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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
April 14, 2004

1. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, April 12-May 8
2. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Ars Nova and Workshop Theaters, April 14 and 16
3. Dread Scott, FF Member, at Gigantic Artspace, NY opening April 14, and much more.
4. MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies presents Beyond Manzanar, April 26-May 2
5. Harvestworks, NY hosts "Mixing It Up" tech/art symposium, April 23-25
6. Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, reviewed in New York Times, April 9, 2004
7. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at BRIC, Brooklyn, April 16 & 17, 8 pm
8. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at ABC No Rio, April 25, 7 pm
9. Ron Ehmke, Salley May, FF Alumns, at PS 122, April 16 & 17, 7:30 pm
10. Eric Bogosian, Joyce Kozloff, William Pope.L, FF Alumns, win Guggenheim Fellowships 2004
11. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Museum, April 17-18
12. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union's Great Hall, April 19, 6 pm
13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Build, San Francisco, April 17, 9 pm-2 am
14. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Hammer Museum, LA, April 18, and at 2 Boots Pioneer Theater, NY, April 19
15. Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Chelsea Art Museum, April 15
16. Laurie Anderson, Pauline Oliveros, FF Alumns, at The Kitchen, April 27
17. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Commnity College, April 24, 8 pm
18. Barry Holden/Nina Yankowitz, FF Members, announce Kiosk.edu
19. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, at Rhode Island School of Design, April 15, 8-10 pm
20. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Modified Arts, Phoenix, April 25, 7:30 pm

1. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, through May 8

Hi! My play, Three Seconds in the Key, produced by New Georges, has opened and is in previews at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 25th and Lexington Avenue. It runs through May 8th on a Monday through Saturday schedule at 8pm. Tickets at smarttix.com or 212-868-4444. I'm playing the Jewish mother; who else? A play about basketball, love, desire, illness, black people and jewish people.
come see it.
love deb


2. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Ars Nova and Workshop Theaters, April 14 and 16

FF Alum Galinsky reads at 'Poetic People Power' 4/14 7pm and "LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN" - Friday 4/16, 7pm

Poetic People Power in association with Ars Nova Theater (511 W 54th St (btw 10th & 11th Ave., NY NY) will present Voices on Voting and Democracy. Come celebrate National Poetry Month on Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm as poets take their political poems to the stage. Poets include Dot Antoniades, Tara Bracco, Andy Emeritz, Galinsky, Chris Martin, Courtney Martin, and Stetal Shah. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online at http://www.SmartTix.com, by calling (212) 868-4444, or at the door the evening of the event. Seating is limited so advanced purchase is strongly recommended.


Galinsky plays the interrogator: in LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN, a play about the fourteen-year affair between Olga Ivinskaya and Boris Pasternak. Though their love story is the heart of the play, the skeleton of the beast are the scenes between Olga and her interrogator Vladilen Alexanochkin. Galinsky plays the interrogator. At the Workshop Theatre: The WorkShop is located at

312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East (between 8th and 9th aves) The number is
212-695-4173 email: scottcs@mindspring.com for more info.


3. Dread Scott, FF Member, at Gigantic Artspace, NY opening April 14, and much more

Dear friends,

I have work in a couple of shows coming up. If you are near any of them, I hope that you can drop by. For images of some of the work shown, check my website:

Gigantic ArtSpace
"Tactical Action"
Exhibition dates: April 14 - June 10, 2004
Gigantic Artspace
59 Franklin Street
New York, New York

Artists include: Kenseth Armstead · Joshua Brown · David Byrne and Danielle Spencer · Kelly Dobson · Andrew Demrjian · EBN · Stuart Ewan · Joy Garnett · David Krippendorff · David Luke · Marc Lepson · Robin Michals · Jeff Miller · Steve Mumford · Jenny Polak · Michele Pred · Vernon Reid · Ben Rubin · Dread Scott · Dror Feiler and Gunilla Skoeld Feiler · Karina Aguilera Skvirsky · Paul Thompson · Adam Whiton and Yolita Nugent
Curated by Lea Rekow
For more info: http://www.giganticartspace.com

The installation "Harmed & Dangerous" will be exhibited.

Brooklyn Museum of Art
Open House: Working In Brooklyn
Gala Celebration: Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday,
April 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (free admission)
Exhibition dates: April 16, 2004 - August 15, 2004
200 Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn, NY
Info: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org
More details at the end of this note
Excerpts from Lockdown will be on display

Multimedia Gallery, University of the Arts
"Dread Scott, Resistance is Fertile"
Exhibition dates March 8, 2004 - April 22, 2004
Multimedia Gallery, University of the Arts
Terra Building
211 S Broad St, 12th Fl
The gallery is open Monday - Friday 9AM - 7PM (also Sat and Sun by
appointment). For information about the opening, call (215)717-6322
Several prints from "Boom" and other recent prints will be on display

ABC No Rio

"Ides of March 2004"
Closing Party: Thursday, March 15, 7-10pm
Exhibition dates, March 19, 2004 - April 15, 2004
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street (between Clinton and Suffolk)
A new collaborative installation with Jenny Polak and Mojique Tyler
exploring repression of immigrants after 9-11 will be exhibited.

Boston Arts Academy
March 23rd - April 30th, 2004
Artists' reception: Tuesday, April 6th 4-7 pm
Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery
Boston Arts Academy , 174 Ipswich Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 8-4, Fridays 8-3.
Work by Rosalia Bermudez, William Descilien, Carlos Estevez, Ernesto
Fernandez, Lin Maria Giraldo, Lou Jones, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Charlot
Lucien, Dread Scott.

California African American Museum
"Through the Gates: Brown v. Board of Education"
February 5, 2004 - July 31, 2004
Members reception February 6, 2004
600 State Drive/Exposition Park/Los Angeles, CA
Curated by M.U.L.E

Open House: Working In Brooklyn
Brooklyn Museum
April 16, 2004, through August 15, 2004
Gala Celebration: Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday,
April 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (free admission)

Open House: Working in Brooklyn on view from April 16 to August 15, 2004 will be the largest, most comprehensive survey to date of artists working in Brooklyn. All of the works on view have been made since 2000, so few will be familiar to visitors and most will be on exhibit for the first time. More than 300 works in all media by 200 Brooklyn artists will fill the two galleries in the Morris A. and Meyer Shapiro wing of the Museum and occupy other, less conventional locations as well. Other works will also be placed within the BMA's permanent galleries. The exhibition will place special emphasis on the multigenerational, multiethnic, and multinational artist communities that have breathed new life into such Brooklyn neighborhoods as Williamsburg, DUMBO, Red Hook, Greenpoint and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Expanding on its landmark series of exhibitions showcasing art from Brooklyn, also titled Working in Brooklyn, Open House: Working in Brooklyn is curated by Charlotta Kotik, Chair of the Museum's Department of Contemporary Art, who has coordinated every one of the Museum's Working in Brooklyn projects, and Tumelo Mosaka, the Department's new Assistant Curator. Together they have considered the work of well over 1,000 artists and visited nearly as many studios, galleries, and private collections.

Artists selected for the exhibition include long-established Brooklyn-based artists such as Vito Acconci, Louise Bourgeois, Rico Gatson, Martha Rosler, and Danny Simmons; widely admired mid-career artist like Terry Adkins, Steven Charles, Wenda Gu, Glenn Ligon, and Roxy Paine; and such exciting newcomers as Haluk Akakçe, Rina Banerjee, David Baskin, Amy Cutler, Linda Ganjian, Luis Gispert, Jonathan Grassi, and Emily Jacir.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
For more info: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org


4. MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies presents Beyond Manzanar, April 26-May 2

The MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) presents:
An American internment camp: Between fears and realities.
A 3D interactive virtual reality art installation
by Tamiko Thiel & Zara Houshmand (2000)
Exhibition dates:
April 26 - May 2, 2004
12:00 - 5:00pm
Artist's talk, reception:
April 28, 6:30pm
"Caught in the loop: Media hysteria in times of crisis"
Tamiko Thiel, CAVS Research Fellow
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
265 Massachusetts Avenue, N52-390
Cambridge, MA 02139
(Entrance on Front Street next to the MIT Museum entrance.)
Email: cavs@mit.edu
Tel: (617) 253-4415
Fax: (617) 253-1660

Printable information:
press release (1-page)

color poster (8.5"x11")

Beyond Manzanar uses navigable 3D game technology, projected life-sized, to immerse the user in a historical and cultural space and engage them as a participant in history. The piece explores media scapegoating of immigrant groups in times of crisis, drawing parallels between the internment of Japanese Americans at Manzanar, California during World War II and the threatened internment of Iranian Americans during the 1979-'80 Hostage Crisis - with echoes in post-9/11 discrimination against Muslims and people of Middle Eastern extraction today.

A poetic, surreal reconstruction of the historic Manzanar Internment Camp is the framework for interior visions, personal responses to the betrayal of the immigrant American Dream. Users experience the space from the perspective of the immigrant, and their own movements are used to trigger the dramatic inevitability of their own imprisonment. At the heart of the piece lies a vision of the garden as an ancient form of virtual reality, an image of paradise created as a refuge from the outside world, that explores the healing processes of memory and cultural grounding.

Beyond Manzanar was made possible by a production grant from the International Academy of the Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu, Japan, plus generous support from Intel Corp., blaxxun interactive Inc., WIRED Magazine and the Asian American Arts Foundation of San Francisco.

It has been shown extensively world-wide at venues such as Siggraph, the International Center for Photography in New York and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. One edition is in the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art in Silicon Valley, California, and another edition is currently touring with the group show Only Skin Deep, currently opening at the Seattle Art Museum.

Artists' Bios:
Tamiko Thiel is an internationally known media artist whose current work focuses on the dramatic capabilities of interactive 3D virtual reality as a medium for addressing social and cultural issues. Past works include the Totem Project, a series of video works influenced by Butoh dance; Starbright World, an online virtual playspace for seriously ill children done with Steven Spielberg; and the design of the physical form for the CM-1 and CM-2 Connection Machine parallel supercomputers. She is a Research Fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS.)

Zara Houshmand is a writer, theatre director, and multimedia artist whose work focuses on cross-cultural issues. She was a founder of Chaksam-Pa, a Tibetan performing arts company, has studied Balinese shadow puppetry, and translates classical Persian poetry and modern drama. Her own plays have been produced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. As executive producer at Worlds, Inc. she was involved in pioneering development of virtual reality on the Internet.


5. Harvestworks, NY hosts "Mixing It Up" tech/art symposium, April 23-25

Dear Friends,
The weekend of April 23, 24 and 25, in New York City, Harvestworks is hosting "Mixing it Up: a symposium about sensor-driven technology and computer interfaces being used by contemporary sound and visual artists. The symposium features an opening party at Remote Lounge from 6-10 on 4/23, lecture demonstrations at Harvestworks from 10-6 on 4/24 and panel discussions from 10-6 at The Great Hall at Cooper Union on 4/25. This event is an unusual opportunity for artists and independents to meet these artists and to learn about how they create their work. Mixing it Up is presented by Harvestworks, Digital Media Arts Center; Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union with support by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Rockefeller Foundation. In conjunction with New Sound, New York, a citywide festival organized by The Kitchen and the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, and presented by Time Out New York.

If you are interested in more information or tickets please visit http://www.harvestworks.org
or call 212-431-1130. Weekend Tickets are $50 and $30 for members/students.

Thank you, Eleanor Dubinsky, Harvestworks


6. Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, reviewed in New York Times, April 9, 2004

Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, has partnered with Alln McCollum in an exhibition entitled "Your Fate" at Christine Burgin gallery on 243 W. 18th Street in Chelsea, on view through April 24th. The New York Times critic Ken Johnson wrote admiringly of the show in the April 9th art pages. Congratulations to Matt!


7. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at BRIC, Brooklyn, April 16 & 17, 8 pm

Hi friends,
I am directing and performing in a short play written by the most excellently talented Julia Jarcho, as part of a night of short works by the most excellently talented 13P collective. It stars the most excellently talented Jenny Seastone Stern. Details follow - I hope you can make it.

Friday, April 16th at 8pm AND Saturday, April 17th at 8pm

BRIC Studio is presenting short works by an emerging theater company--13Playwrights. They don't develop plays--they do them.
The Highwayman
Written by Julia Jarcho
Directed by Aaron Landsman

Written by Erin Courtney
Directed by Pam MacKinnon

The Intervention
Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Stephanie McCanles

A Lion in Coconino
Written by Rob Handel
Directed by Davis McCallum

Written by Gary Winter
Directed by Jonathan Mazer

The Stenographer
Written by Madeleine George
Directed by Jonathan Spector

Curated by DTX Alternative

For reservations, please call 718-855-7882 ext. 53, or purchase your tickets online at no additional charge at reservations@briconline.org.
Tickets: $10/$8 student
Directions to BRIC:

Take the 2,3,4, or 5 to Nevins St., walk one block east along Fulton to Rockwell Place. Or take the M,N,Q,R, to DeKalb Ave., exit at Flatbush & DeKalb, walk 2 blocks east along DeKalb to Rockwell Place, turn right. Or take the G train to Fulton St., walk 3 blocks west on Fulton St. to Rockwell Place, turn right. BRIC Studio is located at 57 Rockwell Place, 2nd floor (next door to the BAM Harvey Theatre).


8. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at ABC No Rio, April 25, 7 pm

Roberta Allen will read from her memoir-in-progress DIFFERENT: An Artist's Erotic Childhood at ABC No Rio with Joanna Sit & Coree Spencer Sunday, April 25, 7 PM
156 Rivington St. (Betw. Clinton & Suffolk) 212 254-3697

Roberta Allen is the author of eight books, including the novel THE DREAMING GIRL, and the story collections, CERTAIN PEOPLE and THE DAUGHTER. For more info:
http://www.prairieden.com/roberta.allen and www.abcnorio.org


9. Ron Ehmke, Salley May, FF Alumns, at PS 122, April 16 & 17, 7:30 pm

Howdy pals--
My alter ego Ronawanda is cohosting 2 nights of performance with the lovely and lively Salley May at Performance Space 122 (150 1st Ave @ E9th in Manhattan) on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 at 7:30PM. This is the first longish NYC show I've been part of in many a moon, and the first ever as Ronawanda (bit of a change from stuff you may have seen me do in the past).

There are eight acts on the bill each night (different each show, though what Salley and I do will be pretty much the same both nights), so it's a great way to see lots of wonderful work in one easy and convenient sitting. (Did I mention you can get married during the show? What more could one ask from an evening's entertainment?)

Tickets are $15; you can get them in advance and/or find out more about the venue and the show at http://www.ps122.org/artists/show.php?showID=416

Keep reading if you want to learn more about who's on each night. Otherwise, see you soon--here, there, and/or everywhere.
--Ron E. and now, let the press release begin:

(New York, New York) Avant Garde Arama is P.S. 122¹s bi-annual multi-media mini-festival. On April 16th and 17th, P.S. 122 joins forces with Buffalo¹s experimental performance cabaret Suburban Samizdat to bring you Avant-Garde-Arama Gets Hitched! Avant-Garde-Arama curator Salley May and Suburban Samizdat's Ronawanda (AKA Ron Ehmke) host these very special evenings of music, dance, film, performance and real life weddings. That's right, Salley May, an ordained minister in the Church of the Avant Garde will perform real weddings for willing audience members.

Critically acclaimed performance artist Reno opens both evenings with her trademark stream of consciousness, comic rants. Avant-Garde-Arama will also feature video installation by John Silvis and appearances by Phantom Louise and special guests from both ends of the Empire State.

Friday, April 16:
Performance artists Roberto Sifuentes and Lián Sifuentes present an excerpt from their new work titled 14 Un-Natural Acts, which examines the contemporary fears and fetishizations of other cultures and languages, rituals and body images.

In her new multi-media performance piece Marked By Spirit, choreographer/composer Sarah Vasilas uses original music, dance and full body projections (viewed on specially designed costume screens) to looks at the ways in which our lives are colored by the world around us. Created in collaboration with video artist Leonardo Smith.

Shock by performance/video artist Brian Milbrand explores the findings of the 1963 Milgram shock experiments. During the performance audience volunteers are forced to make personal sacrifices or give a person, who they can see on a television on stage, an electric shock.

Conceived as a National Geographic Presentation, Greenglass Dance Theater's Survival of the Fittest is a parody on the lives of dancers, intertwining music and choreography to depict them as 'creatures of the arts' with herding instincts, social behavior and the threat of possible extinction.

Slide projections, outrageous character voices and zany background music, bring to life the panels the artist¹s weekly alternative comic strip in Underworld Show and Tell by cartoonist Kaz.

The New York-based quartette, Nervous Cabaret rounds out the evening with an eclectic mix of 70's London punk, devotional vocal styling, hot-club and dub influenced guitar rhythms, as well as music best described as punk rock played on jazz instruments.

Saturday, April 17:
Catherine Hourihan, who has performed extensively in New York's dance, performance, and burlesque circuits presents her company Tilt Dance in Instrument, a tribute to the erotic power of elegance and dignified sensuality.

DJ and performance artist Ken Bullock revives his Gay Gangster Rapper persona in an excerpt from his solo piece Mint T. For his Avant-Garde-Arama appearance, Bullock introduce new material, including original Hip Hop and freestyle rap music.

Inspired by the Hitchcock classic Psycho, Ry Russo-Young's multi-channel film Marion delves into the inner live of the title character as three actresses portray her, simultaneously, on three different screens. With soundscape by Anthony Lowe.

Wonders of Progress, a new piece created by director Mariangela Lopez and composer/sound artist Ernesto Klar, uses music and projections to link the 'reality' and dreamlike states of a mysterious book found in a used book shop in New York City. Performed by Accidental Movement Theater.

Influenced as much by rock icons Radiohead as by classical composer George Crumb, the New York-based band, Awry finishes off this season¹s AGA with their strange and beautiful music, sending audiences home with a melody to hum.


10. Eric Bogosian, Joyce Kozloff, William Pope.L, FF Alumns, win Guggenheim Fellowships 2004

Eric Bogosian, Joyce Kozloff, and William Pope.L, FF Alumns, were each selected to win a 2004 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Both were appointed in the Creative Arts Category: Eric won for Drama and Performance Art; Joyce and William won for Painting, Sculpture and Installation Art. The Guggenheim 2004 Committee of Selection chose 185 Fellows from among 3,268 applications on the basis of unusually impressive achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Franklin Furnace has long-known Eric, Joyce and William possess these strengths and we are proud to extend our heartiest congratulations to them.


11. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Museum, April 17-18

Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, invites you to the Brooklyn Museum Show "Open House" in which she will have a couple of pieces. The schedule of events for the weekend April 17-18, include lectures, film screenings and dancing, plus admission will be free the whole weekend. For more information on times please check out their web site:


12. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union's Great Hall, April 19, 6 pm

Andrea Fraser
Monday April 19, 6pm
Cooper Union - The Great Hall

Fraser will discuss her work and present a videotape of her performance
"Official Welcome."

Andrea Fraser is a New York-based artist whose work has been identified with performance, context art and institutional critique. Since the mid-80s she has produced site-specific performances, videos, installations and publications with museums, galleries and foundations throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. Major projects include solo performances at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (1986), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1989) and inSITE in San Diego /Tijuana (1997), and the MICA Foundation in New York (2001) as well as installations at the Kunstverein in Munich (1993) and the Generali Foudnation in Vienna (1995). Between 1986 and 1996 she was also a member of the performance group The V-Girls. Her performance scripts and essays have appeared in Afterimage, Art in America, October, Texte zur Kunst and Social Text. A survey of her work organized by the Kunstverein in Hamburg in 2003 will be on view in Helsingborg, Sweden in the summer of 2004. A catalog or her work to date was recently published by Dumont. A collection of her essays is forthcoming from MIT Press.


13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Build, San Francisco, April 17, 9 pm-2 am

THE FUSING PASSION, a night-long dancing into intimacy by shamanistic performance artist Frank Moore, friends, lovers, special guests, and you bring pillow/blanket, musical instruments.
Saturday, April 17, 2004
9pm til 2am
$5-$50 (sliding scale)
483 Guerrero St ((at 17th)
Mission District, San Francisco
for more info:
see poster at:


14. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Hammer Museum, LA, April 18, and at 2 Boots Pioneer Theater, NY, April 19

Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, will read/perform at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on April 18th as part of the New American Writing series curated by Benjamin Wiessman. "Love Stories and Erotic Tales": with Jennifer Bolande, Glen David Gold, Micol Hebron, Mary Beth Heffernan, Stanya Kahn, Rachel Kushner, Simon Leung, Nick Lowe, Paul McCarthy, Shaun Caley Regen, Julie Reyes, Jan Tumlir, Paul Vangelisti and others.
Sunday April 18th, 5pm UCLA Hammer Museum
10899 Wishire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free Admission
Stanya Kahn's collaboration with Harry Dodge, the short film "Winner", screens in NYC in the program:
Selected shorts from Slamdance
Monday April 19th, 8 pm
The Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Ave. A)

The class of 2003/2004 at Slamdance featured a number of filmmakers who bravely turned away from the prevailing trend in our culture of louder, faster, and make-sure-you-don1t-lose-any-slow-children-along-the-way. Alongside the raucous and irreverent films that are often thought of as characteristic of Slamdance, a type of film emerged that investigates the soft, dark, vulnerable areas of contemporary America, the thoughts, sensations and emotions that are lost or hidden by the crushing ambition and lust for pleasure that dominates the zeitgeist. These films use a cool but compassionate tone, with a taste for the absurd and plenty of deadpan humor, to describe the flipside of what1s seen on television and mainstream movies. We showed a group of these shorts together and found that they dovetailed beautifully one into another and resulted in a great deal of buzz and standing-room only crowds in Park City.

"Fine and Dandy" (2003, 6 min., USA) A dreamlike look at a femme fatale preparing for a final tap dance that comments on U.S. history, or perhaps not. Directed by Hugh Merrill.

"Falls" (2003, 8 min., USA) A New England farmer looks on helplessly as his beloved daughter's steely ambition to walk the tightrope seems to lead her down the same road that destroyed her mother. Directed by Michael Fisher.

"The Virile Man" (2003, 8 min., USA) From the safety of his bedroom closet, a married man enlists the help of a telephone psychic to support him in a hilariously deadpan denial of his sexuality. Directed by David Zellner.

"Live Bait" (2003, 7 min., Animation, USA) A starving fisherman is lured by three bird women and their island of instant gratification. Directed by Sarah Brown.

"Roberta Wells" (2003, 8 min., USA) During a loud and hectic family Thanksgiving celebration, a frail 70-year old woman with emphysema dodges her overbearing daughter's entreaties and sneaks outside for a cigarette break of sorts. Directed by Kat Candler. www.absenceofwings.com

"Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner" (2003, 16 min., Canada) Three neglected children pursue creepy interests as their mother concocts culinary abuses in her quest for a perfect household. Dazzling, brightly colored production design highlights this utterly dark comedy. Directed by Jamie Travis.

"Winner" (2002, 15 min., USA) A videographer tries to get Lois, a radio sweepstakes winner, to do a testimonial for a TV ad, but Lois is determined to turn the video into a mini-documentary about her primitive artwork. Directed by Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn.

"The Three of Us" (2003, 3 min., Animation, USA) Intoxicated by beauty, a creature with two heads and two torsos struggles against itself to capture the striped ball that1s its heart1s desire. Directed by Benjamin Goldman and Nirvan Mullick. www.nirvan.com


15. Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Chelsea Art Museum, April 15

yoko ono, ff alumn, and amnesty international at the chelsea art museum

exhibition: April 8-16, 2004

The Chelsea Art Museum presents works by Yoko Ono in solidarity with Amnesty International's new Stop Violence Against Women Campaign.
Performance and panel discussion: April 15, 2004 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a rare performance of Yoko Ono's revolutionary Cut Piece, performed by Ultra Violet*.

A panel discussion with special guests, including visual artist Carolee Schneeman and Sheila Dauer, Director of Amnesty International USA's Women's Human Rights Program, will follow the performance.

Violence against Women is a human rights scandal. In the US, a woman is raped every 6 minutes; a woman is battered every 15 seconds. In North Africa, 6,000 women are genitally mutilated each day. This year, more than 15,000 women will be sold into sexual slavery in China. 200 women in Bangladesh will be horribly disfigured when their spurned husbands or suitors burn them with acid. More than 7,000 women in India will be murdered by their families and in-laws in disputes over dowries."

Visit the installation Wish Tree* and make a wish to Stop Violence Against Women.
The power of change is in our hands.
* Wish Tree made possible by Takashimaya Floral Design
* Ultra Violet is the author of "Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol"

Join Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women Campaign today: http://www.amnestyusa.org/stopviolence

Chelsea Art Museum
Home of the Miotte Foundation
556 West 22nd St., New York 10011
www.chelseaartmuseum.org Tel: 212-255-0719


16. Laurie Anderson, Pauline Oliveros, FF Alumns, at The Kitchen, April 27

New Music, New York +25
The Kitchen Reconvenes A Legendary Line-Up of Musicians For A Gala Concert At Town Hall, April 27

The all-star roster of Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, and Steve Reich, first brought together 25 years ago at the legendary New Music, New York festival, will be reconvened on the stage of New York City's Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 8:00 p.m., as The Kitchen present the gala concert New Music, New York +25. Hailed by The Village Voice as "a genuine landmark in the evolution of a genre," The Kitchen's New Music, New York festival brought a new generation of experimental music to wide public attention, and spawned the renowned New Music America. On the 25th anniversary of this epoch-making event, many of the original participants-who are now world-famous-are coming together again for an extraordinary evening, curated by The Kitchen's Stephen Vitiello. The concert program offers Steve Reich in his signature piece, Drumming, Part 1, performed with Garry Kvistad, Thad Wheeler, and Frank Cassara; Meredith Monk in Dolmen Music, performed with members of her original vocal ensemble; Robert Ashley in Love is a Good Example, performed with Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner and Tom Hamilton; Pauline Oliveros in a solo accordion piece, Quantum Flirts and Fits: Non-consensus music; Philip Glass in a new work-in-progress, accompanied by Michael Riesman, Jon Gibson and master of the kora Foday Musa Suso; and Laurie Anderson in a new work for voice, violin and a table-top of electronics. As part of the event, The Kitchen will also honor two people who have consistently defied boundaries to offer some of the most adventurous music of our time: Robert Hurwitz, president of Nonesuch Records, and Thomas Buckner, new music baritone and presenter of the avant-garde music series Interpretations. General admission tickets cost $100 and may be purchased after April 6 at the Town Hall box office, by phoning 212-307-7171, or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Gala tickets to benefit The Kitchen, which include special events before and after the concert, begin at $300 and may be purchased by contacting 212-255-5793 x11. New Music, New York +25 is sponsored by WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is the centerpiece of the citywide festival New Sound, New York. The festival, which runs from March 30 through May 16, is organized by The Kitchen and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in conjunction with eleven arts organizations, and is presented by Time Out New York.

The Kitchen is a multi-disciplinary presenting institution and media center that provides visionary artists in all stages of their careers with much-needed technical, artistic and administrative resources for performances and exhibitions. Its mission is to identify, support and present artists whose art influences its medium and contemporary culture. Programs include experimental dance, music, theater, performance and media arts, presented in two of the country's largest black-box theaters.
Isabelle Deconinck
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17. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Community College, April 24, 8 pm

Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts
SPRING Performance of Dance/Theatre/Music/Migration Stories
produced and directed by Judith Sloan, co-author Crossing the BLVD; and co-director of EarSay, Inc

Saturday April 24, 8 PM
The Little Theatre at LaGuardia Community College 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York

Original Performances by Queens International High School Students, Actor/Activist Terry Park - Graduate student at NYU's Gallatin School, Dance Performance Artists Teresa Kochis and Elise Knudson and singers from The Raging Grannies and Their Daughters.

Tickets $5 in advance $10 at the door
info@earsay.org or call: 718-791-4324

Directed by Judith Sloan, Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts is a mentorship and training project creating collaborations between disparate communities. In partnership with EarSay, Queens International High School, LaGuardia Community College Theatre, and The Bronfman Center and Gallatin School at NYU. 2003-2004 project supported in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, and EarSay's Crossing the BLVD project.

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18. Barry Holden/Nina Yankowitz, FF Members, at AIA, NY, thru April 16

KIOSK.EDU at AIA Center for Architecture, 532 Laguardia Place at Bleecker Street, through April 16th, 2004. This 6ft. 4 inch X 8ft. 4 inch x 7ft. 2inch high glass house reflects quotes from a myriad of artists, architects, and performers that were mined from contemporary and art historical excavations. This interior lit glowing educational kiosk is designed to inform the public about the multifarious conceptual and emotional journey's traveled in the process towards final creation.

Yankowitz and Holden is a team that creates installations and public art works. Their portfolio of sites and Fabricated Places uses technology as blueprints from which to build. They have designed a series of cantilevered grass and landscape soil sculptures as well as creating a variety of artworks based upon challenging accepted scientific or phenomenological principles. For example, we sometimes reverse or twist the perception of gravitation while working with walls of water that flow upwards, or glass floors that are constructed over inverted roof structures. Other floors and walls we envision as containers for fish and plant life. A CD portfolio of some of these projects can be seen at DIA Center For The Arts Bookstore in Manhattan, or at The New Museum's on-line data base www.rhizome.org. Other completed public art projects, including rooftop gardens, public seating, transit station treatments, fountains, and landscape works can be viewed at www.yankowitzandholden.com


19. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, at Rhode Island School of Design, April 15, 8-10 pm

ANNIE SPRINKLE, Ph.D. is COMING! To Rhode Island School of Design.
Former prostitute and porn star turned internationally acclaimed performance artist and sex educator, Annie Sprinkle will be presenting her life's work, doing mini-performances, and Q and A at the Rhode Island School of Design. In light of the current controversies over pornography studies, sexually explicit art, student made pornography, and the politics of sex and censorship, this lecture is likely to be provocative and fuel fiery debate.

Thursday, April 15th, from 8-10 pm.

Free event, open to the general public. Everyone is welcome, but you must be 18 years or older to attend, as the presentation will utilize sexually explicit materials. The lecture will be held in the RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk, Providence, RI, (N. Main St. between College and Waterman Streets).

Annie has devoted 31 years to passionately researching and exploring sexuality, from the sacred to the profane, and loves to share with others what she has learned. To view the full story of Annie Sprinkle's visit

For more information contact Suzanne at


20. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Modified Arts, Phoenix, April 25, 7:30 pm

Modified Arts, in association with Theatre in My Basement, presents Honorable Discharge, written and directed by Jeff McMahon and performed by Lance Gharavi, Sunday April 25 7:30pm at Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ. McMahon's MFA
Performance graduate students will also be performing new work.
Jeff McMahon
Director, MFA Performance Program
Theatre Department
Arizona State University
POB 872002, Tempe, AZ 85287-2002
(480) 965-9444



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