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Contents for October 15, 2014

1. Jibz Cameron, Pablo Helguera, Clifford Owens, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at BAM, Brooklyn, Oct. 16-18

Please come see Franklin Furnace Fund grant recipients Clifford Owens, Jibz Cameron (a.k.a. Dynasty Handbag) and Pablo Helguera, performance artists selected by Martha Wilson at the invitation of Joe Melillo, Executive Producer, to take part in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2014 Next Wave Festival. All performances will be presented in BAM's new black box space, the Fisher Building. In his work on Thursday, October 16 entitled "A Forum for Performance Art" Clifford Owens deconstructs the lecture format; Dynasty Hanbag offers a feminist gloss on Homer's Odyssey in her performance of "Soggy Glasses, A Homo's Odyssey" on Friday, October 17, and Pablo Helguera asks audiences to check their mail in his work entitled "The Parable Conference" taking place on Saturday October 18th. All tickets $20. Call 718-636-4100.



2. Lillian Ball, FF Alumn, in The Bronx, October 18

WATERWASH Welcomes final inClimate event with preview screening of ReOrient Films' BRONX RIVER WATERWASH at the Bronx Museum
Saturday, October 18
at 2:30pm - 6:00pm in EDT

Join ecological artist Lillian Ball for a discussion about the WATERWASH(r) ABC project and how its native wetland plants mitigate increased storm water pollution. Participants can also enjoy a rowboat ride along the Bronx River starting at 2:30 at 1055 Bronx River Ave, Bronx, NY 10472

Reserve NOW - info@waterwash.org for free bus transportation.

The event will continue at the Bronx Museum of the Arts for a free 4:00 pm screening of BRONX RIVER WATERWASH. The 49 minute film (see still above), directed by Jean Marie Offenbacher, chronicles the creation and maintenance of WATERWASH ABC and the transformation of a polluted riverside wasteland into a community wetland park. Reception follows with locally grown food at Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse.

Bus reservations + more information at: info@waterwash.org
City pickup 1:30, 14th Street + 8th Ave, Manhattan to ABC
WATERWASH pickup 3:30, 1055 Bx River Ave to Bronx Museum
Return to Manhattan from Bronx Museum at 6:00 pm.

Curator Regina Cornwell conceived inClimate: Climate Change Solutions, Awareness & Action under the auspices of Franklin Furnace Archive.



3. Dustin Grella, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Oct. 18

Pratt Upload
"Meme You and Everyone We Follow"
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Pratt Upload is a day-length exploration of contemporary digital culture including panels led by artists in the field, free workshops and an exhibition, a keynote address by Marisa Olson and a multi-media after-party. PRATT UPLOAD 2014 will showcase artists, gamers, performers, hackers and software engineers that investigate networked realities, mimetic desires, cine-tele-digital personas and augmented bodies. By spanning the categories of animation, cyborg cultures, memes and performance, participants at Pratt Upload will be able to engage in debate about digital culture along with exposure to digital arts practices within our workshops. All workshops and panels at Pratt Upload are free and open to the public. Workshops seat 25 people and will be operated on a first come first serve basis.

Pratt Upload is coordinated by Assistant Professor Marianna Ellenberg, Digital Arts Chair Peter Patchen, Assistant Chair Carla Gannis and Digital Arts Gallery Curator Nicholas O'Brien.

The panel is:
Time in an Unsuspected Space: a panel of artists who redefine our experience of the animated image
October 18th 11:30AM - 1PM. The entire event will run from 10-5PM.
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205



Dustin Grella



4. Moosh, FF Intern Alumn, at Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY, Oct. 18-19


Artoberfest 2014
A Fine Art & Music Festival in Historic GARNER Arts Center
Please join GARNER Arts Center for Artoberfest on October 11-12, 2014.
ARTOBERFEST Exhibition: Sat., Oct. 11th, 12- 10 PM; Sun., Oct. 12th, 12 - 5 PM AND Sat., Oct. 18th, 12 - 5 PM; Sun., Oct. 19th, 12 - 5 PM
Images and Words, Ned Harris Exhibition: Sat., Oct. 11th, 12- 10 PM; Sun., Oct. 12th, 12 - 5 PM AND Sat., Oct. 18th, 12 - 5 PM; Sun., Oct. 19th, 12 - 5 PM
Re You Nite Party/Reception: Sat., Oct. 11th, 6-10 PM
Open Studios: Sat. Oct. 11th, 12-7 PM Sun. Oct. 12, 12-5 PM
Student/Faculty Exhibition: Sat., Oct. 11th, 12- 6 PM; Sun., Oct. 12th, 12 - 5 PM AND Sat., Oct. 18th, 12 - 5 PM; Sun., Oct. 19th, 12 - 5 PM (See Youthfest tab below for a list of participating schools and students)
Student/Faculty Exhibition Reception: Sat., Oct. 11th, 4-5 PM
Interactive Workshops for Kids & Students of All Ages: Sat. Oct. 11th, 12-5:00 PM; Sun. Oct. 12th, 12-5PM
Artoberfest celebrates the arts with the work of 150 artists from the Hudson Valley (and beyond), and Images and Words, a special exhibition honoring Rockland County photographer Ned Harris. Daytime events include the open studios of resident artists and artisans, including GARNER's artist-in-residence Spencer Tunick.
Introducing Youthfest at Artoberfest!
Youthfest will feature a Student/Faculty Exhibition and Reception, Interactive Kids' and Youth Art Workshops and Student Music! See below for details.
The Re You Nite Party/Reception Saturday night from 6-10 PM will be a celebration with live music, cash bar featuring wine and Lagunitas beer, and delicious food for sale from Tashi's Catering. A Silent Auction will benefit the re-building and re-opening of the new GARNER Arts Center gallery in building 35, the former mill cafeteria, after GARNER Arts Center's Gallery was destroyed by Hurricane.



5. Brian O'Doherty, FF Alumn, at Frieze, London, UK, Oct. 14-18

OCTOBER 14-18, 2014

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Inquiries: info@simonesubal.com

At Frieze London 2014, P! and Simone Subal Gallery stage a solo presentation of seminal artist, writer, and critic Brian O'Doherty (a.k.a. Patrick Ireland). Beginning in the 1960s, O'Doherty created a vast body of conceptual and language-based artwork including drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance, and site-specific installations. The booth at Frieze London 2014 focuses on the connections between a set of rare historical works juxtaposed with a new work created specifically for Frieze. Last exhibited together at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1970, four of O'Doherty's "Ogham" sculptures command the booth's interior. These wall-mounted, mirrored sculpture are incised with an ancient linear Celtic script, transforming the viewer's gaze in an experiential and encoded moment of self-representation. An untitled painting from the mid-1970s, rendered in watercolor marker on unprimed canvas, captures the artist's quixotic attempt to follow a strand of his own hair in an exploration of line and process. These works are complemented by a new "rope drawing," the most recent in an ongoing body of work begun in the 1970s, together with a set of works on paper that reveal the structural underpinnings of O'Doherty's oevre and its deeper connections to the written word.

Brian O'Doherty (b. 1928, Ireland) has led a remarkable and multifaceted career. After working and researching as a medical doctor, he relocated to the USA, where he hosted two television shows on art and culture. O'Doherty served as art critic for The New York Times and as editor-in-chief of Art in America magazine. He edited and designed the groundbreaking "conceptual issue" of the multimedia magazine-in-a-box Aspen, as well as authored the seminal essay series Inside the White Cube. While part-time director of the NEA's visual arts and media program, he helped make Soho a magnet for artists, coined the term "alternative space," and championed early video art. From 1972 to 2008, he worked as an artist under the pseudonym Patrick Ireland. He has mounted over forty solo exhibitions, and was the subject of several retrospectives, most recently in 2007 at NYU's Grey Art Gallery. O'Doherty is the author of several novels, including The Deposition of Father McGreevy (2000), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, The Crossdresser's Secret, was published by Sternberg Press in February 2014. His 2014 exhibition at P! and Simone Subal Gallery, Connecting the ..., received widespread praise from publications including Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, ArtNews, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, The Daily Beast, and others.
For more information, please contact info@simonesubal.com or +1 917 334 1147



6. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Birdland, Manhattan, Oct. 20

Lance & the Ladies
A birthday party
Monday Oct 20th 7pm Birdland NYC

With nine phenomenal Ladies taking the stage:
Alexandra Silber
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Julie Garnye
Gabrielle Stravelli
Kate Rigg
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Julia Murney
Lauren Flanagan
and Leslie Gore!

If you know me, you know I adore writing for and surrounding myself with amazing women. For my birthday, I'm starting a new series celebrating our connections and their brilliance. You are cordially invited to a night of all my original songs at Birdland, with me on the keys and sharing laughs and music with some of the best Ladies in my life.

All I would like for my birthday this year is your attendance. I really hope you can join us-- as usual, there will be world premieres, excerpts from my upcoming Neil Gaiman opera collaboration, and plenty of surprises!

It IS my party, but I won't be crying unless they're tears of joy. I really can't believe I'll get to perform with all these brilliant women. Can you join us?

Please reserve a table in advance. Bring your friends! Thanks to Jim Caruso and Broadway at Birdland!



7. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Mar Silver, Westport, CT, Oct.17-Nov. 30

October 17 - November 30, 2014

Modern tastemaker and interior designer Mar Silver opens an exhibition of riveting mixed-media works from New York City artist Grace Roselli. The collection, titled "The Uncanny Lady M," features 13 works by Roselli that explore her interpretation of identity, erotism and gender. The solo exhibition will be on view, by appointment only, at Mar Silver Design Lab in Westport, Connecticut through November 30. ! "Similar to my own design style, I seek provocative artwork that inspires me, and that is what drew me to Grace's work," says Silver. "As art is an integral element of any space I design, I've incorporated her pieces into my past projects, and I'm thrilled to be representing her, and to have her latest collection featured in my Design Lab." ! The Uncanny Lady M series explores the gendered gaze, and what a combination of the male and female gaze look like. The central subject is Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, a character whose gender inhibits the ferocity of her ambitions to do what must be done. ! Roselli starts with fantasy to give Lady Macbeth her wish, "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here" to untether her from her perceived weakness as a woman. From there, Roselli reimagines her as a cyborg queen: a post-human machine without the constraints of morality, class, race or gender. She is fierce and seductive, a disquieting beauty of pain and pleasure. ! "For the series, I invited women to imagine themselves as this new post-human Lady M," explains Roselli. "Adorned only in the sculpted wearables of skin-pricking wire mesh, these women react and interact with their specific wearables as I document their improvised performance. Ultimately, the individual performer's sense of identity merges with the physical parameters of the set, becoming our own very human version of Lady M, the cyborg queen." ! Based in New York, Roselli has had solo exhibitions with Anita Friedman Fine Arts Gallery in New York City, and with the Pentimenti gallery in Philadelphia. Her work has also appeared in numerous group shows, with the most recent being the exhibition, "Coup de Chapeau" at the Gemeente Museum in the Netherlands. Roselli received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and was awarded the RISD Scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Upon graduating she was awarded a residency with the Empire State Studio program in New York City. ! Located in the heart of Westport, Mar Silver's Design
Lab is a headquarters for her full service design and build firm, and is a constantly evolving luxurious, highend, modern mix of all that is currently catching Mar's fancy, including stunning art by emerging and established artists, rare finds from her travels around the world, and select pieces from her custom Plunk furniture collection and custom rugs and textiles. ! For more information, or to schedule a viewing of "The Uncanny Lady M," contact Mar Silver Design Lab at 203-341-0413. !

Tami McCarthy | The McCarthy Group
E: tami@tmgpr.com // P: 212.750.5755 // M: 917.604.5596



8. Joan Logue, at Ryan/Lee Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 16

Joan Logue
Video Portraits: Jasper Johns 1978 and Noam Chomsky 2011
October 16 - November 16th, 2014
Opening Thursday, October 16th, 6-8PM

30 Second Portraits: New York & Paris 1980-83
Robert Doisneau, Simone Forti, Jochen Gerz, David Hockney, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Tony Ramos and Ushio Amagatsu.

Window Installation: Portraits viewed form the High Line (4-11PM)
October 14-November 1, 2014

Ryan / Lee Gallery
515 West 26th Street
3rd Floor



9. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Bravin Lee, Manhattan, opening Oct.16

Doug Beube - Sketch/Books
Opening Thursday, October 16, 2014 6-8 pm

526 West 26th Street #211 New York, NY 10001 p 212 462 4404 f 212 462 4406 www.bravinlee.com

Artist book program: Doug Beuebe Sketch/Books
BravinLee programs will present a grouping of sketchbooks by Doug Beube in the book vitrine. Beube began binding his own sketchbooks in 1979. His drawings and collaged pages are an integral part of his fleshing-out visual ideas about his sculptural bookwork, installations, and photography. When a conceived artwork is drawn in the book, the seed of an idea is recorded for future reference. As Beube builds a vocabulary for future executions, the sketchbooks became works in themselves.

Doug Beube works in mixed media including, artist's books/bookworks, collage, digital animation, installation, sculpture, and photography. In 1993 he began curating a private collection of artist's books entitled, The Allan Chasanoff Bookworks Collection: The Book Under Pressure. Beube teaches artist's books, mixed media, and photography and lectures at various universities and art programs around the U.S. Beube has exhibited internationally and his book-works and photography are included in many private and public collections.

For more information, please contact BravinLee programs at 212.462.4404 or info@bravinlee.com and visit www.bravinlee.com.



10. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, Oct. 23, and more

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Hope you are well,
I would like to inform you of my news and events taking place this October 2014:

Collaborative performance by Katya Grokhovsky and Jeremy Olson
Oct 23rd 2014 8 -11pm
PPL- Panoply Performance Lab
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibition
Oct 17th - Nov 14th 2014
Opening Oct 17th 6-8pm
NARS Foundation
201 46th Street 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

RU-Residency Unlimited
September - November 2014

AIOP Blog Interview

In Art,

Best Wishes

Katya Grokhovsky



11. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at The Piranha Shop, Seattle, WA, Oct. 17

Isabel Samaras has a piece in the traveling show "Boxes of Death 5", in which artists were all given a two foot high wooden coffin to paint and alter in any way they chose. Her mixed media piece "The Final Rest of LL Scrub Jay" will be on view in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. See website for dates and locations! http://www.boxesofdeath.com/



12. Duston Spear, FF Alumn, at Window Studio, Brooklyn, October 17

Screening of ' Past : a retelling of Uncle Tom's Cabin' ; the first in a series of four short films where Spear contemporizes Harriet Beecher Stowe's radical novel to show that the past is often nostalgalized but never really past.

Window Studio
356 Marcus Garvey Blvd
Reception Friday October 17
6 to 8
Screening starts at 7



13. Emma Amos, Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin, Roger Shimomura, FF Alumns, at Flomenhoft Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 23

The Fabric of America
Emma Amos, Romare Bearden, Siona Benjamin, Beverly Buchanan,
Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin, Roger Shimomura,
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Flo Oy Wong

October 8 - November 29, 2014
Reception: October 23, 6 - 8 pm

Please join us on October 23rd, 6 - 8 pm,
at the reception for Fabric of America
with presentation by Siona Benjamin.

Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Mumbai, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian
miniature paintings and Sephardic icons.

The reception will coincide with Asian Contemporary Art Week (October 22 - November 2). Other artists of Asian descent in this group exhibition are Flo Oy Wong and Roger Shimomura.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Flomenhaft Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 200
New York, New York 10001



14. Robert Mapplethorpe, FF Alumn, at Indiana University, Bloomington, thru Nov. 22

Indiana University, Bloomington
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from the Kinsey Institute Collection
October 10-November 22, 2014

Opening: October 10, 6-8pm

Grunwald Gallery of Art
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
1201 E 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

T +1 812 855 8490


Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection will go on display October 10 through November 22 at Indiana University's Grunwald Gallery. Presented jointly by the Grunwald Gallery and The Kinsey Institute, the exhibition marks the first time this group of photographs has been publicly shown.

Mapplethorpe is considered by art historians to be one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. His striking black-and-white photographs capture a classical beauty that is both formal and raw.

In 2011, The Kinsey Institute received a gift of 30 prints from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. These photographs dating from 1976 to 1985 are excellent examples of Mapplethorpe's more challenging work. Some of the gelatin silver prints are nude or clothed portraits, while others contain explicit homosexual and heterosexual imagery from the New York S&M scene.

At the time of the gift, foundation president Michael Stout described the works as some of the artist's "most memorable and most difficult." The Kinsey Institute was chosen to receive this group of photographs because of its scholarly mission and IU's storied record of academic freedom, Stout said.

On October 10, photo critic Philip Gefter will deliver a lecture on "Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Wagstaff, and the Gay Sensibility." The event will take place at 5pm in Room 102 at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. An opening reception will follow from 6 to 8pm at the Grunwald Gallery.

Gefter writes about photography for The Daily Beast. He previously covered the subject at The New York Times for more than 15 years. Aperture recently published his book of essays, Photography After Frank.

In 2010, Gefter produced the acclaimed feature-length documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. His current project is Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe - A Biography, which will be published by W.W. Norton & Co. in November.

On October 24, Andrew Moisey will present the gallery talk "Robert Mapplethorpe: Pleasure and Pain" at noon in the Grunwald. Moisey is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University.

Though Mapplethorpe is well known for a variety of subjects, including celebrity portraits and flower studies, his more explicit photographs have sparked a wider public dialogue.

In 1989, a retrospective of Mapplethorpe's work, The Perfect Moment, helped ignite a fierce culture war after Republican Sen. Jesse Helms discovered that the National Endowment for the Arts had awarded the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia 30,000 USD toward the exhibition. A battle ensued over the government's role in funding for the arts.

One year later, the same exhibition provoked local law enforcement in Cincinnati, Ohio, to accuse Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director of pandering pornography and promoting obscenity. A famous trial resulted in which the definition of art itself was the essential issue. Art and the exhibition prevailed, as all charges were dismissed.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection opens 25 years after the artist's death and the opening of The Perfect Moment retrospective. All 30 Mapplethorpe photographs from the Kinsey Collection will be featured, along with materials that address the controversy surrounding the 1989 exhibition and the culture wars of the early 1990s.

The Mapplethorpe exhibition and related events provide an opportunity to examine changes in the social climate that may or may not have occurred over the past several decades. What lasting effects did the culture wars have on the public's perception of art? Did Mapplethorpe make the exploration of this subject matter more or less difficult for other artists? How does one determine what is obscene and what is art?

A companion exhibition, Beyond Mapplethorpe, features images by photographers who either influenced his work or were his contemporaries in the 1970s and 1980s. The show of more than 20 photographs from The Kinsey Institute includes work by Tom Bianchi, George Platt Lynes, Len Prince, Bettina Rheims, Herb Ritts and Arthur Tress. Although these images may not be as overtly sexual as some of Mapplethorpe's photographs, they reveal the same interest in exploring and expanding the artistic possibilities of the human figure.

The Mapplethorpe exhibition and corresponding programs have been made possible by The College Arts and Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Grunwald Gallery of Art, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, all at Indiana University; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York; and the Kling Family Foundation of Tustin, California.

For further information, contact the Grunwald Gallery: T +1 812 855 8490 / grunwald@indiana.edu. All events are free and open to the public.

Grunwald Gallery of Art
Studio Art Department
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
1201 E 7th Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday noon-4pm, or by appointment



15. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, fall events

Fall News from Cheri Gaulke
Artist / Educator / Activist
An occasional newsletter about art, activism, film/video, youth, education, feminism, social issues, and Gaulkberry family news.

Upcoming Events

Cheri Gaulke's short film Cycle of the Witch (or, sorry I missed church, I was busy practicing witchcraft and becoming a lesbian) screens as part of OUTrageous! the Santa Barbara Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday, November 8. Time and location TBD.


Wednesday, October 15, 7:00pm, Free
Did you know that teens are the fastest growing population affected by domestic violence? Last year the organization A Window Between Worlds, which uses art to heal trauma, invited me be their artist-in-residence to create digital media projects. Over the summer 13 teens came together at Harvard-Westlake to produce three deeply moving and powerful short films. The workshop took place under the umbrella of my HW Summer Film program and I was joined by teachers Daphna Lapidot, Charles Schaefer and Masha Vasilkovsky. Join us for a program that will raise awareness and touch your heart. At Harvard-Westlake School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604, Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Free.


October 15 - November 20
The video from my Peep Totter Fly installation will be part of the exhibition Over There (and back) at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The exhibition is curated by Trevor Norris and features artworks exploring journey, physical or metaphorical. Artists include: Jeff Cain, Javier Carillo,Cherie Benner Davis, Robbert Flick, Cheri Gaulke, Eraldo Mauro, Rebeca Mendez, Danny Shain, Christian Tedeschi and Ruth Weisberg.
Reception: October 15th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Note: I will not be at the opening as I will be attending the premiere of my students' Domestic Violence films.)
CLOSED: November 11th (Veteran's Day) & November 27th (Thanksgiving)
Open One Saturday: November 15th Noon - 4:00 pm
Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa CA. More information here.

QueerWise Writing Collective

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 pm
QueerWise is my writing collective under the direction of Michael Kearns. We will reprise a reading we recently did at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives in West Hollywood. Queer As Art will be performed at the 2nd Annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo in the North Hollywood LA Arts District "where literature hits the streets!". Catch us in Round One, 7-7:45 pm, at The Road Theater Company at The Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd.


Harvard-Westlake's First Annual Poetry Festival
Saturday, October 25, All Day, Free
I will be leading a Poetry Video workshop as part of Harvard-Westlake's first annual poetry festival called Wider Than the Sky. This event is for high school students and teachers and it's all free. Includes keynote poets Sharan Strange and Douglas Kearney, as well as workshops, open mic, and an art exhibition. If you are a teacher and would like to bring your students let me know!


Premiere Screening of
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 pm, Free
Last January, I took 15 Harvard-Westlake students to Rwanda to learn about the genocide that happened 20 years ago. My co-leaders in this journey were history teacher Alethea Tyner Paradis and Emmy Award-winning journalist Jeff MacIntyre. We are excited to premiere the students' short documentary films which tell the Rwanda story through their own personal insights and perspectives. At Harvard-Westlake School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604, Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Free.


An article called "Performing Prehistory: Would you rather be a goddess or a cyborg?" by Michelle Moravec was published in n.paradoxa, international feminist art journal, Religion issue, Volume 33. It is a 12-page essay about The Malta Project, a performance art piece that Anne Gauldin and I did in 1978 and took place in a Catholic church and two prehistoric temples on the island of Malta. In the image above I am dancing in a graveyard outside of a church while reading The Red Shoes. The image to the right is a staged photo that depicts Gauldin as a priestess and me as a priest. The issue is available for order here.


My work is written about in the book A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements by Nicolas Lampert. The chapter called "The Living, Breathing Embodiment of a Culture Transformed" derives its title from a quote by me. There's lots of good info in this chapter about the feminist art movement in Southern California, The Woman's Building, and collaborative art. Published by The New Press and available on Amazon.


The book Filipinotown: Voices from Los Angeles edited by Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier, Gerald G. Gubatan and Gregory Villanueva includes a chapter about my design of a World War II Filipino Veterans Memorial. The photo of Carlene Bonnivier and me is from the publication party in Historic Filipinotown where all writers were awarded a commendation from the City of Los Angeles. Available on Amazon.


Cheri Gaulke's books on Amazon

Some recent books of mine are available for order on Amazon. Sisters Of Survival, Feminist Art Workers: A History were published as part of the exhibition Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building at Otis College and part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time. Valor: Filipino WW II Veterans Memorial documents my process of creating this historic veterans memorial, the first of its kind in the US.

|Recent Events|

MARCH - I participated in The Dark Bob's A Recipe for Disaster, Generation 1: Los Angeles Alternative Art in the 1970s at Highways in Santa Monica. A highlight of the evening was catching up with my old friend and mentor Rachel Rosenthal. From left to right: Cheri Gaulke, Rachel Rosenthal, and The Dark Bob.

MAY - I led a tour of my Metro Rail station for a group from Ojai led by Vanessa Acosta. I designed public art for the Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park station on the Pasadena Gold Line. One of the components is this waterbearer woman, a Tongva woman who brought water from the Zanje Madre to people's residences. Connsidered to be the city's first waterworks, she is based on an historic photo in the collection of the LA Department of Water and Power. The bronze figure was sculpted by Ruth Ann Anderson.

JUNE - Los Angeles Film Festival was just one of many festivals where my students' films were shown. Depicted is the Righteous Conversations Project team that made Re-Invent Education with RCP executive director Samara Hutman. This past summer we created seven new public service announcements and one animation based on a Holocaust survivor's personal story during our Righteous Conversations Project workshops. Stay tuned for news of their premiere screening.

JULY/AUGUST - The Gaulkberry family traveled to Sarasota to see my mom and then to Oaxaca and Mexico City for an exploration of culture and cuisine. It was all delicious including time spent with our college girls!

SPRING - Lots of film festivals where my students' films have been screened! Newport Beach Film Festival, The Archer Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Pictured are Danielle Stolz and Max Cho of the Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos, Trey Carlisle of The Righteous Conversations Project and Dora Palmer and Danielle Stolz from my Video Art classes at Harvard-Westlake.

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16. Mat Fraser, FF Alumn, in American Horror Story on FX Network television

FF Aumn Mat Fraser will be on the new season of American Horror Story. http://digg.com/video/mat-fraser-of-american-horror-story-freak-show-is-an-inspiration



17. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan, thru Oct. 23

Thursdays, October 2 - 23 at 8pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave at 25th St.
Performance art icon KAREN FINLEY revisits her most searing work on the subject of AIDS, written at a time when medical treatment was ineffective and when she was losing her friends to the disease on a continual basis. Written between 1983 and 1994, some pieces are excerpted from her earlier shows of the era; others are based on writings she did at the time that have never been published or performed. Interspersing the Finley pieces are musical selections originally written or performed by musicians who died of AIDS during this period, performed by jazz artist Paul Nebenzahl. Tickets are $30 at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com

Direct link to tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/939638



18. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at RISD Museum, Providence, RI, Oct. 16

Mira Schor lecture, "Living between Visuality, Materiality, and Language" at the RISD Museum October 16, 6PM as part of the lecture series "It, Me, You, Us: Close Encounters with Interpretation"



19. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, new CD release

Available now for pre-order -

Cutting Board - New ESP-Disk CD Release! PLEASE SHARE!

We have a new release, already available for pre-Order!
Cutting Board contains 13 pieces, including three solos and ten tracks
with saxophone by Chris Diasparra and/or Ed Schneider. I'm really happy
with this - the music is intense, often raw, amazing energy, and really
in its very own space. Please consider ordering and supporting this
music; please share this announcement!


ESP 5004

Artist/Title: Alan Sondheim with Christopher Diasparra & Edward
Schneider: Cutting Board
Catalog #: ESP5004 UPC: 825481500425
Release date: October 29, 2014 advailable for pre-order now!
Genre: "Experimental"
List Price: $12.99
Contact: steve@espdisk.com

Track Listing:
Xenon 5:38
Argon 7:35
Neon 3:18
Krypton 2:21
Helium 6:44
Carbon 5:15
Silicon 5:37
Oxygen 5:36
Nitrogen 4:18
Germanium 4:16
Platinum 5:02
Iridium 9:53
Cobalt 4:18
Total 1:09:51

The release party for this album will take place on November 12 at JACK
(www.jackny.org), 505 12 Waverly Ave. between Fulton and Atlantic in
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. C or G train to Clinton-Washington.


Alan Sondheim, ghichak, cura, chromatic harmonica, Chinese mouth harp,
saz, tro so, electric saz, sarangi, sung lisu, ukulele, qin, electric
guitar, flute

Christopher Diasparra, tenor and baritone saxophones; Edward Schneider,
alto saxophone

Bio: Alan Sondheim (www.alansondheim.org) was born in Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania; he lives with his partner, Azure Carter in Providence,
RI. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University. A new-media artist,
writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely.
His band Ritual All 70, whose debut The Songs (Riverboat, 1967) was
reissued by the Fire Museum label, was included on the notorious Nurse
with Wound list of outsider/avant-garde influences.

Overview (excerpted from the liner notes):

Sondheim is the first artist from ESP-Disk's 1964-75 heyday to return,
since it was revived in 2005, to issue an album of new material on the
fabled label. Sondheim joined the roster with a
1967 session, Ritual-All-7-70, then followed up with 1968's T'Other
Little Tune. Sondheim got his musical start as a guitarist, but soon
moved into a much more original sound utilizing a vast array of
instruments from around the world.
Cutting Board, his eighth album, is his first instrumental group album;
his other albums have always either been solo (and there are two solo
tracks on Cutting Board as well) or featured female vocalists. Though
he's a pure improviser, Sondheim rightly insists that he doesn't play
jazz; even playing with two saxophonists, he's outside that tradition's
spectrum. The eclecticism of the sounds he's working with sonically can
tenuously seem to connect him to world music, but he doesn't play the
instruments in traditional ways. And on rare occasions you can hear the
blues lurking, but it's not likely that Living Blues will be putting
him on the cover. Maybe if somebody starts a music magazine (or
website) called Beyond Category, then Sondheim can be a cover subject.

Press Quotes:

Of Ritual-All-7-70: "...if there is a concept here, its extremely
simple: you never heard such sounds in your life."
Clifford Allen, Bagatellen

Of Avatar Woman: "...be prepared to listen to universes growing and
collapsing within their sound worlds."

Please consider ordering Avatar Woman as well, from Public Eyesore
records (also produced 2014) with Azure Carter! Please see

Thank you!



20. Becky Howland, FF Alumn, at Know More Games, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 25

show at Know More Games October 25, 6 - 8pm

Please join me for a
2 - person exhibition
with a young artist
from LA, Joshua Mannis.
I'll be showing sculptures
of mountains (coal, strip-mining)
that have here-to-fore
never been seen.
Know More Games is in
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
F train to Carroll Gardens station.
561 Clinton Street.
opening 6 - 8 or 9pm
It would be great to see you there!



21. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, in Damascus, PA, opening Oct. 25

The Spiral Slide (an interactive immersive sculpture)

The Spiral Slide is a large scale sculpture 20 ft x 30ft x 40ft that people may slide down.There are interactive videos mapped/projected onto it¹s surfaces that are triggered by sliders.The form is inspired by Tatlin' Tower.

Vernissage/Demo, Saturday, October 25, 6pm-9pm
585 Galilee Road, Damascus, PA 18415

We will be receiving people from 3pm on and the projections will begin
at nightfall.
If you intend to stay overnight let us know. We have some sleeping
There is also a charming B & B called the West Branch Inn close by in
West Branch, NY.

Please RSVP ­ gh(AT)nujus.net
or Facebook ­ https://www.facebook.com/events/372037492921530/

Driving Directions from NYC:
a. Holland or Lincoln Tunnel to Rte 17North
b. Rte 17N to I-87N go
one exit to Catskill Region and exit onto Rte17West
c. Rte 17W to Exit
104 Monticello
d. West on 17B (3 traffic lights about 25 mins)
e continue straight onto 114 (Newburgh-Cochecton Turnpike) a small
country road.
114 ends at Rte 97
f. make a left and then a quick right at sign for
g. go down hill and under RR bridge. Continue straight across bridge
over Delaware river.
h. You are in PA! At top of hill turn right and bear left on Galilee Road.
i.Continue for 6miles to crossroads and turn left. 585 is the first
barn on the right.

cellphone service is spotty. You may try and call at (570-224-6372)



22. Royal Osiris Karaokie Ensemble, FF Alumns, at Kate Werble Gallery, Manhattan, Oct. 30-31, and more

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble welcomes you this autumn.

Everything One in the Disc of the Sun
October 30-31 at 7PM
Kate Werble Gallery
83 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013

In Everything One in the Disc of the Sun, three Osirian priests gather at a pseudo-Egyptian karaoke bar at the end of time to perform their favorite tracks from the self-help repertoire. Combined with original songs, gestural fragments of the Death Trance Dance, compulsive drinking rituals, video projection, and other cultural flotsam, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble entombs the lost relics of a future civilization in lyrical self-preservation. The Prodigal Sun Spiritual Supplies Boutique will be open.

and the following week/end ...

The Art of Luv (Part 1)
November 5-8 at 7:30PM
A shared evening with Audrey Hailes, curated by Annie-B Parson
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street)
New York, NY 10007
$15-$20 (get tickets here)

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (ROKE) presents Royal Aphrodite Karaoke Ensemble (RAKE) in The Art of Luv (Part 1). ROKE's newest work is a group meditation on masculinity, insecurity, and longing. It attempts to heal the wound caused by the May 2014 killing spree of Elliot Rodger, performing humanity's common search for love as we misunderstand it.



23. Lawrence Graham-Brown, Tony Whitfield, FF Alumns, at Leslie Lohman Prince Street Project Space, Manhattan, Oct. 24-26

Lawrence Graham-Brown will be curating a salon entitled "The Subject is Black" at The Leslie Lohman Prince Street Project Space, 127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 (At Prince and Wooster) Programming administered by the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

The Panorama will open on Friday, Oct, 24, 2014 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 12:00pm to 6:00pm


Ricky Day-USA
Florine Demosthene-Haiti
JD Dragan-USA
Gerard H. Gaskin-Trinidad and Tobago
Archie Lindo- Jamaica (Indian, Scottish. Jewish)
Adejoke Tugbiyele-Nigeria
Carlo Quispe-Peru
Tony Whitfield-USA

A very special thanks to Mr. Charles Leslie, Mr. Rob Hugh Rosen, Mr. Hunter O'Hanian, Mr. Cupid Ojala, Mr. Daniel Kitchen, friends and the entire staff of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

More info Here: http://leslielohman.org/exhibitions/future.html
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477082885896981/



24. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, at AAF Affordable Art Fair México, DF, Oct. 17-19

Dolores Zorreguieta will exhibit her work at Affordable Art Fair Mexico 2014. Daniel Rueda Gallery will be presenting the work of artists Antonio Camba, Juan Castillo, Rodrigo Etem, Miguel Gandolfo, Egar Murillo and Dolores Zorreguieta.

October 17, 1PM-10PM
October 18, 12PM- 9PM
October 19, 11PM-6PM

Free Admission: October 17, 7PM to 9PM

Expo Reforma
Ave. Morelos 67, Col. Juárez
Cuauhtémoc, 06600
México D.F.

Tickets available at the door or at www.affordableartfair.com/mexicocity
Te: +52 55 6237 6169
Facebook: facebook.com/aafmexico



25. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 6, and more

Coco Fusco will perform as Dr. Zira at the Walker Art Center on November 6 and at LACMA on December.

Fusco will read from her forthcoming book, Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba, at St. Marks Poetry Project on November 12.




26. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, and more

Sonya Rapoport
Acquisition: Victoria and Albert Museum

Also. the Phoenix Art Museum, Focus Latin America plus mail art : October 1 - November 23rd

First of all, I am happy to share that my interactive digital "Shoe-Field" artist book has been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, who have published an interesting article which addresses the work in context - "Cataloguing Change: Women, Art and Technology" by Melanie Lenz, Patric Prince Curator of Digital Art and Digital Programmes Manager, V&A, published in the V&A Online Journal, Issue No. 6 Summer, 2014.

The article can be found here:

The V&A's image of the work:

Abstract of article
Focusing on key objects in the V&A's digital art collection, this article considers the relationship between women, art and technology. It contextualises early digital practices and documents the significant contribution made by female artists, curators and educators inspired by the creative potential of new technologies.

Text concerning my work:

Sonya Rapoport makes participatory computer-assisted interactive artworks. Rapoport, born in 1923, began her career as an abstract expressionist painter, using drawing, painting, text and cross-cultural imagery. Since the 1970s she has utilised digital tools. Her work, such as Shoe Field (fig. 7) engages with and incorporates audience responses: in this instance as an interactive installation that created computer plots of people's responses to their shoes.
Conceived in 1977, the work was originally about American Indian designs and sandals. Rapoport superimposed drawings on the computer that related to anthropological research encoded in computer printouts; she then repeated the process with her own collection of shoes, before developing the work into an interactive happening. In 1978, Rapoport worked with anthropologist Dorothy Washburn and produced A Shoe-In (1982), a participation performance, held at Berkeley Computer Systems. In 1986 Shoe Field was exhibited at Media Gallery in San Francisco where the data from A Shoe-In was programmed for further inter-activity.

Phoenix Art Museum:
Additionally, a miniature of my artist's book "The Animated Soul - Gateway to you Ka" has been included in an exhibition "Focus Latin America:
Art Is Our Last Hope" curated by Vanessa Davidson and John Held Jr. at the Phoenix Art Museum.




27. Michel Auder, FF Alumn, at Fahrenheit, Los Angeles, CA, thru Oct. 10

Michel Auder / Józef Robakowski: Street Life
October 11-December 18, 2014

2245 E. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021


Michel Auder / Józef Robakowski: Street Life brings together a selection of films and videos by two avant-garde filmmakers, Michel Auder (b. 1944 in Soissons, France, lives and works in Brooklyn) and Józef Robakowski (b. 1939 in Poznań, lives and works in Łódź, Poland). Los Angeles is a city often defined by its absence of public space and street life. This exhibition reflects on the tensions between the public and the private realms, as well as the individual and the societal through depictions of everyday life. Auder and Robakowski, two pioneers of video art, share a diaristic approach to video making, placing their cameras as tools for meditation between themselves and the world, stationed in the windows of their houses and studios. They act as vigilant observers who document the streets of their respective cities, New York City and Łódź, in the 1970s and 1980s. Explicitly referencing, if not satirizing, the voyeuristic style of some film noir movies, such as Hitchcock's Rear Window, the videos in this exhibition convey notions of intimacy, storytelling, and comment on the slings and arrows of the tragic everyday.

Michel Auder grew up in France, where he took part in the radical independent filmmaker group Zanzibar, before moving to New York in 1969, where he became involved with Andy Warhol's Factory and lived at the Chelsea Hotel for several years. He is a video raconteur who has fervently recorded his life, experiences, and observations on film for over 30 years, and whose work elicits a sense of intimacy paired with the conscious pleasure of looking. Untitled (I Was Looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back At Me To See Me Looking Back At You) (2014) is the edited version of Auder's filmic diary and archive of visual information, filming the apartment building on the opposite side of the street by night, portraying its inhabitants and
events. Filmed from the window of his studio in Brooklyn and in the streets of Chelsea where he then lived, Blind Sex (1983) and Chelsea - Manhattan, NYC (1990) retrace Auder's everyday living environment and the particular atmosphere of New York in the 1980s.

Józef Robakowski is a Polish artist and filmmaker associated with the avant-garde film movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He co-founded several artistic collectives in Poland and was a student and later a professor at the film school in Łódź. His use of diverse media, photography, video, film, expanded cinema, installation, text and performance focuses on material experimentation and autonomy from artistic forms and tendencies. In 1978, he began filming a square opposite his building from his kitchen window in Łódź, documenting the various social and political changes that took place there along with the very simple life he could witness. From My Window (1978-99) is a reflection on the individual's relationship to society, contributing to a better understanding of the political realm of its time. The presence of a narrator, a characteristic of Robakowski's cinema that he has defined as "personal cinema," reveals a sense of ironic distance, if not resistance, wry humor and absurdity as the artist comments on the banalities of everyday life in Communist Poland.

Fahrenheit is a non-profit initiative dedicated to research and creation in the field of contemporary art. Conceived by the Flax Foundation and developed by director and curator Martha Kirszenbaum, it is an interrelated residency program and a space dedicated to exhibitions, performances, film programs and talks. It supports the exchange and integration of France-related artists, curators and critics with a particular emphasis on outreach programs in communities within greater Los Angeles.



28. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, current events

Hi, Friends,

We'd love to have your company at some or all 7 of Barbara Rosenthal's extraordinary art, photo, literary, performance, artist's book & media events in Manhattan & Brooklyn this month. If you aren't in NY now, please forward this & tell your friends! (Next trip to EU will be in Feb.)

a. Two Humorous Architecture Videos: Museum Board & News Corral
in "Building" Art & Science Show THRU Nov 2
Haber Space / Central Booking
b. Dirty Book; Homo Futurus; Shirts & Jackets Print Project
in "Represented Artists" THRU DEC 2.
@ Central Booking / front & center / 21 Ludlow St. NYC / 347-731-6559

NEW YORK. Oct 15, 7pm
Rocket Stories / Hot & Humid / Waiting for Him
Reading in "Pink Me! Pink Me!" / Tract 187 Culture Clatch
@ The West End, 955 West End Avenue @ 107th St.
$10 / + Happy Hour 2 drink min. / 646-368-5623

NEW YORK. Oct 17-19, 12-8pm
Analog-digital New Media Surreal & Existential Photoworks
in "Highline Open Studios"
eMediaLoft.org @ Westbeth Artists Complex
744 Washington St (entrance 55 Bethune St), studio A-629 / 646-368-5623

BROOKLYN. Oct 18-Nov 1 (opening Oct 18, 6-8)
Photo-VideoStill Collages on Vellum
in "Art fromthe Heart / AFTH2014"
@ Gowanus Loft , 61 9th STREET # C8, Bklyn 11215,347.763.2210

BROOKLYN. Oct 25, 7:30pm
Secret Codes
Video & artist's talk in "Difference Screen" film festival
@ UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave, Bklyn, www.differencescreen.net

NEW YORK. Oct 27, 8-10pm
Caveman Cartoon centerfold-right page
in "Live Mag!" Issue 11 publication launch for print mag
@ LaMama, 74 E 4 St, NYC, & online: www.livemag.org

BROOKLYN. Oct 29, 7-10pm
Mother's Dying / Mother's Death
in "What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?"
Smith & Jones Gallery, 673 Classon Ave, Bklyn

Pleasant Company Excepted: Allison Berkoy at Harvestworks
Review by Barbara Rosenthal in "Ragazine"

BOOKS and VIDEOS now AVAILABLE FROM PrintedMatter.org, Film-makersCoOp.org and eMediaLoft.org
Barbara Rosenthal - Featured Artist: Front Page Video and Table



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29. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at GSL Projeckt, Berlin, Germany, thru Nov. 1, and more

Dear Berlin based & associated Friends, Family, Colleagues and Collaborators:
You are invited to:
Elly Clarke
Kerstin Honeit
Lisa Jugert
17.09. - 01.11.2014
Opening on 17.09, 19-22.00Uhr
Gallery open hours Do-Sa, 12-18
Artist talk: 30.12.2014, 19h
GSL Projekt
Novalisstrasse 7
10115 Berlin
What is inheritance?
What is it to inherit?
Why is there inheritance?
Why is there no inheritance?
Why are we bothering to re-write the story if it is not ours anyway?
What is it to inherit? What is inheritance? Who inherits?
Who leaves it for you?
Why you?
What if you don't want to inherit? What if you don't have room?
What do you do with all that stuff?
How do you carry it with you, from place to place, year to year?
What stories belong to it?
What if you don't want to be reminded?
How do you hold on to it all?
How do you display it?
How do you describe it? Who to?
Are you describing it, or is it describing you?
Where is the boundary, between you and the things, the things and you? Or between her who gave or left you the thing in the first place, and the stories that are stuck to it, as well as those that fell away. Are histories dependent upon objects, or objects upon histories? What is the boundary between me and you, this thing and that part of your story? Is it my story, your story, their story or our story? What if we refuse it? Can we say no? Where are we without it? What do you do with it after you're done?

What is inheritance?
What is it to inherit?
Why is there inheritance?
Why is there no inheritance?
Why are we bothering to re-write the story if it is not ours anyway?
What if we make it up?
FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/555965041170076/
Elly Clarke, The George Richmond Portrait Project (2008-ongoing)
Elly Clarke has been tracing portraits by her great-great-great grandfather George Richmond RA (1809-1896) to private homes across the UK (and occasionally beyond) for more than five years, photographing the portraits and the living descendants of those her ancestor portrayed in situ, and conducting audio interviews about what they know both of their ancestors and the portraits. http://ellyclarke.com | http://georgerichmondproject.com
Kerstin Honeit, Becoming 10, (2007-10)
In the photo installation 'Becoming 10' Kerstin Honeit performs her ‘un-metâ€(tm) 9 half siblings from the former East and West of Berlin. Based only on the information of age, name, address Honeit stages herself in their real environments and apartment blocks in imagined poses, using the gesture of drag. http://www.kerstinhoneit.com/
Lisa Jugert, History Vision Machines, (2010)
History Vision Machines turns the machine that records everything back on itself. Various camera models are presented both as subject and recording device. Matched with a mirror and a location fitting to each model, the series encourages a consideration of the manner in which our personal and political, individual and collective histories have been presented, and the influence of technology upon this. http://www.l--j.net/



30. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at 125 Eagle Street, Brooklyn, Oct. 19

Dear friends,

I'm happy to let you know about this artist talk I'm participating in on Sunday Oct 19 at 6:30 pm.
Hope you can attend!

all best

Curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade & Michael Lee NUMBER 36 - OCT 2014

Please join us on Sunday, October 19 at 6:30 pm for our thirty-sixth installment of the series featuring Ruth Hardinger and Erin O'Brien.
152 Eagle Street (b/w Manhattan & McGuinness Aves.) Brooklyn, 11222 Chris & Zoe's studio on the third floor
* G train to Greenpoint Ave, exit India Street, walk north 4 blocks, right on Eagle * 7 train to Vernon-Jackson, 10 min walk over Pulaski Bridge, right on Eagle

Come early! Seating is limited. Questions? 347 200 2332 or 347 200 6061
Join us on Facebook...

Ruth Hardinger
My Conundrums and Envoys speak to totemic powers that are captured in secular formats and constructed with the reality of weight. These concrete and cardboard constructs were recently installed as a sequence of steps or phases of passages - storied journeys with many participants. There's a further back-story of adjectives that puns with their material names: "concrete" is a solid fact, and "cardboard" is a material without substance. As an artist working hands-on with these most common industrial materials, I am inspired by their contradictory forces. Cardboard, the most successfully recycled matter is paired with concrete, one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gases. Working inside and outside of abstraction, my work's visual presence is of utmost importance, yet, simultaneously, it reaches to associations that are both obvious and/or obscure.
Hardinger's works on paper, Pathways, are an expressive harkening to geological forms, their construction and modification. These works imagine a complex expression of life's vitality underground; an area that when interrupted could open pathways or channels that instigate harmful migrations.

Ruth Hardinger earned a BA in Classical Studies, with a minor in Ancient Greek from Hunter College, NYC. Her work has been exhibited recently at Brian Morris Gallery, Cooper Union, Creon, Sideshow, Masters and Pelavin, Lesley Heller Gallery, Van Deb, Kentler Fine Art, Islip Museum and Carriage House, and Exit Art. She received an IIE Grant to Mexico, administered by the Fulbright Foundation for art. In 2013 she co-organized, with Rebecca Smith, an art/environmental project, that was sponsored by Marfa Dialogues/NY and Cooper Union/ISD, entitled Emissions: Images from the Mixing Layer. She was an organizer for Exit Art's Art and Activism against the Drill, and has a NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship project in progress. Public collectors include Artist Book Collection at MoMA, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Edward Albee Foundation, and numerous private collectors. She is a board member of both Franklin Furnace and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller