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Contents for August 17, 2020

Weekly Spotlight: Noah and Seth Riskin, FF Alumns, now online at https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/113/rec/108

Don't miss this Weekly Spotlight on "Gemini", an artwork created by artists and identical twins Noah and Seth Riskin. In this 18-minute documentary video of their 1996 performance, the Riskins explore the complexity of the twin experience through light, reflection, and shadow. Drawing on their research, and skills in gymnastics and visual arts, “Gemini” combines elements of their past work to create something entirely new. Following the performance the artists engage in a Q&A with the audience and reflect on ideas of the individual vs. the twin and share their inspirations and processes. To see contemporary examples of Noah and Seth Riskin’s art form please visit www.sethriskinportfolio.com/ Enjoy! (Text by Mamou Samaké, FF Intern, July 2020)

Link: https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/113/rec/108



1. Nicole Goodwin, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Aug. 10, 17

Nicole Goodwin, FF Alumn,

Ain’t I a Woman (?/1) :Black August
When: August 10th and 17th
Where: 2 Locations/2 Dates (All Day Durational Performances)
BedStuy (8/10)- 1368 Fulton Street
Trump Tower (8/17)- Fifth Avenue

This body-performance of “Ain’t I a Woman (?/!)” a testament to the rebellious, radical spirit of our Black-American predecessors, and their fight for justice. By all means necessary, activist and artists have found ways to recreate, reconstruct and reimaging the future we are living in today. I will be using my topless body by way of street-intervention, as a vehicle to portray the existence and presence of Blackness to its fullest in the face of anti-black, racist American reality.



2. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, FF Alumn, now online

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo launches new video with Casita Maria and the South Bronx Culture Trail 2020.

This project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Video filmed and edited by Geoffrey Jones
Directed by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo




3. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY, thru Aug. 30

Charles Yuen: Itinerant Visualist
August 1, 2020 — August 30, 2020

The gallery will be open to the public all day on Saturday, August 1, 2020 (11 AM - 6 PM). We will not be hosting a traditional opening, but the artist will be on-site from 2 - 4 PM if you would like to stop by and say hello.

Pamela Salisbury Gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 11 AM – 6 PM.
Pamela Salisbury Gallery, LLC
362 1/2 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534-2362



4. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, FF Alumn, launches new website, and more

I hope that this email finds you and your people safe and sound. It has been ages since I've included my activities in your newsletter (simply because I am super forgetful). Since I actually have things lined up in an email I wanted to share some upcoming dates for your consideration and inclusion. Also, I launched a new website www.raimundiart.com

In the press:
Oppression, Suppression, Willful blindness: One Artist’s Stand An Interview with Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz by Katie Coronado

Harrowing new single 'The Twitch' unites Orlando artists Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz and Stereo 77 By Matthew Moyer

Upcoming virtual events
July 29 2020 3pm Americans for the Arts ArtsU Webinar "Supporting Individual Artists: Residencies", featuring Lexa Walsh and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Aug 18 2020 5-6pm Artist talk featuring Genevieve Gainard and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, moderated by Taina Caragol via Zoom

October 22, 2020 6pm "Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art From the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman " virtual program at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art,

November 15, 2020 (tba) "Fresh Talk" artist talk at the National Museum of Women in the Arts"

Stay safe out there!




5. Chun Hua Catherine Dong, FF Alumn, receives Canada Arts Council grant

Just received this great news! I am awarded $5000 Digital Originals from Canada Arts Council. I am so happy and honoured. As a performance artist, I never thought I would enter the digital world, like AR/VR, but I wanted to make something that looks like they cannot happen in the real world! And now I can upgrade my computer to explore more. THANK you so much for Canada Arts Council for your great support and THANKS juries for believing in me. It is so encouraging, and I am truly honoured too. Chun Hua Catherine Dong



6. Rossella Matamoros, FF Member, at Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Costa Rica, now online

THIS WAY. Museum of Contemporary Art &Design

My section is called HOW DO WE LOOK OURSELVES IN THE MIRROR? it is part of a broader research on development and human rights, gender & natural resources. For this exhibition project I interviewed many people, professionals and street people, fellow artists and acquaintances in general. It is a "big" statement about how my country and the world are changing. Text is one of the main characters and write questions such as: Do we defend institutionality? Is it better with weapons? Did you vote? Voting is good? What about school dropouts? Do you know an abuser? Xenophobia is good? Femicides: why? Trafficking or treat? Do you belong to the group in power? Do you live in fear? What about natural resources? Are we a democracy? etc, etc, around a 100 questions, also there is a space for the public to write on the wall what they think & feel. Some of the photos are from one of the performances: IN THE SAME BOAT? WHAT DO YOU FEEL? YOUR SKIN/MY SKIN? & WE/THE OTHERS? are part of the exhibition.



Take care especially with covid 19, here the numbers are rising in a scary way,

abrazo fuerte,


THIS WAY. Museum of Contemporary Art &Design



7. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, receives Creative Europe funding

hi friends,

i have some exciting news from the land of UpStage to share with you :)

UpStage is delighted to announce that its new project Mobilise/Demobilise has been selected to receive EU funding in the Creative Europe programme. The project will be realised in collaboration with Teater Interakt (Sweden), Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus (Austria) and the Centre for the Cultivation of Technology (Germany).

Mobilise/Demobilise comprises a series of networked performances and the development of an updated “mobilised” platform for live online performances. Thematically, the project addresses human mobility within the contemporary political and environmental context, and the impact of mobile technologies on human life and the environment.

Mobilise/Demobilise is an artistic and discursive response to a world of increasing conflict, crisis and emergency. The Covid19 pandemic makes this project timely and urgent: communication, connection and culture rapidly evolving as lockdowns and travel restrictions force us to live more and more of our lives online. Mobilise/Demobilise brings a critical and artistic perspective to this current crisis.

Artistic partners UpStage, Teater Interakt and Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus will collaboratively investigate the theme and develop a series of interactive online performances, to be presented in April-May 2021. Alongside the creative process, the UpStage platform will be “mobilised” – re-engineered to function on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets – and brought up-to-date with current internet technologies. The project is managed in partnership with the Center for the Cultivation of Technology.

For more information, please visit www.upstage.org.nz

About the Partners:

UpStage is an online platform for cyberformance (networked performance) and an international community of artists. The platform was first developed in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2003 and since then has hosted many online festivals, performances and events. www.upstage.org.nz

Teater Interakt is a documentary theatre company based in Malmö, Sweden, that works intensively with refugees, migrants and people in the asylum process. www.teaterinterakt.se

Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus is a multi-disciplinary artists’ collective in Graz, Austria that organises festivals, events and intercultural exchanges. www.schaumbad.mur.at

The Center for the Cultivation of Technology acts as a host organisation for international free software projects, providing organisational infrastructure. www.techcultivation.org

helen varley jamieson



8. Nancy Buchanan, FF Alumn, at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,

Nancy Buchanan's new show “Crowning Glories” opened this week at Charlie James Gallery in LA’s Chinatown. The show is a meditation on hair and the role that hair has played in Nancy’s practice since the early 70s. We have early performance documentation and photo-based work from the 70s, amplified by beautiful drawings of hair from recent years. We are also featuring Nancy’s drawings of dog toys inspired by Mike Kelley’s work.

There is a pdf of all work, and appointments can be made to visit the gallery here - https://calendly.com/charliejamesgallery/gallery-appointment?month=2020-07



9. Barbara Bloom, Mary Beth Edelson, David Hammons, FF Alumns, at David Lewis Gallery, now online


Opening: July 20, 2020

David Lewis Online Viewing Room

Artists Include:

Barbara Bloom
Alejandro Cesarco
Thornton Dial
Lucy Dodd
Mary Beth Edelson
Hadi Fallahpisheh
Todd Gray
Iva Gueorguieva
Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin
David Hammons
Jeffrey Joyal
Tynan Kogane
Dawn Kasper
Tahir Carl Karmali
Savannah Knoop
Hans-Christian Lotz
Charles Mayton
Sean Paul
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Kyle Thurman
Paula Wilson
Seyoung Yoon
(To name a few)

David Lewis
88 Eldridge Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10002
+1 212 966 7990



10. Edward M. Gómez, FF Alumn, now online at https://bit.ly/32FcsgO and more

Dear art lovers and media colleagues:

My article about The Metabolic Museum (Catje Hantz), a new book by the curator and art historian Clémentine Deliss, has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC.

Now an associate curator at the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, Deliss's background is in anthropology and art. From 2010 through 2015, she was the director of the Weltkulturen Museum, a city-owned ethnographic museum in Frankfurt, Germany. She took up that job with big plans for revitalizing a sleepy institution housed in three old villas, whose programming had long ago lost any allure.

Deliss opened up long-shuttered storage rooms to reveal the richness of the museum's collections, many of whose treasures and curiosities had been acquired from Africa and other territories during the colonial era, a time when European explorers and ethnographers could -- and often would -- simply seize what they wanted from sacred and other sites, and then haul their loot back to museums in France, Germany, and other parts of Europe.

In Frankfurt, Deliss created a "laboratory" in which artists, writers, musicians, scientists, and other researchers from an array of disciplines could spend time examining objects in the museum's collections and, based on their discoveries and brainstorming, were invited to develop exhibitions, lectures, performances, or other events to reanimate the public's appreciation and understanding of the their finds in provocative ways. By encouraging a lively, hands-on engagement with the museum's holdings and history, Deliss aimed to create a new kind of institution -- what she calls a "metabolic museum."

The kind of hands-on interaction Deliss favors, she writes in her new book, “breathes presence back into the artifacts, restores consciousness to their unfinished status, and helps to heal the disposition of the institution.” She also observes, provocatively, “There is no convincing argument for the retention of so many hundreds of thousands of artifacts, often collected in duplicate numbers, in ethnographic museums.”

Deliss's book is full of insights about how museums can be dramatically updated and, at their best, how they should function. Many of them will be sure to shake up the museum world.

You can find my magazine article here:


I hope you'll enjoy reading this piece.

Also, my article about the 2020 Yokohama Triennale has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC. This big, international art exhibition is now on view, through October 11, 2020, at the Yokohama Museum of Art, and at two additional, nearby venues. They are located near the waterfront in the port city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo.

This year's triennale, whose theme is "afterglow," has been curated by Raqs Media Collective — Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta — a New Delhi-based trio that was formed in the early 1990s. In the past, these exhibition organizers, who are interested in urban life, media and technology, and contemporary engagement with the histories of their homeland and the wider South Asia region, have themselves produced documentary films and works of art in various genres and media.

In this big, new exhibition, several artists are showing works in different media that evoke a combined sense of history, memory, and heightened awareness. This is a vibe that feels quite in tune with the current moment of virus-provoked uncertainty, confused emotions, and increased awareness of the place and behavior of humans in the world.

Of special interest to me in the 2020 Yokohama Triennale are works on view made by Japanese contemporary artists, several of which I describe in my review.

You can find my magazine article here:


With best wishes...




11. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/440362211 and more







PZ, 7/22/20



12. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, launches new website babsreingold.com

Hi Friends!
I'm excited to announce after
weeks of work my new website is live




13. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, now online at 2020visions.substack.com/p/summer-dreaming

Summer Dreaming
In these warming days, we invite you to sample a little amuse-bouche of a video about our 2020Visions enterprise. Enjoy!



Make a video of yourself answering this question and we may include you in our 2-minute piece.
2020Visions is committed to preferred future states. Nowadays, we spend so much time imagining negative outcomes… Why not positive ones? In uncertainty, it’s important we look forward in the best possible way.
Now, we ask you: “What do you want the future to look like?” If by saying it (60 seconds or less), you could bring something to pass, what would it be? We want to ask as wide a range of people as possible (old, young, and in-between; from all areas of the world; all ethnic groups).
For example: “I would like a totally equitable world – not without challenges, but where each challenge leads to a new amazing discovery!”
“I wish for a world full of love…”
“I would like an endless Disneyland, all snowcones and pleasure and palm trees and surprises.”
Send your 60-second-or-less video to: annmarie@greyhorse.cc (to be included, please reply by August 1st.)
We are making a video with many voices! It will be posted on the 2020Visions website and be used on our social media platforms — part of a forward-looking initiative to encourage people to dream. And all entries will be included in an ACCESSIBLE ARCHIVE.
Some tips: Ideally there should be no music in the background so we can hear your voice clearly. Make the video in “landscape” mode (i.e., turn it sideways). Think about lighting and please make sure your face is visible. (Here are instructions.) And…watch this sample.
Any questions? Let us know!
Thank you for being part of our journey.
And please share this prompt with others we might include!



14. Alicia Grullón, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

March to June: At home with essential workers
Alicia Grullón
Bronx Museum of the Arts Online Exhibition

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is glaringly apparent that the disease is affecting communities of color hardest. Within New York City alone, The Bronx, which is predominantly comprised of Black and Brown communities, has the highest rates of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths of the five boroughs. Many of New York City’s essential workers who keep public transportation moving, shelves stocked, and provide care live in neighborhoods most affected by COVID-19. Alicia Grullón’s new series of photographs, March to June: At home with essential workers, continues her exploration of self-portrait as a participatory process that documents her personal experience as a woman of Color in New York City and records the current affairs affecting those in her community.

Alicia Grullón says “These self-portraits were created in my home in New York City during the Covid-19 quarantine, from March to June 2020. In this body of work, I simultaneously document my time at home and current affairs affecting the nation during quarantine. As performances, they are sites of mapping, engaging in participatory approaches of record keeping with my body. The titles refer to dates the images were taken and news articles from that time regarding the treatment of essential workers and incarcerated people during the pandemic. This selection from the series concludes with an image taken on the day of protests in the Bronx against police violence, following the murder of George Floyd. The series is still in progress.”

Alicia Grullón is an Afro-Caribbean descendant from and based in New York City. Grullón’s works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions including The 8th Floor, Bronx Museum of the Arts, BRIC House for Arts and Media, School of Visual Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Columbia University, Socrates Sculpture Park, Performa 11, Old Stone House and Art in Odd Places. She has received grants from the Puffin Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, and Franklin Furnace Archives. She has participated in residencies with Hemispheric Institute for Politics and Performance at New York University, Center for Book Arts, Bronx Museum of Arts at 80 White Street AIM Alum, and Shandanken Project on Governors island. She has presented for the 2017 Whitney Biennial with Occupy Museums, Creative Time Summit 2015, The Royal College of Art, and United States Association for Art Educators. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Village Voice, Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, ArtNet News, The Columbia Spectator and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory from Taylor and Francis. Grullon is the recipient of the inaugural Colene Brown Art Prize for 2019.

Alicia Grullon

Exhibitions and Events
Presence: The work of Alicia Grullon Old Stone House curated by Katherine Gressel February 12th to March 26th 2020

Bringing Back the Future: Interview with Alicia Grullon by Jehan Roberson. Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. June 25th, 2019. Taylor & Francis from Routledge

Organized Hope: Reflections on the People’s Cultural Plan By Alicia Grullón

Building Bridges through Socially Engaged Art, ed. Dr. Alice Wexler and Vida Sabbgahi Chapter Ten "Filling the Void with Casitas: A Historical Case Study for Critical Social Practice Art Pedagogy" by Alicia Grullon. Routledge 2019.



15. LuLu LoLo, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, FF Alumns, now online

The Interior Beauty Salon is happy to introduce its summer guest: LuLu LoLo

To read a Q&I between LuLu LoLo and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo please visit:

To learn more about The Interior Beauty Salon and its programs visit:

The Salon works at the intersection of art and healing.
To follow The Salon on Instagram



16. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, receives 2020 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts award, and more

FF Alumn Robbin Ami Silverberg is the winner of the 2020 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts award. The award finances the production of a new artist book edition.


Robbin Ami Silverberg has been chosen ‘Artist of the Month’ for August by the College Book Arts Association: https://cbaa.wildapricot.org/page-1860920
Silverberg’s 30 year retrospective exhibition, Read Me. Like a Book. is highlighted.

Robbin Ami Silverberg
Dobbin Mill / Dobbin Books

Virtual tour of Read Me. Like a Book. 30 Years of Dobbin Books:



17. Peter d’Agostino, FF Alumn, at Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA, now online

Peter d’Agostino, FF Alumn, TRACES (1995/2020) an online preview of the forthcoming exhibition, Peter d’Agostino: A-bombs / Climate Walks, is on www.thetransmisssiongallery.com, Aug 1- Sept 30 and at the Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA beginning Aug 7 (health orders permitting).

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Atomic Age, TRACES is the culmination of the artist’s lifelong obsession with the tragic consequences of nuclear proliferation. He was born in 1945, between the A-bomb test on July 16 in New Mexico, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 and 9. The TRACES video installation initially premiered at three art museums across the U.S. beginning in Baltimore, March 1995. During August, it was incorporated into the 50th anniversary series of events, “Becoming Death: Cinema and
the Atomic Age,” curated by Steve Seid at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. TRACES is limited edition box set composed of a video, photographs, catalogue, letters and related ephemera dating back to 1945. It also addresses the controversy surrounding the Smithsonian’s decision to modify the “Enola Gay” exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC that opened in June, 1995. TRACES: virtual installation

The complete exhibition, Peter d’Agostino: A-bombs / Climate Walks at the Transmisssion Gallery (on display Oct 1 - Nov 21) will include TRACES as well as these new and restored works: TRACES: virtual installation (2020), World-Wide-Walks / Atomic – Hydrogen (2020), World- Wide-Walks / between earth & water / ICE (2014), and VR/RV: a Recreational Vehicle in Virtual Reality (1993/2020). A complete list of these and other projects is available at peterdagostino.com.



18. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/440673623

Please visit this link:


Thank you.



19. Anne Bean, Nina Sobell, FF Alumns, now online at https://vimeo.com/433801976

Come Hell or High Water -Dark Moon, a show recently organized in part by Anne Bean, Limehouse, London featured my video, Unseen Unheard.

Unseen Unheard is a metaphor in motion for the soundless and sightless pervasive virus penetrating the world’s inhabitants. Using otherwise inaudible VLF (very low frequency) sounds, coupled with images that are derived from darkness, a sequence emerges:
First sweeping the earth, then unfolding up to the sky and beyond, into spacial trajectories and finally returning to earth, reuniting with the human in hybrid forms.
Link to video:



20. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, now online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDfbdYqglQw

Hard up for a laugh in these absurd times?? Allow us to assist! Lynn Jeffries + Paul Zaloom’s latest Santa puppet show, our last Covid themed spectacle! We’re trying to get more views and really appreciate all likes + shares! -Subscribe: YouTube channel: FruitofZaloom Instagram: paulzaloom and realbeakman
Made possible in part with support from Dixon Place and the Henson Foundation!




21. Judith Henry, FF Alumn, now online at artcritical.com

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Thank you.



22. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stevens, FF Alumns, call for one minute films

FF Alum Annie Sprinkle and her collaborator Elizabeth Stephens are curating a One Minutes Film Festival. You’re invited to submit a film. The theme is "Imagine the Earth Is Your Lover." Upload your one minute long film by the deadline, August 15th. All videos become part of the One Minutes Collection and be preserved by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, which manages audio-visual heritage. Wining videos will also get a 50 euro prize.




23. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, in Sculpture magazine, July-August 2020

Roberley Bell
Still Life with Table consists of pieces, without a hierarchy. It’s not just an arrangement of objects; the thing that it sits on is also part of the sculpture. I have all these forms and parts—things that I make, things that I’ve collected and altered—and they sit around, sometimes for years. I start with drawing, which is like thinking. It lets me invent something, but I don’t want to define it on a piece of paper, I want to define it in space. I always think about these pieces as finding form. For me, it’s like inventing form where it doesn’t exist. “Then again,” the series title, is about the honest idea that I could put this piece here, or then again it might work there. Everything has the opportunity to be transitory until it’s not. I come from a sense of making that is very much about visual balance—physical balance, too, and I really push the edge of that. There has to be a compositional sense of how all the elements come together, that they’re right for each other. While I was carving the resting points for the triangulated piece of wood, I had to lean it on something. It’s just a little chunk of wood, but it was a breakthrough. That bit of turquoise built up of many layers of paint becomes a focal point in either equilibrium or competition with the pink of the cloud-like form on top. Once you notice it, you’re moving through the entirety of the form—and that’s what’s important. My work is really about the details
that maybe you don’t see at first glance. How do you move from something curvilinear to something rectangular? How do you move from wood to plaster? I spend a lot of time on those transitional points, but I’m well aware that many viewers never notice them.

Sculpture Magazine July August 2020



24. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In case you didn't know already, my sculpture, Artist Are Essential Workers / Art Is An Essential Service, is now installed at the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York. The exhibition is curated by the chief curator and director of the museum Christina Strassfield. There will be no official opening due to Covid-19. The artwork is located in the parking lot of the Museum adjacent to Pondview Lane. It's open 24h a day, drive-by if you are in the neighborhood.

For more info please contact Priska Pasker Gallery: art@priskapasquer.de and Barbara Seiler Gallery: barbara@barbaraseiler.ch

Warren Neidich Studio



25. Peter Cramer, FF Alumn, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, thru Sept. 6

In The Realm of Anansi From Assisi: Installation by Peter Cramer
July 28 – September 6:
Open Public Access* Tuesday – Thursday 8-10pm or by appointment.

Email petercramer@alliedproductions.org to schedule.
Limited viewing daily from outside LPV fences on 2nd St & Houston St.
Enter installation on 2nd St.

Le Petit Versailles
247 East 2nd Street / 346 East Houston St. (between Ave. B & C)
www.alliedproductions.org 212.529.8815

“… A light, a collision, an energetic shift: Heat. We are one in pulsation. Throbbing, we undulate in obedience to the extreme variations in temperature. Our expansion and contraction is not measured. We respond to an irregular motivation that causes us to move in space. Seeking warmth, avoiding the burning source of this light that has of late become a force. At times seeking the light, at other instances finding respite in the cool shadows. …”. – Jack Waters, Generator Pestilence Part 1The inauguration of Le Petit Versailles’ (LPV) 2020 garden season follows the Covid-19 months of sheltering in place. In The Realm of Anansi From Assisi, an installation designed by Peter Cramer, is comprised of freestanding elements from the Spring 2020 production of “GENERATOR: Pestilence Part 1” [pestilenza.com] at La MaMa Downstairs Theater, written and directed by Jack Waters with music compositions by John Michael Swartz and NYOBS with design collaborators Peter Cramer, Austin Windells, Mike Cacciatore, Chris Roberts, Ethan Shoshan, Bizzy Barefoot, and Rodrigo Chazaro. Music, video excerpts and scent score will be included as well as a live concert by NYOBS on August 20th @ 7:30pm.
In The Realm of Anansi From Assisi (ITROAFA) is an immersive environment of the storyteller Anasi, a mythical African spider god, A fantastical garden landscape as a place of pilgrimage and healing where visitors may wander finding solace and respite during this time of disease. Apropos of the climate we now find ourselves in, ITROAFA follows Generator’s premise of epidemiological effects on culture-scientifically, socially, and politically. The sculpture, visual elements, moving images, and sounds created by the principal artists reconcile science with mythology; from the evocation of the creation of the universe to the emergence of hominid creatures and culminating with the emergence of language represented by Anansi.
The experience is “…as if you’ve punctured another dimension. The space has been transformed into a mind-bending realm of sculpture, color and light, pulsing with sound and even scent! “- David Kennerley https://www.gaycitynews.com/a-jarring-genesis/

*Due to ongoing Covid-19 protocols all visitors (limited to 3 people at a time) will be required to wear masks, maintain 6 ft distancing, and follow a one way direction thru the installation to provide as safe an environment as possible.

Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



26. Anna Banana, Ryosuke Cohen, Johanna Drucker, Susan Gold, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, now online

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Thank you.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller