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Contents for September 21, 2020

1. Shayna Dunkelman, FF Fund recipient 2018-19, on IG live 00esdot00 , Sept. 27-28

Answer to (XX) - 24 hour streaming event

September 27th, 2020 3:00pm - September 28th, 2020 3:00pm
via IG live 00esdot00

Shayna Dunkelman, percussionist in NYC brings Answer to (XX), a performance exploring relationships and power dynamics between “band leaders” (henceforth referred to as XXs) and herself. There will be 7 XXs with diverse artistic disciplines, Ava Mendoza, Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), Sokio (New Latin Wave), William Parker, Du Yun, Emily Wells and Eric Jacobsen. Shayna will “answer to” them for 24 continuous hours as long as they follow the preset guidelines. The requests will be creative/performative or even a mundane task.
Shayna Dunkelman:
The work I do with bands is artistically intimate and personal, but is inevitably governed by the fundamentally asymmetrical power dynamic that arises from the accepted roles of "project-leader" or "bandleader," which finds its clearest expression in one person paying another. This is often at odds with the supposedly collaborative artistic environment.

This disconnect allows XXs to treat me like a co-equal collaborator when it is convenient with the option to assert absolute control at any time.

However, I'm inviting people who embody the opposite of these power wielding bandleaders, who assert power whenever convenient, to join me in protest. This performance is part of a documentary film I’m creating with producer Irina Dvalidze (Bustle) to envision what a sustainable music industry might look like.

This performance is supported by Franklin Furnace, an organization whose mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content.

Special thanks to Pioneer Works for providing the space and support

Bio: Shayna Dunkelman is a musician and percussionist based in Brooklyn, NY.
Dunkelman is known for her versatile and unique techniques, and use of electronics to access a sonic pallet not found in acoustic percussion. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan to an Indonesian mother and an American father, Dunkelman became a multi-instrumentalist performing alongside her mother. In addition to solo performances, Dunkelman tours with Du Yun, Balún, Emily Wells, Peptalk, Ali Sethi, and her percussion duo Nomon with her sister Nava Dunkelman.

Dunkelman has also performed with pioneers of avant-garde experimental musicians such as John Zorn, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and Xiu Xiu.




2. Nao Bustamante, Coco Fusco, Ann Hamilton, Xandra Ibarra, Rosamond S. King, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, now online

Please visit this link: https://artistsinpresidents.com/ Thank you.



3. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/46851700

Please visit this link: https://vimeo.com/46851700 Thank you.



4. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, for ACMHE, online Oct. 3

Climate Justice, Contemplative Practice and Performative Gestures

a mini-retreat with Devora Neumark, PhD

Saturday, October 3rd, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET/9:00 am - 2:00 pm PT
Broadcast live via Zoom
Connection information will be shared once registered.

Sustainer (pays for you and supports community rate): $100
Supporter (pays for you): $75
Community rate: $50
Access grants available to cover $50

ACMHE members receive a $25 discount
join ACMHE: http://www.contemplativemind.org/programs/acmhe
Apply for an access grant: https://contemind.z2systems.com/np/clients/contemind/survey.jsp?surveyId=57&
Learn more and register: http://www.contemplativemind.org/allyship
Register now: https://contemind.z2systems.com/np/clients/contemind/eventRegistration.jsp?event=141&

While the impacts of the global climate emergency are increasingly creating a sense of urgency amongst more and more individuals and communities, for many, they are also amplifying climate justice initiatives, which have their roots in decades-long struggles in the United States and elsewhere. For the most part, BIPOC communities are the ones most often negatively impacted by environmental policy and from the human-caused increase of CO2 levels, which have not been seen before in recorded history.

Participants in this 5-hour mini-retreat will be introduced to a series of different climate justice principles (e.g. the Bali Principles of Climate Justice, the Climate Justice Alliance’s Just Transition Principles, and the Front & Centred Principles for Climate Justice). These principles will serve as an entry point to explore performative gestures that engage contemplative practice with the intention of cultivating awareness about and addressing environmental racism and climate equity.

Currently living in Iqaluit (in the Eastern Arctic), Devora Neumark, PhD is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, educator and community-engaged practitioner with over 30 years of contemplative practice. Neumark is also a Yale School of Public Health-certified Climate Change Adaptation Practitioner. She has been a faculty member in the Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program since July 2003 and was a co-founder of its Indigenous and Decolonial Art Concentration in Port Townsend, WA.

Read full bio here: http://www.contemplativemind.org/oct3



5. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Institute for Contemporary Art, LA, CA, Sept. 26, and more

Stanya Kahn
Exhibitions and News

Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs
Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
September 26, 2020 - January 10, 2021


Weslyan, Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT
September 8 - November 22, 2020


Official Selection: No Go Backs
October 6 - 18, 2020




6. Candace Hill-Montgomery, FF Alumn, now online at poetryfoundation.org

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7. Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, David Wojnarowicz, FF Alumns, now online thru Nov. 30

all day, all night, free
on Radical Broadcast, Performa's online video channel
at www.performa-arts.org
from September 11 — November 30, 2020

Threshold: Art in Times of Crisis

An online exhibition of moving image works from the past five decades by 24 artists exploring critical turning points, political upheaval, societal transformation, and times when crises resulted in major cultural change.

Act-Up, Yael Bartana, Mykki Blanco/Zoe Leonard, Lee Bul, Kota Ezawa, William Greaves, Gran Fury, Lynn Hershman Leeson, William Kentridge, Glenn Ligon, Nicole Miller, Rabih Mroué, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Walid Raad and Souheil Bachar, Martha Rosler, Studios Kabako (Faustin Linyekula), Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin Burca, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, David Wojnarowicz, Artur Żmijewski

To reach a threshold means to hit a limit, to come to a boundary or a place where you can no longer carry on or move forward, unless you can find a way to cross the threshold. In science, threshold means that a magnitude or intensity must be exceeded for a chemical reaction to occur; thus the threshold must be breached in order for physical change to occur.

Throughout history, artists have always responded to crisis in thoughtful and powerful ways, creating work that critiques the horror, explores the political and social environments that give rise to it, reveal the cultural forces at play, and also offer a place of reflection, mourning, and healing.

Watch this curated selection of videos for a range of very different responses by artists to various crises, from Yoko Ono's iconic 1965 work Cut Piece, in which she relinquishes control of her body to others in a powerful metaphor for violence against women, and Mykki Blanco's 2016 powerful reading of Zoe Leonard's 1992 poem "I want a dyke for President," to Yael Bartana's film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned, 2007–2011, which chronicles an alternate future of a fictive Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP) in their campaign to rebuild the large Jewish population of Poland that had been murdered during the Holocaust, Kara Walker's 8 Possible Beginnings, 2005, an animated shadow play that presents an uncensored depiction of the Black experience in the antebellum South, subverting the common stories of slavery in America with grotesque humor, and Rabih Mroué's staged performance-lecture The Pixelated Revolution, 2012, which explores the role of the digital camera-phone as witness and the insidious platform of social media in the horrific and immediate dissemination of violence and death in the streets of Syria.

Read more about Threshold: https://performa-arts.org/threshold
Watch works in Threshold: https://performa-arts.org/



8. Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Linda Montano, Maria the Korean Bride, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, FF Alumns, at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Holland, Oct. 30 and online

Document of ecosex movement premieres online at Het Nieuwe Instituut

"Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover"

Tweede Leeghwaterstraat 5b 1018 RA
Amsterdam NL
Curated by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle
October 30th, 8pm CEST (2 PM EST) at Het Nieuwe Instituut, in Rotterdam (Online). For more information: https://live.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/

The One Minutes Series ‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ is curated by Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens and creates a document of the ecosex movement. In the series of one-minute videos, 23 artists and filmmakers visualize their mad, passionate and fierce love for the Earth. They shift the metaphor from ‘Earth as Mother’ to ‘Earth as Lover’ in order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth. The selected one-minute videos were sent in from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States marking the international scope of the ecosex movement. ‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ premieres 30 September in the Botanical Garden at Reykjavík International Film Festival and premieres online 30 October 8pm CEST at Het Nieuwe Instituut https://live.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/.

Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens explain that “Ecosexual is an identity concept. For some of us being ecosexual is our primary (sexual) identity, whereas for others it is not. Ecosexuals can be GLBTQI, heterosexual, 2 asexual, and/or something else. The ecosex community includes artists, academics, sex workers, sexologists, healers, environmental activists, nature fetishists, gardeners, business people, therapists, peace activists, eco-feminists, scientists, educators, (r)revolutionaries, punks, critters and other entities from diverse walks of life. We are polymorphous and pollenamorous. We are everywhere! To us it is evident that we are all part of, not separate from, nature. Thus, all sex is ecosex.

When the Earth is our lover we feel madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection. We are aquaphiles, terraphiles, pyrophiles and aerophiles. We shamelessly hug trees, massage the earth with our feet, and talk erotically to plants. We are skinny dippers, sun worshippers and stargazers. We caress rocks, are pleasured by waterfalls and admire the Earth's curves often. We make love through the Earth through our senses.” Annie Sprinkle was a long-time sex worker who was a pivotal player in the 1980’s sex positive feminist movement. Beth Stephens early work explored lesbian and queer culture. After they got together, they married the Earth in a public ceremony in 2008 then came out as ecosexual. They created an Ecosex Manifesto which launched an international ‘ecosex movement.’ They aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun and diverse through collaborative art projects. Their
work has been shown internationally, including at Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf), Museo Reina Sophia (Madrid), New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 53rd Venice Biennale, and Documenta 14.

Participating artists: Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Linda Montano, Felix Klee, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Federico Tello, PornProcess (Aurore Morillon), Graham Bell Tornado, Lady Monster, Sam Mountford, Kupalua, Joseph Kramer & Scarlot Harlot, Pony Express, Cyril Sancereau, Maria the Korean Bride, K-Haw L-Haw, Rosario Veneno, Sura Hertzberg & Hailey Jelaire, Lina Bravo & Rowena Buur, Vinicius Davi, Muza de la Luz, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, Anna Recasens and Laia Solé, Misha de Ridder, and moon wink.

‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ is a collaboration between The One Minutes and Maastricht Institute of Arts and was made possible by the support of Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. The One Minutes Foundation produces and distributes one-minute videos from an artistic point of view, offering an international stage for people to create, engage and connect. The One Minutes is active at the forefront of international contemporary art, as well as in education and welfare. And has exhibited amongst others at Power Station of Art (CN), National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavík (IS) and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (USA). Every month, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60- second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series. Please send in your videos and participate in the project!



9. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.lucianabritogaleria.com.br/

LB/Festival de Vídeo Online
LB/Online Video Festival

Regina Silveira
"Limiar" 2015
hoje | today


para assistir o vídeo, por favor visite o nosso site!
to watch the video, please visit our website! http://lucianabritogaleria.com.br/exhibitions/145

Apresentamos o LB/Festival de Vídeos Online, um conjunto de vídeos atuais e históricos, que traça um panorama na história da videoarte no Brasil e no mundo. Além de ser uma mídia flexível, que nos permite acesso de onde e quando quisermos, o vídeo talvez seja a mídia que mais assimilou as transformações da contemporaneidade, assumindo seu lugar definitivo nas artes visuais.

O festival quer tornar acessível ao público um conteúdo importante para a história da arte e que faz parte do acervo Luciana Brito Galeria, com trabalhos de artistas representados além de outros convidados.

O vídeo "Limiar" (2015) de Regina Silveira pertence ao conjunto de obras que, desde 2000, vem explorando as possibilidades conceituais, expressivas e mesmo políticas da luz - enquanto fenômeno e palavra. Neste contexto é inegável sua participação - no polo da luz - do extenso paradigma luz/sombra que caracterizou tão fortemente a produção anterior, mas sobretudo se liga aos mais recentes "Glossários", desenvolvidos como tautologias (escrituras luminosas da palavra luz) em muitas línguas e alfabetos, feitas por projeções ou reflexos, muitas vezes em conexão com arquiteturas variadas.

Quando espacializado em ambiente interno mais fechado, a particularidade de "Limiar" é sua proximidade com a percepção de um corpo que respira, dada pela trilha sonora sincronizada ao ritmo das palavras que se sucedem. Elas parecem inspirar com força, quando se transformam num borrão de luz e iluminam sequencialmente o espaço da projeção do vídeo.

A cada semana, um novo vídeo será disponibilizado e ficará em nosso site por tempo indeterminado. A ideia é instigar o olhar do espectador de maneira a questionar seus conteúdos e debater suas propostas, num exercício despretensioso para entender os trabalhos desses artistas, além do posicionamento ao longo da trajetória da videoarte.

Este novo projeto da galeria foi concebido por Analivia Cordeiro que também participou da curadoria juntamente com a equipe da galeria.

Além disso, o público poderá acessar o site atualizado com as obras inéditas disponíveis dos artistas representados.

Esperamos sua visita em nosso website!

Luciana Brito Galeria introduces the LB/Online Video Festival, which features a set of current and historical videos that provide an overview of the history of video art in Brazil and around the world. Besides being a flexible medium, accessible from wherever we are, at any time, video is perhaps the medium which has most assimilated the transformations of contemporaneity, gaining definitive standing among the visual arts.

The video “Limiar” (2015) by Regina Silveira belongs to the series of works by Regina Silveira that, since 2000, has explored the conceptual, expressive and even political possibilities of the light – being a word or a phenomenon. In this context, the video is part of the set of works of the extensive light/shadow paradigm, that undoubtedly characterises the previous production of the artist. Also, above all, has been directly linked to the most recent “Glossários”, created as tautologies (luminous scriptures of the word ‘light’) in many languages and alphabets, through projections or reflections, often in connection with the architectural context.

When spatialized in a more closed indoor environment, one of "Limiar"'s particularity is its proximity to the perception of a breathing body, given by the soundtrack synchronised to the rhythm of the words that follow. It seems to inhale strongly, while turning into a blur of light and sequentially illuminate the space of the video projection.

Each week, a new video will be made available and will remain on our site for an indefinite period. The idea is to challenge the spectator’s gaze to question the contents of the video and to debate its proposals, in an unassuming exercise to understand the works of these artists, as well as their positioning within the history of video art.

This new project being carried out by the gallery was conceived by Analivia Cordeiro, who also participated in the curatorship together with the gallery’s team.

The public may moreover access the main section of the gallery’s site, which has been updated with new artworks by the artists we represent.

We are looking forward to your visit to our website!



10. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at The Untitled Space, Manhattan, opening Sept. 26

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Thank you



11. Rev Billy, FF Alumn, listen at www.revbilly.com/podcast

GETTING OUT THERE REPORT: Our radical Earthalujah! show is on the 50,000 watt 770 AM WABC station and hearing the sound of howling wolves on AM radio in the middle of the night will take you by surprise! We have added 20 FM signals – including WEJP / Wheeling, WV on Sundays. You can listen here at our new website www.revbilly.com/podcast.

With your financial help we were able to hire our singers who lost their jobs from Covid and they have been calling these radio stations. Our earth songs are reaching more and more potential activists.

Lovealujah! Help us with our new approach to earth activism, with humor, music and our earthy spirit rituals. Come with us into Amazon and Chase, the corporate criminals cannot resist our music!

Click here to donate today: https://revbilly.com/donate-2/?link_id=1&can_id=6f5db201eca0d7b1df7b793cb442796c&source=email-were-getting-it-out-there-in-2020&email_referrer=email_928541&email_subject=were-getting-it-out-there-in-2020


Rev Billy, Savitri (and the singing activists in the Stop Shopping Choir)



12. Tei Blow, FF Alumn, named Baryshnikov Arts Center Fellow 2020

From The New York Times:
Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces 5 New Fellows
The center has expanded its fellowship program this year in honor of Merce Cunningham’s centennial.




13. Andrew Ginzel, Kristin Jones, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, now online

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