedy, FF Alumn, at Flat Time House, London, England, opening Sept. 3

You are invited to
Carlyle Reedy
4-28 September 2014
Opens Wed 3 September 6-9pm
Continues Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

A solo presentation of works by Carlyle Reedy, also featuring materials, documents and fragments of a career in art, writing and performance that spans five decades. Curated by Karen Di Franco.

A participant in the 1960s avant-garde, Carlyle Reedy met John Latham at a meeting at the Antiuniversity which spurred a long lasting working relationship. Her interest Latham's concept of the 'incidental person' led to Reedy's involvement in the Artist Placement Group. Carlyle Reedy's practice is enacted through its process, a collection of activities in flux, manifested through collage, poetry, writing, performance and video works. Exploring the ephemeralities of language, texts started in the 1960s are edited and re-worked, tippexed, cut and reordered. Language is played with: textual jokes are made object through her use of unique grammar. Collaged art works are assembled from the detritus of the domestic environment, occasionally composed with archival photographs or letters that expose autobiographical fragments, the trace of a narrative is conferred across multiple works. Hermetic to an extent, Reedy's flat has become a site of production and display, all surfaces are a continuous palimpsest for her works to perform within, where she has become embodied in the process - becoming an icon.

The exhibition at Flat Time House comprises elements of these multiple processes across decades, including video and audio works unseen and unheard since the 1970s and 80s. Collage and book works will be counterpointed by archival material and photographic documentation that focuses on ephemera relating to Reedy's event based practice. The material will include a selection of performances made in the 1970-80s, that exposed her work within key exhibitions of feminist performance and video such as About Time: Video, Performance and Installation by 21 Women Artists at the ICA (1980) and We'll Make Up A Title When We Meet (a.k.a. LA/London Lab) at Franklin Furnace, New York (1980).

Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Road
London SE15 4BW
+44 (0)20 7207 4845

Flat Time House is the home and studio of the late British artist John Latham.

Flat Time House is a few minutes walk from Peckham Rye and East Dulwich British Rail stations. There are regular, fast trains from London Bridge & Victoria. Buses to Peckham Library or Rye Lane.



16. Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, at Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, opening Sept. 7

Dear Friends,

For those of you Downeast, I hope you can stop by the Turtle Gallery on Deer Isle, Maine on September 7th (or anytime during the show).
For everyone else I will have the new work up on my website by the 7th as well (adeleursone.com)

Happy summer!


I also have some work in a group show at Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor opening August 28th. Unfortunately I won't be in town for the opening but if your on MDI, please stop in.



17. Scott Johnson, FF Alumn, at Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ, Oct. 4-5

Mind Out of Matter Scott Johnson | Alarm Will Sound Oct 4 8:00 pm; Oct 5 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Composed by Scott Johnson
Performed by Alarm Will Sound, conducted by Alan Pierson
What are the origins of religion and supernatural ideas in human consciousness and culture, and how do they evolve into our religious traditions? Groundbreaking composer Scott Johnson's newest work, Mind Out of Matter, approaches this and other perennial questions of human existence with a lively, rock-infused musical sensibility. Inspired by the ideas of renowned philosopher Daniel C. Dennett, Johnson weaves Dennett's recorded voice into a rich instrumental score performed by Alarm Will Sound, an adventurous 20-member band acclaimed by The New York Times as "one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene."
Click to learn more about Scott Johnson
Click to learn more about Alarm Will Sound and Alan Pierson
Click to learn more about philosopher Daniel C. Dennett
75 minutes, no intermission
Coming from NYC? Take the Peak Bus! Peak Performances runs charter bus service to and from Manhattan for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Purchase bus tickets along with your show tickets. Click here for more travel information and directions.
The creation of Mind Out of Matter was supported by New Music USA and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with additional production support from Peak Performances Montclair State (NJ).

Why Are There Reasons?
Wed Sep 17 - University Hall, Room 1070 - 3:00 PM Free and open to the public.
Learn more about the fascinating ideas that inspired Scott Johnson's Mind Out of Matter when renegade philosopher Daniel C. Dennett, author of Breaking the Spell, Consciousness Explained, and Darwin's Dangerous Idea, visits campus to speak about how Darwin's insights sketch the path from a purposeless world of cause and effect-but no function, no reasons-to the purposeful, reason-drenched world we inhabit today. Dennett's voice is featured in Johnson's world premiere composition, Mind Out of Matter, performed by critically acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, conducted by Alan Pierson, at the Alexander Kasser Theater October 4 - 5, 2014.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.



18. Monty Cantsin, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Aug. 21

The New York Times, August 21, 2014

A man who was photographed by a bystander splashed a red substance on a blank gallery wall on the third floor of the Whitney Museum of Art on Wednesday, the police said.
The man was quickly apprehended by security and removed by the police, the museum said. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
The floor, which displays a Jeff Koons retrospective, was temporarily closed but reopened within two hours. No art was damaged.

The link to the illustrated article is here:




19. Saya Woolfalk, FF ALumn, at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, Sept. 4

ChimaTEK(tm): Hybridity Visualization Mandala
Saya Woolfalk
A co-presentation with the Asian Art Museum
Thursday, September 4 | 6-9PM
Performance | Free with museum admission ($5 after 5PM)

In conjunction with the Asian Art Museum's Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism exhibition, Headlands and the Museum present a new performance work by artist Saya Woolfalk (AIR'14). Exploring notions of hybridity and utopia, Woolfalk's work encompasses sculpture, textiles, painting, video, and performance art while drawing from anthropology, mythology, and science. ChimaTEK(tm) will incorporate an original soundtrack composed by Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, and will feature the Empathics, a fictional group of women who physically and culturally metamorphose into a fusion of animal and plant. Performance is offsite at the Asian Art Museum and will be ongoing throughout the evening. Learn more at http://www.headlands.org/event/chimatek-saya-woolfalk/



20. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Sept. 22

Drumming in the Dark
Autumn Equinox Celebration with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Join Mama Donna Henes, New York's own "Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit" and Urban Shaman, in a sunset ceremony to center us as we enter the dark season. This will be Donna's 39th Annual Autumn Equinox Celebration.

This year's event will take place:

September 22 at 6:30 PM
Grand Army Plaza
Park Slope, Exotic Brooklyn
(Meet at the fountain)


The autumn equinox marks the beginning of the dark season. A time when, like the plants, we tend to dig in and become more introspective. Join us for blessings, chanting, drumming and great spirit.

A family friendly event. Bring dogs, kids, drums and plenty of spirit.

For more info, contact:

* Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC.
- The New Yorker

* For 35 years Ms. Henes has been putting city folk in touch with Mother Earth.
- The New York Times

* Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth.
- The Village Voice

* A-List exorcist!
- NY Post

* The Original crystal-packing mama.
- NY Press

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a consultant to the television and motion picture industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings and spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com




21. Wooloo, FF Alumns, at UN Climate Summit, Manhattan, September

Do you want to meet exceptional people and help support the fight against global warming? Join Human Hotel to host one of the visiting climate organizers coming to NYC for the UN Climate Summit in September! Human Hotel will match you with a like-minded guest for a few nights - based on your preferences, personalities and interests: www.humanhotel.com



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller