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Contents for May 11, 2020

Weekly Spotlight: a.k.a., FF Alumns, now online at

a.k.a.’s White Noise is an intermedia performance investigating perceptions of time and movement as found in the scientific laboratory of life. White Noise is an examination of sound: as a measure of the passage of time, as a frequency band, and as a shapeless constant. Please visit this link for a 10-minute film of the October 2000 presentations by Nicole Baren, Janet Davidson-Hues, Rachel Eilts, Keiko Kira, Mirja Koponen, Traci Tullius and Cara Walz.




1. Judith Henry, FF Alumn, publishes new book

Beauty Masks: Portraits. 2020, 126 pages. Created, designed and published by Judith Henry who is photographed holding masks made from pages of high fashion magazines. The masks have holes so her own eyes can be seen. Several of the masks are collages from the magazines, giving individual pieces an abstract and often cubist appearance. Crucial to the intent of the portraits is the manner in which her own aging hands and body interface with the masks. The images are strange, glamorous and arresting, and the contrast of retouched glamour photos with Henry’s own images are the underlying narrative of the book and the individual photos.

To see images first visit
then click on “Beauty Masks”

To order at $35 per copy including free shipping in the USA please go to Paypal.me/beautymasks

For international shipping please contact judithhenryd@gmail.com



2. George Ferrandi, FF Alumn, now online at BombMagazine.org

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3. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, now online at Funism.com

Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, is making a new historical marker honoring essential workers. Proposed locations are upstate and Lower Manhattan. Details at: www.funism.com (click on landing page link) or here: https://pandemicheroes.blogspot.com/2020/04/pandemic-heroes-historical-marker-fund.html



4. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, now online at read.DukeUPress.edu

By Cristina Albu
An article I wrote on Nina Sobell's video performances and installations has been published in the Camera Obscura Journal. It explores the feminist resonances of her works which reflect the crucial need for intimate connections. The journal cover features an image of Nina's Brainwave Drawings. I'm deeply thankful to Nina Sobell for her generous input on the ideas for this article. Cristina Albu

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5. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Manhattan

I'm excited to announce I have been selected to join Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts Studio Program in 2020 alongside 8 other talented colleagues. I will begin a two-year renewable membership in May, moving into the studios as soon as their Manhattan building reopens. Can’t wait to join the EFA artist community and begin a brand new chapter! EFA Studios! #newbeginnings




6. Evelyn Eller, FF Alumn, online at Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, MI, thru June 30

Evelyn Eller, FF Alumn, has work included in the online exhibition of The Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, MI from May 1 2020. Please visit this link:


Thank you.



7. Nina Yankowitz, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com/409620924/7e09aa541d

Please visit this link: https://vimeo.com/409620924/7e09aa541d

With my interest to re-right history, I continue making sculpture installations and video projections about women Unsung (S)heroes in science who made major contributions to their fields, but ‘ghosted’, excised, from records at the time of discovery.

I built an immersive steel aquarium sculpture installation portraying French marine biologist Jeanne Villepreux-Power. She made the first aquarium and discovered the Paper Nautilus mollusks secrete liquid to heal its shell when it breaks. After stepping thru a portal, people experience her discoveries, her challenges, and also hear perspectives via various visual media reflecting thoughts from different time periods that are projecting on the floor and four walls surrounding those inside of this 360° aquatic environment.

BUT due to Covid-19, no one may enter the physical installation for a l-o-o-ng time so using still photos and the interior video projections, I made an immersive 360° video to virtually simulate being inside the aquarium experiencing Villepreux-Power’s animated stories surrounding you without wearing Virtual Reality headsets.

Please copy/paste in browser. Press Vimeo full screen icon to view:

Please Note: A video documentary including more of the scientists in the series, and a text with images, are available upon request. Mobile or text (1)917-575-0671



8. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at http://frankadelic.com and more

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured in a new episode of the web video series LET ME BE FRANK

Let Me Be Frank
Episode 17 – Art of Smallness

The latest episode, “Art of Smallness” follows Frank and Linda in Berkeley in the early 1980s, focusing mainly on Frank’s performance series at UC Berkeley. Frank described it as a “lab” where he could explore and experiment in freedom without “pressures of money or judgement”. Frank describes how these performances provided the context for many “discoveries of smallness”, intimate rituals and modules that Frank would use for years afterward in different and evolving ways.

The reading in this segment is by performance artist, painter, and advocate for mentally disabled artists and individuals, Linda Carmella Sibio. Music by Frank Moore, Vinnie Corbo, Vinnie Spit Santino, Sander Roscoe Wolff, Mutant Press, and Lori B.

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 at http://frankadelic.com


Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured on Ozcat Radio, Vallejo, CA

Interviews about Frank Moore and Let Me Be Frank
on Ozcat Radio 89.5 FM KZCT in Vallejo, California

Dr. G recently interviewed Linda Mac & Mikee LaBash about shaman performance artist Frank Moore and the Let Me Be Frank web documentary series. The interviews were conducted on two different shows hosted by Dr. G at the end of April and beginning of May:

April 23, 2020 on Northbay Uprising
May 2, 2020 on Thee Stranger News

You can listen to the May 2, 2020 interview here:

Visit Dr. G’s blog, Thee Stranger News: https://thestrangernews.blogspot.com/
Watch all episodes of Let Me Be Frank here: https://frankadelic.com/
And visit Frank Moore’s website at: https://www.eroplay.com



9. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, FF Alumn, online at the8thfloor.org May 19

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Performance-in-Place, a virtual performance series which complies with current social distancing guidelines. These virtual commissions will highlight the artistic potentials inherent in our current reality, reflecting the adaptability of artists whose practices are responding to the contradictions of an experience - one of collective isolation and restricted mobility - that can be felt throughout the world.

The first artist commission, On Art and Friendship, will take place on May 19th with Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, Anna Recasens, and Laia Solé via Zoom. Other confirmed artists for the Performance-in-Place series include Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Maria Hupfield, Baseera Khan, Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, Alice Sheppard, and Aliza Shvarts. A full schedule of events will be released soon.

Additionally, on Tuesday, May 28, Rubin Foundation Executive and Artistic Director Sara Reisman will be in conversation with visual artist Edgar Heap of Birds about the role art can play in a time of crisis. Details forthcoming.

On Art and Friendship
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5pm
RSVP Here: https://www.the8thfloor.org/upcoming-events/2020/5/4/on-art-and-friendship

Nicolás (The Bronx), Anna (Jerez de la Frontera), and Laia (Barcelona) have been communicating since February 2020 between the U.S. and Europe through WhatsApp, making visible some of the aspects of art praxis that do not usually translate as art within the exhibition space: friendship and camaraderie. All three friends share common denominators: they met in Catalonia; have worked in community; and are interested in art that thrives within the day-to-day. Similarly, they have focused on shaping experiences and situations that defy art as a competitive field, and instead have labored within a context of partnership and familial relationships, where the artistic and the personal mingle and nurture one another.

This program will open with a Zoom conversation between Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and Nicolás on the influence of friendship in his work, leading to a discussion on the process of On Art and Friendship with Nicolás, Anna Recasens, and Laia Solé. The evening will close with an opportunity for attendees to briefly share about meaningful connections in their lives.

On Art and Friendship was conceived by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo and developed in partnership with Laia Solé, and Anna Recasens.

Sobre Arte y Amistad

Nicolás (The Bronx), Anna (Jerez de la Frontera), y Laia (Barcelona) se han estado comunicando desde febrero del 2020, entre los Estados Unidos y Europa a través de WhatsApp, haciendo visible algunos de los aspectos de la práctica artística que usualmente no tienen cabida, como obra de arte, en el espacio de la galería: la amistad y la camaradería. Nicolás, Anna, y Laia comparten denominadores comunes: se conocieron en Cataluña, han trabajado en comunidad, y se han enfocado en experiencias y situaciones que desafían el arte como disciplina competitiva y, por el contrario, han laborado dentro de un contexto de colaboración y relaciones familiares en el que lo artístico y lo personal se mezclan y se nutren mutuamente.

Este programa abre con una conversación, a través de Zoom, entre la directora del Rubin Foundation, Sara Reisman, y Nicolás, pasando de allí al lanzamiento online del proceso de Sobre Arte y Amistad con Anna Recasens, y Laia Solé. Quienes participen, podrán tener al final la oportunidad de compartir brevemente historias sobre conexiones relevantes en sus vidas.

Sobre Arte y Amistad fue concebido por Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo y desarrollado en colaboración con Laia Solé, y Anna Recasens.

Sobre Arte y Amistad es la primera comisión artística del Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation para su nueva serie Performance-in-Place, un programa que cumple con las nuevas medidas de seguridad con relación al distanciamiento social. Esta serie de comisiones realizadas desde casa mira a las posibilidades artísticas inherentes en la realidad en que nos encontramos, y reflexiona sobre la adaptabilidad de artistas cuyas prácticas están en evolución debido a las circunstancias en que vivimos actualmente.

For more information on this event, please click here: https://www.the8thfloor.org/upcoming-events/2020/5/4/on-art-and-friendship



10. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, now online at fineartamerica.com/profiles/annie-lanzillotto

Just when we need some
"non-essential" things in our lives for a change...

You can order my still life paintings
on canvas, metal, wood, mugs, masks, pillows,
cards, shower curtains, phone cases, cards, towels,
it's ridiculous how many things...

As I stayed put these ten weeks...
"sheltering in place"
alone and immunocompromised...
I began to see lemons.
I picked up a paint brush.

"When life gives you lemons..."
Paint them!

Click around this website/gallery/store:


You can "search" --Annie Lanzillotto mugs -- etc

This is my first collection. "Still Life Still Life Life Still Still Life"

thanks for making me smile,

Copyright © 2020 Annie Lanzillotto, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Annie Lanzillotto
1 Winchester Ave
Yonkers, NY 10710



11. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, now online

New Video:
The Last Emperor of Flushing at 70 Mulberry St.

...Restore Chen Dance Center & the Arts to 70 Mulberry St.
“Now you can tear a building down, But you can't erase a memory…”
From "Open Letter (To a Landlord)" by Living Colour & Tracie Morris

Last October, Wendy and I had the honor of presenting a 10-minute excerpt from my memoir monologue, “The Last Emperor of Flushing,” at Chen Dance Center in the historic 70 Mulberry St., building in Chinatown, NYC. This work humorously recalls Alvin’s odd odyssey of growing up in one of Flushing’s few Chinese families in the 1970s––that ran a Hand Laundry on Union St, no less!––to later becoming one of its few citizens who could not speak fluent Chinese. Flushing had become NYC’s second Chinatown! (Eng is currently expanding this work into a prose memoir.) Please click here to see The Last Emperor of Flushing at 70 Mulberry St.

As many of you know, 70 Mulberry St., a longtime artistic and spiritual hub of the Asian American/NYC Arts world and Chinatown, suffered a devastating fire on Lunar New Year’s Eve, 2020. The building is being razed by the city right now. Please consider joining us in a crucial action...

There is a Community Board 3 Meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 pm. Please consider writing a Letter of Support to demand that NYC officials assure that the displaced Chen Dance Center and the Arts have a home in the “new 70 Mulberry St.” Please submit Letters of Support by COB Tuesday, May 12 to Dian Dong at diandong@chendancecenter.org so that she can submit them to the Community Board.

New Video…
The performance was part of Chinatown Arts Week presented by Think!Chinatown. In many ways, this elegy to a pivotal turning point in NYC/Asian American history was a perfect fit on that storied Chen Dance Center stage…please join us in the fight to restore this home to the Arts in Chinatown, so we can once again create and celebrate our history and legacy at 70 Mulberry Street.

Copyright © 2020 Wendy Wasdahl & Alvin Eng, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Wendy Wasdahl & Alvin Eng
67 Hudson Street, Apt. 5A
New York, NY 10013



12. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, now online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzcZVNw-9ok

Here's our second installment of our comedy puppet series!


Please subscribe to YouTube channel FruitofZaloom to get future episodes! More coming ASAP!

In memory of LA theater's greatest fan and supporter, the magnificent Dr. Kerry English.

THIS SERIES MADE POSSIBLE in part with support from Dixon Place and the Henson Foundation!



13. Eleanor Antin, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, now online at FeldmanGallery.com

A Five-by-Five (5x5) Virtual Exhibition

Opening May 08, 2020
On view now at www.feldmangallery.com/exhibition/prescient

Ronald Feldman Gallery enthusiastically announces a new online series entitled “Five-by-Five (5x5) Virtual Exhibitions.” Using the format of five works by five artists, each exhibition will feature twenty-five works selected through the lens of current pressing social, economic, and environmental concerns.

The inaugural exhibition, entitled “Prescient: A Five-by-Five (5x5) Virtual Exhibition,” features works by Eleanor Antin, Nancy Chunn, Yishay Garbasz, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Allan Wexler. The selection of the works, which were made prior to the COVID-19 crisis, speaks to vital issues we face today, such as fear, isolation, anxiety, border containment, and reliance on essential workers. Although the works were created years ago, their commentary may be more significant now than when they were originally made. We don’t know what lies ahead, but we firmly believe that artists will continue to constructively point the way forward.

Eleanor Antin’s famous 100 Boots from 1971 is included, as well as several works from later series where photographic tableaux closely reference allegorical paintings from the nineteenth century that are characteristically personal, performative, and interactive. Antin engages in a dialogue with history, highlighting its dark undertones and commenting on class division, death, and societal failures while simultaneously giving the marginalized a voice. Her social commentaries provide insights into the current collapse of the job market and the devastating massive loss of life.

Nancy Chunn’s painting of a large bat from 1982 is part of a series of an upside-down world where the powerful are powerless and vice versa. In addition, colorful and densely packed paintings from the News Stories series are presented, as well as works from Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, in which themes of outrage, cynicism, grief, and disbelief abound. Some images evoke the sense of horror felt today during the current crisis.

Yishay Garbasz’s photographic body of work explores themes of memory, history, isolation, and healing in the wake of huge catastrophes and political upheaval. Photographs taken by the artist of the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, and red-hot border zones around Jerusalem, North Korea, and Belfast are presented. The visual portrayal of historically man-made borders, political upheaval, normal life being suspended, and the resulting separation of those affected, parallels our current social restrictions.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ performances, sculptural installations, and writings have explored profoundly important societal issues: the role of women in society, cultures of work and labor, and urban and community resilience. Her “MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART, 1969!” laid out the hidden yet essential role of maintenance in Western culture—and the radical implications of actively valuing rather than dismissing or hiding it. Her recognition of, and respect for, frontline workers, the previously invisible people, resonates today.

Allan Wexler’s work can be broadly described as tactile poetry composed by reframing the ordinary. Operating in the space between architecture, sculpture, photography, painting, and drawing, he begins most often with functional objects, basic architectural elements, or even primal human activities, and then morphs them into conceptual and metaphysical realms. Included are works depicting social rituals and communication which would be performed while participants are separated by walls or other barriers.

“It is difficult to know to what degree our lives will change, or have already changed, because of the COVID-19 virus. However, we do know that history tends to repeat itself,” says Marco Nocella, exhibition curator and a Ronald Feldman Gallery Director. “Prescient highlights how works by contemporary artists committed to social progress are highly relevant to the predicament we find ourselves in and are perhaps prescient indicators of what may lie ahead.”

For general inquiries and reproduction requests, contact Vince at vince@feldmangallery.com
Press Link: https://ronaldfeldmanfinearts.box.com/s/xse9kqyet8gm5deubedpzd0poq7vq5pk



14. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/411556860

Beating the Odds, 2019
a 32 minute street action

Ever since I started painting, I have been keen in experiencing its possible extensions in theatre and architecture. In the late 60’s I thought of continuing the ancient tradition of pantomimes by enacting actions, now called performances. One of the most significant was the 8-hour long Paperswim at DIA Center for the Arts in NYC, in 1991.

LuLu LoLo, curator of the event “Invisible", had invited me to do something on 14th Street. After tracing in chalk several human silhouettes on the sidewalk, wearing a traditional Plague Doctor mask made in Venice, I hopped around them in a kind of ritualistic dance while beating them with a baseball bat. This action, like most of my work, while clearly defined is also ambiguous.

Some of the echoes I had in mind were the social plague sickening our society, the physical and economic beating of people as a general practice everywhere, the anonymity, the playful coverup of violence. But now, as the current Covid19 plague more than ever reveals the contradictions of our world, this action I presented on a sidewalk on 14 th Street in New York on October 19 and 20 of 2019, becomes even more symbolic of our times.
Video by: Lorenza Sannai
Sponsored by: Art in Odd Places (AiOP)




15. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, online presentations and new international platform.

Still in confinement at his home-studio in New York City, artist and cultural producer, Hector Canonge, has fully recovered and is now back at work exploring various online platforms for his upcoming projects and production programs. Due to the CV19 afflicting the world, Canonge’s live presentations in Montreal, Vienna and Berlin were halted in mid March while his curatorial Performance Art festivals, AUSTRAL in Buenos Aires, and ITINERANT in NYC, were postponed for future dates in 2020.

Starting this month, Canonge will present new exploratory works as guest artist in the online programs: Lockdown Performances (Argentina / Germany, Spring 2020), Measures (India, May 11), BRAC Online Exhibition (United States, May 15), XIV Noche Larga de Museos (Bolivia, May 22), and Virtually BAAD!’s Dance Compilation Concert (United States, May 23). Canonge has been working virtually with Verónica Peña in their new collaborative performance to be delivered online in the upcoming weeks. From his home in New York City, and as a 2020 awardee of The Laundromat Project’s Creative Action Fund, Canonge will host the online conference ARTFUL - Performance Art Community Response to CV19 (May 30). He will also conduct the interviews for his worldwide Performance Art platform and archive initiative, Chronicles of Confinement (May 8 to June 5) for a future presentation on June 12, 2020.

In an online interview for Diakonia Comunicación Audiovisual conducted by P. Octavio, Canonge declared:
“As the world continues to face the challenges of living, working and creating during CV19, we, as artists, will find ways to re-invent ourselves, our creative processes and our work. However, we will not go back to normal. It would be naive to think that after our confinement ends, the pandemic will stop. It will not happen that way. We will go outside of our homes and venture out into a new world. We will go back to uncharted territory, a new normalcy that will take us some time to figure it out. In this global crisis, Performance artists have been the most affected because our presentations, residencies, festivals, and performances have been cancelled, and very little has been done to help us overcome the economic and health challenges we face. In our work, the BODY is PRESENT. We create with our physicality in space and time. So our ABSENCE from galleries, museums, cultural centers and public spaces should be addressed. Though there are other modalities derived from our somatic artistic expressions: video performance, photo performance, virtual performance and now Zoom performance, there is nothing more rewarding than presenting performance art work before a live audience.”

Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/hector-canonge/hector-canonge-spring-2020/10157381975914422/

Website: https://www.hectorcanonge.net/



16. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, now online at fronterad.com

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller