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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
April 28, 2005


1. Doug Beube, Micki Watanabe, FF Alumns, at Rongio Gallery, Brooklyn, opening April 29, 6-8
2. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Roseland Gallery, Toronto, May 1-20
3. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, May 3, 8
4. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Green Lantern, Winona, MN, April 30, 8 p,
5. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, online review of the work of Daniel Buren
6. Jordan Crandall, FF Alumn, book launch at Printed Matter, April 28, 5-7 pm
7. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, in Berlin, opening May 4, 8 pm
8. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Boise State University, thru May 16
9. Katinka Galanos, FF Intern Alumn, at Univ. of Minnesota, opening April 29
10. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Pussycat Lounge, April 28
11. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, publications now available online
12. Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin, FF Alumns, at Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, DC, April 27 - June 11
13. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, on WBAI radio, now online at www.asiapacificforum.org


1. Doug Beube, Micki Watanabe, FF Alumns, at Rongio Gallery, Brooklyn, opening April 29, 6-8

RONGIO Gallery
April 29- May 28, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29 from 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Presenting the work of Brooklyn artists:

Elizabeth Albert
Russell Mehlman
Robin Antar
Manika Nagare
Doug Beube
Kaveri Nair
Brian Cronin
Mikael Petraccia
Yolanda Del Amo
Maddy Rosenberg
Permi K. Gill
Sara Russell
Nicholas Golebiewski
Miriam Schaer
Susan Hamburger
Lizzie Scott
Gwenessa Lam
Leonia Shapiro
Pierre Le Flem
Bill Simpson
Taliah Lempert
Johanna Bystrom Sims
Noah Loesberg
Micki Watanabe

The RONGIO Gallery opened in 2002 and presents contemporary art exhibitions in an intimate setting. The gallery is located diagonally across from the Brooklyn Museum
and the nearby Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

RONGIO Gallery
201 Eastern Parkway #5C / Brooklyn, NY 11238
(between Washington and Classon Avenues, Prospect Heights)
2/3 train to Eastern Parkway
B71 bus to Washington / B48 bus to Eastern Parkway


2. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Roseland Gallery, Toronto, May 1-20

Roseland Gallery is very pleased to present a dvd projection and the photographic works of Doug Beube, "Projected Histories - Saints"
Exhibition from May 1st to 20th, 2005
We invite you to an Artist¹s Reception on Thursday, May 5th, from 5pm to 8pm

Projected Histories envisions the human body, the book and sections of medieval paintings as a single entity, visually blurring the viewer's understanding between what is real and what is fabricated; can we believe or trust the image as truth. In medieval times, the book was considered to be a rare and valuable object symbolizing power and sacredness. Performing before a camera, a human model serves as a screen over which images of saints holding books from medieval paintings are projected. Overlaid onto the human torso the body makes its own sculptural forms and is the medium through which we either consciously or unconsciously express ourselves.

The two-dimensional paintings of the saints are mutated by the contours of the human body into a living form, visually confusing the source of information. Projecting selectively cropped images of classical paintings onto a human torso creates the illusion of a flat picture becoming fleshy, visually confusing the lines of the painting and human torso. In this integration of the sacred and the profane, knowledge symbolically becomes tactile, sensual, even erotic.
Doug Beube was born in Hamilton, Canada. He received his BFA in film from York University, Toronto, ON and an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. He is curator of The Book Under Pressure, a private collection for Allan Chasanoff in New York City. He lives and works in New York. His work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, the Black Eagle Apothecary Museum-Istvan Kiraly Museum, Budapest, Hungary, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Double Day Publishers, Long Island. NY, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, the National Library of Canada, the Special Collections, Ottawa, ON, the New York Public Library, Byrd Collection, NY, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, and in numerous Private Collections in Europe, Canada and USA.

Contact information: Francoise and Dante Larcade, ROSELAND Gallery
702 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tel: 416 869 9229
WQW Art + Design District Member
Opening Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11am to 7pm
Sunday from 1pm to 5pm


3. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, May 3, 8 pm

Galinsky co-hosts the Manhattan Monologue Slam- 2 sets of theatre with a powerful open mic. Theatrical monologues only. May 3rd 8pm at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. http://www.mmslam.com


4. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Green Lantern, Winona, MN, April 30, 8 pm

28401 Hartwood Drive Rushford, MN 55971
Green Lantern: 507.453.9520


During this time of WAR, there is a PEACE to remember. Thirty years ago on the thirtieth of this month the Vietnam War ended. Everyone is invited to an anniversary celebration of peace and reconciliation on April 30th at the Green Lantern, 571 East Third Street in Winona. Festivities begin Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend and share their stories.

The extravaganza is anchored by a simulated live radio show with "Dr. Bob" and Billy X., a Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) regional contact for Minnesota. Highlights include a report on the "Peace and Reconciliation" water ceremony and art exhibition that will bring both Vietnamese and American Vietnam War Veterans together for the first time in Homer Alaska this May. It will be followed by "Where Were You Then?" and "Where Are We Now?" audience participation segments and the always snappy house band. A concert from The New X Art Ensemble featuring the Amazing Tess Toster Tones with some very special guests will round out the evening's entertainment.

Commemoration events marking 30 years since the end of the war are currently taking place throughout Vietnam, with special events planned to mark the dates of key clashes. The Vietcong's assault on the strategically important town of Buon Ma Thuot (Vietnam) on March 10th began a series of military reverses culminating in the fall of the port city of Danang on the 29th and Saigon the following day. The Vietnamese celebrations will culminate in Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, on April 30th - to mark the date the city fell, finally ending the brutal war.

No matter the history or your memories of the times, it's always good when war is finally over. Chris Hedges, the New York Times war correspondent once wrote: "War forms its own culture. It distorts memory, corrupts language, and infects everything around it.... War exposes the capacity for evil that lurks not far below the surface within all of us. Even as war gives meaning to sterile lives, it also promotes killers and racists."


5. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, online review of the work of Daniel Buren

Hello everyone,
Please follow the link below to read the review. Hope you enjoy it, comments welcome.
Best Regards,
Deborah Garwood


6. Jordan Crandall, FF Alumn, book launch at Printed Matter, April 28, 5-7 pm

Printed Matter is very pleased to announce a book launch for Volumes One and Two of Jordan Crandall's project Under Fire: The Organization and Representation of Violence. Many of the contributors to this series of dialogues between artists, political scientists, critics, activists and journalists will be present at the event to sign copies of the book and answer any questions about the year-long project that led to its publication. Please join us on Thursday, April 28 from 5 - 7 PM at 535 West 22nd St. between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Organized by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in collaboration with V2 Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Under Fire addresses the new forms of militarized agencies that are emerging today. It attempts to understand the nature of emergent power and the forms of resistance to it, situating cycles of violence within the modalities of a global system. It looks at the role that representations play as registers of symbolic meaning and as agents of affective change -- exploring the ways that violence materializes as both act and image.

Published in two chronologically organized volumes, the book covers the conflux of battle simulation and news programming; democracy and violence; the privatization of the military; the militarization of urban space; architectures and ontologies of targeting; cultures of suspicion; the epistemology of global infrastructures; the exhibition of atrocity; panopticism and disappearance; simulated and imagined constructions of territory; and the corporate use of force.

Under Fire includes contributions by Akbar Ahmed, John Armitage, Asef Bayat, Ryan Bishop, Benjamin Bratton, Susan Buck-Morss, David Campbell, Hamid Dabashi, Manuel DeLanda, James Der Derian, Madelaine Drohan, Paul N. Edwards, Joy Garnett, Salwa Ghaly, Stephen Graham, Chris Hables Gray, Brian Holmes, Anahid Kassabian, Thomas Keenan, Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger, Saba Mahmood, Antonio Monegal, Loretta Napoleoni, Amir Parsa, Amit Rai, Harel Shapira, P.W. Singer, Radhika Subramaniam, Ananya Vajpeyi, Ana Valdez, Eyal Weizman, among others.

Under Fire Vol. 1 ISBN 90-73362-61-X and Under Fire Vol. 2 ISBN 90-73362-65-2 are published by Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Both volumes are priced at $18 and are available from Printed Matter's website, www.printedmatter.org

For additional information, please contact Rachel Bers, Programming and Website Coordinator at (212) 925-0325 or rbers@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Altria Group, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Consulate and the Government of Canada, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, LEF Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide. Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit organization.

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7. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, in Berlin, opening May 4, 8 pm

Tadej Pogacar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art
CODE:RED Trafficking Topographies
Sparwasser HQ, Torstrasse 161, Berlin Mitte
Opening: May 4, 2005 at 8 p.m.
Exhibition: May 5 - May 14 2005
In the project CitySellingCityTelling, artists explore various aspects of urban identity. CitySellingCityTelling will, as the title suggests, take a critical look at the commercialization of city identity and will examine how the narratives of a city are invented, controlled and disseminated. CitySellingCityTelling will also explore different alternative ways of occupying the field of culture. The 'triumph of capitalism' is also clear through the simplification of aesthetics and of cultural life as such produced by tourist offices and marketing strategies aiming for a controlled narrative of the city, leaving out representation of the pluralistic multitude of citizens and their histories. Instead of public interventions, one might more aptly refer to the projects taking part in CitySellingCityTelling as forms of public integration.

By inviting (street-)communities, social networks, and activist strategies and movements to represent themselves and operate within the frame of the project CODE:RED, Tadej Pogacar suggests how the activities of these self-organized networks, operating globally at street-level, can offer a better spotlight and more differentiated representation than official monuments and other semi-historical touristic motives.

When the US pulled out of Vietnam the Tai sex industry faced a worrying cut in profits. The sex business in partnership with the tourist industry and the government decide to attract new type of client, so tourists replaced military personnel. Trafficking increased.
CODE:RED Trafficking Topographies is in Berlin premiering a new board game Monapoly. The game aims to spread knowledge about trans-national trafficking in humans.
Wednesday, May 4 OPENING
Thursday, May 5
Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
LECTURE: Ana Lopes, London
Ana Lopes is an international sex workers' rights activist, having worked in the industry herself and being a member of several international sex workers' organisations. She is the Branch President of the Sex Workers GMB Union Branch and she is a visiting lecturer at the University of East London, in the school of Social Sciences.
CitySellingCityTelling is part of the project Urban Art Stories that ties together Copenhagen, Berlin, and Malmö in a joint cultural manifestation comprising a total of 29 participant projects. Urban Art Stories takes shape through the joint efforts of partners in Copenhagen, Berlin, and Malmö.



8. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Boise State University, thru May 16


The Boise State University English Department's Introduction to Book Arts class is taking a cue from spring's rainy weather for their "April Showers" book exhibit, on view now thru May 16, in the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on the BSU campus.

Students created books using "dissolvo" water-soluble paper, which is popular among spy enthusiasts and their instructor, Tom Trusky, who is producing a dissolving book this coming fall. The class was encouraged to take advantage of the paper's dissolving capabilities and create books that complement its unique qualities.

For example, student Carrie Applegate created a catalog for the fictional "Queue & Co.," an upscale spy outfitter and "suppliers of fine espionage equipment since 1952." The spy tome is hidden inside a West Elm home catalog.

Student Kenji Hyde used the paper's qualities to reflect an internal struggle. He used a "hidden room" structure for his book. It is constructed out of one piece of paper and contains an internal chamber. Hyde uses this "room" to house memories, images of terrible events that can't be washed away.

Contact: Tom Trusky, English department, (208) 426-1999, ttrusky@boisestate.edu.
Media contact: Julie Hahn, University Relations, (208) 426-5540, juliehahn@boisestate.edu
Online: http://news.boisestate.edu
Photos: http://news.boisestate.edu
PowerPoint exhibition: http://english.boisestate.edu/ttrusky/studwork.html


9. Katinka Galanos, FF Intern Alumn, at Univ. of Minnesota, opening April 29

Katinka Galanos
BFA Exhibition
April 18 - May, 13, 2005

digital prints/video/video installation
*installation on view opening night only

Opening Reception
Friday, April 29
6:00 - 8:30

Regis Center for Art
University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis


10. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Pussycat Lounge, April 28

Hello you hot-blooded Mommas and Daddies,
Full Tank is playing next Thursday and we would love to see you then. You not only get to see the oddest Girl Band around, you get free access to the Strip Club, too! And if they don't run away before then, you'll see our 2 GoGo Boys shake it to our tunes.
Yours truly,
The Tank


$6 that are worth it.


11. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, publications now available online

I wanted to gather together URLs for purchase etc. of my work available online. This is probably incomplete, but for those who are interested, it is probably useful. Note that Printed Matter carries a number of things. I definitely recommend the books - VEL, The Wayward, Sophia, .echo. There are days I wish I was a store. Those are the days I could still wish.- Alan

Current Books, CDs, DVDs, etc.:

by Alan Sondheim
Based on Virtual Environment work, an intense selection of recent texts on motion capture, avatars, online experience, and language. A must! http://www.cafepress.com/cp/browse/Ne-6_N-1203+1016+20472268_nr-1_bt-1

by Alan Sondheim
Alan Sondheim's new ebook, .echo, takes you on a fascinating journey with Nikuko Meat-Girl into the language of avatars, transliterate lovemaking and virtual subjectivity. While interacting with Sondheim's ebook of mystical eroticism, the reader will lose themselves in a net.fiction charged with sex, obsession, codework and real bodies pushed to the limit. A provocative theory-world presented in the guise of experimental narrative, .echo takes the reader on a high-speed, yet zen-like trip through a hallucinatory landscape that one can imagine used to be the world. There's never been anything like this book as it confounds the relationship between America and Japan, prosthetics and aesthetics, visible words and invisible intelligences. Enter at your own risk! http://www.altx.com/ebooks/echo.html

Sondheim, Alan; Sophia, ISBN 1 84254 583 3; published July 2004,
reprinted November 2004
One of the author's rare texts of philosophy, an extended meditation on world and worlding, written with a unique style and structure. Perhaps the best guide to reality ever written!

The Wayward
Salt Books
The Wayward is an exploration into virtual life and theory. It uses tools from codework to traditional genre; much of its work is the result of programming intended to create systems of circulating texts. Think of The Wayward as a poetics of the imaginary, stumbling over the grounds of the real - constantly questioning linguistic referents and 'meaning in general.' The work is a ground-breaking exploration of the roots and structures of online and offline life, in which language simultaneously explodes and implodes. Conversations among 'emanents' dominate inconceivable landscapes; sexualities are constructed and deconstructed. There's not another work like it.

Being On Line, Net Subjectivity
Edited by Alan Sondheim 1996-7.
Note: This may or may not be available at this time.
Being on Line is an historic exploration of the theory and practice of virtual identity as well as its effects. Unlike many recent books on the Internet, it focuses both on the promises of the technology and the actual content being developed by users of this form of exchange. Among the thirty-two authors are Angela Hunter, Ellen Zweig, and Nesta Stubbs; net feminist Doctress Neutopia; anthropologist Roger Bartra; and theorists Friedrich Kittler, Slavoj Zizek, Mark Poster and Gregory Ulmer. Artists include Mike Metz, Alice Aycock, Peter Halley.
208 pages, with 16 pages of color and 192 illustrated pages in black and
white. In English and Korean. ISBN 1-882791-04-5 Paperback 7 x 91/2 in.,
208 pages, 16 color. $15.00 U.S.
Can probably be ordered from:
D.A.P/ Distributed Art Publishers
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10013-1507
or call toll-free 1-800-338-BOOK

The Case of the Real
Potes and Poets Press, 1998 (2 chapbooks)
Note: Most probably available.
Volume One 44 pages ISBN 0-937013-90-9
1998 $7.00 New Chapbook Series #15
Volume Two 41 pages ISBN 0-937013-91-9
1998 $7.00 New Chapbook Series #16
2 Volume Set for $13
Potes & Poets publications are available from:
Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

T'Other Little Tune (CD)
re-recording of vinyl lp
Catalog #: ESPCD 1082

Ritual-all-7-70 (CD)
re-recording of vinyl lp
Catalog #: ESPCD 1048

The following are available through Printed Matter:

DVD+ - for computer playback only
Alan Sondheim
Tremendous collection of current work!
New York, NY: A. Sondheim. 2005 $25.00

Forlorn Matter
Alan Sondheim
Self-published text (a second version appeared in the anthology
Unnatural Bodies). $8.00

Archive 3.7 CDrom
Alan Sondheim
Brooklyn, NY: Sondheim. 2001
Archive 3, 7, previously Sub/Con/Text, is a complete collection of the artist's work. It includes several web suites, over 5000 pages of text, 500 images, numerous videos and sound works, computer programs, and all sorts of additional materials. There are several book-length manuscripts, a number of articles, and the full Internet Text, described as a "continuous meditation on philosophy, language, and virtual subjectivity." The cdrom will open in Mac or PC; only the web suites might be a problem in Mac, although all materials are completely accessible through the directories. (Please note: This is somewhat superceded by Sampler, but is an excellent snapshot of work 1995-2001.) $14.00

New Observations. No. 120 (Winter 1999) Cultures of Cyberspace
Alan Sondheim, editor New York, NY: New Observations Ltd.. 1999 Begun in the early Eighties, this artist-run periodical features a wide range of visual art, artists projects, essays, poetry, and fiction; each issue is guest-edited and devoted to a specific cultural theme. Editor Alan Sondheim collected texts about the Internet with images chosen as a counterpoint -- "they reflect spaces and bodies that are effaced, occluded, ghostlike." Contributors include: Laurie Cubbison, Alexanne Don, Jerry Everard, Amy Fletcher, Radhika Gajjala, Eve Andree Laramee, Nick Mamatas, Jon Marshall, Caitlin Martin, Michael W. Spirito, John Suler, Ryan Whyte, and others. Images by Robert Cheatham, Emily Cheng, Janieta Eyer, Nancy Haynes, Hokusai, Ichi Ikeda, Fanny Jacobson, Eve Andree Laramee, Kim McGlynn, Barbara Simcoe, David Smith, Tyler Stallings, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and Thomas Zummer, among others. $6.00

Damaged Life
Denise de la Cerda, Alan Sondheim
Dallas, TX, 1986
This exploration of space, lines, and existence is realized through electronics, tape recorders, keyboards, drum machines, mixers, miscellaneous acoustic instruments, and an accompanying booklet of black and white drawings of the artist recording these sounds. Cassette. Damaged life was a post-industrial group whose recordings were generally distributed on Spasm Cassettes, Austin. $7.00

Current active URLs:

Wiki essays at:

A few other titles:

Disorders of the Real
Station Hill, 1988. Note: This may not be available at this time.

Individuals: Post Movement Art in America
(anthology) New York: Dutton Books, 1977. Not available: check abe

The Structure of Reality
(Self published through Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), 1977.
Not available: check abe

NSCAD, 1972
Not available: check abe

Burning Deck Press, 1968
Experimental work, check abe


12. Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin, FF Alumns, at Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, DC, April 27 - June 11

Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin present an exhibition
Robert Brown Gallery,
2030 R Street, N.W. Washington, D.C., April 27 - June 11, 2005


13. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, on WBAI radio, now online at www.asiapacificforum.org

Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, was recently interviewed by Andy Hsiao and Leyla Mei on WBAI radio's Asia Pacific Forum. You can hear the interview, which features music on Chinese themes by Louis Prima and Biz Markie, at www.asiapacificforum.org



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