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February 9, 2005


1. Art Spaces Archive Project at College Art Assn. Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Feb 17
2. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces March activities
3. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Keith Sonnier exhibition
4. John Fekner, Alan Moore, Lady Pink, FF Alumns, at Hillwood Art Museum, thru April 9
5. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Mabou Mines, Mar 17-19, 7:30 pm
6. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, open mic nite, Joshua Tree, CA, Feb 16
7. Isabelle Samaras, FF Alumn, at LeVine Gallery, Chelsea, NY, thru Mar 7
8. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Munich, Feb 12 - May 16
9. Edward Albee, Bill Irwin, FF Alumns, at Wilbur Theatre, Boston, Feb 10 - Mar 6
10. Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, launches updated website, www.hindkjaer.com
11. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church, NY, March 30
12. Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Chrissie Iles, Carey Lovelace, Amei Wallach, FF Alumns, all-day Symposium about The Gates, The Guggenheim Museum, Feb 25
13. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at Intersection for the Arts, SF, Feb 10 - Mar 7
14. Stephanie Skura, Yoshiko Chuma, FF Alumns, at PS 122, NY, Feb 17-20
15. Cathy Weis, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, at Dance Theater Workshop, Feb 16-26
16. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at 59 Franklin Street, Manhattan, Feb 9 & 14
17. Nicolas Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, in Madrid, Spain, thru Feb 27

1. Art Spaces Archive Project at College Art Assn. Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Feb 17

Art Spaces Archives Project Announces a Panel Discussion Buried Treasure: Art Spaces Archives Project to be held at the College Art Association's 93rd Annual Convention In Atlanta, on February 17, 2005 The Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP] is pleased to announce a panel discussion entitled "Buried Treasure: Art Spaces Archives Project," to be held at the College Art Association's 93rd Annual Convention on February 17, 2005, from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. The panel featuring Julie Ault, Marella Consolini, Yasmin Ramirez, Irving Sandler, and Marvin Taylor will address the topic of archiving and recognizing the alternative, or avant-garde, in movement America from the 1950s to the present from the viewpoint of creators, historians and archives of the vital histories of emerging Contemporary Art in all its manifestations. Moderating the panel will be David Platzker, the Project Director, of AS-AP, an emerging non-profit initiative founded in 2003 to assess and survey the state of the archives of art spaces throughout the United States.
Irving Sandler will speak on artist venues, beginning in the 1950s with the Arts Club, which was founded in 1949 by the pioneer Abstract Expressionists and whose panels he arranged from 1956 to 1962, the infamous Cedar Street Tavern, and the artists cooperatives on Tenth Street including Tanager Gallery, which Sandler managed from 1956 to 1959, along with the influential, pioneering, magazine It Is. Additionally, Sandler s presentation will provide a history of the alternative spaces, founded in the 1970s such as Artists Space, which he co-founded in 1972, on whose board he still serves. His primary focus will be on the historic and contemporary importance of these spaces in the careers of artists and the evolution of recent American art.
Marella Consolini of The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, will discuss the practical, legal and ethical issues surrounding a seven year initiative to digitize and transcribe Skowhegan's archive of over 400 lectures given by faculty of the School from 1952 to the present. The project, included the evaluation of the material and its condition; determining the best method of preservation of the 600 original reel-to-reel tapes and researching what form the migration would take; raising the money; contacting the artists or their estates for permission to make these lectures available for public access; working with lawyers on the documents going to the artists as well as to the institutions housing the archive, and the on-going nature of the archive and its preservation.
Julie Ault will outline the conditions, growth, and decline of the alternative arts network of the 1970s and 1980s in New York City, which is the subject matter of the book she edited, Alternative Art New York 1965 1985 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press and The Drawing Center, 2002). Ault will also discuss some of the problematics encountered while researching the field of alternative spaces and group structures, which raise issues in and around the politics of archiving and historicizing.
Yasmin Ramirez will present Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Identifying the Spaces and Places of Latino Art Archives, which will give an overview of recent initiatives to catalog and archive Latino art spaces and artists in New York and California. She will discuss strategies that the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, The Smithsonian, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles are implementing to archive Latino alternative spaces, resources and materials for the study of artists and artist spaces that are currently available.
Based on ten years' experience documenting the Downtown New York Arts scene of the 1970s and 1980s, Marvin J. Taylor will give an overview of the issues alternative spaces and academic institutions need to consider when discussing the acquisition of archives. Among the topics he will discuss are intellectual property rights, copyright, retention policies, access, loans for exhibitions, research assistance, and other legal and financial matters.
About AS-AP
Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP], is a non-profit initiative founded by a consortium including Bomb Magazine, College Art Association, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York State Council on the Arts [NYSCA], New York State Artist Workspace Consortium, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture with a mandate to help living and defunct, non- and for-profit places and spaces of the alternative or avant-garde movement of the 1950s to the present, throughout the United States, to the preserve, present and protect their archival heritage. With funding provided by NYSCA, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, AS-AP has a mandate to begin the documenting process by rooting out both a national index to the avant-garde, assessing the needs for archiving and preservation, and helping to establish universal standards for archiving the avant-garde. AS-AP's belief is beyond simply needing to identify the whereabouts of centers of activity, there is an underlying need to assess, catalogue, and preserve important formative materials for study by historians with a critical distance from the creation of the material itself. AS-AP's website www.as-ap.org is a virtual resource and finding aid for locating the places and spaces of alternative and avant-garde activity. A central location for information pertaining to reservoirs of archives, tools to assist in archiving, and other aids for scholars interested in the alternative, or avant-garde, movement in the United States as well as for the locations of activity themselves.
About the Panelists
Julie Ault is an artist who independently and collaboratively organizes exhibitions and multiform projects. In 1979 Ault co-founded Group Material, the New York City-based collaborative which until 1996 produced installations and public projects exploring interrelationships between politics and aesthetics. She is also the editor of Alternative Art New York 1965 1985 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press and The Drawing Center, 2002).
Marella Consolini is the Executive Director of Development & Administration of The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Prior to Skowhegan she was the Director and Vice President of Knoedler Gallery in New York City, the Senior Vice President of an Internet art site, eArtGroup.com, and also was an Associate Director at Laura Carpenter Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Administrator for Petersburg Press, a publisher of Contemporary Master Graphics in London and New York. Ms. Consolini has a B.A. from Bard College and completed additional course work at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Yasmin Ramirez is a PhD graduate of the City University of New York and the recipient of the 2002 SSRC Dissertation Research Fellowship on the Arts and Sciences, and a 2003-2004 Mellon Dissertation Fellow. Ms. Ramirez was a consulting curator at El Museo del Barrio from 1999-2001 and the curator of Taller Boricua from 1996-1998. She has written for publications such as Art in America and Art Nexus. Her exhibition catalog essays include: Parallel Lives, Striking Differences: Notes on Chicano and Puerto Rican Graphic Arts of the 1970s, Timeline of El Museo del Barrio, and La Vida: The life and writings of Miguel Pinero in the art of Martin Wong. Her dissertation was on Nuyorican Vanguards : Political Actions / Poetic Visions, A History of Puerto Rican artists in New York, 1964-1984.
Irving Sandler received a B.A. from Temple University, a M.A. from University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from New York University. In 1956, Sandler became the director of the Tanager Gallery, Program Chairman for the Artists' Club, and a reviewer for Art News and Art International magazines and from 1960 to 1965 at the New York Post. He is the author of books that synthesized his collection of interviews and reviews into broad surveys of contemporary art, including The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism (1970), The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties (1978), American Art of the 1960s (1988), Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s (1996), and A Sweeper-Up After Artists: A Memory (2003). In addition, he has written monographs on individual artists, such as Alex Katz and Mark Di Suvero. Sandler was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 1965, and a National Endowment of Arts Fellow in 1977. He is also Professor Emeritus of Art History at the State University of New York at Purchase, where he has taught since 1972.
Marvin J. Taylor is the Director of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University. In 1994 Taylor founded the Downtown Collection at the Fales Library. The Downtown Collection, which contains over 12,000 printed books and 7,500 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, documents the post-1975 outsider art scene that developed in New York City s Soho and the Lower East Side neighborhoods. It is the only collection of its kind in a major research university and contains works by such artists and writers as Kathy Acker, Lynne Tillman, David Wojnarowicz, Dennis Cooper, Keith Haring, and many others. Taylor holds a BA with honors in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, where he also received a MLS. He also hold AA Masters in English from New York University. He is currently editing a book titled The Downtown Book: The New York Scene 1974-1984, which will be published by Princeton University Press later this year.
David Platzker is the Project Director of Art Spaces Archives Project. From 1998 through 2004 he was the Executive Director of the non-profit institution Printed Matter, Inc. He is also the co-author, and co-curator with Elizabeth Wyckoff of Hard Pressed: 600 Years of Prints and Process (New York: International Print Center New York & Hudson Hills Press, 2000); and - with Richard H. Asxom - the book and exhibition entitled Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg : A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996 (Madison, Wisconsin: Madison Art Center & New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), which was awarded the George Wittenborn Award for Best Art Publication of 1997 by the Art Libraries Society of North America.
For additional information regarding the panel or AS-AP please contact David Platzker at david@as-ap.org or at (212) 226-9076.
For additional information regarding College Art Association, or its 2005 Annual Conference, please visit CAA's website: www.collegeart.org/conference/2005


2. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces March activities

HEALING CIRCLE with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Healing ourselves, each other, and our mutual mother earth. If you can't make it in person, feel free to send the names of those you would like us to include in the ceremony and of course, wherever you are, please join your energy with ours as we send out our best blessings for physical, mental, spiritual and enviromental well-being for us all. FREE March 9, Wednesday 7:30PM Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven Park Slope, Brooklyn Mama Donna's (718) 857-1343

MAMA DONNA'S SPIRIT SHOP OPEN DAY We have a unique selection of ceremonial tools and supplies. Charms,talismans, amulets, ritual tools, rare botanicals, books, CD's, and Mama Donna's Own Blend of Blessing Oils. MARCH 19, SATURDAY 12-6pm Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven Park Slope, Brooklyn (718) 857-1343

EGGS ON END: STANDING ON CEREMONY with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman . 30th Annual World Famous Vernal Equinox Celebration. Please bring kids, drums and noisemakers. FREE March 20, Sunday 7:15AM Event 7:33AM Equinox Moment South Street Seaport, Pier 16 ManhattanMama Donna's (718) 857-1343

FULL SAP MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman. The thaw at the end of a long winter. $20 March 25, Friday 7:30pm Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven Park Slope, Brooklyn Mama Donna's (718) 857-1343


3. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Keith Sonnier exhibition

Dear Readers, Please find below a link to my review of Keith Sonnier's recent show at Pace Gallery uptown. Enjoy! Comments welcome. Best Regards, Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn. http://www.offoffoff.com/art/2005/keithsonnier.php


4. John Fekner, Alan Moore, Lady Pink, FF Alumns, at Hillwood Art Museum, thru April 9

Tawkin' New Yawk City Walls @ Hillwood Art Museum
Thru April 9, 2005
John Fekner, Curator
Exhibition included work by Gordon Matta-Clark, Lady Pink, Monika Bravo, Charlie Ahearn, John Fekner, Don Leicht, Stephen Powers, Andrew Castrucci/Bullet Space, Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant, Phillip Baldwin, Shinique Smith, Daniel Shiffman
36 page color catalog essays by John Fekner & Alan Moore

Street Art Museum:

Hillwood Art Museum 516-299-4073 http://www.liu.edu/museum
Long Island University CW Post Campus Brookville NY 11548


5. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Mabou Mines, Mar 17-19, 7:30 pm

Medea on the Argo
Medea in Corinth
a development workshop showing of 2 parts from The Medead written and directed by Fiona Templeton with Anna Kohler, Clarinda MacLow and supporting cast including Stacey Robinson, Valda Setterfield, Amelie Champagne Lyons

Thursday thru Saturday March 17-19, 2005, 7:30 pm SHARP
at Mabou Mines studio, PS122 building, 1st Avenue & 9th Street, NYC 10009
free of charge

The Medead is both an epic of Medea's life and journey (as in The Iliad) and Me dead, a journey down into the language and action of dream and the subconscious. "Words layer, divide and collide like music." Each part has a different relation to the audience the work has been developed as part of Mabou Mines Suite artist residency donations accepted, payable to New York Foundation for the Arts, for The Medead www.fionatempleton.org


6. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, open mic nite, Joshua Tree, CA, Feb 16

Nationally known visual/performance artist Linda Carmella Sibio hosts a Valentine's special open mike! The themes will be love and massacre with everyone invited to do a "performance art" piece complete with fantasmagoric costumes. If you come to the mike in jeans and a t-shirt you will be gonged and asked to move on.
Wednesday, February 16th at 8PM
Where: The Beatnik Café located at 61597-29 Palms highway (corner of Hill view) in downtown Joshua Tree. Beatnik contact: Linnea McKinsey at 760-366-2090

Artists from as far away as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles are being invited to the extravaganza. It's a mixing of big city sophistication with the hi-desert's community of artists in touch with alien power.

Featured artist for the evening are "The Cracked Eggs" group - each artist doing a solo work. "The Cracked Eggs" are well known for their group multi-media pieces. Their piece "The Prophet of Doom in the Banana Republic" will be shown at Highways in Santa Monica Oct. 21,22,23 of this year. They promise to deliver cracked glass for this evening - sharp as nails.

Also featured are two artists emerging from the New Orleans Mardi Gras! Don Risser will hunt heads, be a headhunter or do some political thang. Sydney McCuthcheon will do an interactive audience participatory "Voodoo Bingo." Mac Money, a real Voodoo priest, will come live to us via a cell phone.

Another real gem will be Walter Lab who used to do naked fake lectures and other didactic language based performances - he will read a poem about people being comfortable with themselves.

Many more surprise artist will be added to the agenda as the massacre approaches. Remember - one picture is worth a thousand words!

In 2004 Linda Carmella Sibio showed her work at the United Nations, The Kennedy Center, The Andrew Edlin Gallery, Highways and Scope, Los Angeles. This year she is participating in a film by Blake Brousseau "St. Pity" which is being shown at Highways in Santa Monica May 29 and June 12 at 7PM.

The Beatnik Café is a haven for local emerging and established artist. In the vein of the old fifties beatnik hangouts where there was comradery and community support. The Beatnik serves food and coffee to it's crowd. Open mike has been there for eight years and is every Wed. at 8PM. All recordings are broadcast live on shoutcast at www.beatnikradio.com. To learn more about the Beatnik visit web at www.jtbeat.com


7. Isabelle Samaras, FF Alumn, at LeVine Gallery, Chelsea, NY, thru Mar 7

Saturday, February 5th is the launch of Jonathan LeVine Gallery, in Chelsea, New York with the exhibition "Pop Pluralism," a group show featuring new works by a celebrated menagerie of artists. The exhibition continues through March 7, 2005. Drawing from his experience as a pop art dealer and curator in Philadelphia and New York, proprietor and curator Jonathan LeVine brings his formidable art background, a fresh approach and a discerning eye for both established and breaking artists to this new 3,000 square foot exhibition space.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th St., #9E
NYC, NY 10011
(212) 243-3822


8. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Munich, Feb 12 - May 16

Favoriten - Neue Kunst in München
Favorits - new art in Munich

an exhibition about new and young positions in art, in Munich, Germany

02/12 - 05/16
Kunstbau of the muncipal galery of the Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Hansjörg Dobliar
Heike Döscher
Christian Engelmann
Martin Fengel
Michael Hackel
Andrea Hanak
Franka Kaßner
Daniel Man
Simon Müller
Michael Sailstorfer
Florian Süssmayr
Stefanie Trojan
Jürgen Winderl
Claudia Wieser
Martin Wöhrl
Benjamin Heisenberg

02/11/05 7pm

Performance of Stefanie Trojan:

Susanne Gaensheimer
Julia Höner

Kunstbau der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus
Kunstbau at the muncipal galery of the Lenbachhaus, Munich
Luisenstraße 33, 80333 München
fon+49 89/23 33 20 00
fax+49 89/23 33 20 ¾
Tuesday-Sunday 10 - 18 Uhr


9. Edward Albee, Bill Irwin, FF Alumns, at Wilbur Theatre, Boston, Feb 10 - Mar 6

Bill Irwin, FF Alumn, and Kathleen Turner, are now in Boston starting as George and Martha for the pre-Broadway run of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, FF member. Feb. 10 through March 6 at the Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston, Tickets: $35 to $85. Call (617) 931-2787 or visit Ticketmaster.com or the box office.


10. Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, launches updated website, www.hindkjaer.com

Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, launches her updated website www.hindkjaer.com with paintings and drawings from 2004 plus new info pages with links and a guestbook.


11. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church, NY, March 30

On Wednesday night, March 30th at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, Reverend Billy and the 32-voice Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will guide couples of any and all genders in the rite of holy matrimony. Couples may arrange ceremonies with MarryMe@revbilly.com.

A NY judge ruled the state cannot ban same-sex marriage, but has issued a 30 day stay of the decision to give time for a City appeal, which Bloomberg claims he will utilize. If the ruling is overturned by March 30th then your loving, public commitment may double as a form of protest. If the ruling stands then getting marriage papers in New York City is not difficult: Honeymoon-a-lujah!

Reverend Billy registered as a "Marriage Officient" with the City of New York last Spring, and held services for eleven couples the following August 29th on Central Park's Great Lawn. The Rev asked participants to bring their own readings and vows, which ranged from Walt Whitman to the Simpsons to prose of their own design. The Reverend prayed for their desire, joy, and commitment in love, imploring the "Part of the sky not yet covered with corporate logos...the God that is not ON SALE," to protect the newlyweds in their lives together.

Savitri Durkee directs the Church of Stop Shopping. James Solomon Benn directs the Choir, working alongside Musical Director Julio Herrera. http://revbilly.com


12. Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Chrissie Iles, Carey Lovelace, Amei Wallach, FF Alumns, all-day Symposium about The Gates, The Guggenheim Museum, Feb 25

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ART CRITICS (AICA/USA) is pleased to announce a day- long symposium in connection with the installation of "The Gates: Central Park, New York" by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Guggenheim Museum
February 25, 9:15 AM to 5 PM
Enter Auditorium

This will be the first symposium to offer a critical analysis of the work and impact of the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Their democratic art is as often belittled by the mainstream art world as it is devoutly embraced by viewers who have never responded to contemporary art of any other kind. It is art that needs to be viewed in the moment it is made, but that has an afterlife of documentation which museums seek to collect. What are the social, political, economic, and artistic issues at work? What are the roots of their art and what is its influence?

9:15 - 9:45
Check in

Welcome remarks
Tom Krens, director Guggenheim Museum
AICA co-presidents Carey Lovelace and Eleanor Heartney
Symposium Moderator: Amei Wallach, whose most recent article on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's projects appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, February 2005

10:15 - 11:45
Panel: It's a Bird, It's a Plane: Art, Politics and the Public
Amei Wallach
Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic New York Times
Jonathan Fineberg, art historian, author of Metropolitan Museum catalogue "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York."
Tom McDonough, art historian and critic, Binghamton University
Paula Harper, Art Historian and critic, University of Miami
Katy Siegel, critic and author "Art and Money"

11: 45 - 12: 15
Screening of scenes from film-in-process on The Gates by Albert Maysles filmmaker who has chronicled "Running Fence" "Wrapped Pont Neuf," "Umbrellas," among other Christo and Jeanne-Claude Projects.

Conversation, Albert Maysles and Chrissie Iles, curator of Film and Video, Whitney Museum of American Art

12:15 - 1:15

1:15 - 2:30
Panel: Artists Consider the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Effect
CHAIR Tom Eccles, director Public Art Fund
Jeff Koons, artist
Tony Oursler, artist
Janet Cardiff, artist
Luchezar Boyadjiev, artist, art historian and critic, Bulgaria

2:30 - 3:45
Panel: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: An Architectural View
CHAIR Joseph Giovannini, architectural critic
Michael Van Valkenburg, landscape architect
Lebbeus Woods, visionary architect
Max Protetch, architectural historian and gallerist

3:45 - 4:30
Discussion: Art for the Ages vs Art of the Moment
CHAIR Carol Diehl , artist and critic
Arthur Danto, philosopher and art critic for the Nation
Irving Sandler, dean of art critics

If possible, Christo and Jeanne-Claude will make brief remarks

Reservation information: As we expect a full house for this exciting symposium, we are asking participants to make reservations by Feb 17. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for students and AICA members. Checks should be made out to AICA/USA and can be sent to Carey Lovelace, AICA/USA, You will be emailed a confirmation statement, which will be your ticket.If you don't receive a confirm statement, we have not received your check. If you would like to charge your ticket, you can reserve through our website, www.aicausa.org, clicking onto "Christo Symposium. Updates on the symposium will also be available through this link.There is a $3 surcharge on each ticket charged.

Checks should be made out to AICA/USA and can be sent to Carey Lovelace, AICA/USA, directed to our website at board@aicausa.org. 105 Duane Street, Suite 40E, New York, NY 10007. Questions can be directed to our website at board@aicausa.org


13. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at Intersection for the Arts, SF, Feb 10 - Mar 7

Stairway to Heaven by Jessica Hagedorn Opens this Week!
Make your reservations to see the latest Intersection + Campo Santo World Premiere Play Today Before It Sells Out!
Don't miss a special opportunity to hear Jessica Hagedorn read live on February 13. Reserve Tickets at 415.626.3311 or www.theintersection.org
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN by nationally acclaimed novelist, poet, multimedia performance artist and playwright JESSICA HAGEDORN Directed by Nancy Benjamin Featuring: Catherine Castellanos, Margo Hall, Tina Huang, Luis Saguar and Sean San José With movement Direction by Erika Chong Shuch
February 10 to March 7, 2005 Thursdays through Sundays, 8pm
Actor's Benefit performance: Monday, March 7
$9-15 (your choice) sliding scale
Thursdays & Actors Benefit are Pay What You Can Performances
Special Benefit Evening with Jessica Hagedorn
Sunday, February 13 at 7:30pm is a
Featuring an exclusive pre-performance reading and post-show reception with Ms. Hagedorn $40-$100/Sliding Scale
Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia Street (btwn 15/16)
Mission District, San Francisco
Reservations: (415) 626-3311, www.theintersection.org
" Hagedorn transcends social strata, gender, culture, and politics..." - San Diego Union Tribune
Set in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Stairway to Heaven weaves the lives and memories of social outsiders-a homeless vet and the woman who takes him in, a strip club owner, an exotic dancer and speed freak-wrestling with their dreams and realities. Written specifically for Campo Santo + Intersection, this is Hagedorn's first play since Dogeaters, which opened to national acclaim at New York City's Public Theatre in 2001. This project also marks the return of Jessica Hagedorn to the Bay Area and to Intersection, where she created many of her earliest performances in the 1970s and 1980s.
Design & Collaborative Team: Michael G. Cano, Jim Cave, Suzanne Castillo, James Faerron, and Drew Yerys, with Beatrice Bote, Chida Chaemchang, Shana Cooper, Melyssa Jo Kelly, Nancy Mancias and Danny Wolohan.
CAMPO SANTO, Spanish for graveyard or sacred ground, was founded in 1996. Campo Santo creates all new work with the writers, company and the community over several years of development. They have produced more than 26 critically acclaimed premieres, 18 World Premieres, including Sacrament!, Soul of a Whore, and i feel love, and won numerous awards including two times receiving the Glickman Award for Best New Play Premiere.
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year! Intersection is San Francisco's oldest alternative art space and provides a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists and audiences can intersect one another. At Intersection, experimentation and risk are possible, debate and critical inquiry are embraced, community is essential, resources and experience are democratized, and today's issues are thrashed about in the heat and immediacy of live art. We depend on the support of people like you. Please help ensure that Intersection is around for 40 more years and become a Member today. To become a Member, simply visit our Website and click on the Donate Now icon at www.theintersection.org


14. Stephanie Skura, Yoshiko Chuma, FF Alumns, at PS 122, NY, Feb 17-20

Stephanie Skura's first NYC performance in 9 years, with musician Bruce Haedt
Vision Collaboration Nights AT Performance Space 122, February 17 -19 at 8 pm, February 20 at 5 pm, 2005 also featuring:Yoshiko Chuma, Sarah Skaggs, Donald Fleming/Patricia Nicholson with William Parker TICKETS $20 per night - 4 Day Pass $50
For reservations / 212-477-5288 / ps122@ps122.org For updates www.visionfestival.org or call 212-696-6681
In Skura's two pieces, "Slice" and "Dialog", we experiment with the sounds & rhythms of words as music. Letting sounds carry unknown messages. Some of the words, written almost a year ago, proved to be uncannily prophetic: "the tidal wave, the rearranged body parts". We include 'automatic' writing, allowing words to become unmoored from conventional usage, allowing for multiple layers of consciousness to manifest. The writing allows the unknowable to reveal itself, and becomes itself a guide.

For Skura, this writing process is similar to her improvisational movement process, in which physical impulses are continually interrupted in a series of free-associative non-sequitors. This method is a way of allowing multiple layers of consciousness to manifest in movement. For the past several years, she's experimented with integrating this writing/speaking process with movement and music.

"A commitment to process, experiments, collaborations, & interdisciplinary work. Integration of poetry, movement, music - what theater really is! Honoring all levels of consciousness, including the subconscious." Stephanie Skura has an international reputation for adventurous, witty and challenging work. This will be her first New York City performance since 1996. She will be presenting two pieces at the Vision Collaboration Nights. SLICE is a structured improvisation consisting of various configurations & juxtapositions of solo & duet movement, music, sounds, words, & songs, with both mover and musician moving, speaking, singing. This piece evolved with an underlying theme of skin-shedding, fear, and transformation. The second piece, DIALOG, is a dialog between mover & musician, in various forms. Underlying themes involve apocalyptic natural forces, effort of trying, the prayer of singing. "Her dances range from subtle and introspective to ballistic or eerie, and are always physically exhilarating, sophisticated, and, somehow, essential." - Seattle Weekly


15. Cathy Weis, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, at Dance Theater Workshop, Feb 16-26

You're Invited! to Electric Haiku: Calm as Custard by Cathy Weis
FEBRUARY 16-26, 2006
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm
at Dance Theater Workshop
219 West 19th Street
between 7th & 8th Avenues

"Weis's multimedia dances ...leave behind a potent memory of rough-edged magic." The New Yorker

Cathy Weis, FF Alumn, presents the World Premiere of Electric Haiku: Calm as Custard, the second in her Electric Haiku series. Created by Weis with collaborators Jennifer Tipton (lighting) and Steve Hamilton (live sound), Electric Haiku: Calm as Custard is performed by a knock-out cast that includes Scott Heron, Diane Madden, Jennifer Miller, and Weis. Electric Haiku: Calm as a Custard, is a full-evening, multidisciplinary performance work that partners live dance with video, light, text, and sound-extending the limitations of physical movement into new realms of expression through the integration of technology with the body.

Electric Haiku was named by The New York Times as one of the top ten dance events of 2002 in year-in-review edition.

"Weis has a wild imagination and a belief in using simple materials. In Electric Haiku . . . she communicated the pleasure of following that imagination through multimedia adventures that were food for the eye, mind and heart." Jennifer Dunning New York Times

Tickets: $25 / 4 for 40% Club price $15 Purchase tickets at or 212.924.0077


16. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at 59 Franklin Street, Manhattan, Feb 9 & 14

59 Brides installation will be on view at 59 Franklin Street, room 202, on February 9th and 14th from 5 to 9 pm. February 9th is Chinese New Year. Stop by (its next to China Town) and have some Buddhist Spring Rolls for the sake of Wooden Rooster, or if Valentine has anything to do with brides come over and enjoy all 59 of them. HiraMandirina Project 59 BRIDES, May 2003 - January 2005, made by intruding into wedding ceremonies/ processions/etc. in several US cities, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and Israel for taking pictures of Hiram Levy next, in front , or nearby various brides (the centerpiece of the wedding). 59 Brides is a collection of alternative, unwanted wedding pictures that catch the candid moments in between traditionally staged settings.


17. Nicolas Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, in Madrid, Spain, thru Feb 27

Dear Friends,
Please join us for the sixth edition of the Passerby Museum. This time we have opened our door in the city of Madrid during Madrid Abierto and ARCO 05. We are located at: Paseo de Recoletos (impares) in front of the 'Glorieta de Colon', right next to the Wax Museum at the Telefónica's store.Our hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. February 3-27. Below you will find information about The Passerby Museum and Madrid Abierto. If you are in Madrid we surely hope to see you! All the best,
María Alós & Nicolás Dumit Estévez 915-016-253 (our contact # in Madrid)

MUSEUM'S MISION: The Passerby Museum is an itinerant institution dedicated to presenting temporary exhibitions in different locations throughout the city. The museum draws its collection from donations from people like you, those who visit, work or live where it is in operation at any given time. The Passerby Museum serves as a physical marker, recording the presence of its collaborators in the neighborhood. The museum is currently accepting donations in Madrid. We therefore encourage you to contribute to this in-progress exhibition with an object of your own. Anonymity of the donor will be preserved upon request. For inquiries and assistance, please see one of the members of our curatorial department. All of the objects donated will become the property of The Passerby Museum. We thank you for your interest.
The Passerby Museum's open-ended trajectory: At the invitation of Chashama, The Passerby Museum opened its doors in 2002 on New York's teeming 42nd Street, in the heart of Times Square. In the same year, it spent three months in the area of the former site of the World Trade Center as part of Looking In, an exhibition organized by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. At the beginning of 2004, sponsored by Longwood Art Gallery and the Bronx Council of the Arts, The Passerby Museum opened for three months in the South Bronx. In August of 2004, The Passerby Museum moved temporarily to the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) in the Ciudad Universitaria sector of Mexico City, supported by the University Museum of Science and Art (MUCA Roma) and UNAM's Department of Visual Arts. The Passerby Museum is currently taking up residency in Madrid as part of Madrid Abierto.
MADRID ABIERTO is a project within what is generically known as Public Art. In the words of its organizer, Ramon Parramon, its objective is to "stimulate creative work in determined places that relate that which is typical of the place and the time in which the creativity takes place. It is to stimulate and generate work processes which take place over time, to boost immersion in the place itself and to interact in a section of public space that has a bearing on the social environment. Madrid Abierto is a programme based on this premise of influencing the public sphere and uses different public areas of the city of Madrid as its stage, proposing new formats and using existing channels or infrastructures which get the general public involved, both in the process and in the search for other people". Now into its second edition which will take place in February 2005, the Madrid Abierto 2005 international invitation has received 439 projects, of which 39 are specific projects for the façade of the Fine Arts Circle building (Círculo de Bellas Artes). The invitation has been widely accepted internationally, as can be seen in the following list of projects and the place of residence of the artists: Spain (147), Argentina (46), USA (32), Germany (22), Mexico (21), Italy (14), France (12), Brazil (10), Russia (10), UK (7), Holland (6), Portugal (6), Dominican Republic (6), Slovenia (5), Cuba (5), Poland (4), Uruguay (4), Venezuela (4), Belgium (3), Estonia (3), Peru (3), Australia (2), Austria (2), Canada (2), Chile (2), Greece (2), Honduras (2), India (2), Panama (2), Dutch Indies (1), Belarus (1), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (1), Korea (2), Denmark (1), Ecuador (1), Philippines (1), Guatemala (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (1), Iceland (1), Israel (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (1), Serbia & Montenegro (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1). The jury, comprising Ramon Parramon (Organiser of Madrid Abierto 2005), Jorge Díez (Director of Madrid Abierto 2004), Rosina Gómez Baeza (Director of ARCO) and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi (Secretary General for the Foundation Olivetti), have selected the following projects: Espacio Móvil of the Compañía de Caracas (with Ángela Bonadies -Caracas, 1970- and Maggy Navarro - Caracas, 1961-), Museo Peatonal of María Alós (Cambridge-MA, 1973) and Nicolás Dumit Estévez (New York, 1967), Soy Madrid of Simon Grennan (London, 1965) and Christopher Sperandio (West Virginia-USA, 1964), Taxi Madrid of Anne Lorenz (Würzburg-Germany, 1971) and Rebekka Reich (Hamburg, 1969), Valla de Seguridad of Gonzalo Saénz de Santamaría (Madrid, 1976) in collaboration with Berta Orellana (Cadiz, 1976), Zona Vigilada of Henry Eric Hernández (Camagüey-Cuba, 1971). Simulacro simétrico by Key Portilla, Maki Portilla, Tadanori Yamaguchi and Ali Ganjavian, which intervenes on the Circle of Fine Arts building, and Familias Encontradas (January 1st to March 17th 1971) by Fernando Baena (Cordoba, 1962) for the façade of the Circle of Fine Arts. (The Simulacro simétrico will not be able to be carried out at this edition due to technical reasons due to the restoration of the building). The second edition of Madrid Abierto in February 2005 will also include the participation of José Dávila (Guadalajara-Mexico, 1974) for the façade of the Casa de América with Mirador Nómada, the colectivo Tercerunquinto (Julio Castro, Gabriel Cázares and Rolando Flores) insist on the changeable circumstances in urban planning. Both of these projects have been selected from the proposals of Carlos Ashida in virtue of the agreement of cooperation with CONACULTA in Mexico, country of honour at ARCO'05. Also invited are the project of Raimond Chaves (Bogotá, 1963) and Óscar Lloveras (Buenos Aires, 1960). Likewise, continuing last year's work, the 451 Team will continue working on the image and web site of Madrid Abierto and as part of an associated project, the weekly programme (Metrópolis) on La 2 (Spain's second national television channel), a pioneering programme in our country on contemporary culture specialising in research and spreading of new artistic languages, will produce a self-produced monograph of all the participating projects in Madrid Abierto, thus creating a singular and independent piece to be presented in ARCO'05 The jury has also highlighted its special interest in the proposals of Il Posto, Juan Garese, Belén Cueto, Sharon Daniel, Antonio de la Rosa, Carme Nogueira, Colectivo Ambientes, Olaf Mooij, Pepe López and Carlos Sosa, Amalia Pica, Olga Kisseleva, Veit Landwehr and Tom May, and Capacete. For this second edition, MADRID ABIERTO insists on considering artistic activity as a form of stimulation, of interaction with other agents capable of contributing to the dynamics which take place in specific environments of social complexity. It essentially understands that apart from pointing out and showing, one can transform, participate and stimulate. This is one of the main objectives of this second edition of Madrid Abierto.



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