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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
May 5, 2004

1. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, joins other FF alumns for 21 Years of Living Art
2. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at NYU Bronfman Center, opening May 6, 6-9 pm
3. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Kimo's, SF, May 9, 9:30 pm
4. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Highways, LA, thru May 8
5. Jerry Kearns at Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, opening May 7
6. Yoav Gal, FF Alumn, at Safe-T-Gallery, Brooklyn, May 9, and more
7. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Schroeder-Romero, Brooklyn, opening May 7
8. Riley Jones-Cohen, FF Alumn, at Workshop Theater, thru May 15
9. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Marks Church, May 9, 8 pm
10. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, at Family Day, Tribeca, May 8, 11-5
11. Contemporary Cuban Artists at Paul Sharpe, opening TONITE, 6-8 pm
12. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at Brooklyn Public Library, May 6-June 26
13. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Foundation, NY, opening May 6, 8-9
14. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, announces benefit for The Field, May 24
15. Gigi Otalvaro Hormillosa announces new website, www.muve.org, and more
16. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, presents DTN2, an online event, May 9
17. Stretch - Brooklyn International Film Festival at Brooklyn Museum, June 4-13

1. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, joins other FF alumns for 21 Years of Living Art

The Art/Life Institute is pleased to announce the 9 artists who will perform the second seven years:12/8/05-12/8/12, of 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART:12/8/98-12/8/2019, an extension of Montano's 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART:12/8/84-12/8/98. (See : www.bobsart.org for details.)
The nine artists are:
Michelle Bush
Vernita Nemec aka N'Cognita, FF Alumn
Barbara Carrellas, FF Alumn
Scott C Durkin, FF Alumn
Koosil-ja Hwang, FF Alumn
Esther K Smith
Dr. Annie Sprinkle Ph.D, FF Alumn
Elizabeth Stephens
Krista Walsh
The intention of the seven years is that we become an ART/LIFE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY/FAMILY for seven years-nine months, and also that each artist, while relaxing in the STATE OF ART/LIFE for the duration of the performance, feels FREE to also make art of their life using their own unique methods, while staying in MENTAL-or-real communication/support/email contact with the group, in an EASY WAY. Each artist "oversees-guides-shapes" one of the years and is a mentor for that time. Inspiration and SIMPLICITY of ART/LIFE are the goals, but do watch for an invisible or possibly visible group spectacle December 8, 2012.


2. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at NYU Bronfman Center, opening May 6, 6-9 pm

Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, and Warren Lehrer: selections from their multimedia project Crossing the BLVD

The Bronfman Center Gallery at New York University is pleased to host an exhibition of selected photographs, stories, and sound stations from Crossing the BLVD on view May 6 through October 15, 2004 Opening Reception Thursday May 6 from 6-9 PM in collaboration with Human Rights First (new name of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) short program from 7:30 -7:45 photographs by Warren Lehrer medium and large scale portraits of new immigrants and refugees featured in the Crossing the BLVD project with panoramic landscapes of Queens sound stations produced by Judith Sloan includes audioworks by Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer and music by Scott Johnson, Gogol Bordello, and others

Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street between University and Fifth Ave. 212-998-4114 Gallery Hours: Sun-Thurs 10-10, Fri 10-2 http://www.nyu.edu/bronfman for more
Information about the project: http://www.crossingtheblvd.org


3. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Kimo's, SF, May 9, 9:30 pm

The Fetish Rituals Of Obsession Of Mutant Mother Lovers Of The Motor City And Other Armpits Of Civilization!

Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band
Mutant Press (from Michigan)
Fluff Grrl
Sunday, May 9, 2004
1351 Polk Street (at Pine)
San Francisco CA

info: call 510-526-7858 or
email fmoore@eroplay.com

for downloadable poster: www.eroplay.com/events.html


4. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Highways, LA, thru May 8

Hi All!
I will be performing the Los Angeles premiere of my brand new show "Us" thru May 8 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. Come and see this new show! If you're in LA call and reserve tickets right away. Reservations: (310) 315-1459. If you're not in SoCal please send folks along to the show! I just had a fabulous run in Chicago. Reviews below. best, Tim

Fridays & Saturdays April 30 - May8
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA
Tickets $18
Opening Night, Friday April 30 the benefit for Highways (Tix $25 for April 30)
Reservations: (310) 315-1459

Reviews From The Recent Chicago Run Of Tim Miller in "Us"
"Timelier than ever in light of President Bush's proposed constitutional amendment to deny gays' rights to marry, US boils with Miller's distinctive mix of anger and humor, literate intelligence and rock-star stage presence. Moving with relentless energy around the space, including the seats, he links his political commentary with childhood memories of that most wholesome and most subversive of American entertainments, the Broadway musical. Miller is here acerbic, sweet, self-righteous, exhibitionist, and celebratory."
Albert Williams, Chicago Reader

"Who needs Marx and Engels," opines Miller, the fearless California-based performance artist to his usual hoards of local fans, "when you have Rodgers and Hammerstein?" Miller has created a droll and engaging new show that blends wit and emotionalism with a coherent and radical political message. It represents his most accomplished writing."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune



5. Jerry Kearns at Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, opening May 7

Sugar Daddy:
Jerry Kearns Paintings 1992-2004

Jerry Kearns was known as the most rock and roll aggressive painter to come out of the Vietnam era. In the 90s, he re-invented himself. Now, Sugar Daddy unleashes the full force of his anti-war passion.
Opening Reception Friday May 7 -- 7-9pm



Exhibition: Sugar Daddy: Jerry Kearns Paintings, 1992-2004 Opening reception:
Friday, May 7, 7 pm -- 9pm
Jack the Pelican Presents
487 Driggs Ave.
between N. 9 and N.10
Bedford stop on the L train
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Dates: May 8th through June 6th, 2004
Gallery hours: FridayöMonday, 12-6pm
Don@JackthePelicanPresents.com 718-782-0183


6. Yoav Gal, FF Alumn, at Safe-T-Gallery, Brooklyn, May 9, and more

Hi all, Happy to announce two up-coming concerts.

May 9, Mosheh, with Ensemble Pamplemousse at Safe-T-Gallery.
May 16, Ir Shel Shalom, with David Cossin, as part of 2004 Tribeca New Music Festival.
Apologies if you've received this information before. Hope to see you :-)

MOSHEH, a video - opera by Yoav Gal (in progress)
With Heather Green, Nita Baxani and Ensemble Pamplemousse
At Safe-T-Gallery, DUBuQue Music Series.
4:00 PM
Tix $12
Safe-T-Gallery is located at 134 Bayard St. between Graham and Manhattan
Avenues, on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For more information and directions please go to www.safetgallery.com

MOSHEH tells the story of the biblical Moses through the eyes of his four mother figures. The work is a personal, contemporary, interpretation. It focuses on a few obscure episodes in the story which highlight the feminine, pagan and ritualistic aspects in the progress of the leader.


The New York Art Ensemble presents the
2004 Tribeca New Music Festival
The Flea Theater € 41 White Street (bet. Broadway & Church St.)
Concert #1
Ear-Drum Sunday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m.
David Cossin, percussion
David Sheppard, sound design
Don't miss this extraordinary cutting-edge duo.
Performances of: Yoav Gal, Michael Gordon, Steve Reich, James Tenney, David Cossin and David Sheppard

Works to be performed will include:
David Cossin performing Piano/Video Phase, an inventive new visual version of Steve Reich's original Piano Phase for two pianos, written in 1967. In Cossin's version, which was created in 2000, he performs with a pre-recorded video of himself playing the music, projected on a screen in front of him. He then plays along with himself, although gradually, he gets out of phase with himself ­ an amazing sonic and visual effect. "Piano Phase/Video Phase" updated an early piece that is hypnotically beautiful for its paradox of simplicity and complication.
--Bernard Holland, New York Times

XY by Michael Gordon, inspired by models of chromosomes. This percussion solo, written by Michael Gordon for 5 tuned drums, inspired Cossin and Shepard to turn the piece into a duo by using electronic percussion and live sound processing.

Ir Shel Shalom (City of Peace) by Yoav Gal. The piece reflects the composer's hope for peace in his embattled homeland, Israel. Commissioned by David Cossin in 2002, it is a piece for solo amplified vibraphone, with some features extending the instrument. The result is a polyphonic piece with a pre-recorded vocal line and bass vibraphone samples, which are triggered during performance by the percussionist. The vocal line was pre-recorded in Jerusalem, Israel in March 2003 by singer Meirav Ben David.

Having Never Written a Note for Percussion by James Tenney, is one of a series of ten short works printed on postcards for friends of the composer. This particular composition was written for John Bergamo and is the last, and probably most famous, of the series. The music is simply a single sustained note, a swell from pppp to ffff and back. The only instructions ­ "very long."

New Works by David Cossin and David Sheppard. Part of the excitement of this collaboration is that the sound designer role, which is usually viewed as tech support, instead is treated like an instrument performed by another musician," says Preston Stahly, Director of the New York Art Ensemble. "Sound designer and percussionist contribute equally. The implications are far­reaching and open a whole new world of musical options."

Party following each concert!
Limited Seating! For ticket reservations: log on to Theatermania.com
or call 212-352-3101
Admission $20, Students & Seniors $12
For more information: www.nyae.org
The Flea Theater and the NYAE present the 2004 Tribeca New Music


7. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Schroeder-Romero, Brooklyn, opening May 7

Lynn Cazabon
May 7 - June 14, 2004 Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 6-9pm
*we will be open until 9pm on Friday, May 21 as part of WGA's Third Fridays Event

Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Lynn Cazabon. Cazabon continues to use movie film as a source in her work, both conceptually and materially. The prints in the series Film Tombs are made from films that have been discarded or de-accessioned by public institutions, in this particular series from The Pratt Library in Baltimore. Cazabon's prints are digitally produced on a large scale with their source being the analog material of film. In these images, an entire film is presented like skeletal remains in a tomb or casket so that each print serves as a kind of memento-mori to film. The films are presented as "dead" to highlight the notion that, as a representational technology, film has been displaced by digital media and is sometimes seen as a decaying artifact in need of preservation or burial.

On view in the small gallery will be a projected digital video entitled Reel which takes the form and content of these prints into motion.

Lynn Cazabon lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. She received an MFA in photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her work is in several public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Mattress Factory Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha. Her first solo show with Schroeder Romero was entitled Story of M in 2002 which was also exhibited in 2003 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. Schroeder Romero is open Friday through Monday, 12 - 6pm and by North 3rd street between Bedford and Metropolitan, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Please contact Lisa Schroeder or Sara Jo Romero for more information. Directions: L Train to Bedford Avenue. Walk south four blocks to North 3rd Street, turn left. 173A North 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 tel/fax (718) 486-8992 www.schroederromero.com


8. Riley Jones-Cohen, FF Alumn, at Workshop Theater, thru May 15

Riley Jones-Cohen, FF Alumn, is performing at the WorkShop Theater's Main Stage in a production of "Certain Souls" 5/6 @ 8, 5/7 @ 7, 5/8 @ 9, and 5/12 through 5/15 @ 8. Tickets are $15. Reservations at 212-695-4173, ex 5 or through TheaterMania.com


9. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Marks Church, May 9, 8 pm

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir Mother's Day Spring Revival at St. Marks Church
Hosted by Father Julio Torres
8 pm, Sunday, May 9th, 2004
St. Marks Church in the Bowery
E. 10th & 2nd Ave, New York City
$10 - $10,000, sliding scale ticket price

We are raising money to FIX THE ROOF at the Church. Help us launch a special effort to FIX THE ROOF. We return to New York to FIX THE ROOF after stops in London, Barcelona, Altoona, Pennsylvania, and a bus revival tour to California communities threatened by the invasion of predatory superstores. Please BRING YOUR MOTHER or a picture of your mother for special rites, followed by a baptism and the choir's new sing-along hit: GEORGE BUSH DOES NOT RETURN TO GROUND ZERO.

Info and Reservations:


10. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, at Family Day, Tribeca, May 8, 11-5

As Storytelling Consultant for the Tribeca Film Festival's Family Day, FF alum Bill Gordh has gathered more than 20 storytellers to share stories for 7 hours at the Family Day on Greenwich Street in Tribeca on Saturday, May 8th from 11:00 to 5:00. The event is free and attracted more than 200,000 people last year. The storytelling will take place on outdoor stages through out and for the entire day in a tent - The Storyland Theatre. The Storyland Theatre will be located on Jay Street just off Greenwich near Bazzini's. Bill will be the host.


11. Contemporary Cuban Artists at Paul Sharpe, opening TONITE, 6-8 pm

THE DURST ORGANIZATION with Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art PSCA Presents
Ahora Es El Futuro / The Future Is Now
Contemporary Cuban Artists- Part I
Yoan Capote
Los Carpinteros
Arturo Cuenca
Maria Elena González
Renelio Marín
Ernesto Pujol
Juana Valdés
April 27 to June 4, 2004
Artists' Reception
Wednesday, 5 May
6-8 p.m.
1133 Avenue of the Americas
(Sixth Avenue between 43rd & 44th Street)
Sales & Information:
Paul Sharpe: 646.613.1252

AHORA ES EL FUTURO / THE FUTURE IS NOW brings together in two consecutive exhibits, art by Cubans in Cuba and the U.S. - with a look towards tomorrow. The show focuses on artists whose works explore universal ideas, while relating to their own Cubaness. Breaking away from artworks that are directly influenced by the existing political climate or works that are rooted in representations of island life, the artists speak to a broader engagement with the contemporary art world and art historical context. Almost all of the artists in this exhibit have received widespread recognition amongst aficionados of contemporary Cuban art. Most have had a good measure of public acknowledgement from the major art press, along with inclusion in exhibitions organized by prestigious museum curators. The artists in this show are pioneers, both in form and in content. They challenge the viewer to imagine tomorrow in the context of their own concerns with modernization and globalization, migration and the status quo, the environment and the viscidity of daily life. Together these artists represent a metaphor for collective experience both present and future. If there is a universal theme in their work, it echoes a broader sentiment toward respect for the individual, a distaste for greed and consumerism, and a concern for the environment.

PCSA and The Durst Organization would like to thank the lenders to the exhibition, The Anthony Grant Gallery Inc., The Project, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Carole and Alex Rosenberg, and also Holly Block, Julia P. Herzberg, Charles Mallea, Jorge Moya, and Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas.

The Cuban Artists Fund is a non-profit organization based in New York that helps visual, performance, and literary artists in Cuba, the U.S., and the Diaspora. This exhibition is presented as part of Cuban Culture Week 2004, organized by the Cuban Artists Fund.
1133 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-2711
Show Walls
Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art
646 613 1252


12. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at Brooklyn Public Library, May 6-June 26

Free Speech Zone Installation Explores The Impact Of Censorship And Exercise Of First Amendment Rights

Site-specific work by artists Ligorano/Reese at Brooklyn Public Library May 6 - June 26

Brooklyn, NY, April 29, 2004 - The expansive powers of the Patriot Act, the increasing monopolization of media, and the explosion of the Internet present new challenges to America's foundation of free speech. Artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese have conceived "Free Speech Zone" for Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) as a designated area for the exercise of First Amendment rights.

The site-specific work created specially for BPL will be on view free to the public at the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza (2nd floor balcony cases), May 6 - June 26. An Artists Talk will be held Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Central Library's Trustees Room, 3rd floor.

"We created this work as an elegant statement against the banning of books," says Reese. "Libraries are a vital public access point when it comes to protecting our rights to read and to have access to information. Making this installation was a real education; it made us understand and respect even more the efforts of the library for maintaining an open society."

The artists will transform BPL's balcony display cases into two sets of illuminated triptychs. Each triptych includes two backlit portraits of blindfolded individuals from the library's community, representing the diversity of those impacted by censorship. "They are the bookends, so to speak, of the triptychs," says Ligorano.

The two middle window cases contain LED displays with a scrolling collage of passages from books that have been censored. Excerpts from recently challenged books, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Color Purple, Native Son and Heather Has Two Mommies, alternate with those from landmark censorship cases that include Ulysses, Naked Lunch, The Well of Loneliness, Lysistrata and The Tropic of Cancer. Nearly half of the 100 most acclaimed novels of the 20th century have been targeted for censorship, according to the American Library Association.

"Free Speech Zone" continues a series of interdisciplinary works that Ligorano/Reese call "The Borges Project." The series focuses on the library and the collection as a site for cultural investigation. Previous works in the series include "Acid Migration of Culture" (1994), a site-specific photo-video mural at the Donnell Library Center in Manhattan, and Turning Leaves of Mind (Granary Books, 2003), a photo essay about the materiality of the book, with images drawn from archival collections throughout Spain.

The artists received assistance for "Free Speech Zone" from Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Sanitation and NYC Department of Education, as well as ImageKing Visual Solutions. The installation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. The project is also supported in part by funding from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd.

Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese have been collaborating for almost 20 years. Their installations, videotapes and artists books have been shown in the United States and Europe. They have exhibited at Cristinerose Gallery in New York and eyewash in Brooklyn. Ligorano/Reese were artists-in-residence at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. They are recipients of numerous awards and grants, including support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and Art Matters, Inc., and are 2004 artist fellowship recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest in the United States. Its Central Library, Business Library and 58 neighborhood libraries offer free information, programs and computer access to people of all ages. You can reach the Library's resources of over 50 reference databases, catalog information and news 24 hours a day at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org


13. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Foundation, NY, opening May 6, 8-9

Dlight 2004 Young German Artists in New York
May 6th through May 15th, 2004

DLight presents 19 of the 25 current German DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) grantees in the arts with works ranging from dance and performance to sculpture, painting, photography, illustration, design, and architecture. These 25 talented artists were selected in a nationwide competition of the top graduates of art colleges in Germany to win a year-long fellowship to work in the US and/or Canada. This exhibit will offer visitors a small glimpse of the incredible breadth and depth of Germany's contemporary art scene. The success of the past exhibitions of the DAAD arts grantees in the US and Canada has mandated the move to a larger venue. The exhibition will be hosted by the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in their beautiful 2900 sq. ft. gallery in Midtown Manhattan. Founded in 1925, DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering exchange and study abroad programs for students and faculty. Over 50,000 people are supported each year, making DAAD the world's largest mobility-supporting organization. Past recipients of this Arts Award for Graduates include LOTHAR BAUMGARTEN, THOMAS DEMAND, and HANS HAACKE. DAAD has had a long-standing tradition of work with the arts, including managing the internationally renowned Berlin Artist Program (BKP). BKP counts among its past recipients cultural celebrities from the fields of music, literature, film, and art including JOHN CAGE, IMRE KERTÉZ, JIM JARMUSH, and DAMIEN HIRST.

DLight 2004 participants are: architects Sophia Meger, Tobias Nolte, Oliver Sohn, Katja Thorwarth and Satoshi Teshima; dancer Felix Bürkle; designers Arnold Freidling and Ralf Schneider; filmmakers Ralph Kaechle and Ulrich Schwarz; performance artist Stefanie Trojan; FF Alumn; illustrators Paul Hoppe, Nora Krug, graphic designer Dirk Wachowiak; painter and printmaker Daniela Schlüter; photographer Christian Siekmeier; and sculptors Klara Hobza, Notburga Karl and Ulrich Vogl.

This DAAD annual showcase is presented with the support of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Consul General of Germany Uwe-Karsten Heye.

The opening reception will take place May 6th from 8-9pm at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Gallery at 323 West 39th St., 2nd Floor - New York City.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.
Note: Photographs and artists biographies are available upon request.


14. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, announces benefit for The Field, May 24

Most of you know I am involved with The Field, an artist-run organization in town: I started making my own performances at their workshops, I had a job there for many years, and I started teaching there. I don't believe I'd be making art today if it weren't for The Field. Now I'm on the board of directors; this year we are inaugurating a yearly fundraising benefit, and I hope you can come.

The party is happening Monday May 24th, at Bubby's Brooklyn (in DUMBO) and it should be a blast. It's the launch party for The Field's new website, GoTour, that lets you take touring into your own hands and the whole party is travel-themed. It costs $25 at the door, but there are some details below about getting in cheaper. Kids are welcome (and under 12, they're free!). We'll have barbecue, drink tickets for early birds, and more.

Prizes - did I mention the prizes? There are prizes. We are raffling off round-trip airfare for two to anywhere in North America, South America, or Europe, plus other goodies. (If you want to buy some raffle tickets right now, you can let me know and I'll hook you up, dog).

There is also a silent auction with stuff you want and even stuff you need. There will be festivities involving funny and smart people like David Parker, Mike Daisey and Jane Comfort (and some surprises).

The setting is gorgeous. All the info is below. I really hope you can make it.

The Field's GoTour launch party and benefit
Monday, May 24, 6:00-10:00pm
Hosted by Bubby's Brooklyn
1 Main Street at Water Street, in DUMBO Brooklyn
F Train to York Street, A/C to High Street
For further info. Call 212-691-6969

Highlights include:
Free drink specials from 6-7 PM
Excellent home-style food from 6-8 PM
Performances by Jane Comfort and Company, David Parker and The Bang Group, Mike Daisey and others.
A "travel themed" silent auction including free walking tours, custom-made travel kits, and other delights
Raffle prizes that include free roundtrip airfare for two to anywhere in the US (yes that means Hawaii too), Canada, Mexico, South America, or Europe.

Tickets are $25 (kids under 12 attend free).
If you are interested in attending please RSVP by calling (212) 691-6969 x103.
For more information, you can also go to http://www.thefield.org
You can receive a $5 discount on admission by registering (it's free) at www.gotour.org and bringing a printed copy of your registration page to the event.


15. Gigi Otalvaro Hormillosa announces new website, www.muve.org, and more

Gigi Otalvaro Hormillosa, FF Alumn, Announces Launch of Website for New Project
- M.U.V.E. VISIT www.muve.org
Friday, June 11th and Saturday, June 12th, 2004 at 8:00 pm
SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., San F
$12 - $25 sliding scale
More information: projectoMUVE@yahoo.com

M.U.V.E. (movement uninhibited violating everything) is an interrogation of bodies, identities, ethnicities, sexualities, communities and interracialities. M.U.V.E. is an experiment in performance, music, fashion, video and life.

Eliza Barrios, Heather Cox Carducci, melissa dougherty, Ixta Lagos, Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, Jenifer K. Wofford

Fashion design:
Marilyn Yu, featuring emael in P.A.D., and Jenny Hacker

M.U.V.E. is produced by (a)eromestiza with co-sponsorship from the Queer
Latino/a Artists Coalition, the National Queer Arts Festival and the 7th
United States of Asian America Arts festivals.

Model auditions for the experimental fashion show to take place at M.U.V.E. will be held on May 24th from 6-9pm at SomArts. Email us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Volunteers are needed for various tasks on June 10th, 11th and 12th. Give
back to the arts, nourish your creative soul.


16. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, presents DTN2, an online event, May 9

Avatar Body Collision presents "DTN2" the first cyberformance in UpStage

Globally dispersed cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision will present "DTN2" using the new software UpStage, at 9pm UK time on Sunday 9 May. UpStage provides a web-based venue for live online performance, bringing some of the functionality of chat applications into a web page viewable by online audiences with a standard browser and internet connection.

"DTN2" is a demonstration performance to a proximal audience at the Machinista Festival, Glasgow, as well as to an online audience, by performers in Glasgow, Helsinki, Belgrade and Christchurch. Everything happens in real time, nothing is pre-recorded.

"DTN2" begins as a restaging of an earlier anti-war performance, "Dress The Nation" - but times have changed and what was once a satirical indictment of war-mongering is now seen as an unpatriotic act. The performance conjures up a paranoid world where the metaphors and methods of theatre become indistinguishable from the political games that are being played out on the world stage. In such an environment, what weapons do we choose? Do we act?

For further information about the show, times around the world and links to the live stage at performance time, go to: http://www.avatarbodycollision.org/dtn2/DTN2.html or

If you are joining us online, please note that there will be 5-10 minutes of introduction to the Glasgow audience before the online performance commences. During this time you will be able to access the stage and chat with the performers and online audience. There will be a discussion after the performance (on- and offline) and we also welcome your feedback via email - colliders@avatarbodycollision.org

Avatar Body Collision would like to thank Douglas Bagnall, Jennifer Tracey, the staff and tech at Machinista, CybeRex Belgrade, Ultralab Christchurch, MediaLab South Pacific and the Smash Palace Collaboration Fund of Creative New Zealand and the NZ Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.

helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst


17. Stretch - Brooklyn International Film Festival at Brooklyn Museum, June 4-13

Now in our 7th year, we continue to explore the cultural, artistic, and educational diversity celebrated through filmmaking. Brooklyn is comprised of over 199 different ethnic groups and we have chosen films to represent and reflect this demographic. Our festival is truly a mirror of society and the current events that shape our lives and provoke our emotions.

In this rather dark moment in history, surrounded by half truths and polished versions, suffocated by inevitable circumstances, the festival wants to give space to the imagination and the creative minds that feed it. To the pure and open-minded, to the honest and those striving to be honest (we don't discriminate). For this reason, BIFF 2004 is titled "Stretch."

"Stretch" is a multi-cultural, multi-directional, multi-genre, and truly broad experience (we have even tailored two programs for children: June 6 - 2pm and 4pm). "Stretch" is highly opinionated and critical, yet subtle and charming. The festival was looking for new ideas and variety and found 1,618 films from 74 countries. We selected 100 films from 30 different countries that explore political, social, human and philosophical themes from genuinely imaginative points of view. That's why each film in competition feels like no other. What do they have in common? Daring, depth, strength and the 7th BIFF.

We believe our festival is unique in this aspect. We look for uncompromised talent that reflects off the screen and into the mind's eye. We have found it and we are proud to share it from June 4th-13th at the Brooklyn Museum.

For more information please contact
Brooklyn International Film Festival
Ph: +1 718 486 5889
Fax: +1 718 599 5039



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