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Contents for April 06, 2015

1. Linda Montano, Kathy Brew, Karen Finley, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at NYU, Manhattan, April 14

New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections presents Linda Mary Montano: Living Art/Living Life A Panel Discussion and Performance celebrating the work of contemporary feminist performance artist, Linda Montano and the opening of her Archive at Fales, on April 14, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Fales Library, 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor, New York, NY 10012. [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street].
A performance by Montano and a reception will follow the panel discussion.

WHAT: A panel discussion celebrating the work of contemporary feminist performance artist, Linda Montano. Performance and reception to follow.

WHO: Linda Montano and panelists: Karen Finley; Martha Wilson; Linda Weintraub; Kathy Brew

WHEN & WHERE: April 14, 2015 at 6:30pm, Fales Library, 3rd floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street].
Space is limited; the public should please rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu, or 212-992-9018 with guest name(s) and title/date of the event.

Linda Mary Montano is a germinal/seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art. Her work is starkly autobiographical, and is often concerned with personal transformation, using artistic ritual to focus on spiritual energy states, silence, and the erasure of art/life boundaries.

Montano's early performances include "Handcuff" (1973) in which she was physically tied to artist Tom Marioni for three days, and "Three Day Blindfold" (1974). In 1983 and 1984, Montano participated in Tehching Hsieh's One Year Performance, in which the two artists were bound to each other by a short length of rope 24 hours a day for a year. Montano's next work was "Seven Years of Living Art"(1984-1991), an endurance performance based on the Chakras. For each year of the performance, Montano wore a single color of clothing, spending a portion of each day in a colored room listening to a designated tone. This was followed by "Another Seven Years of Living Art.
About the panelists, who will talk about Montano's work in video, ritual, collaboration, and her place in the history of performance art:

Kathy Brew is an award-winning independent video maker whose experience spans independent documentaries to experimental work and public television productions. Her most recent documentary, DESIGN IS ONE: LELLA & MASSIMO VIGNELLI, is currently in distribution. She is also a media arts curator and writer, published in Documentary Magazine, The Independent, and High Performance, and she teaches at the New School and School of Visual Arts.

Karen Finley is a New York based artist whose raw and transgressive performances have long provoked controversy and debate. She has performed and exhibited her art internationally, with performances at Lincoln Center, the American Repertory Theatre, and The ICA London. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim, 2 Obies, 2 Bessies, and MS. Magazine's Woman Of The Year. She teaches in the Art and Public Policy Program at New York University.

Linda Weintraub is a curator, educator, artist, and author of several popular books about contemporary art. Her recent writing explores the vanguard intersection between art and environmentalism, including TO LIFE! Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet. Weintraub has served as the Director of the Bard College museum, and was the Henry Luce Professor of Emerging arts at Oberlin College. Her current book projects include Art-is-an Environmental Health Clinic (author) and In The Making: Creative Options For Contemporary Architecture (editor).

Martha Wilson will appear at the panel in virtual form. Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist who during the past four decades has created innovative photographic and performance works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing and "invasions" of other people's personae. In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space in New York that champions the exploration, promotion, and preservation of artists' books, installation and performance art, video, and art online.

About Fales Library and Special Collections:
The Fales Library, comprising nearly 355,000 volumes and over 10,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Riot Grrrl Collection, the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection, and the general special collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Downtown Collection, founded in 1993, documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video. The goal of the Downtown Collection is to comprehensively collect the full range of artistic practices and output of the Downtown scene, regardless of format. This research collection, built on a documentary strategy, supports the research of students and scholars who are interested in the intersection of contemporary art with other forms of cultural and artistic expression.

The NYU Division of Libraries holds over 4 million volumes and comprises of five libraries in Manhattan and one each in Brooklyn, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai,. Its flagship, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, receives 2.6 million visits annually. Around the world the Libraries offers access to more than 1.2 million electronic journals, books, and databases. For more information about the NYU Libraries, please visit http://library.nyu.edu

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876



2. Martha Wilson, Andrea Fraser, FF Alumns, at The Image Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 16-18

How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb (For Martha Wilson)
Thursday April 16
7PM - 11:15PM
@Enoch Turner Schoolhouse (106 Trinity Street)
Admission: Suggested $10/Pay What You Can


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Andrea Fraser's "Performance or Enactment" as selected by Martha Wilson
Thursday April 16
3PM - 4PM
No Reading After the Internet with Martha Wilson
@Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street West)
Admission: FREE


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How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Eat Brunch
Saturday April 18
11AM - 1PM
How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Eat Brunch
@Onsite Gallery at OCAD (199 Richmond Street West)
Admission: FREE


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Aidan Cowling, Communications Coordinator
448-401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8 CANADA
+1 (416) 971 8405 telephone

28th EDITION!! April 9-18, 2015

Twitter: @imagesfestival
Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagesfestival
Instagram: imagesfestival



3. Martha Wilson, Laurie Anderson, Disband, Karen Finley, Guerrilla Girls, Lynn Gumpert, Matthew Hogan, Jennifer Miller, Melissa Rachleff, Christy Rupp, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Britta Wheeler, FF Alumns, in the Huffington Post, now online

The Art of Activating Archives:
Marvin J. Taylor and Martha Wilson DOWNTOWN




4. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at MIT, Cambridge, MA, April 7-July 5

Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972-2005
April 7-July 5, 2015

MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames St., Building E15
Cambridge, MA 02139


The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents seven seminal single-channel film and video works by pioneering artist and MIT Professor Emerita Joan Jonas to accompany the List's presentation of They Come to Us without a Word, Jonas's new work made for the US Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Selected from Jonas's four-decade-long, distinguished career in video, performance, and installation art, the works are featured in an intimate exhibition in the List's Bakalar Gallery.

About the artist
Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New York) Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art, and an acclaimed multimedia artist whose work typically encompasses video, performance, installation, sound, text, and drawing. Trained in art history and sculpture, Jonas was a central figure in the performance art movement of the late 1960s, and her experiments and productions in the late 1960s and early 1970s continue to be crucial to the development of many contemporary art genres, from performance and video to conceptual art and theater. Since 1968, her practice has explored ways of seeing, the rhythms of ritual, and the authority of objects and gestures.

Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972-2005 is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MIT List Visual Arts Center Advisory Committee and the Friends of the List.



5. Betty Tompkins, FF Alumn, at Armada, Milan, Italy, opening April 8

VENGANZA (I don't want to be friends)

Carol Bove
Lucy Dodd
Jana Euler
Betty Tompkins
Amalia Ulman
Julia Wachtel

organized by Gea Politi

'I reject everything and keep searching for the right thing.'
Martin Kippenberger in an interview with Jutta Koether
excerpt from: Susanne Kippenberger, Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - 7pm
April 9 - May 10 2015

Via Privata Don Bartolomeo Grazioli, 73
20161 Milan, Italy



6. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at Mobius, Boston, MA, April 11


April 11th, 8:00 PM
at Mobius, Boston
TIKSA (Quechua word for origin)
Is based on Hector Canonge's recent journey through various countries in Latin America. The performance encapsulates the artist's experience of living and working in the region, and constitutes the exploration of his identity and his much expected return visit to the Southern Hemisphere. Inspired by ancient Andean creation myths, the geography of the region, and his personal (re)encounter with people in various Latin American countries, Canonge intertwines performative actions with textual references and traditional sounds to create a personal live narrative of family story and history. The performance evokes ancient ritualistic practices to treat a personal story contextualized by his own fragmented memories and singular approach to Performance Art.

Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of New-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performance art narratives to explore and treat issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His visual arts projects and performance art work have been exhibited and presented in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

As cultural promoter, Canonge launched PERFORMAXIS an international residency program for performance artists to foster collaboration and creative exchange among Latin American artists and organizations in various spaces in the region. Canonge was also the creator of ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), an initiative to foster experimentation in performance, started the project PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the USA, and created the series NEXUSURNEXUS presented by the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, BIPAF. As curator, Canonge organized the monthly artists' program A-LAB Forum, directed the monthly independent film series CINEMAROSA, and created the annual Performance Art Festival, ITINERANT.
The artist returned to the USA in early 2015 to continue with projects, exhibitions, and presentations in New York, Detroit, Boston, and in Miami to organize a program for artistic exchange with Latin American artists in cooperation with American and European organizations. He recently initiated the new season program for PERFORMEANDO and the monthly film program CINEMAROSA. Canonge's work has been reviewed by The New York Times, ART FORUM, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, Hispanic Magazine; by major networks ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, UNIVISION, etc., and online by Art Experience NYC, NYRemezcla, Turbulence, ART CARDS Review and NYFA News.
More about the artist: www.hectorcanonge.net
email: hector@hectorcanonge.net

Hector Canonge
Artist / Curator / Educator / Cultural Promoter
Email: hector@hectorcanonge.net
Website: www.hectorcanonge.net
Skype: HectorCanonge



7. Sarah Safford, FF Alumn, now online at theintima.org

2 songs that I wrote lyrics for are published in the multimedia section of The Intima, an online journal of Narrative Medicine. Please share. http://www.theintima.org/

Sarah Safford



8. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, releases new publication

The Zombie of Great Peru, or the Countess of Cocagne, by Pierre-Corneille
Blessebois, rises from the grave in its first English edition, translated
by Doug Skinner! It's available now from Black Scat Books, at

This bizarre novel, written in 1697, marks the first mention of the word
"zombie" in world literature. It is a wicked tale of lascivious lust and
lunatic desires, a strange concoction of prose and verse, from the sexual
and racial hothouse of colonial Guadeloupe. Our narrator has his eye on
the beautiful Creole Countess, who goes barefoot and serves her guests
tadpoles. When she offers him sex in exchange for magical powers, he
tricks her into thinking she's an invisible zombie; slapstick,
humiliation, and confusion follow. With a preface by the avant-garde magus
Guillaume Apollinaire.

Pierre-Corneille Blessebois, also known as "the Casanova of the 17th
century," had an eye for the ladies and a taste for literary revenge. He
was, at times, an arsonist, murderer, mercenary, deserter, and galley
slave, finally ending up as a conscript in Guadeloupe. He wrote to boast
about his sexual conquests and to mock his former partners; this book is
no exception.



9. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, April 24-25

Good Morning Evening Feelings
Dynasty Handbag

April 24-25, 2015, 8:00 PM
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York

Good Morning Evening Feelings with Dynasty Handbag is a live, conceptual, one-hour hybrid morning/late-night/childrenâ€(tm)s show for adults, hosted by everyoneâ€(tm)s favorite no one, Dynasty Handbag. This inspirational hour is designed to help you navigate through the five basic human feelings - fear, anger, grief, sex, dogs - that pop up throughout your day and try to kill you. The show will feature an emotionally stunted musical performance, an unpleasant, non-results based exercise routine, a grief squelching cooking segment, and experimental commercial breaks for imaginary feminist products. Curated by David Everitt Howe for NYPAC.

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been seen such institutions as The New Museum, The Kitchen, MOCA Los Angeles, Performa â€(tm)09, â€(tm)11 and â€(tm)13, as well as many international dives both great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years.” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has produced numerous videos and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in many productions by various avant-garde theater groups and in many comedic web series that remain unpopular. She also serves as a professor and lecturer at various performance and comedy related subjects. Her third evening length performance Soggy Glasses recently premiered at BAMâ€(tm)s Next Wave Festival in October, 2014. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.

Good Morning Evening Feelings with Dynasty Handbag was commissioned by NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, with The Kitchen, and made possible with support from Jerome Foundation. NYPAC is supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Additional support for this presentation provided in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Original photo by Allison Michael Orenstein.

NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the production, accessibility, and scholarship of performative and intermedia art. Conceived in 2013 by Fabian Bernal and Samuel Draxler, NYPAC engages the mass of decentralized but networked artistic talent in the New York region through site-specific performances and events, written and curatorial positions, and online and offsite exhibitions. These projects focus on different contexts of bodies and performers, welcoming queer, feminist, and institutional approaches and critiques. NYPAC is made possible with the generous support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller