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February 16, 2004

1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at M Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2. David Cale, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place at the Marquee, Feb. 18 and 25, 9 pm
3. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in tema celeste magazine Winter 2004
4. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, announces The Greyhound Tour 2004
5. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, upcoming events, Feb. 19 and more
6. Lois Weaver/Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns at BAX 2004 Women's Performance Festival
7. Tom Leeser, FF Alumn, at Cal Institute of the Arts, through Feb. 21, 2004
8. Robert Barry, Yoko Ono, Kiki Smith, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, in http://www.thesnowshow.net/home/index.php

1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at M Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

M Modern Gallery presents "Modern Love" A group show of original paintings, sculpture and prints Opening February 14th, 3-7pm

M Modern Gallery
400 North Palm Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 416-3611

Artists include: Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Glenn Barr, Isabel Samaras, Lisa Petrucci, Liz McGrath, Marylin Manson, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ryden, Niagara, Paul Frank, Ron English, Seona Hong, Shag, Shepard Fairey, The Pizz, and many, many more.


2. David Cale, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place at the Marquee, Feb 18 and 25, 9 pm

Dixon Place Veteran Series at The Marquee presents DAVID CALE reading and performing new pieces, originally written for NPR's 'The Next Big Thing', plus other selections, for a new solo, IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD
Wednesday February 18th and 25th
9 P.M.
The Marquee
356 Bowery (between E. 4th and Great Jones)
Reservations: 212-219-0736 ext 106
Tickets $10
This series is a direct contribution to the Dixon Place Capital Campaign, with all proceeds going toward the new Dixon Place building.


3. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in tema celeste magazine Winter 2004

Just a note to tell you that my article on Frank Popper called "Frank Popper and Virtualised Art" is on the stands now in the Winter 2004 issue of tema celeste magazine: issue #101, pp. 48 - 53 (English and Italian - 4 illustrations). Here is the text on my site minus the 4 great photos :
Virologently Yours,
Dr. Joseph Nechvatal
143 Ludlow Street (#14) New York, NY 10002
+ 93 Blvd Raspail 75006 Paris
WWW: http://www.nechvatal.net


4. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, announces The Greyhound Tour 2004

Here's the latest on "The Greyhound Tour":

Although the schedule is still coming together, "The Greyhound Tour" opens at the Winona, MN Greyhound Station on Sunday, February 15 at 11:15 a.m. as Billy X. Curmano boards #5767 and travels to Madison, WI where he will transfer to #5646 for his 5:30 p.m. arrival in Milwaukee. He'll perform at the Bremen Cafe, 901 E. Clark, 8:30 p.m. on February 18.

He'll lug his bags and instruments back downtown on the morning of the 19th to board #5787 at 10:45 for a 12:30 p.m. arrival in Chicago and a session with a performance class, Concepts, Proposals and Actions, at the School of the Chicago Art Institute. Later, he'll join Environmental Encroachment for Chicago Mardi Gras antics.

He leaves Chicago on gray dog #1302 for a 17 hour run to Hornell, NY arriving at 10:10 a.m. on the 23rd and on to an Alfred visit and a performance at the Terra Cotta Coffee House on the 27th. He'll spend another night on board #0968, #4173 and #1622 to arrive in Detroit at 7:05 a.m. on Sunday, February 29. He'll perform at 8 p.m. in the Poetry in Motion Series at The Grand Cafe, catch a night at the Y and hop the 1:15 p.m. 4444 back to Buffalo for a #4416, 9:15 p.m. arrival and performances at Buffalo State and radio WBNY 91.3 fm.

And so it goes, for 45 days with stops in New Haven, New York City, Orlando, St. Petersburg, New Orleans, Monticello, Memphis, St. Louis and a final 10:30 p.m. concert in Minneapolis on KFAI radio, March 31st. The route was selected in a random process that continues - with detours and changes prescribed by fate. Watch for updates.

Act 1: Waiting in a nondescript Greyhound Station.
Act 2: Interior bus/Exterior the highway at 65 mph
Act 3: Cityscape/Greyhound Station
Act 4: Hospitality/Concert. Repeat. (ad infinitum or until the pass expires)

Audiences members can heighten their interactive experience by becoming ride alongs or greeting Billy at arrivals and departures. Individuals may join Billy for a portion of the journey by purchasing their own tickets. Sound clips from Billy with the New X Art Ensemble featuring the Amazing Tess Toster Tones and duets with John Pendergast are available at www.cdbaby.com/new x and www.cdbaby.com/bxcjp

It's an everchanging random order, but concerts and travel seem to be falling something like this:

a. Sun. Feb. 15 Winona Departure 11:15 a.m.-Milwaukee arrival 5:30 p.m. Schedule #5646 Wed. Feb. 18 Concert: The Bremen Cafe 901 E. Clark

b. Feb. Milwaukee departure 10:45 a.m.-Chicago arrival 12:30 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 19 #5787, Concepts, Proposals and Actions School of the Chicago Art Institute Fri. Feb. 20 Concert: Chicago Mardi Gras

c. Sun. Feb. 22 Chicago Departure 5:15 pm Schedule #1302 All Nighter Mon. Feb. 23 Alfred arrival at Hornell NY bus stop 10:10 a.m. Schedule #0961 Fri. Feb. 26 Concert Terra Cotta Coffee House, Main Street Alfred, NY 8:00 p.m.

d. Alfred Departure from Hornell Sat. Feb. 28 5:15 p.m. All Nighter Detroit arrival Sun. Feb. 29 7:05 a.m. Schedule #1622 Concert: Sun. Feb. 29 8 p.m., Poetry in Motion Series, The Grand Cafe, 33316 Grand River Avenue, Farmington MI 48192, 248-615-9181

e. Detroit Departure Mon. March 1 1:15 p.m.-Buffalo arrival Mon. March 1 9:35 pm schedule #4416 Residency: Buffalo State College Mar. 2,3 and 4 WBNY concert (TBA)

f. Buffalo Departure Wed-Thurs-Fri. Feb 4, 5 or 6, 12:15 a.m. All Nighter March 4, 5 or 6: NYC 7:30 a.m or New Haven arrival 10:05 am

g. (New Haven & NYC dates are somewhat interchangeable. New haven routes through NYC. Priority NYC. Frequent buses with 2 or 3 hour runs.)

Here's where we're really confused
Greenville may be out - moving things up slightly- so Monticello AR can fit between New Orleans and Memphis. St. Louis and Minneapolis remain unchanged. Corrections will follow.

h. Thurs. March 9, NYC Departure 10:00 pm schedule #0901 All Nighter Wed. March 10, Greenville, NC arrival 10:20 a.m. schedule #0105

i. Fri. March 12, Greenville, NC Departure 8:35 p.m. schedule 0576 All Nighter
Sat. March 13 Orlando arrival 11:15 a.m. schedule #1023

j. Tues. March 16 Orlando departure 3:30 p.m. schedule :0533 St. Petersburg arrival March 16, 7:15 p.m. schedule #0533

k. Sun. March 21, St. Petersburg Departure 4:20 p.m. schedule #3738 All Nighter Mon. March 22, New Orleans arrival 11:45 a.m.

l. Wed. March 24 New Orleans Departure 10:20 p.m. schedule #1204 All Nighter Thurs. March 25 Memphis arrival 5:45 am schedule #1204

m. Thurs. March 25 Memphis Departure 7:15 p.m. schedule #0676 Fri. March 26, St. Louis arrival 1:00 a.m. schedule #0676

n. Mon. March 29 St. Louis Departure 6:00 p.m. schedule #1339 (2 buses listed same time; same shedule,make sure it's express) All Nighter

Tues. March 30 Minneapolis arrival 10:15 a.m. March 31, 10:30 p.m. concert KFAI


5. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, upcoming events, Feb 19 and more

(d) .MP3 REMIX OF 'A FEVER LECTURE' : SMALL TWEAKS ALLOW FOR BETTER BOTTOM http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/

Drunken Boat Launch Party
Thursday, February 19th, 2004, 7:30 pm
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street (between Frost and Richardson Sts.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211 (718) 302-3770
Subway: L train to Lorimer St; G train to Metropolitan Ave. http://www.petescandystore.com

Drunken Boat, online journal for the arts http://www.drunkenboat.com, kicks off Issue#6 with a multimedia extravaganza, featuring poets Andrea Baker, Benjamin Gantcher, Brian Kim Stefans, and sound artists Latasha Natasha Diggs and Cary Peppermint.

Contact Ravi Shankar editor@drunkenboat.com or
(860) 832-2766 for more details.

Andrea Baker's work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fence, La Petite Zine, Lit, Vert, and Volt. She is Poetry Editor at 3rd Bed and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and son.

Benjamin Gantcher's poems have appeared in several journals and magazines, including Archipelago, Slate and Tin House, and are forthcoming in Grand Street.

Brian Kim Stefans has published several books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently Jai-lai for Autocrats (poems, Portable Press) and Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics (Atelos Books), a miscellany of interviews, poems and poetics. His essay on the political blog he created and co-edited called Circulars (http://www.arras.net/circulars/) is forthcoming in a book by MIT Press later this year. He runs arras.net, devoted to new media poetry and poetics.

Writer and vocalist, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs' literary and sound works have been published and recorded in various publications and for music projects ranging from rock to house. She is the author of two chap-books, Ichi-Ban: from the files of negríta muñeca linda and Ni-ban: Villa Misería and the producer and writer for the conceptual audio project, Televisíon. A fellow of the Cave Canem Workshop for African American Poets, she is a 2002 Harvestworks Digital Media Arts artist in residence, a 2003 Zora Neale Hurston recipient from Naropa Institute, and a 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. She is also the lead electronic vocalist for the Zappa-esque jam band, Yohimbe Brothers, fronted by Vernon Reid and DJ Logic. She lives in Harlem.

Cary Peppermint is a performance artist involved with immersive environments of convergent media. His work flows through organic and new media technologies, incorporating live performance, interactive installations, experimental music, and the internet. At the most basic level, Peppermint's works are concerned with mediation and the reduction of space and time. Peppermint's works comprise some of the first real-time, interactive performance art realized via the internet including "The Mashed Potato Supper" conceived in 1995 as part of Edinburgh's Fringe Film and Video Festival OE96 and "Conductor Number One" included in "PORT: Navigating Digital Culture" at MIT List Visual Arts Center in 1996. Peppermint lives in New York where he releases work through his performative online database of convergent media at http://www.restlessculture.net


6. Lois Weaver/Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns at BAX 2004 Women's Performance Festival

I am very excited to announce our 2004 Annual Women's Performance Festival. Always surprising, often uplifting, join us for this annual favorite in the BAX season! The 2004 Annual Women's Performance Festival will feature two weekends of provocative women's performance work and a performance dance party with Paprika and their pulsating world sound. Complimenting the festival will be a month long exhibit of female photographers curated by Angela Jimenez, a performance/writing workshop with the Obie award winning co-directors of Split Britches, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, and Yoga and Women's Health Day with Jessica Swainbank. I have attached a photograph of Paprika by Jennifer Roe Ward. If there is a writer who would like to attend the show, please let me know and I can set aside a complimentary ticket. To RSVP for this performance or for further information about the artists, please call me at 718/832-0018 or email me at colleen@bax.org. Additional information and photographs are available upon request via email.
Thank You,
Colleen Hooper
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Press and Marketing Associate

2004 Annual Women's Performance Festival March 12-20
Admission: $15 General / $10 Members / $8 Low-Income
MAKING MORE WORK: A sequel to Making Work, Stop Trying So Hard and other workshops Conducted by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21 from 1:30-5:30 pm
Workshop Tuition $110 (registration for full 2 days required)
Over the last 4-5 years Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver have been offering performance and writing workshops based on their own creative practice. Making MORE Work is a further development of principles and techniques introduced in those workshops. We will focus on creating, performing, and writing. We will generate new material or work on developing existing material by further exploring techniques and resources such as: physical and verbal impulse, interventions into known texts, gender identity, stereotypical and archetypical character, autobiography, personal fantasy, found objects, popular culture and music. This workshop is open to those who have participated in prior Split Britches workshop or who have comparable experience. Please bring any performance drafts, ideas or raw materials for work you want to make.

BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE is Brooklyn's leading not-for-profit professional community arts organization providing classes, performances and artist services. BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE is located at 421 Fifth Avenue (at 8th Street) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. By subway, take the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th St. For information or reservations please call (718) 832-0018 or visit www.bax.org.

Colleen Hooper
Press and Marketing Associate
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
Fax 718-832-9189


7. Tom Leeser, FF Alumn, at Cal Institute of the Arts, through Feb 21, 2004

THE CENTER for INTEGRATED MEDIA at the California Institute of the Arts + OVERTONES present:

A series of three installations/performances utilizing video, sound and sculpture

Opening Nights: February 13th & 14th, 2004 7-10PM [receptions will be held both nights] Installation on view through February 21st, 2004

Opening Nights: February 27th & 28th, 2004 7-10PM [receptions will be held both nights] Installation on view through March 6th, 2004

Opening Nights: March 12th & 13th, 2004 7-10PM [receptions will be held both nights] Installation on view through March 20th, 2004

OVERTONES is pleased to announce a joint project with Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

CO/NUN/DRUM is a series of installation/performances curated by Overtones; Director of Exhibitions, Elizabeta Betinski, and Tom Leeser, Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. The multi media exhibit will be composed of three group collaborations utilizing video, sound and sculpture in a performative/installation environment.

Gil Omry-Barel is a visual artist and recent graduate from California Institute of the Arts. Ori Barel is a music composer currently studying at UCLA; he has collaborated with video artists and scored for film. Both artists have presented work in Israel, Europe and the US. Their recent collaborations presented in Los Angeles include an installation of a projected still image with composed sound and a work with dancers, video and sound. Their new work explores the interstitial space between video image and sound, the stitching together (and at times unraveling) of unanticipated meanings from their interaction. In a spirit of perceptual conundrums, this work teases the viewer by questioning his or her perception of rhythms and movement within the continuum of time and space.

BIRDS(eye view); is a collaboration between the visual artists, the Kunst Brothers, and sound/video artist Kadet Kuhne. The work mixes sound, video projection and sculpture into an installation that allows the viewer to transgress the notion of narrative and mediated truth.

Carole Kim and Jesse Gilbert will present Stethoscope, a multi-channel performance/installation exploring the interface between interior and exterior spaces. The architecture of the installation will explore spaces that can and cannot be occupied, raising issues of inclusion/exclusion and inside/outside. Through video projection and sound spatialization we are interested in sensitizing the membrane between, at times only providing mediated access through live-feed audio and/or video, probing the enhancement of perception made possible through this intended limitation of access.

OVERTONES is a Los Angeles art venue that supports and promotes creative endeavors in all artistic disciplines, with emphasis on the diversity of Los Angeles communities, emerging and mid-career artists, international collaboration and social responsibility. OVERTONES is dedicated to searching outside the confines of established art institutions and presenting work that has the potential to engage a wide range of audiences.

For more information please contact


8. Robert Barry, Yoko Ono, Kiki Smith, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, in http://www.thesnowshow.net/home/index.php

http://www.thesnowshow.net/home/index.php -- an exhibtion above the Arctic Circle, features Robert Barry, Yoko Ono, Kiki Smith and Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns.



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