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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 22, 2004

1. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, in Paris, Frace, through April 9, 2004
2. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Center for Contempoary Art, New Orleans, thru Mar. 21
3. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at Sara Meltzer Gallery, opens Jan 22, 2004, and more.
4. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, announces new website, http://www.greatblankness.com
5. Oscar McLennan, FF Alumn, launches new website, www.oscarmclennan.com
6. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, Jan. 26, 7:30 pm
7. Patricia Hoffbauer, FF Alumn, at BAX, Brooklyn, Jan 23, 24, 8 PM
8. Carol Jacobsen, FF Alumn, at Bibro Fine Art, NY, opening Feb. 5, 6-8 pm
9. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Biblioteque Forney, Paris, thru April 9
10. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, calls for participants in performance art chorus, and more.
11. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, Issues Ten Commandments of Mad Kowtow Disease
12. Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, FF Alumn, at Upgrade at Eyebeam, Jan. 29, 7:30 pm
13. Miriam Schapiro, FF Alumn, at Kristen Fredrickson, NY, opening February 12
14. Teh-Ching Hsieh, FF Alumn, in Glasgow's National Review of Live Art
15. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at The Front Room, Jan 23, 7-midnite.

1. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, in Paris, France, through April 9, 2004

Doug Beube, FF Alumn, has several bookworks in an international invitational bookworks exhibition in Paris that includes artists from Belgium, Spain, Italy, France and the USA, to mention a few of the countries. "Metamorphoses du Livre," is the name of the exhibition at the, Biblioteque Forney 1 rue Fefiguier Paris, France, through April 9th, 2004
Museum HoursTues-Sat 1:30pm-8:00pm
or more information by phone;
Caroline Corre
by e-mail;


2. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Center for Contempoary Art, New Orleans, thru March 21

Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA. Jan 10- March 21 Jacki Apple's installation Aviary of the Lost1994/2004, number 4 from The Culture of Disappearance series, is currently featured in the exhibition Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Aviary, curated by David Rubin. The exhibition contains diverse works in various media by fifty artists working with bird imagery. Apple's installation is about extinction of bird species in the19th and 20th centuries, and the conditions of extermination by physical force and economic exploitation -- i.e. conquest vs. cohabitation, consumption without regeneration. A species becomes extinct when its mortality is continually greater than its recruitment. Knee deep in feathers, the viewer moves down a A 20 foot long, 4 foot wide, 10 foot high "tunnel" with a dropped ceiling at 7 feet filled with nesting, the sound of wings beating and voices singing the names of the dead. The earthen colored walls are covered with the handwritten names of 215 extinct birds and stories of their demise. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 January 10-March 21, 2004. Catalog available.


3. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at Sara Meltzer Gallery, opens Jan 22, 2004, and more.

Room 01: Jeremy Dickinson, 1:76 Scale
Room 02: Jude Tallichet, Beached
Video Wall: Barbara Pollack, AIM
January 22 - February 21, 2004
Opening reception Thursday, January 22, 6-8pm

Video Wall: Sara Meltzer Gallery is proud to present Barbara Pollack's AIM. In this 3-channel video, four teenagers converse via AOL Instant Messenger. The monitors show the faces of the four participants-two boys and two girls-as they react and respond to this digital conversation. This video stems from an off-handed remark, "We don't flirt at school, we wait until we get home and then IM each other," made by the son of the artist. In order to capture the humor, spontaneity and frankness of these conversations about sex and dating, Pollack used micro-cameras, a type of surveillance equipment now readily available and frequently used by parents to keep an eye on their children. The work demonstrates the impenetrability of the adolescent experience, even in this era when all forms of privacy seem to have been eliminated. For more information or visual materials, please contact: Sara Meltzer or Adam Frank Tel: 212-727-9330 / Fax: 212-727-9583 www.sarameltzergallery.com

Barbara Pollack's work is currently also on view at PG-13: Male Adolescent Identity in a Video Culture, new videos by Barbara Pollack and Janet Biggs, at Georgia State University, January 15 - March 5 and traveling to Diverseworks in Houston, Texas, March 14 - May 10, 2004. (Catalogue with essay by Linda Yablonsky).


4. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, announces new website, http://www.greatblankness.com

Please visit Paul Zelevansky new website http://www.greatblankness.com


5. Oscar McLennan, FF Alumn, launches new website, www.oscarmclennan.com

Dear friends and colleagues, is you have a spare moment please take a look at Oscar´s new website. It has performance scripts of our currently touring collaborative shows, The Quiet Bastard - Director´S Cut, Urban Minefields, Notes And Noise. It also has some of his published work, such as Fishing In The Fast Lane & When Is A Duck Not A Duck, and has the synopsis and sample chapters of The Quiet Bastard, his novel which is soon to be published in Spanish by Pepitas de Calabaza. The website was designed by Noelia Ruiz (based in Dublin, originally from Barcelona), who I think has made a fantastic job of it. So if you know of anyone looking to have a website designed, especially of an artistic nature, you can find her address at the bottom of the first page. All the best and a Happy New Year to everyone.


6. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, Jan 26, 7:30 pm

Friends --
Now in its third big month! The Psychasthenia Society, bringing you the finest choice cuts of storytelling, video, and music, vacuum-packed in stay-fresh portable electronic containers. The Psychasthenia Society laptop stories and music This month:
Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn -- further video tales and adventures
Adam Kendall -- warm, dense, pulsing, ambient electronica
glomag -- eclectic gameboy pop
Daniel Vatsky -- improvised visual hallucinations
Secret Agent Gel -- unconventional electronic dance music by the foot
Monday, January 26 7:30 p.m. $5.00
Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
Williamsburg (between Wythe and Kent, L train to Bedford Ave.)
Please note: This program starts on time and ends at 9:00. Fashionably late arrivals will be so disappointed. See you there.


7. Patricia Hoffbauer, FF Alumn, at BAX, Brooklyn, Jan 23, 24, 8 PM

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange presents this weekend
Shared Evening Performance & Discussion
Featuring Division 13 Productions, Hoffbauer/Sanchez Works and Antonio Ramos
Friday & Saturday January 23-24 at 8:00pm
For reservations, call (718) 832-0018 or visit www.bax.org

Hoffbauer/Sanchez Works will present an excerpt of a new performance collaboration entitled milagro. Patricia Hoffbauer and George Sanchez focus on the vital force of the human body in motion and the juxtaposition of the social context that imbues it with meaning. The artists and their project company of five performers will further toe the line between vaudeville and social commentary; entertainment and politics.

For reservations, call (718) 832-0018 or visit www.bax.org
Admission: $15/general; $10 BAX Members; $8 Low-Income
BAX is located at 421 Fifth Avenue (near the corner of 8th St.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. F train to 4th Avenue or R train to 9th St.


8. Carol Jacobsen, FF Alumn, at Bibro Fine Art, NY, opening Feb 5, 6-8 pm

Beyond the Fence
Video Installation
Co-Sponsored by Amnesty International USA
February 5 - March 6, 2004
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 6-8pm

Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to present Beyond the Fence, a video installation by Carol Jacobsen, from February 5 to March 6, 2004. The installation is co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA in connection with its worldwide campaign against human rights abuses in U.S. women's prisons.

Beyond the Fence intercuts a conversation between three former inmates who were prisoner rights activists together inside Michigan women's prisons with footage shot inside the prisons. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the U.S. Justice Department all cited Michigan's as among the worst women's prisons in the nation because of lack of medical care, sexual assault by guards and other human rights violations.

Carol Jacobsen is an award winning video artist whose first person documentaries on the criminalization and censorship of women have been exhibited and screened throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to Amnesty, her work has been sponsored by Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, Puffin Foundation and many other organizations. Her writings on feminism, art, censorship and criminalization have appeared in Art in America, Exposure, Social Text, Heresies, The New York Law Review, and other publications. She serves as Coordinator of the Michigan Women's Clemency Project, working to free women wrongly convicted. She is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Michigan, and is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art.
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 W. 20th St.
4th floor
NY NY 10011


9. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Biblioteque Forney, Paris, thru April 9

FF alumn Stephanie Brody-Lederman has 7 unique "artists books" included in an exhibition entitled "Metamorphoses du Livre" in Paris, France at
Biblioteque Forney
1 rue du Figuier, Paris 4 France
metro Port-Marie, Saint Paul
Tues to Sat 1:30 to 8 PM

Books of artists, book-objects, unique books and installations by contemporary artists includingf: Arzberger, D.Aubertin, Beard, Ben, Beube, Broaddus, Brody-Lederman, Celestin, Chene, Chmelar, Haake, Hunzinger, Lohr, Matsutani, les Poirier, Satie, Sauze, Sternberg, de Villiers, Van Houten, Waitzkin, Zush.......

The exhibition runs until April 9, 2004.


10. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, calls for participants in performance art chorus, and more.

January 24 (latest to join, January 31st)
CALL for participants in VOX RISK HOLLER, a performance art chorus founded by Lynn Book in 2002. No particular expertise required, but a willingness to explore the outer reaches of voice (singing, sounding and beyond) and performance activities that defy genres and blur borders. This is an experiment in 'noise community' and will be developing new material by Book (with input from participants) for performance on February 22 at the Bowery Poetry Club. Rehearsal/work sessions are Saturdays from Jan. 24th through Feb. 21st. CALL Voicelab at 212-529-8991.

February 4
Voicelab 1, the foundation workshop that runs for 6 weeks on Wednesdays, beginning Feb 4. An uncommon approach developed by Lynn Book, founder of Voicelab and on faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and the Kitchen Summer Institute. This work opens up the voice through release and engagement of the 'voiced body'. Exploration of key concepts week to week to build a foundation, to revive a connection to voice or simply extend or complement other practices. Labs meet on E. 14th St. from 7 - 8:30 pm; come on the first night to check it out with no obligation. Class fee: $185.

February 5
The LOOP group, a creative projects lab for the development of innovative vocal performances to be produced by Voicelab in association with Dixon Place in May 2004, has one more opening for an artist participant. This is an interdisciplinary lab with a focus not only on making performance and new media work that features voice, but that also involves developing new strategies and processes within a unique feedback forum. Two phases: development - alternate Thursdays in Feb/Mar and production for 6 consecutive Saturdays in Apr/May. Don't miss this once a year opportunity, call now for an interview, 212-529-8991.

February 21
Reception and Artist Context talk with "Voices From OUT There" artists Mia Hsieh (Taiwan) and Margarida Mestre (Portugal). Fantastic opportunity to get an inside view on the development of the artists work in their respective countries/communities and to initiate a dialogue and potential exchange with them. Find out about the process and orientation for the artists and their work that will be presented at "Voices From OUT There", February 22 (see below info) and what artists in other areas of the world are currently doing. Saturday, February 21, 6 - 8 pm, Battery Dance, 380 Broadway @ White St, 5th floor, tickets $5. Come out and support the artists!

February 22
"Voices From OUT There", featuring international performance artists (and former Voicelab participants) Mia Hsieh (Taiwan) and friends in "A Moving Sound" performance project and Margarida Mestre (Portugal) in an original work, "Thrillogy". Also performing will be, VOX RISK HOLLER, the world's first performance art chorus, conducted by Lynn Book. This event is co-produced by Lynn Book / Voicelab and the Bowery Poetry Club. "Voices From OUT There", February 22, Sunday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery @ Bleeker, tickets, $12 and $8 students and seniors.

Lynn Book / Voicelab

Many Thanks,


11. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, Issues Ten Commandments of Mad Kowtow Disease

21st Annual Int'l Re-Rooters Day Ceremony
Provincetown Harbor

And Our Lord appeared to Moses in the form of a Burning Bush and gave him.The Ten Commandments of Mad Kowtow Disease:

1. Crude is the Lord thy God and war is thy credo;
(Chant after each commandment: DAM WOTWOK ESAESID)
2. Thou shalt not oppose the mission creep of toe cleavage surgery;
3. Thou shalt not question swipe-free credit card gray goo;
4. Remember thou keep holy pre-emptive carbs supersizing as bling-bling regifting;
5. Honor thy father and thy mother: Holstein & Holstein;
6. Thou shalt not murder - but beefeaters with bite-size nukes, driveby monkeypox tracking devices and outsourcing of bullfrogs are OK;
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery - unless plug & play slave devices are embedded in holographic porn while nip 'n' tuck cyberclubs of gas guzzling judicial tyrannists promote defensive over working;
8. Thou shalt not steal - except by genetically engineered corporate genes tethered to imperial overstretch of transnational fatty acids;
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against folliclly-challenged white men knee-mailing ruminant animals posing as Gen Rich brand extensions, proselytizing job-loss recovery;
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods - unless you are bioprospecting for hair bank hedge funds or skunk gel for the Ownership Society, or proposing nicotini sleep overs.

Let it be known that the devils and sinners who deceive us shall be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and false prophets are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. AMEN.

The International Re-Rooters Society (IRS) was founded by Jay Critchley in 1983 to reconnect, "re-root" ourselves to the earth. The annual ceremony is held each year on January 7, the day after The Epiphany and the Twelve Days of Christmas. A discarded Christmas tree/boat is burned in Provincetown Harbor at sunset.
Jay Critchley, President, IRS


12. Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, FF Alumn, at Upgrade at Eyebeam, Jan. 29, 7:30 pm

Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, FF Alumn will be presenting recent work at this month's Uprgrade. The Upgrade is a monthly gathering of new media artists and curators in New York City organized by artist Yael Kanarek and hosted by Eyebeam. The talk is Thursday, January 29th, 7:30pm at Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street.

From ice-cream cart to grocery cart to ATM, Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga transforms elements of urban life into vehicles for interaction and discussion. Melding new media, sculpture, public display and performance, Ricardo likes to investigate current and historical issues by framing his research into works that mediate public interaction and discussion. At this month's upgrade, Ricardo will discuss Vagamundo, NEXUM ATM, the Public Broadcast Cart as well as works in progress. Ricardo's work can currently be seen at Exit Art, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. His work has been recently shown at the Whitney Museum's artport, the Bronx Museum, DAÏMÕN Media Center, Quebec, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. He is currently developing a new project for the New Museum's "Counter Culture" exhibition that opens July 2004.

Ricardo's online portfolio is available at: http://www.ambriente.com


13. Miriam Schapiro, FF Alumn, at Kristen Fredrickson, NY, opening February 12

"Miriam Schapiro: A Retrospective"
at Kristen Frederickson Contemporary Art, 149 Reade Street,
February 12 - March 13,
Opening: Thursday, February 12th - 1:00 - 8:00 pm - closes March 13th
Panel Discussion: "Miriam Schapiro: An Artist's History"
Saturday, February 14 - 3:00 pm, in the gallery
Panelists: Norma Broude, Mary Garrard, Judith Stein and Sarah E. Webb


14. Teh-Ching Hsieh, FF Alumn, in Glasgow's National Review of Live Art

new territories
Today sees the official launch of the 2004 edition of new territories, which opens with a
Theatre Royal presentation of BLUSH by Ultima Vez on Tuesday 17 February.

Due to costs we will not be mailing the printed brochure to our international colleagues but we would of course be delighted to send you a pdf of the full programme on request, just email divas@newmoves.co.uk, or info@newmoves.co.uk. The new website will also be accessible within the next couple of days www.newmoves.co.uk.

new territories will feature exciting British/Scottish premieres from Big Art Group, Laurie Booth, Marie Chouinard, Michael Clark, Paulo Ribeiro, Didier Thèron and Mark Tompkins, a short season of work by women composers, Sussan Deyhim, Jocelyn Pook and Errollyn Wallen and the much anticipated National Review of Live Art (17-21 March), highlights include Marie Cool, Tim Etchells, Raimund Hogue, Tehching Hsieh, Daniel Léveillé, Lee Wen, Lisa Wesley and Elevator, a programme of work by young artists.

We hope to welcome you to Glasgow at some point during the festival, we are able to offer attractive hotel and ticket rates and will be happy to arrange your pick-up from the airport to your hotel.

new territories, 16 February - 21 March
at Arches, Lighthouse, Tramway, Theatre Royal and Tron, Glasgow


15. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at The Front Room, Jan 23, 7-midnite.

The Front Room presents "a sound show" 1.23.04
January 23rd-February 15th, 2004 : Opening January 23rd from 7PM-Midnight.

The show includes John Parker, Nina Sobell, Caspar Stracke, LoVid, Michaeal Jacobson with performances by Bubblyfish, Bit Shifter, North Guinea Hills, G-Stompz + Nobody, Tom Ritchford, and Jenghizkhan.

"a sound show" includes work from a variety of artists using sound as the basis or influence for their work. The work included in the show uses toys, tools, and consumer electronics that are either customized or used in a non-traditional manner.

Nina Sobell uses a hammer to create a percussive rhythm on pieces of glass in a video performance excerpt from 1973. Nina Sobell is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York. She has worked and exhibited internationally. She is a sculptor and performance artist working with media in time based work. www.parkbench.org contains the first archived streaming performances on the web and one of the earliest telerobotic installations and her current ongoing exploration of Brainwave

Curated by Jeremy Slater and the Front Room Gallery.

7-8:45 Opening
8:45-9:15 John Parker
9:15-9:45 Bit Shifter
10:00-10:30 Bubblyfish
10:30-11:00 Tom Ritchford
11-11:30 North Guinea Hills
11:30-Midnight G-Stompz+Nobody
at Midnight : Jam session with everyone (if you can stay)
The Front Room
147 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211



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