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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 19, 2005


1. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at World Financial Center, Jan 12 - Feb 12
2. Nicolás Dumít Estévez, FF Alumn, at Samson Projects, Boston, opens Jan 21
3. David Hammons, FF Alumn, wins Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, 2005
4. Elizabeth Cohen, FF Alumn, at Goldsmith's College, London, England, Jan 15 -16
5. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Makor, NY, January 20, 8 pm
6. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, at American Museum of Natural History, Feb 17, 7 pm
7. Ron Littke/Benita Abrams, FF Alumns, to screen NYSCA sponsored video in June
8. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, Jan 26, 8 pm
9. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, selects N. Klersfeld, Kustera Tilton Gallery, NY thru Feb 12
10. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Tom McGrath painting exhibition
11. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Rhode Island, Jan 27 - Mar 6
12. Ishmael Houston-Jones, FF Alumn, at St. Marks Church in the Bowery, Jan 20-23
13. Ralph Wolf, FF Alumn, opening/book launch, Newcastle, England, Jan 20
14. China Blue, FF Alumn, exhibits in Finland, opening Feb 3, 6 pm
15. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, selected as NYMetro Artist of the Week
16. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Europa Club, Brooklyn, Feb 26, 7:30 pm
17. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway, opening Jan 22
18. "Managing Digital Images in an Archival Setting" conference, Jan 27 in Manhattan

1. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at World Financial Center, Jan 12-Feb 12

WOMEN OF THE WORLD : A GLOBAL COLLECTION of art exhibit, featuring art work with an image meaning "WOMAN" by one woman artist in each of 176 countries on earth is at the WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER Courtyard Gallery, 1/12-2/12, Wed -Sat, noon to 6pm Thanks.. Claudia DeMonte


2. Nicolás Dumít Estévez, FF Alumn, at Samson Projects, Boston, opens Jan 21

¡Dominicanazo! - The New Dominican Wave in Art Friday, January 21 - Sunday, February 27 The public is invited to an artist talk in the gallery on Saturday, January 22 - 2 PM ¡Dominicanazo!, the long awaited show curated by Dominican gallerist, Camilo Alvarez, will open at SAMSON PROJECTS on Friday, January 21st, 2005. Almost a year in the planning, ¡Dominicanazo!, brings to Boston the most exciting artists from Alvarez's native Dominican Republic.

Riding the dynamic art wave swelling throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, SAMSON PROJECTS presents the most provocative and stirring images from the current Dominican art scene. The artists include: Elia Alba, Tony Capellán, José García Cordero, Nicolás Dumít Estévez, Mónica Ferreras, Iliana Emilia García, Scherezade García, Pascal Meccariello and Belkis Ramírez.
In the Dominican Republic, a country in which painting has always prevailed, sculpture is seldom attempted, and performance art is often misunderstood - this group show will include installation, sculpture, video and painting. What unifies this exhibit is the artists' questioning, reflection and ultimate rejection of local restrictions. Through their imagery, they expose their country's social problems - issues of poverty, tourism and "third world" politics. The exhibition decodes and debunks cultural stereotypes as the artists use diverse ways to translate their experiences in relation to their culture, gender and sexual positioning. The local flavor is re-contextualized for international consumption.
Pascal Meccariello dictates, "Art is a great delusion, an obstinate rebelliousness that prevents us from being satisfied with the mere appearance of things and imposes upon us the task of seeking its essence." Mónica Ferreras psychoanalytical mandala paintings attempt to capture the essence of thoughts. Elia Alba's body suits comment on the ephemeral nature of skin and its cultural labels.
The poignant sculpture by Tony Capellán, included in the Samson exhibit, uses found objects to invoke the hunger pains suffered by the country's children while Belkis Ramírez, an architect by trade, incorporates wire, fences and netting to depict the distressing position of women in this traditional machista culture. Ramírez, whose work evolved from printmaking, will exhibit sculptures.
Performance artist, Nicolás Dumít Estévez, recently received the Franklin Furnace Award and in 2002 was chosen to be part of the National Studio Program at P.S. 1/MOMA. José García Cordero, clearly the elder statesman among this group of contemporary artists, divides his time between studios in Santo Domingo and Paris. Cordero creates large-scale paintings that reflect both the duality of his personal experience and the historical clash between European and Caribbean culture.
Scherezade and Iliana Emilia García are sisters with unique voices. Scherezade questions paradise through a baroque sensibility. She is fascinated with the "duality of everything". Iliana Emilia's multimedia work is strongly experiential as the imagination and curiosity dictates one's encounter.
With the growing interest in Latin American and Caribbean art, two New England museums are also exploring contemporary art from the Caribbean. Coinciding with SAMSON PROJECTS' ¡Dominicanazo!, which focuses solely on Dominican artists, the RISD Museum currently has an exhibition on new art from island nations and the Peabody Essex Museum will open an exhibit of contemporary art from the Caribbean in February.

The show opens January 21st, on Día de la Altagracia, a religious holiday in Dominican culture, closing on Sunday, February 27th - Dominican Independence Day. SAMSON PROJECTS will hold a grand fiesta in the gallery at 6 PM to celebrate Dominican Independence Day.


3. David Hammons, FF Alumn, wins Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, 2005

On April 26, 2005 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture will present David Hammons, FF Alumn, with the 2005 Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture. Congratulations David.


4. Elizabeth Cohen, FF Alumn, at Goldsmith's College, London, England, Jan 15 -16

Elizabeth Cohen, FF Alumn, will be participating and presenting her artwork at the Phantom Limb Phenomenon Conference at Goldsmiths College, London England, January 15 and 16, 2005.


5. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Makor, NY, January 20, 8 pm

Nora York, FF Alumn, "ingenious ...radical.... extravagant talent." The New Yorker -

to take the chill out of January
at Makor
on Thursday January 20th,
featuring material from her upcoming CD, WHAT I WANT,
set to be released on SayYES records in April 2005.

This will be York's last appearance until APRIL NATIONAL RELEASE

Showtime 8pm

35 W 67th Street
New York, NY
Or call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500

Joining Nora will be Steve Tarshis on guitar, Dave Hofstra on bass,
Charlie Giordano on accordion, Allison Miller on drums,
Claire Daly on baritone saxophone, Sherryl Marshall on background vocals
and Jamie Lawrence (producer of new CD) on piano.



6. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, at American Museum of Natural History, Feb 17, 7 pm

We can offer $8 special Franklin Furnace members discount. PLEASE NOTE: The discount mentioned below is only available when reserving tickets by phone. When you call, please identify the FRANKLIN FURNACE as your discount code. Thank you!

Art/Science Collision: Robotics in New York
Thursday, February 17 7:00 p.m. Linder Theater, first floor Code: EL021705
$15 ($13.50 Members, students, senior citizens)

Many New York-based artists are using robotics to explore what it means to be human. This evening includes demonstrations illustrating the wide range of robotic expression and discussions with some of the leading individuals and collectives including Chico MacMurtrie, Artistic Director, Amorphic Robot Works; Eric Singer, founder of LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots); and Eva Sutton and Sarah Hart, who will present Sumi-ebots.

For more information, contact
Kathy Brew
Managing Co-Director Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192


7. Ron Littke/Benita Abrams, FF Alumns, to screen NYSCA sponsored video in June

Video artists and Furnace alums Ron Littke and Benita Abrams, aka R&B Video, have received a NYSCA Decentralization grant for a docudrama about a mysterious murder that took place in Narrowsburg, in upstate New York. The video--working title "Murder on the Stone Arch Bridge-- covers a "hex" murder that took place on the Stone Arch bridge in the late 19th century. The video will address how fear, rumor, and superstition can overcome reason and common sense. The artists, who have received grant support for their previous Narrowsburg history videos, were intrigued by the story. They had frequently visited the beautiful stone arch bridge, which spans a small tributary of the Ten-Mile River, and had become fascinated by a sign on the bridge saying that a hex murder took place, but giving no further explanation. Upon some investigation, the artists uncovered a fascinating story, rich in all the elements of high drama--professional jealousy, shady business practices, and other themes familiar to contemporary audiences. The artists are currently in post-production for Part 2 of "A Brief History of Narrowsburg," which will tell the story of the Upper Delaware River area's golden age as a holiday destination for New Yorkers, before and during the heyday of the Borscht Belt . Although off the beaten path of the Jewish resorts, such as Grossinger's, Narrowsburg and other towns nearby had their own resorts, some providing much-desired rural getaways, and some offering their own more genteel version of resorts complete with pools, sports, and entertainment. R&B Video invite everyone to their planned screening of "History of Narrowsburg, Part 2" in June--for those who can make it up to Narrowsburg. Email us at randbvideo@earthlink.net for dates and directions. The murder video is planned for completion by late 2005. With any luck, in time for Halloween.


8. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, Jan 26, 8 pm

Weed and Seed the Village
It is the 5th Anniversary of the BULLDOZING OF ESPERANZA GARDEN, a remarkable chapter-turning in the lives of many of us. Remember that battle? Some 400 police were used, copters hovering above, all the neighboring buildings seized, and 81 of us arrested - to make way for a developer that gave money, it turned out, to the Giuliani campaigns. This legendary little Eden had been reclaimed from druggy vacant lot status in the 70's by Alicia Torres, a brave mother and community leader. She and her friends and family will join the choir and all of us at St. Mark's on Wednesday, January 26th, 8 PM. - of course, no-one is turned away.

This is the kick-off of our year-long campaign to De-suburbanize the East Village! Can it be that we must do this? Oh! SHAME ON THE SIN OF RUDYMIKE and their dirty little developer devils that it would ever be necessary to save this hallowed ground from becoming the McVillage. Will the EAST VILLAGE SUPERMALL become a tourist attraction, like a diorama of the fashionably net-stocking-ripped and tattooed song-and-dance hoofers in Rent domed over and surveilled by the ogling, CHRISTIAN CONSUMERS with their script of Revelations in one hand and their Discover Card in the other? Oh, I'm sorry, what did you say? THAT'S ALREADY HAPPENED?

There are many fronts now: The official attack on graffiti, on bicycling, on public speaking. The cutting of roots and sun from the Liz Christy Garden and Cooper Union's commodification of Astor Place. The attack on PS 64 and Charas, the continuing aggression against gardens, especially among Hispanic-Americans in the Bronx. By honoring Alicia and her family, we will give ourselves new fortitude. OPPOSE THE MONEY DRIFT TOWARD ALL-CONCRETE/NO SUN. As the folks opposing Bruce Ratner in Brooklyn say: Develop Don't Destroy!

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
January 26 2004 8:00pm
$10 (no-one turned away), 10th St and 2nd Ave
Reservations: 917-825-3562 | reserve@revbilly.com


9. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, selects N. Klersfeld, Kustera Tilton Gallery, NY thru Feb 12

Patty Chang, FF Alumn, selected Noah Klersfeld for "Special: Artists Select Artists" at Kustera Tilton Gallery, 520 W. 21st Street, NY 10011, through February 12, Tues-Sat, 10-6 pm. 212-989-0082


10. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Tom McGrath painting exhibition

Dear Friends, Please find attached the link to my review of Tom McGrath's painting exhibition at LFL Gallery: http://gaycitynews.com/gcn_355/arestripmalls.html (The title was not my idea, but theirs!) As always, comments welcome. Best Regards, Deborah Garwood


11. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Rhode Island, Jan 27 - Mar 6

From The Error Engine:
Experiments In Self-Evolving Narrative
By Lutz Hamel, Judd Morrissey, Lori Talley
Body Language
An Exhibition Within The Exhibition
By Karen Shaw

Main Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University Of Rhode Island
January 27 - March 6, 2005

"My work is about coding and decoding, finding the unexpected in mundane materials..." - Karen Shaw

KINGSTON, RI-The Main Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, commences the new year with two intriguing and complementary exhibitions, presented simultaneously. One is a collaborative work in progress, an interactive installation by a Chicago based writer (Judd Morrissey), a Chicago based digital artist (Lori Talley) and a German born computer scientist (Lutz Hamel) currently teaching at the University of Rhode Island where he specializes in machine learning and evolutionary computing. The related exhibition is a compelling, dominantly sculptural elaboration of a number/value/letter based system of her own creation by New York artist Karen Shaw.

Visitors to "From 'The Error Engine'" and "Body Language" will encounter many forms of texts experientially--visually, syntactically and physically. In the instance of the Error Engine the evolution of our now ubiquitous computer -driven environments themselves will be portrayed, from the later 1950s to a conjectured contemporary context for the Error Engine. Within an environment designed by the collaborative team, the Main Gallery installation will selectively represent the last half century's migration of text from the printed page itself through expressively new languages of "hypertext" before finally presenting their own Error Engine invention for visitor consumption. In the Error Engine, viewer/writer-defined bodies of texts in their prose versions are (alarmingly) analyzed and re-interpreted by the computer processor in a hybrid human/machine collaboration.

In Karen Shaw's fanciful exhibition, text is likewise the focus but emphasis is on creative word play supported literally by the media of sculpture and collage. In one portion of her exhibition - brightly painted acupuncture models of body parts mounted on pedestals or on the wall - Shaw pins dramatic acupuncture needles onto numbered pressure points. These needles serve as devices that bear clusters of words printed on acetate, words and their permutations derived from Shaw's personal semantics, an elaborate system of what she calls "summantics" that she has practiced for roughly 30 years. In a like-spirited way, Shaw creates order from chaos in a series of lively Chinese diagrams that the artist discovered and modified into text-carrying collages. "To create a sentence out of random numbers I am governed by the rules of grammar and syntax as well as what words are equivalent to said number," she has explained. In Shaw's works, nothing less than an organic "found" poetry emerges.

As 2005 begins, the de-stabilizing modes of creative activity to which both of these special exhibitions subscribe seem extremely timely and appropriate. To borrow an expression recently used by William Larson, Director of Graduate Photography & Digital Imaging, Maryland Institute College of Art, "information in formation" is what fascinates and propels these artists. In our unpredictable, even volatile times, the interpretations of which are fluid and open to conjecture, artistic practice that addresses communication in our culture and posits alternative, frequently playful (if subversive) systems through which to communicate is welcome. Conventional language and computations are undermined powerfully in both exhibitions. For these artists, as well as for us, words and their meanings are multiply legible and persistently mystifying.

Opening Reception - Performance And Commentaries Sunday, January 30, 2-4 Pm Introduction By Lutz Hamel, Performance By Judd Morrissey, Comments By Karen Shaw

Main Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 12 - 4 pm; Saturday - Sunday, 1 - 4 pm

All programs of the Fine Arts Center Galleries are open to the public free of charge.
All are handicapped accessible.


12. Ishmael Houston-Jones, FF Alumn, at St. Marks Church in the Bowery, Jan 20-23

Ishmale Houston-Jones, FF Alumn, in a show from Thursday, Jan 20th - Sunday, Jan23rd at 8:30 at DANSPACE Project at St. Marks Church in the Bowery. Reservations: 212/674-8194.
Choreography: Yvonne Meier.
Dancers: Jennifer Monson, Antonietta Vicavio, Ozmany Tellez and Ishmael Houston-Jones.


13. Ralph Wolf, FF Alumn, opening/book launch, Newcastle, England, Jan 20

In Search of the Real George Eliot
ARTicle Press ISBN 1 873352 83 2 £7.99
Curated and edited by Roxy Walsh
Available by mail order from
Brilliant, Bizarre and Breathtakingly original"
Sister Wendy Beckett
Exhibition Opening and Book Launch
Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle
Thursday 20th January 2005, 6 - 8pm
Including a special screening of Looking for Rodney by Cullinan + Richards, Artlab
Exhibition Open 17 January - 12 March 2005

INFALLIBLE: in Search of the Real George Eliot, at The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University is a touring exhibition that explores relationships between fiction and visual art through the work of contemporary artists and writers. The artists, who include Jordan Baseman, Mark Fairnington and Le Ecole de Burrows and Bob Smith, have produced new works which take fiction as their theme for the three different venues on the tour, so that each stage of the tour is unique to each venue with new commissions being added which are inspired by the gallery's surroundings and collection. The works include video, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and text-based pieces. At the Hatton these are interspersed with works from the collection, including Manet, Bewick and a 14th Century altarpiece. The opening of Infallible at the Hatton coincides with the launch of a book of new fiction, also called Infallible, which features specially-commissioned stories written by popular fiction writers, including Julia Darling, Rommi Smith, Rob Stone and Adrian Rifkin.

The short stories in the book have been written in response to contemporary visual art, and set alongside transcripts and images of work by the artists who inspired it. Novelist and playwright, Julia Darling, whose short story, 'Apples' - about Andrew, a cleaner who used To be a female doctor named Andrea, and the reactions of his family and colleagues - appears in the book, says: 'When I started working on the Apples story for the Infallible exhibition, I became interested in the idea of telling a story through different narrators, and from shifting points of view. I loved the visual ideas, story telling themes in the exhibition, and that's what inspired me. I thought about George Eliot too and how she hid her true identity, yet led such a passionate creative life. Like the exhibition, Julia's story gathered momentum throughout the Infallible project. 'I began writing about one person in their voice, then put the first draft on the website and let others pick up other characters in relation to the first character and talk about their point of view', explains Julia. 'I also ran a writing workshop at Warwick Arts Centre, filling a room with apples, when we continued this idea of taking a thread and developing it, jumping from one character to another. Then I took everything and worked on it again, trying to give the narrative a shape. I wanted to make a story when the reader could assume nothing, where gender and class kept changing. The only constant thing in my story is the motif of apples', she says.

Artist Roxy Walsh, a lecturer in painting in the Fine Art Department at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, has curated the exhibition and edited the book. She says: 'The exhibition is intended to explore in a creative way how people look at art. The book is not an extended catalogue full of descriptions of the art works, but a collection of stories which respond to the works the way in which many people would. It's about the stories that people think imagining when they are looking at works of art, things like who is telling the story, and what events led up to or happened after the moment captured by the work of art.'

Roxy added: 'The title of the exhibition points to the paradox that although authors can be seen as infallible in relation to their own creations, it is only through those creations that they obtain a voice and authority. The name George Eliot was, famously, only the pseudonym of the writer Mary Anne Evans - the real George Eliot will only ever be found in her books of fiction.'The Infallible project encompasses the touring exhibition, the book and a dedicated website, www.infallible.org.uk which invites the audience to participate by contributing their own stories based on their experience of the exhibition. A study day based on the project will take place at Tate Britain on April 30th 2005. Further information about this event will be published online at www.tate.org.uk as it becomes availble. He infallible project features work by Linda Aloysius, Lisa Appignanesi, Jordan Baseman, George Baxter, Thomas Bewick, (after) Giovanni del Biondo, Nicholas Blincoe, Hans Burgkmair, Le Ecole de Burrows et Bob Smith, Jon Cairns, Cullinan + Richards, Artlab, Julia Darling, Volker Eichelmann/Roland Rust, Mark Fairnington Paul Flannery, Maureen Freely, Andrew Grassie, Tony Halliday, Nicky Hirst Brigitte Jurack, Ian Kiaer, L.S.Lowry, Aristide Maillol, Eduard Manet, Sara Mackillop, Duncan McLaren, Mary Madden, Fabian Peake, João Penalva, Adrian Rifkin, Rommi Smith, Rob Stone, Annika Sundvik, Eve Sussman, Willem Van de Velde, Roxy Walsh, Jacob de Wit, and Ralph Wolf.

Notes for Editors. Earlier stages of the exhibition have been shown at the Mead Gallery,Warwick Arts Centre, and Huddersfield Art Gallery. A series of writers' and artists' workshops will take place throughout the exhibition's run at the Hatton Gallery. Contact 0191 222 6059 or e-mail hatton-gallery@ncl.ac.uk for details. The Infallible project has been funded by the Arts Council lottery fund, the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and Newcastle University.

For further information contact Melanie Reed in the University Press Office on +44 (0) 191 222 5791; e-mail press.office@ncl.ac.uk

For broadcasters, the University has a fully-equipped radio studio with ISDN line and is a short distance from BBC and independent TV studios. Please also bookmark our searchable list of experts (over 1,400 entries) at www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/experts.list/
Melanie Reed
Press Officer
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 191 222 5791; Fax: +44 191 222 5447


14. China Blue, FF Alumn, exhibits in Finland, opening Feb 3, 6 pm

Welcome to the opening on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 6 p.m. Torikatu 2, FIN-95400 Tornio FINLAND, puh./tel +358 16 432 438, fax +358 16 432 437 www.tornio.fi/aine


15. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, selected as NYMetro Artist of the Week

On January 13, Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, was selected by NY Metro newspaper as artist of the week. They ran a color photo of the 50th Street Station on the 1 and 2 subway lines, with her glass mosaic mural, "Alice: The Way Out." Congratulations Liliana!


16. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Europa Club, Brooklyn, Feb 26, 7:30 pm

Art Nights an artistic evening series dedicated to painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry and new artistic trends Evening of Poetry & Music with poet Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn
"Barry Wallenstein has a wonderful interest in poetically sharpening the details of his real and imaginary encounters." - Jayne Cortez

Vince Chancey - French Horn
Eric Plaks - Piano
Ariel de la Portilla - Bass
Special Guest: Poet Anna Frajlich
An author of 11 books of poetry, last four published in Poland following the political changes there. Frajlich teaches Polish language and literature at Columbia University. She will read her poetry in Polish. [Concert Accompanied by Art Exhibition]
Saturday, February 26th, 2005 at 7:30pm Admission: $10 includes participation in a raffle / FREE till 8pm for students with valid ID Location: Europa Club, 98-104 Meserole Ave. (corner of Manhattan Ave.) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222 This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The NY State Council on the Arts.


17. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway, opening Jan 22

Yoko Ono is one of the most important artists working today, known for her instructions, installations, films, music, sculptures and photos. Horizontal Memories is a representative display of Yoko Ono's work, from the Sixties to the present day.

Horizontal Memories concentrates on Yoko Ono's impact on approaches to the conception of art, and on her own critical take. Since the Sixties, Yoko Ono's idea-based work has been led by her ambition to dematerialize art. Her poetic and intellectual work contains references to Fluxus and conceptual art, and plays out in close contact with the viewer.

Horizontal Memories encourages active involvement on the part of the public. Yoko Ono has created several instructions in the shape of badges, which will be freely distributed. Art lovers will have an opportunity to catch her work outside the museum too, via their mobile phone and the Internet. Her work My Mummy was Beautiful will be shown on Clear Channel billboards on the streets of Oslo, along with several of her instructions. And the museum will be showing one of Yoko Ono's most prestigious installations, together with her conceptual photos, music and sculptural work.

Yoko Ono's films will be screened at Filmens Hus at Dronningens gate 16, just up the road from the Astrup Fearnley Museum, under a special programme organized in cooperation with Cinemateket. Further screenings will take place in connection with Yoko Ono's FLY exhibition, on show in the Art Arcade (Kunstpassasjen), at Jernbanetorget tube station. Norwegian public radio (NRK) are broadcasting Yoko Ono's 13-day-do-it-yourself dance festival for Norway, starting Monday, 24 January.

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art invited Hans Ulrich Obrist to curate Water Event. Working alongside Yoko Ono, Obrist and the museum invited artists from every corner of the globe to fashion a water receptacle, and to dedicate the water in these to a particular person, country or cause. Every one of these receptacles will be displayed at the museum during the exhibition. The exhibition is a production of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. It is curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Grete Arbu and Hanne Beate Ueland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist for Water Event.
Dronningens gate 4, Oslo

tel: (+47) 22 93 60 60


18. Managing Digital Images in an Archival Setting Conference, Jan 27 in Manhattan.

Digital technologies have created a new class of objects that require archivists to develop a new range of management strategies. Whether images are created as surrogates through a digital project or born digitally, the challenges include appraisal, storage, retrieval, and ongoing maintenance. This evening's program will address some of these issues and offer some basic approaches to tackling digital image management in an archival setting.

Brooklyn Museum Archivist Deborah Wythe has been managing the Museum's Museum Archives Initiative project, a multi-repository effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that has enabled museum archives staff to both process collections and expand their work into technology-dependent areas such as EAD and digitization. She will talk about the search for a "simple and sustainable" model for creating, managing, and presenting digital images created during this multi-year project to make museum archives resources more accessible to scholars.

Digital Conversion Specialist Melitte Buchman, of New York University's Digital Library Team, will deliver a talk entitled "Crossing the Digital Divide: Basic Considerations for Archiving Digital Images." She will offer guidelines for archivists developing digital image collections, and address some basic considerations including appropriate formats and
long-term sustainability.

Deborah Wythe has been Museum Archivist at the Brooklyn Museum since 1986, where she was responsible for setting up and running an institutional archives first under an NHPRC grant and then as a member of the permanent staff. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Museum staff, Deb worked on the Steinway Collection at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives and, as an intern, organized the records of the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She recently edited the Society of American Archivists new edition of Museum Archives: An Introduction, for which she also wrote the chapters on the museum context, appraisal, description, records surveys, and photographs.

Melitte Buchman has been the Digital Conversion Specialist at New York University's Bobst Library since 2003, where she is responsible for creating and maintaining digital image content and digital video content, quality assurance and calibration of equipment. Before joining NYU, Melitte worked in The New York Public Library's Digital Library Program setting up the Digital Imaging Unit and was involved in various aspects of digital image capture. Prior to that time Melitte worked in traditional photography both as a photographer and as a photographic printer for exhibitions.

Co-Sponsored by: National Archives & the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Time: 5:30 - 6:15 pm Social, 6:15 - 7:45 pm Program
Place: National Archives (NARA) 201 Varick Street, 12th floor
Directions: Take the 1 or 9 train to Houston Street or the E train to Spring Street. Enter on Houston Street between Varick and Hudson.
Fee: Members: $4
Non-members: $6
RSVP: Julie Ludwig by Monday, January 24: ludwig@frick.org (preferred) or (212) 547-0692.



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