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Contents for September 27, 2016

1. Benton C. Bainbridge, FF ALumn, at Harvestworks, Manhattan, Sept. 28

Moving Pictures.Gallery presents Benton C Bainbridge: "Lisa Joy" at Harvestworks

Harvestworks, 596 Broadway #602 NY NY 10012 • Broadway below Houston • 6 to Bleecker, B, D, F to Broadway/Lafayette • 212.431.1130

Wednesday, September 28th at 7 PM

Performance: RSVP@MovingPictures.Gallery to attend - Bainbridge's realtime media with custom interactive video synths will also be livestreamed and recorded at MovingPictures.Gallery.
Thursday, September 29th from 4:30 to 7 PM
Open Studio: Bainbridge will select media from the Program Feed to exhibit.
Friday, September 30th at 7 PM
Opening reception: A presentation by David Thomson of Artlery opens an exhibition of the selected digital artworks.These Singular Editions will be offered for sale via the Artlery app.
Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, 4:30 - 7 PM
Exhibition: Lisa Joy viewing continues at Harvestworks.



Carol Parkinson: carolp@harvestworks.org | 646.338.9172



2. LAPD, FF Alumn, at Gladys Park, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 7-Nov. 13

Exhibition: Words We Have Learned Since 9/11
Friday, October 7 through Sunday, November 13
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2-5pm

Workshops by Clayton Campbell
Saturday Oct. 8 and 15: 2-5pm at the SRHM&A
Saturday, Oct. 22: 1-5pm at the festival For All Skid Row Artists in Gladys Park in Skid Row.

Presentation of the exhibit by Clayton Campbell
Saturday, November 12, 6:00-9:00pm at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive
Monday, November 14, 7:30-9:00pm at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

Skid Row History Museum and Archive
Mezzanine Level - 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

A project of The Los Angeles Poverty Department
Office: 213-413-1077; John Malpede: 310-259-1038 www.lapovertydept.org
For Further Information on the Exhibition and Special Events Please call or email info@lapovertydept.org

THE EXHIBITION project Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 opens at Skid Row History Museum & Archive on Friday October 7 and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Since 2005 Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 (9/11 Words Project) is a public, participatory photographic project, in which Clayton Campbell invites visitors to his exhibitions to be included in it. In workshops, participants are asked to identify words they have learned since 9-11, or words they knew but have taken on different meanings. Their portraits while holding their words on signs are then photographed. The photographic prints are made on site and placed directly into the installation. Participants can be random viewers who have come to see the exhibit, or specific groups or communities representing a part of our social fabric, such as a poor African American elementary school class and a corresponding all white private school class. For example, Campbell invited 130 First Responders in Mobile, Alabama; or engaged with nuclear power plant workers in Camac, France. The 9/11 Words Project has been in ten countries, four continents and twelve American cities. To date there are over 1300 portraits in the installation.

For this project Campbell will work with Los Angeles Poverty Department. He will photograph members of the Skid Row community with their responses to the theme of the Words Project. A talk about the 9/11 Words Project, with projections of the portraits from the LAPD collaboration, will take place at both the Skid Row History Museum & Archive and the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

Clayton Campbell: "It is very important for the 9/11 Words Project to include the voices of our marginalized citizens. No conversation is whole without all of our voices. As the diversity of voices based on race, class, age, country, and religion grows, the Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 project has become a non-linear conversation about our hopes and aspirations for an uncertain future. It is a visual legacy for the first two decades of the 20th century and one of the reasons it was asked to be part of the "9/11 Collection of Prints and Drawings" in the Library of Congress. They understand as an artwork it is still growing because as we move away from September 11, 2001, the theme is about everything that has happened "since" 9/11, and so the project remains incredibly relevant as we move towards the 20th anniversary in 2021.

Clayton Campbell
Since 1975 Clayton Campbell has worked in the field of arts and culture as a visual artist, curator, arts administrator, and arts writer. As an artist, Campbell is known for his socially engaged projects, and has been exhibiting paintings, drawings, prints and photographs since 1980. He shows his work locally at Coagula Gallery and his newest exhibition is a 20,000 word virtual novella with original photographs entitled The 1% War, opening on-line October 15 at http://claytoncampbell.com/border_galleries/the-1-war/ A fiction set six years from now, it chronicles a civil war in the United States through the photos of an artist turned war correspondent.

His seminal project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 is a public participatory photographic project begun in 2005 and now consists of over 1300 portraits. It has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Unit 24 Gallery, London; The Higher Bridges Arts Center, Enniskellen, Northern Ireland; the Nam Jun Paik Art Center, South Korea; the Aaran Gallery in Tehran; The Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris; the WYSPA Institute for Art, Gdansk Poland; Outdoor Projection Installation, Warsaw, Poland; Scope Basel, Switzerland; the International Center of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; Photo Galerij Lang, Samobor; City Museum of Dubrovnik, Batana, Rovinj; City Museum of Vodice; the Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing; the University of Capetown, South Africa; The Museum of Mobile, Alabama; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Barrick Art Museum, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; The Wonder Institute, Santa Fe; Pitzer College Gallery, CA. In 2003 the French Ministry of Culture awarded Clayton the distinction of Chevalier, Order of Arts and Letters, for his work in the international field of arts and culture.

About the Skid Row History Museum and Archive The Skid Row History Museum and Archive is an exhibition /performing arts space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row, a 40-year-old social experiment. The Skid Row History Museum and Archive functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood's activist history and amplifying effective community strategies. The space operates as an archive, exhibition, performance and meeting space. Exhibitions will focus on grassroots strategies that have preserved the neighborhood from successive threats of gentrification and displacement, to be studied for current adaptation and use. The space is activated by performances, community meetings and films, addressing gentrification and displacement locally, nationally and globally.

About the Los Angeles Poverty Department Currently celebrating its 31st year, Los Angeles Poverty Department was the first ongoing arts initiative in Skid Row. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD's works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in Europe and South America.

This project is "supported in part by the City of Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Program." LAPD's Skid Row History Museum and Archive project is supported with funding from The Surdna Foundation, The Mike Kelley Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Trust, The LA County Arts Commission, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, and individual donors.



3. Zachary Fabri, FF Alumn, receives Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, and more

Hey folks, I'm very honored to be the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant.
Also, super excited about new exhibitions coming up. Would love to see you there.
- zach

Zachary Fabri / Fall Exhibitions 2016


From the Wolf to the Fox (Solo Show)
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art
Newark, NJ
Opening Reception: Oct 15, 2016

BRIC Biennial: Volume II
Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition
BRIC Arts Media | Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception: Nov 9, 7 - 9pm

Illegal Abstraction A Single Author
Torkwase Dyson | Hemphill Arts | Washington, DC
Guest Performance: January 20, 2017

Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie
The Barnes Foundation | Philadelphia, PA
Winter/Spring 2017


Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York
Lower East Side, NY
Sept 7 - Oct 15, 2016

Skowhegan .WATCH '3-'8

The '91 Violence
Repair the World NYC | Brooklyn, NY
Aug 20 - Oct 14, 2016

City Utopia - Metabolics of Future
Galerie Kritiku, Palace Adria, Prague
Aug 23 - Sept 18, 2016

Fountain Head Residency
Miami, FL
Aug 31 - Oct 1, 2016

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
Recipient of 2015 Biennial Award



4. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Florida, thru Dec. 24

I'm delighted to announce that several of my instruments have been included in the exhibition See/Hear at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Dunedin, Florida. The show opened September 9th and runs until December 24th. I'll be doing a live performance at the art center on on Saturday, December 3rd.

"See/Hear is an invitational exhibition of sound artists and artist-made instruments, featuring sound/video/film installations amidst an array of captivating creations by modern sound wizards. Artists include: Terry Dame, Brian Ransom, Alex Ferris' Anarchestra, the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, Neil Feather and folk artist, Ed Stilley among others."

That's all for now folks. Stay cool, thanks for supporting live original music and I hope to catch you soon.




5. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD, opening Oct. 6

Lynn Cazabon will have a solo exhibition of her project Portrait Garden in the Top of the World Observation Level Gallery in the World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
October 1, 2016 - September 1, 2017. Opening reception is October 6, 5:30 - 7:30.

Portrait Garden is a metaphorical garden of 'portraits' of eleven women incarcerated at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW), a multilevel security prison in Jessup, Maryland. Portrait Garden used environmental stewardship as a tool for self-reflection, resulting in the creation of three perennial gardens on the prison grounds. Cazabon conducted interviews with each woman, asking them to self-identify with perennial plants. She then selected for each an additional, native species. In the fall of 2013, Cazabon and the eleven women established the gardens, which the women continued to maintain. The following spring, Cazabon returned to photograph the mature plants, creating Portrait Garden, a collection of photographs of the cultivated plants paired with the recorded conversations she shared with each woman.


Lynn Cazabon

Associate Professor of Art
Department of Visual Arts
University of Maryland Baltimore County



6. Brian O'Doherty, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale on Hudson, NY, opening Oct. 15

October 15, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Hessel Museum of Art
Design: Julia, julia.uk.com

Opening reception with a special live performance by artist James Hoff (PAN) on October 15th, from 1pm - 4pm. Free bus from NYC is available to the opening reception - for details and reservations call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, or write ccs@bard.edu

Artists include:
Can Altay, Martin Beck, David Blamey, Gerard Byrne, Nina Canell, Jasmina Cibic, Céline Condorelli, Sara Cwynar, Marjolijn Dijkman, Mary Heilmann, James Hoff, Vlatka Horvat, Matt Keegan, Chris Kraus, Gareth Long, Ronan McCrea, Willie McKeown, Ulrike Müller, Museum of American Art Berlin, Brian O'Doherty, Harold Offeh, Eduardo Padilha, Sarah Pierce, Falke Pisano, Elizabeth Price, Richard Venlet, Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner, Grace Weir, Arseny Zhilyaev, and others.
Curated by Paul O'Neill

Exhibitions at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Marieluise Hessel Foundation, the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Foundation, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies, the CCS Bard Arts Council, and the Center's Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Additional support was given by Culture Ireland.



7. Richard Alpert, FF Alumn, at La Habana International Film Festival, Cuba, Dec. 8-18

Three of my new videos will be shown in this years the La Habana (Cuba) International Film Festival, December 8 - 18.
Could you please include the following links (if applicable) in your listings. If links are not applicable then please include the following statements:
Spinning Bowl, (2016) takes a commonplace object and experience and presents these in a way that emphasizes not only their beauty, but also the playful means by which this action is accomplished. While kinetic energy, moment of inertia and friction may be associated with the motion of the bowl, it is not my intention to illustrate these principles. The motion of the bowl, the reflective qualities of the glass, the illusion of depth and geometric circles have created a mesmerizing effect with a startling end.

Dancing Color Blocks, (2016) is a metaphor for the untenable nature of the present. No present is ever really present. The title, the angles of the camera, the mechanism by which the objects move and the sounds you hear provide a context/frame that our senses eagerly accept and allow the mind to process and predict outcomes. We know what this is about. However, this comfortable, familiar mental construct is quickly transformed from order to disorder by the energy generated through accretion, dispersion and acoustic vibrations. Stasis is an illusion. Change is the only constant that permeates our physical world. It serves only as a bridge between past and future.
The following are links to the 3 videos:




Thank you,
Richard H. Alpert



8. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at PS130, Manhattan, Oct. 2

Good Day for an Art event- Please come and support Chinese Am justice :

help - share on Fbook or any way ya can ... we need help ---no more shame

Here is the Pvt. Danny Chen 5th anniversary detail...My posters are available.. bring ideas

"OCA-NY and the planning committee will be holding an event to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Private Danny Chen's death on

Sunday, October 2nd at P.S. 130, 143 Baxter Street, Manhattan Chinatown, from 2-4 p.m.

As you may know the suicide rate in the Army is still high and a Muslim marine just committed suicide due to hazing. We must not let the government and the public forget about Danny until the culture of hazing in the military ends."

Nina Kuo- L Roser -assist PLEASE



9. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Oct. 7-8

RattleX Dance Performance

I am happy to announce RattleX, my dance collaboration with Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX. I hope you will have a chance to see and experience this very exciting and dynamic one of a kind performance at the Grounds for Sculpture, October 7 - 8, 2016!

Grounds For Sculpture and BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, present RattleX - a collaboration between contemporary artist Paul Henry Ramirez and BalletX choreographers, in dialogue with RATTLE. This original program draws inspiration from RATTLE's vibrant imagery, as BalletX choreographers and dancers translate color, anatomy, and architecture into evocative movement. This program is standing room only. RattleX, Grounds For Sculpture, October 7 - 8, 2016 at the West Gallery.

Click link to learn more about the event: http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Events/RattleX
Paul Henry Ramirez: http://www.paulhenryramirez.com



10. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at La MaMa, Manhattan, Oct. 8

La MaMa presents
Coffeehouse Chronicles #136:
Theodora Skipitares

66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Saturday October 08 at 3PM
FREE (make reservation: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962389)

Spend an afternoon in conversation with renowned downtown theater artist
Theodora Skipitares, including live performance and video excerpts from past
works. Moderated by JoAnne Akalaitis, with Andrea Balis, Claudia Orenstein,
and Jane Catherine Shaw.



11. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Howl, Manhattan, Oct. 10, and more

OCT 10 Alvin Eng's "The Imperial Image" at the Howl! Gallery's Writers Block Series
On October 10 @ 7 pm, there will be a work-in-progress benefit reading of THE IMPERIAL IMAGE. This third work of my "Portrait Plays" cycle of historical dramas is a triptych that explores how portraits of political leaders and royalty have come to hold a powerful place in societal structures and rituals. The play begins in Mughal era India, continues with a monologue from Marie Antoinette's court portraitist, Élisabeth Vigée LeBrun, and concludes with a re-imagining of the circumstances surrounding Shepard Fairey's creation of the ubiquitous "Hope" poster for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. For this first public work-in-progress reading, we are thrilled to have a cast comprised of Marie Christine Katz, Nicky Paraiso and Imran Sheikh. The reading will be directed by Wendy Wasdahl and Alvin Eng. The reading is a benefit for a great cause. "Writers Block" is a series of readings that benefits the Actors Fund's "Howl! Help" program that supports East Village/LES artists. More info:




12. Bryan Zanisnik, FF Alumn, fall events

Dear Friends,

I have a couple of exhibitions currently on view in New York and Los Angeles. I hope everyone is having a great fall.

Bryan Zanisnik

Skull Crusher 1964 (solo exhibition)
September 10 - October 27, 2016

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034

September 25 - March 13, 2017
Opening: Sunday, September 25, 3 - 6pm

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd
Long Island CIty, NY 11106

Bryan Zanisnik's installation revolves around a fantastical narrative about Astoria-born Christopher Walken and features concrete cast busts of this distinctive character actor. Encased in an information display case, a comic by collaborator Eric Winkler chronicles the artist's discovery of Walken's history in the neighborhood and his adventures in the park.

New York Magazine
Artnet News
Los Angeles Times

BZ Newsletter by Bryan Zanisnik

Madison Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 USA



13. EIDIA, FF Alumn, at Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Australia, thru Oct. 5

Exhibit extended to October 5, 2016 due to popular demand!

EIDIA - Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre

"Art begins the moment I light a cigarette. Do you want one?" Marcel Duchamp

September 2- September 24 2016, extended to October 5th

249 Margaret Street
Toowoomba, Australia
contact, Directors: Alexandra Lawson and Tarn McLean <raygun@raygunlab.com>
A- +61 (0)418 603 695
T- +61 (0)428 232 652

"I must say that your (EIDIA) Toowoomba show is a brilliant example of translating paratexts back into objects."
Sean Lowry PhD. The University of Newcastle & Project Anywhere

"Art begins the moment I light a cigarette. Do you want one?" Marcel Duchamp to Ulf Linde 1961

EIDIA's interests and influences come from the mundane objects in everyday life to high design and architecture of the past to future. The duo also takes inspiration from artists of the past and present as well as writers and poets. The art practice of Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Broodthaers, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Hannah Wilke, William Burroughs and Joseph Beuys hold strong influence on EIDIA's trajectory as creative producers.

The practice of Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre (aka EIDIA) is consistently an interdisciplinary endeavor exploring the dynamics of art politics, social spaces, and the environment. Their work presents its form through multimedia installations, photography, sculpture, film/video, painting and aesthetic research. They are co-founders of "Plato's Cave" a public exhibition space, and The Deconsumptionists Art As Archive 48 ft. trailer, 'nomadic hybrid'-a curatorial outpost and sustainable art practice with archive. The Deconsumptionists project's had its launch in 2011 as Wolf and Lamarre were invited visiting fellows at Sydney College of the Arts-subsequently resulting in their appointment as Research Affiliates of the University of Sydney. The Deconsumptionists first museum solo exhibition (2014) was at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Their varied works also include FOOD SEX ART - The Starving Artist's Cookbook Video Series and "the nea tapes" documentary film / archive. These and other limited edition artist books, and documentary films are in numerous collections internationally. Wolf and Lamarre are Sundance Institute Fellows with numerous awards in filmmaking. See: www.eidia.com

A long-term plan is the EIDIA House Compound, a building complex and foundation devoted to the arts, utilizing repurposed shipping containers and semi-trailers. EIDIA House is currently fundraising for this project.

The RAYGUN PROJECTS exhibit consists of (40) 5 inch (12.7cm) cubes constructed from gallery exhibition invitation cards of thick cardstock. These cubes are partially assembled by EIDIA and then completed by the RAYGUN staff according to EIDIA video instructions. The cubes are stand-alone art works that can be placed anywhere in the gallery as the RAYGUN staff chooses.

It may be of interest that previous fabricated cubes were created (1979 to present) in materials such as bronze, iron, lead, marble, concrete, granite, rubber, wax, and various common and exotic woods and now cardstock. This shift in materials to art exhibition invitations beginning in 2015, addresses a topic of the discarded mundane propaganda of art becoming the art itself.

"A readymade is a work of art without an artist to make it, if I may simplify the definition. A tube of paint that an artist uses is not made by the artist; it is made by the manufacturer that makes paints. So the painter really is making a readymade when he paints with a manufactured object that is called paints."
Thierry de Duve, "The Readymade and the Tube of Paint," in Kant After Duchamp (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996), 163.

So too, EIDIA's practice seeks to transmogrify the mundane objects of the everyday life to symbolic signifiers-a hyperbolic commentary on what constitutes an art object. Recall how Marcel Duchamp referred to his Bicycle Wheel as a charge for "causality"-taking it upon oneself to assign new meaning to something perhaps abstract, obtuse or with a meaning that is not initially clear and needs clarification.

EIDIA maintains that their diversified discipline-working numerous materials and matter of art simultaneously-demands harnessing and containment within one modest, symbolic form, to aid in the understanding of what EIDIA's practice is. In this case a 12.7cm (5 inch) cube made of cardstock exhibition invitations.



14. Ruth and Marvin Sackner, Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumns, at Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov. 3

Claire Jeanine Satin will be presenting the documentary film CONCRETE by Sara Sackner. It traces the mission and devotion of the Miami couple Ruth and Marvin Sackner's collection The
Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry. This collection of over 70,000 works of book art, text related, imagery and poetry, the largest and most admired of its kind in the world. It will be held at the Cinema Paradiso in Ft Lauderdale Florida on November 3, 2016 at 7 pm. All welcome at no charge, particularly friends of the Sackners and lover of books
A selection of Bookworks by Claire Jeanine Satin will be on view at the event.

For further information



15. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, fall events

COWGIRLS No. 5, Aug 20 - Oct 15th, 2016 curated by Richard Timperio, Brik Gallery, Catskill NY,
http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/162218/83d82c3dc4/ARCHIVE extended to 10/15/2016

Seeking Space: Making the Future, 9/30/ - 10/16/ 2016 David&Schweitzer Contemporary, 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn

Really is Wrong, Dreams are Real, 9/30/ - 10/9/2016 David&Schweitzer Contemporary, 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn



16. Joe Lewis, FF Alumn, launches new website at joelewisartist.com

I launched my first website:


Forty years of selected art production, writings, and associations. You don't need to clean your tux or buy a new dress, no silent or live auctions to negotiate, you upload and enjoy.




17. Renee Cox, Pope.L, Fred Wilson, FF Alumns, at IPCNY, Manhattan, opening Oct. 6

Black Pulp! At International Print Center NY 508 W. 26 St., 5th Fl. www.ipcny.org opening October 6, 6-8 pm



18. Sheryl Oring, FF Alumn, publishes new book



For the past 12 years artist Sheryl Oring has served as America's personal secretary, crisscrossing the country with a vintage typewriter and inviting thousands of Americans to sit at her pop-up desk and dictate a message to the next President of the United States.

Oring uses carbon paper to make two copies: one to send to the White House and one to keep for her ever-growing collection of America's hopes and dreams, which is now showcased in her new book Activating Democracy: The "I Wish To Say" Project (University of Chicago Press, October 11, 2016). The book, which captures Oring's travels from New York City's Bryant Park to a laundromat on the Navajo Nation in Arizona to Los Angeles' Skid Row, features photographs of Americans of all ages and walks of life alongside images of their manually-typed messages to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (2016), President Barack Obama (2012 and 2008), and President George W. Bush (2004). The book also features essays by historians, artists and scholars on the role that art plays in advancing public discourse, free speech, civic participation, and democracy.

The messages collected by Oring, each hand-stamped with the date and notices like "Urgent" and "Past Due," provide a powerful and thoughtful antidote to the hurried communication of today's emails, texts, and tweets.

"The typewriter serves to slow us down for a moment in time," writes Oring in the book's preface. "The simple absence of an ability to delete makes one pause for a moment before committing words to paper. While the project can be playful, it also challenges people to step up, use their voice, and deliver their message with urgency and power."

Activating Democracy also provides a unique perspective into how the political landscape has changed over the last decade on issues like LGBT rights and healthcare reform.

Oring points to one of the first messages she typed for the "I Wish to Say" project during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City for Pat Myren, a woman from Briarwood, New York. Myren dictated:

"I have been with a wonderful woman for twenty years. We're upstanding members of the community and you should visit us in our homes and in our lives and see why us being married will not in any way affect you but will give future financial security to the woman that I love."

At the same time, Oring says it reveals how American leaders have failed to make progress on a range of urgent issues like immigration reform and or the economic inequality of Black, Hispanic, and Native Americans. In April 2016, Henry Murphy of New York City wrote: "It's time for economic justice, particularly for those who work the hardest and are paid the least."

In conjunction with the book's launch and as part of her ongoing project, Oring will perform "I Wish to Say" in several cities between now and Election Day, including New York, Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC. At each performance, Oring, a former journalist long obsessed by typewriters, dresses the part of a secretary from the 1960s, wearing a red suit with matching fingernails. She sets up a small table with two chairs and a typewriter under the banner "Write a Postcard to the President." For the touring schedule, visit www.sheryloring.org/news-and-events/.

About I Wish to Say:
"I Wish to Say" is a project of Creative Capital, and has been made possible in part by grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts; the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by The SHS Foundation, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts; the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of cultural Resources; the Puffin Foundation; and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Upcoming Performances:
Sept. 29, Appalachian State, Boone, NC (noon to 2 pm)
Oct. 6, Monmouth University, NJ
Oct. 11, Madison Square Park, NY (noon to 2 pm)
Oct. 14 and 15, Creative Time Summit, Washington, DC (noon to 2 pm)
Oct. 27, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (book launch event, 6:30-8:30 pm)
Nov. 1, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC (7-8:30 pm)
Nov. 4, CAM Raleigh (7-9 pm)

About Sheryl Oring:
Oring is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Other recent projects include "Travel Desk," a public art commission at the San Diego International Airport and "Maueramt," a performance and exhibition done in Berlin on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. She is presently working on a large-scale public art commission at the Tampa International Airport. Oring divides her time between Greensboro, N.C., New York and Berlin.

Book details:
Title: Activating Democracy: The "I Wish to Say" Project
Author: Edited by Sheryl Oring
Publication date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Intellect Books - The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224 pages, softcover
Pricing: $38.50
Retail: Amazon, Barnes & Noble



19. Shaun Leonardo, FF Alumn, at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Oct. 11

A Dark Matter...
Public Lecture | Tuesday, October 11 | 5:30pm | Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
Free and Open to the Public
Eastern Illinois University | Tarble Arts Center | 2010 9th St. | Charleston, IL
A Dark Matter... is an exhibition, or better yet a visual conversation, about violence, economics and power. Using works by contemporary artists, A Dark Matter... examines the intersection of American violence and commerce, while also investigating how these power dynamics influence current American actions and attitudes. This exhibition not only seeks to explore murky and tumultuous terrain, it also seeks to create a dialogue about how we can forge ahead together, despite a dark history.

Featuring The Eulogy
Wednesday, October 12 | 12pm | Booth Library Quad | Free and Open to the Public

Talking Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man novel as its starting point, artist Shaun Leonardo delivers a powerful eulogy about police violence in the United States, with the musical accompaniment by members of the Eastern Illinois University marching band. As Leonardo performs the speech given by the novel's nameless narrator, the musicians perform a routine that mimics and punctuates the impact of his speech-interweaving the artist's words with choreographed moments of confusion and disorder. These words serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and call to action, all at once.

The piece will be conducted in memory of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Jamar Clark, Laquan McDonald, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin... and countless others.

Appropriate funeral attire is encouraged.



20. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at Brunel Museum, London, UK, Oct. 23

in train

Ann-Marie LeQuesne invites you to join

Railway Avenue, London SE16 4LF

Sunday, Oct 23rd - 3 pm
Please arrive at 2:45.

The Sinking Shaft at the Brunel Museum leads to the Thames Tunnel, the world's first underwater tunnel, opened in 1843. Today the shaft has a floor so trains entering and leaving the Tunnel pass directly beneath the space. In 2013, for Reading on the Train, we walked and read on the track of a former train line. For in train we will journey again, with the assistance of ambient sound and our knowledge of crowded trains. Dress warmly for the event. The space is entirely underground.

Look forward to seeing you.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne
Studio 4, Space Studios
184 Stoke Newington Church Street
London, N16 0JL
United Kingdom



21. Sydney Blum, FF Alumn, at Kim Foster Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 20

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce my show in NYC opening this fall on October 20th. Too bad it's not easier to get to! I'll be there for the opening and a leisurely trip down and back.

KIM FOSTER GALLERY 529 West 20 New York, N Y 10011 T: 212.229.0044 www.kimfostergallery.com info@kimfostergallery.com
Sydney Blum
October 20 - December 17, 2016
Reception: Thursday, October 20th, 6 - 8 pm
By Elizabeth Spence
The new work by Canadian based artist Sydney Blum is shaped like a wing, suggesting a continuum of time and space. The ways in which the grids, colors and shapes are composed make you feel as if you are about to take off. This is where the title of the exhibition, Icarus-Colour-Space, comes in. Icarus is, of course, the figure in Greek myth whose father fashioned wings of feathers and wax so that they could escape imprisonment on an island. Icarus, young and full of life, skateboarded through the sky, as it were. Yet in spite of his father's warnings, he flew too near the sun, the wax on his wings melted, and he fell to his death.

Sydney Blum has used the idea of Icarus flying towards the sun as the impetus of her new work. Here, she attempts to describe and create the motion and sensation of flying but in solid form: an incongruity that is not lost on her. She juxtaposes and distorts colors and lines and shapes in such ways as to produce seemingly contradictory vibrating waves of energy in our consciousness. We see the form, the suggestion of a wing, a shield, an expanding and contract¬ing grid underlaid with gradations of color. The flight that draws us through this complex undulating interplay of color, shapes, shadows and light takes us somewhere else. Towards the sun, perhaps. Into the unknown, certainly.
In the previous series "Fuzzy Geometry" we were guided to an inner world of uncertain boundaries of color and space, while this new work describes a movement outward, upward. The mechanics are quite visible and intentionally evident as one moves around the pieces cantilevered from the wall. Perhaps a collaboration between Icarus' father and the Wright Brothers. It is strangely optimistic.

For Sydney, the creation of a piece of sculpture is an exploration. The development of the process, sourcing the materials and designing the structures are only a part of the whole undertaking. She examines a large selection of computer programs and websites in her research into earth energies, the vibrations of color, grid formations, oscilla¬tion, geometric theory, seismology, interference patterns, dowsing, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, shape theory and metallurgy. It is quite evident that she is deeply interested in subtle energies. For the new series, she has also had lengthy discus¬sions with printers who produce the raw materials for the pieces, and she has worked closely with a metal machinist to design the movable mechanism holding the sculptures out from the wall. All this is in addition to thinking deeply about the meaning and implications of her work, manipulating the materials, and engaging her creativity and imagina¬tion throughout every aspect of the project.

Sydney Blum has had exhibitions at P.S. 1, the New Museum, the Sculpture Center, the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Massachusetts College of Art in Boston as well as locations in Europe. Her work has been reviewed and discussed in inter¬national art journals, including Art Forum, Art in America and The New York Times. She taught at the Parsons College of Fine Art in New York for 17 years. She has received grants from Artist Space and the New York Foundation for the Arts.



22. Bill Beirne, FF Alumn, in Callicoon, NY, Oct. 8

Platform To Nowhere
Awaiting the Inevitable

Bill Beirne
Performance work adjacent to the railroad tracks in Callicoon NY

Platform to Nowhere / Awaiting the Inevitable, a performance piece by FF alumni Bill Beirne, will take place on October 8 from 6 to 9PM adjacent to the rarely used New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway tracks.
The work is inspired in part by Germany's "phantom bus stops" created for dementia care facilities in several German cities. The bus stops have worked as a strategy to ease the frustrations associated with a dementia patient's wandering off in an attempt to "go home."
The performance will take place on the Callicoon Depot platform and is sponsored by ENGN, an organization for social, civic and creative practice. The Callicoon Business Association, in cooperation with of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Corp. Central New York Railroad, supports the work.
The performance can be viewed from North Main Street, across the tracks, opposite the platform. The performance, itself, is within the specific range of one surveillance camera. Platform to Nowhere can be seen through an existing surveillance system overlooking the entire site. The audience in that case will be whoever watches or reviews images from that surveillance system.



23. Cathy Weis, FF ALumn, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, Oct. 9

October 9, 2016 at 6:00pm - Cathy Weis Projects and Sundays on Broadway present Eva Karczag, Vicky Shick and Cathy Weis. Performers Eva Karczag & Vicky Shick return to Sundays on Broadway to present a re-working of their small duet, "your blue is my purple." They are longtime colleagues dating back to the 1980's in the Trisha Brown Company. To this day, Shick and Karczag are often mistaken for each other on the street and even on stage. In this duet, they continue to investigate their connections. Cathy Weis joins the program to perform "Down at the Courthouse." As she moves onstage, Weis talks about civil service and moving through the world. Her live image is projected behind her, creating a potent, mysterious subtext to the stories she tells through voice and movement. All Sundays on Broadway events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3, New York, NY 10012. Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists. Free admission. www.cathyweis.org



24. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in The Boston Globe, Sept 9

The Provincetown Community Compact, which i direct, honored the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub massacres with a black Prayer Ribbons, each inscribed with a name in gold. A 50th ribbon honored those injured. These were attached to a strand of colored Prayer Ribbons collected over 25 years at the Provincetown Swim for Life. The Prayer Ribbons, now about 2800, have messages honoring people in our lives, both alive and deceased. www.jaycritchley.com
Jay Critchley



25. Power Boothe, FF Alumn, at Giampetro Works of Art, New Haven, CT, Oct. 22-November 19

Power Boothe, FF Alumn, at Giampetro Works of Art, New Haven, CT, Oct. 22-November 19

Giampietro Works of Art
1064 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510



26. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at eroplay.com/letmebefrank/

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured in a new episode of the web video series about his life and art, LET ME BE FRANK

Let Me Be Frank
Episode 4 - Roots of Performance

Episode 4, "Roots of Performance", of the LET ME BE FRANK web documentary series has just been released. This episode features reading by performance artist Annie Sprinkle. This episode also includes the segments, "Wrapping/Rocking" and "How Frank & Linda Met Annie Sprinkle", and features music by Frank Moore, Vinnie Spit Santino, Michael LaBash, Sander Roscoe Wolff, Mutant Press, Father of Skins, John the Baker & Slimy Penis Breath and Tha Archivez.

Let Me Be Frank is a video series based on the life and art of shaman, performance artist, writer, poet, painter, rock singer, director, TV show host, teacher and bon vivant, Frank Moore.

The series is partly a biography, but also a presentation of Frank's philosophy on life and on art. Twenty-plus episodes have been planned based on Frank's book, Art Of A Shaman, which was originally delivered as a lecture at New York University in 1990 as part of the conference "New Pathways in Performance". Each episode will feature readings by people who played an important part in Frank's life, either as friends, lovers, students, artistic collaborators or supporters of his art.

Let Me Be Frank presents Frank's exploration of performance and art as being a magical way to effect change in the world ... performance as an art of melting action, of ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. Using Frank's career and life as a "baseline", it explores this dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping.

The series is available on Frank's website at http://eroplay.com/letmebefrank/ and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank.



27. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at 44 Charlton St., Manhattan, Sept. 29

Thursday September 29, 7 pm
44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick Street)
New York, NY

live performance of YO MISS!
Judith Sloan accompanied by Andrew Griffin on viola

Thursday September 29, 7pm
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advance tickets suggested
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After the performance, WNYC's Brian Lehrer will host a conversation about cross-cultural collaborations, immigration, arts and activism including Judith Sloan, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs commissioner Nisha Agarwal, and Eliana Garcia a former student from the first year of Sloan's theatre program, now in its 15th year.

YO MISS! is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-telling show about immigrant, refugee and incarcerated youth grappling with the cataclysmic events that shaped them. Fusing theatre, poetry and music, YO MISS! creates an opportunity for understanding and cross-cultural, cross-generational dialogue. Using midi-controllers and an original musical score to accompany her compelling performance, Sloan remixes her own traumatic experiences with those of her students and transforms into a multitude of characters ages 14 to 80 years young. Written and performed by Judith Sloan. Accompanied by Andrew Griffin on viola. Direction by Matt Gould.
Dramaturgy Morgan Jenness.
"This deeply felt and richly entertaining show frames its earthy soulfulness in high-concept theater with ease...It's a fully realized piece of inventive theater that packs a punch - and a lesson."
- Jon Sobel, BlogCritics.org



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