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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
March 29, 2005


1. Franklin Furnace named newest member of the Smithsonian Institution
2. Karen Finley, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at NYU, April 14, 6:30-8 pm
3. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at 45 Bleecker Theater, NY, Mar 31-Apr 24
4. China Blue, FF Alumn, interviewed at artcritical.com
5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, lectures at NY Studio School, April 6, 6:30 pm
6. Anahí Cáceres, FF Alumn, at http://weblog.nmartproject.net
7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at One Taste Center, SF, April 1, 8-11 pm
8. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, thru May 7
9. Gabriele Leidloff, FF Alumn, at Inst. for Advanced Study, Berlin, April 5-May 31
10. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, April 8-May 8
11. Ronald Feldman, RoseLee Goldberg, Tehching Hsieh, Chrissie Iles, Laura Parnes, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, in Performance Art Symposium at the Guggenheim Museum, NY, April 8-9

1. Franklin Furnace named newest member of the Smithsonian Institution

Would that it were so! Happy April Fool's Day 2005 - please read on for real news:


2. Karen Finley, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at NYU, April 14, 6:30-8 pm

Please join Verso and NYU's Tisch School for the Arts
This superb gathering of artists, writers and cultural critics will be one of the most exciting, irreverent and outrageous forums to follow the re-election of George W. Bush. Who are the Bushwomen? Condoleezza Rice, Karen Hughes, Gale Norton, Laura Bush, et al - they feed and feed off of W's political and military muscle, embodying the female-friendly rhetoric of the most reactionary administration yet.

Laura Flanders, Air America Radio host & author of Bushwomen: How They Won the White House for Their Man
Sheril Antonio, Dean of Undergraduate Film & Television, Tisch School for the Arts, NYU
Ann Butler, Senior Archivist, The Fales Library, NYU
Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times Critic-at-Large
Ellen Willis, Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication, NYU, and author of Don't Think, Smile!

Moderated by Karen Finley, Visiting Professor in Art and Public Policy, NYU
With a special appearance by Martha Wilson, Founding Director of Franklin Furnace, as Barbara Bush.

Thursday, April 14
6:30-8 pm

The Cantor Film Center
New York University
36 East 8th Street
(between University and Mercer)

Free & open to the public
RSVP (212) 807 9680
Books provided by Bluestockings Books
For more information about upcoming Verso events, see www.versobooks.com


3. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at 45 Bleecker Theater, NY, Mar 31-Apr 24

The Culture Project presents "INDEX TO IDIOMS" written and performed by Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, and directed by Merry Milwe, is a lyrical text that takes place on the collapsible boundary between fiction and memoir. It investigates parenthood from a particularly feminine vantage point, and is a love song to the body in pleasure, in illness and in the profound and singular utility of Motherhood. The young son of a suburban woman comes home from school with a list of English idioms from his language arts class. His Mother takes the list and decides that she will use her solitary moments and this list of idioms to tell the story of her life. It is a life that belongs only partially to her, and for the rest belongs to her young son and daughter, to her work as a mother and as a writer for the theater, and to the humorous, cruel or random circumstances that possess any life. Each brief tale is headed by one of the idioms on her son's list (as perfect as poetry for mothers who haven't much time between feedings to sit and read at length), and as the idioms mount up, we learn of the Mother's own suburban childhood, of her coming to consciousness as a sexual and intellectual young woman, and of her discoveries of the body, in childbirth, in performance, and in tango with a charismatic and moody mortality.
Common to all the stories is the way in which they cluster around the small miracles of daily life, moments in the supermarket, playground or bedroom which most deeply inform the Mother and by which her life is enriched and complicated. Prior to this premiere "INDEX TO IDIOMS" received workshop productions in NYC at Dixon Place (Veteran's Series), as part of The Culture Project's Women Center Stage festival and regionally at the Kitchen Theater in Ithaca, NY, and at the Off Center Theater in Austin, TX.
The complete performance schedule for "INDEX TO IDIOMS" (March 31 through April 24) will be: Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3 at 4:00 pm. From Friday April 8 the weekly schedule will be Fridays at 8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 pm through April 24. All tickets will be $30.00. (Student rush tickets are $20 and available one hour before show time. Limit one ticket per valid student ID.) Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster 212-307-4100 or www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at the 45 Bleecker Theater Box Office (at Lafayette).
JIM BALDASSARE, Public Relations/Publicity Tel: 212-362-3346 jbpressrep@aol.com


4. China Blue, FF Alumn, interviewed at artcritical.com

To All:
I was recently interviewed by Jill Connor for ArtCritical.com. Check it out: http://www.artcritical.com/conner/JCChinaBlue.htm.
China Blue
14 Dunham Place
Brooklyn, NY 11211


5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, lectures at NY Studio School, April 6, 6:30 pm

Lecture by Agnes Denes at the New York Studio School.
Title: "Art for the Third Millennium-Creating a New World View."
8 West 8th Street, New York
April 6th 2005, at 6:30 p.m.
Admission free.


6. Anahí Cáceres, FF Alumn, at http://weblog.nmartproject.net

W:MoRiA (Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina). http://weblog.nmartproject.net
Anahí Cáceres


7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at One Taste Center, SF, April 1, 8-11 pm

Created and conducted
by performance artist/shaman

An on-going drop-in workshop
3 hour sessions

Next scheduled workshop:
April 1, 2005

One Taste Center
1074 FOLSOM ST. at 7th Street

sliding scale donation of $5-$50 per session

For those who want to expand their creativity beyond limits
Be it in art, music, performance, magic, or life in general

Using rituals, controlled folly, jams, physical play, improvisation, and just plain fun, the altered state of deeper creativity will be accessed.


Come early and visit THE FEEL GOOD CAFÉ

For info
Call: 510-526-7858
Email: fmoore@eroplay.com

For directions:

For downloadable poster:

"His stamina is unrelenting, and the music goes on and on. I am repelled but stuck: I can't turn away." San Francisco Weekly, 2001
"Frank Moore is a revolutionary and highly respected artist of the underground community...." fAZE3 Magazine July 1998
"Best of the Bay Area!" S.F Bay Guardian
"One of the few people practicing performance art that counts." Karen Finley, performance artist
"(Frank Moore is a)...major American artist" Joey Manley, Director FStv Web Project
"Frank Moore is one of my performance teachers." Annie Sprinkle, performance artist
"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." P-Form Magazine
"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly


8. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, thru May 7

a video installation by Lynn Cazabon

What are the tools we use everyday but rarely pause to consider? In an installation of video interviews with residents of Marseille, France and Baltimore, MD, artist Lynn Cazabon looks at how everyday technology becomes part of our lives, against the backdrop of two post-industrial cities in the digital age.

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
thru May 7, 2005


9. Gabriele Leidloff, FF Alumn, at Inst. for Advanced Study, Berlin, April 5-May 31

Vernissage Invitation
Gabriele Leidloff
Ugly Casting 1.5.
Tuesday, 5 April 2005, 8:00 p.m.

Gabriele Leidloff works with video, film, photography and image generating
techniques, such as radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, and
eye-tracking. Using scientific imaging procedures, she analyzes visual perception in
unfamiliar ways. She conceptualized and launched the project
l o g - i n / l o c k e d o u t - A Forum of Art and Neuroscience -
Her installations have been exhibited in galleries, museums and
universities in Europe and the United States.

Exhibition and vernissage at the Wissenschaftskolleg are connected with
this year's focus group 'ImageScience'. The common denominator is an interest
in technical images. Commenting on individual works of Gabriele Leidloff will be art historian Horst Bredekamp (professor at the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin and
permanent fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg) and two current Wissenschaftskolleg fellows, art expert Karl Clausberg (Hamburg) and media theoretician W. J. Thomas Mitchell (University of Chicago).

By making a telephone appointment (030/89001-0) the exhibition can be
viewed through 31 May 2005, on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

We would ask that you RSVP per e-mail: veranstaltung@wiko-berlin.de

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Institute for Advanced Study
Wallotstrasse 19
14193 Berlin


10. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, April 8-May 8



8th April 8th May 2005
Chapter, Market Rd. Cardiff

A major new exhibition investigating memory and the interrogation of space as a primary vehicle for tracing it¹s repression and recovery.

The exhibition takes the form of two new installations. Each contemplates power in relation to conditioned and colonised space.

An performance 'akshun' by the artist will take place on the opening night Friday 8th April at 19.00. The artist will then create a series of performance interventions in the gallery throughout the exhibition. These will take place between 16.00 19.00 on Sat. 16th April and on consecutive Saturdays [23rd, 30th] with a final performance on Sunday May 8th at 16.00.

The promiscuous corruption of communal [utopian] space

The institution as installation [architectural space] and a site/place for akshun [performative intervention]. A series of rooms [ recalled/reclaimed] and, the ability to pass through specifically defined space, a place for things to be recalled, remembered, reclaimed, redeemed. Architectural space as a precondition, an invented and remembered fiction for something else, for something potentially forgotten.

These forgotten spaces recalled are emblematic of the inevitable corruption by the
institution. The power of desire, the power coercion, the power of empire. The power of fiction as truth.
Video installation concerning the remains of the village of Capel Celyn, North Wales. The installation will act as a reference not only to the notion of a disenfranchised and dispossessed community but to also convey notions of a submerged , local and national identity. As such the work brings together elements of the artists practice: artistic activism and direct engagement in socio-cultural and politically contentious issues. These general concerns are linked to the wider implications of post colonial trauma, cultural imperialism, psychological and real genocide. These references are particular to the history of what has taken place at Capel Celyn and to the experience of the Welsh nation as a whole.

The Welsh speaking village of Capel Celyn and the Tryweryn valley near Bala were drowned in 1965 in order to supply water for the City of Liverpool. Eight hundred acres of land were submerged, as well as the school, the post office, the chapel and the cemetery. Twelve farms and land belonging to four other farms were also drowned in order to create the Llyn Celyn (Celyn lake) reservoir.


11. Ronald Feldman, RoseLee Goldberg, Tehching Hsieh, Chrissie Iles, Laura Parnes, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, in Performance Art Symposium at the Guggenheim Museum, NY, April 8-9

(Re)presenting Performance Symposium

This two-day symposium is a prelude to the performance and exhibition project Marina Abramovic: Seven Easy Pieces, scheduled for fall 2005, in which the artist (re)performs and reinterprets seminal works from the 1970s by Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Valie Export, Bruce Nauman, Gina Pane, and herself.

(Re)presenting Performance
FRI APR 8, 4-8 PM and SAT APR 9, 10 AM-6 PM

A series of panels composed of art historians, artists, choreographers, filmmakers, and curators investigates the various histories of performance, the plausibility of its repetition, and the urgency of its preservation. Performance artists active during the 1970s are interviewed individually about these issues, and younger artists discuss the impact of their legacy.


APRIL 8-9, 2005

Organized by Nancy Spector, Curator of Contemporary Art, and Jennifer
Blessing, Curator, both at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Peter B. Lewis Theater, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York City

FRI APR 8, 3-8 PM
3-4 PM
4 PM
Opening remarks
4:15-5 PM
Artist Conversation
Marina Abramovic, artist, and Chrissie Iles, Curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art

5-6:30 PM
Panel I: Performance Theory: Tracing the Ephemeral
Performance theorists often privilege the act over its documentation, while art historians and curators tend to be invested in the relics and residues of actions. In this panel, theorists discuss the concept of performance as purely ephemeral, as something defined by its disappearance, in contrast to the archival impulse behind the documentation and historicization of 1970s performance art. Moderated by Jennifer Blessing.

Jane Blocker, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies,
University of Minnesota
Amelia Jones, Professor and Pilkington Chair in Art History, University of Manchester

Peggy Phelan, The Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama, Stanford University
Rebecca Schneider, Associate Professor and Head of the MA and PhD in Theater and Performance Studies, Brown University

6:30-7 PM

7-7:45 PM
Artist Conversation
Carolee Schneemann, artist, and Dan Cameron, Senior Curator at Large,
The New Museum

SAT APR 9, 9:30 AM-6 PM
9:30-10 AM
10-11:30 AM
Panel II: Recording, Documenting, and Conserving Performance: The Practitioners

Performances of the 1970s were documented through their creator's notes as well as photographs, videos, and films. This material has become the forensic evidence that bears witness to the original event. In this panel, filmmakers and conservators discuss the differing methodologies used in capturing and preserving ephemeral art forms. Moderated by Nancy Spector.

Babette Mangolte, filmmaker
Anthony McCall, filmmaker
Mary Anne Staniszewski, Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Carole Stringari, Senior Conservator, Guggenheim Museum

11:30-11:45 AM

11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Artist Conversation
VALIE EXPORT, artist, and Maria-Christina Villaseñor, Associate Curator of Film and Media Arts, Guggenheim Museum

12:30-1:30 PM

1:30-3 PM
Panel III: Presenting Performance: Original Protagonists
The visionary curators, critics, and gallery owners who helped promote and present performance during the 1970s discuss the original events, the challenges they faced at the time, and the various histories that have emerged since then. Moderated by Jennifer Blessing.


René Block, Director, Museum Fridericianum
Germano Celant, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum
Ronald Feldman, Director, Ronald Feldman Gallery
RoseLee Goldberg, former curator, The Kitchen; Associate Adjunct Professor, New York University; and founding director, PERFORMA
Thomas McEvilley, Distinguished Lecturer on Art and Art History, Rice University

3-3:15 PM

3:15-4 PM
Artist Conversation
Tehching Hsieh, artist, and Frazer Ward, Assistant Professor of Art, Smith College

4-5 PM
Panel IV: Contemporary Performance
Contemporary artists discuss the influence of 1970s Body Art, Aktionism, and/or Feminist Performance Art on their own practices, as well as the relationship between documentation and live action in their work. Moderated by Nancy Spector.

Janine Antoni, artist
Laura Parnes, artist
Christian Marclay, artist
Rirkrit Tiravanija, artist

5-6 PM
Open discussion

April 8: $10 ($7 for members, students, and seniors)
April 9: $20 ($15 for members, students, and seniors)

For more information, visit www.guggenheim.org, or call the Guggenheim
Museum's Box Office at (212) 423-3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 PM.




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