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May 10, 2005


1. Marie Sester, FF FOTP 2005 recipient, announces BE[AM] Project
2. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, in Strange Attractor Journal
3. Maja Petric, FF Intern Alumn, at NYU, TONITE
4. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces events on June 6 and June 21
5. Jill Scott, Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumns, in Lucerne, Switz., May 19-22, and more
6. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Gallery 128, NY, May 12 & 13, 8 pm
7. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, announces Art Dirt Redux online audio show
8. Todd Alcott, R. Sikoryak, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place @ the Marquee, TONITE
9. Jaime Davidovich, FF Alumn, at NURTUREart, May 14, 5 pm
10. Jack Waters & Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, May 21, 8 pm
11. Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Louise Lawler, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Orchard, NY, TONITE
12. Yvonne Rainer, FF Visionary, at EDA, CA, May 12, 7 pm
13. Holly Hughes, Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at La Mama, May 19-June 5
14. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, May 27, 8 pm
15. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, releases new book, Wasted Beauty
16. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, at the New School, TONITE, 7 pm
17. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, at National Arts Club, May 18
18. Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, at National Academy Museum, June 3, 6:45 pm

1. Marie Sester, FF FOTP 2005 recipient, announces BE[AM] Project

You’re invited to Marie Sester’s BE[AM] project

BE[AM] projects - intermittently lets the public control– moving visuals from a database of American pop culture to point to the ambiguity among entertainment, military, and ideology. For more details, visit http://www.sester.net/projects/beam/beam.html
Marie Sester


2. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, in Strange Attractor Journal

"Strange Attractor Journal 2," ‘432 pages of exquisite high strangeness,' has just been published in London. My contribution, "Boris Vian for Anglophones," is an overview of the short life and surprising career of that inimitable novelist/hoaxer/pacifist/trumpeter/'pataphysician/engineer/nightclubber/jazz critic.

"Strange Attractor celebrates unpopular culture. We declare war on mediocrity and a pox on the foot soldiers of stupidity. Join us." www.strangeattractor.co.uk


3. Maja Petric, FF Intern Alumn, at NYU, May 11

Dear all,

You are invited to attend ITP Spring Show 2005, among many interesting projects there will also be my little experimental documentary 'The Balkans?' - http://itp.nyu.edu/~mp1522/, http://itp.nyu.edu/~mp1522/balkans.htm

Wednesday, May 11 from 5 to 9pm

A two-day explosion of interactive sight, sound and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP. http://itp.nyu.edu/show

An oversized Greenwich Village loft houses the computer labs, rotating exhibitions, and production workshops that are ITP -- the Interactive Telecommunications Program. Founded in 1979 as the first graduate education program in alternative media, ITP has grown into a living community of technologists, theorists, engineers, designers, and artists uniquely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interactivity in the real and digital worlds. A hands-on approach to experimentation, production and risk-taking make this hi-tech fun house a creative home not only to its 230 students, but also to an extended network of the technology industry's most daring and prolific practitioners.

Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 4th Floor South
New York NY 10003

Take the left elevators to the 4th Floor
These events are free and open to the public
No need to RSVP
For questions: 212-998-1880
email: itp.inquiries@nyu.edu


Or just call me: 646 724 2561



4. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces events on June 6 and June 21

Savoring the sweet fruits of our labor. Feeding ourselves and one another. $20. Monday June 6, 7:30PM. Advance Reservations Required. Reservations close 24 hours prior to each event. For Info and Reservations please contact Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Contact: Mama Donna's (718) 857-1343

SIZZING SUMMER SOLSTICE with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Part of " A Year on the Pier" Celebrating the Seasons at the South Street Seaport. Please bring drums, noisemakers, and Spirit! FREE Tuesday June 21, 2:30am Event Begins. 2:46am Solstice Moment. South Street Seaport, Pier 6, Manhattan. Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Contact (718) 857-1343.


5. Jill Scott, Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumns, in Lucerne, Switz., May 19-22, and more

Artists in Swiss Science Labs / Artists in Labs

Museum of Art, Terrace Hall, Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), Lucerne

www.artistsinlabs.ch THE FINAL RESULTS.

The Artists-in-Labs-Project (AIL-Project) is an innovative research project from the HGKZ, which explores the cultural interface between Art and Science. CAN ART BE A CATALYST TO INTERPRET SCIENCE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC? Using DVD documentation, analysis of prototypes, the KKL Exhibition and Symposium presents and discusses the final results of the project and the processes of this rare and recent trans-disciplinary inquiry. You are welcome to attend.
EXHIBITION “The Process of Inquiry":
May 19-22, 2005, Opening: May 19, 2005, 5 PM

SYMPOSIUM “Fusion 05":
May 21, 2005, 2 PM until 6 PM
2 PM Seven Artists-in-Labs Artists present their work and collaboration from personal experience
4:20 PM Panel Discussion with invited Scientists and Researchers
5 PM APÉRO sponsered by CSEM Alpnach and Swiss Museum of Transport and Communication, Lucerne
Science Labs and Artists represented:
Artifical Intelligence Lab, Uni Zurich: Margarete Jahrmann (A), Max Moswitzer (A), Adrianne Wortzel (USA ). / Computational Laboratory, ETH, Zurich: Tiffany Holmes ( USA). / Centre Suisse d'Electronique et Microtéchnique, Alpnach : Margaret Tan (Singapur). / Geobotanical Institute, ETH, Zurich: Thomas Isler (CH). / Institute of Information, ETH, Zurich: Axel Vogelsang (UK/D). / Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen: Dominik Bastianello (CH), Nigel Helyer (UK/AUS). / Planetarium, Swiss museum of traffic and communication, lucerne: Andrew Quinn (I/AUS), Clea T. Waite (D/USA). / Centre for biosafety and sustainability (BATS), Basel: Shirley Soh (Singapur) / Centre for microscopy (ZMB), Uni Basel: N.S. Harsha (IND), Isabel Rohner (CH).

Prof. Dr. Jill Scott, Media Artist, Project Leader and AIL-Research Team, jill.scott@hgkz.ch
René Stettler rene.stettler@hgkz.net, Prof. Marille Hahne and Dr. Priska Gisler
ICS an der ZFH_Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich
AIL Artists in Labs Project, www.artistsinlabs.ch
Tel. ++41 (0) 43 446 64 20


Adrianne Wortzel's 2001 telerobotic installation in Data Dynamics at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Camouflage Town, a telerobotic art installation funded by the NSF, and her StudioBlue initiatve at Cooper Union are featured online at the NSF Discoveries site: Creative Minds Mingle: Robotics at the Junction of Art and Engineering http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=103059&org=NSF.


6. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Gallery 128, NY, May 12 & 13, 8 pm

"Random Acts", Performance & music May 12 & 13, 8pm, Gallery OneTwentyEight, NYC

In 2004, Vernita N'Cognita was selected by performance artist Linda Montano to be part of the second seven years of 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART (1998-2019). With “The Endless Junkmail Scroll” as the set, there will\ be 2 evenings of performance, the first public act of her 7 Years of Living Art Project. Performing with her will be artist Kazuko Miyamoto & musician Sean Carolan on Thursday & Friday, May 12 &13 @ 8PM. Happening at Gallery OneTwentyEight, 128 RIVINGTON ST. (between Essex & Norfolk Sts.) NY, NY 10002.
Exhibition of the "Endless Junkmail Scroll" & other collages on til May 14, Wed thru Sunday, 1-7.
(F train to Delancey) (tel. 212674 0244 or 212 925 4419)


7. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, announces Art Dirt Redux online audio show

In the 1990's Art Dirt was the first audio/video streamed artists talk show on the web. Started by G.H. Hovagimyan with Robbin Murphy and Adrianne Wortzel, Art Dirt now resides in the Digtial Studies Archive of the Walker Art Center

Now G.H. and Robbin Murphy are using podcasting  for a new audio show called Art Dirt Redux http://spaghetti.nujus.net. With Art Dirt Redux, Rob and G.H. get up close and personal with the New York art world often using hidden microphones to map the soundscape. When G.H. mixes sound files he creates a mashup reality that breaks the mass media rules for audio reporting. G.H. says he layers the sounds to go in and out of focus creating a texture and emotion. Part "Reality Radio" and part "Sound Art", Art Dirt Redux breaks new ground.


8. Todd Alcott, R. Sikoryak, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place @ the Marquee, TONITE

Dixon Place presents…
Cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures, hosted by R. Sikoryak
This episode features…
Todd Alcott
Kim Deitch
Tom Hart
Danny Hellman
Michael Kupperman
Arlen Schumer
Karen Sneider
Lauren R. Weinstein & Patrick Hambrecht
Plus special guest voices by Julie Anderson and Steven Rattazzi
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Dixon Place at The Marquee
356 Bowery between Great Jones and E. 4th Street
Reservations: 212.219.0736 x106

Tickets: $15 suggested donation
$12 advance tickets at theatermania.com

This event is part of the Dixon Place Veteran's Series. All proceeds (including bar income!) are a direct contribution to the Dixon Place Capital Campaign to construct their new facility. And you can support our generous sponsor Marion's Continental by having dinner next door.


9. Jaime Davidovich, FF Alumn, at NURTUREart, May 14, 5 pm

The Tapes Project: In-Dialogue with artist Jaime Davidovich, in a video and slide presentation along with a discussion moderated by Veronica Mijelshon, Mr. Davidovich will present a history of his pioneering solo works from the 70’s to the present and collaborations in the New York arts scene with artists Gordon Matta Clark, Bill Viola, Robert Rauschenberg, among others. Jaime Davidovich was one of the founders of the New York-based Artists Television Network (ATN), a non-profit organization committed to the development of television as an artistic medium and Jaime himself has developed and produced other television projects as well. The Fales Collection at NYU’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library recently announced the acquisition of a large portion of Davidovich’s works comprised of some 5000 linear feet of archives and over 10,000 printed items documenting the downtown New York City arts scene from 1974 to the present. An enrichment event for the exhibition It was here a minute ago.
Saturday, May 14th at 5 pm at the NURTUREart Gallery.
NURTUREart Gallery located at 475 Keap St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Directions: It is near the intersection of Union and Metropolitan Avenues, and is just steps from the L train Lorimer station or the G train Metropolitan Ave. station.
Press Release: It was here a minute ago


10. Jack Waters & Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, May 21, 8 pm

Le Petit Versailles Garden Season 2005
346 East Houston Street Avenues B & C
F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on HOUSTON St. or J / M trains to Delancey. Walk northeast to HOUSTON St.
Rain or Shine. FREE or voluntary donation. 212 529 8815 www.alliedproductions.org petitversailles@earthlink.net

May Queens & Kings
Three weekends of film, performance, music, dance, food.
Please join us in the garden of unearthly delight!!

Saturday May 21
8pm. SEE SAW!
Jack Waters & Peter Cramer do Safe Sex and Ask & Tell!
PLUS pianist Christopher Hamblin and countertenor John Collis.

Since 1981 Cramer & Waters have been partners in their combined experience in performing, visual and media arts creating multi-disciplinary installations, films, video, performance, dances and exhibitions. They were a catalytic force behind POOL, a dance/performance collective in the early 80's. They co-founded Allied Productions,Inc. a not for profit arts umbrella and were Co-Directors of ABC No Rio from 1983 –1988.
Cramer & Waters are the creators of Short Memory/No History: A Case of Cultural Amnesia, an interdisciplinary live media work about memory, perception, history, and representations of AIDS Activism and queer culture for the Colour of Friendship exhibition at Shedhalle, June 2000. The video component SM/NH: AIDS Art Activism was premiered at New York’s New Festival and Los Angeles OutFest.Their media environment Time Warp 2000 was shown in November 2000 at NYC's Anthology Film Archives presented by MIX, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival. Both are 2001 Yaddo Resident fellows. Their most recent projects include HEAT@The Kitchen with LTTR , Spettacolo Provolone at Theater for the New City, DanceTube performances at Joe’s Pub, Judson Church, Chelsea Art Museum and workshops & tour in Europe.

Christopher Hamblin, originally from Tennessee, has spent the last year working in New York City as a vocal coach, composer, performer, and music director. Most recently he worked with downtown’s Daniel Isengart on a 2-person adaptation of Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins produced by the Neue Gallerie’s Café Sabarsky. He worked with Stephen Schwartz and Mark Hartman as Assistant Music Director for the concert of Children of Eden benefiting the York Theater and the National AIDS Fund, served as Music Director for a reading of The Birds: The Musical with First Hand Theater Project, and played in the band for Girls Gone Wild: The Musical. He also music directed Tina Louise (Gilligan’s Island) in a reading of Waiting for the Parade and Kembra Pfhaler and the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black for a special event. Four of Hamblin’s original songs were featured at The Duplex as part of its New Mondays series with Christopher at the piano and Julie Garnye singing as well as the Starlight Lounge as part of the Julian Fleisher Presents series. Christopher’s performance as Manny in Terrence McNally’s Master Class in Nashville, TN earned him two regional awards, the Tennie and the Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Alto and baritone John Collis has been singing all his life. In Australia he was a member of Sydney’s Renaissance Players and made broadcasts of early and contemporary music for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Performance credits in the United States include Long Beach Opera (Los Angeles), Music for a While, The Ensemble for Early Music, The Mannes Camerata, Polyhymnia and Cygnus Vocal Ensemble.  His interest in contemporary and alternative music-making has led to salon performances and cabaret built around popular and classic songs from the last century.  He appears as the Earth in the award-winning video Earth and Moon In Love by David Finkelstein, recently shown at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. He is Minister of Music at The Church of the Transfiguration on Mott Street in Manhattan.

Events are made possible by Allied Productions,Inc.,Gardeners & Friends of LPV,The Trust for Public Land, Citizens for NYC, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education, WNYC-FM. LPV Programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.


11. Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Louise Lawler, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Orchard, NY, TONITE

We are pleased to announce the opening of Orchard, a new gallery located at 47 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side.

Orchard will open Wednesday, May 11 with Andrea Fraser performing May I Help You? in the context of an exhibition-in-process including works by Luis Camnitzer, Moyra Davey, Dan Graham, Nicolàs Guagnini, Gareth James, Louise Lawler, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Christian Philipp-Müller, Jeff Preiss, Martha Rosler, Daniela Rossell, Karin Schneider, Jason Simon, Rebecca Quaytman, and Lawrence Weiner.

May I Help You? was first performed at American Fine Art, Co. in 1991 in an
exhibition produced in cooperation with Allan McCollum.

Performances by Andrea Fraser:
Wednesday, May 11 to Sunday, May 15, 1-6pm
Saturday, May 14, 1-3pm
Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19, 1-6pm

Changing exhibition on view through June.
Additional performances to be announced.

47 Orchard Street
(between Grand and Hester Streets)
New York, NY 10002

B,D to Grand Street
F to East Broadway


12. Yvonne Rainer, FF Visionary, at EDA, CA, May 12, 7 pm

A rare appearance by an important figure in the history of postmodern dance, minimalist art, and feminist film. Please check it out!

“It is possible to imagine that the artists whose work we live with constitute an alphabet by means of which we spell our lives.”
-John Cage

Yvonne Rainer
Feelings Are Facts: From Dance to Film and Back Again
Thursday, May 12 7pm.
11000 Kinross Ave @ Gayley in Westwood
Room 104 in the Kinross Bldg.
campus parking available in Lot 32. Street parking also available

A founder of the groundbreaking Judson Dance Theater and a choreographer known for rigorous minimalist structures that eschewed affect, Yvonne Rainer was a seminal figure in the 1960s New York art scene. Since turning to film in the early 1970s, Rainer has completed seven feature-length films that are noteworthy for a wry humor and emotional candor brought to bear on the everyday intersections of private and public life.

In this rare Los Angeles appearance, Rainer discusses the intersection of aesthetic concerns and social issues in a career traversing multiple media. The evening concludes with a screening of Rainer's latest film, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid (2002), a searing look at the collision of art and politics in fin de siècle Vienna that combines Rainer's dual aesthetic interests by incorporating rehearsal and performance footage of a dance commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Project.

EDA usage graciously provided by the Design | Media Arts Department. This lecture is made possible through the generous support of the UCLA Departments of Art and World Arts and Cultures.
For more info call 310 825 3951

Presented in conjunction with Choreographing Democracy, Thurs.-Sat., May 12-14 8:30pm at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. For reservations call 310 315 1459 www.highwaysperformance.org


13. Holly Hughes, Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at La Mama, May 19-June 5

Limited 3-Week Run in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Split Britches
May 19-June 5, 2005
7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday
2:30 pm Sunday
La Mama's Annex Theater
74A East 4th Street, NYC
Tickets: $20.00
Box Office: 212-475-7710
Online: www.lamama.org

A haunting and hilarious look into a room where one woman embodies a dark and predatory sexuality while the other one stuggles against lesbian desires and her autonomous and abusive right hand.

Written by Holly Hughes
In collaboration with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw
Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw
Directed by Lois Weaver
Production Coordination by Lori E. Seid
Costume Design: Susan Young
Choreography: Stormy Brandenberger


14. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, May 27, 8 pm

Track 16 Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., C1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310 264 4678
to view web information, please click on link below:
Media Alert!!!!
World Premiere
Puzzles of the Gods
a performance by
Linda Carmella Sibio
Friday, May 27, 2005 at 8:00 P.M.
Reservations required
Admission is $10

Having searched from the pinnacles of Zeus to the depths of McDonalds, Linda Carmella Sibio explores the relationships between myth and dysfunctional love. Sibio¹s performance piece, Puzzles of the Gods, is about the desire for what she terms, ³holy dismemberment,² or spiritual cleansing through torture and pain.

In her first solo performance piece in Los Angeles since 1995, Sibio delves deeply into a remote psychological space­­in various tribal cultures, the states of hallucination or trance are considered very spiritual, and it is from this trance-like space that Sibio conjures up her gods, demons, and puzzles. During the performance, a nurse (played by Angela Trent) hands Sibio puzzles which she attempts to piece together, each puzzle representing different aspects of the gods.

Sibio does not create a space to find answers, but one that allows for revealing questions. Conjuring up the unholy to investigate the holy, Puzzles of the Gods was conceived and written by Sibio in conjunction with her exhibition of paintings, The Insanity Principle on view at Track 16 Gallery through June 11, 2005. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 A.M. through 6 P.M.

Linda Carmella Sibio is well known for her large-scale installation/performance works which include West Virginia Schizophrenic Blues, Hallelujah I¹m Dead, Azalea Trash, Apartment 409, and Energy and Light and Their Relationship to Suicide.

For more information, please visit our web site at www.track16.com


15. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, releases new book, Wasted Beauty

Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, has released a new book, “Wasted Beauty (Simon and Schuster). Congratulations.


16. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, at the New School, TONITE, 7 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION Photography After Film: The Shock of the New Technology Wednesday, May 11, 7 PM The New School Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street New York City Free admission; no reservations necessary.   Every advance in technology brings gains and losses. What have digital technologies meant to photographers in terms of how they frame their visions? Whether the subject is war or the depiction of ordinary modern life, does film or digital manipulation make a difference in how the artist interprets reality? Artists who defend the aesthetic superiority of film talk with others whose work embraces the new digital possibilities.   Panelists: Susan Meiselas, documentary photographer, essayist, film maker; Duane Michals, poet, philosopher, photographer; and Eleanor Antin, performer, photographer, filmmaker.   Moderated by Amei Wallach, critic and author.   Presented by the Aperture Foundation in collaboration with the Photography Departments of The New School and Parsons School of Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics as part of the Aperture Foundation Lectures: Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context.   Also available as a webcast and online discussion at www.dialnsa.edu.   Established in 1992 by a grant from the late Vera List, a life trustee of New School University, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics explores the role of the arts in developing a civic culture of pluralism in the United States. In public lectures and symposia, through research activities and publications, and in programs associated with the University's art collection, a wide array of visual and performance artists, scholars, curators, and political leaders come together to investigate the intersection of art and politics.   For a current listing of programs, please visit www.nsu.newschool.edu/vlc


17. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, at National Arts Club, May 18

A lecture by
"Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond"

Under the confluence of nomadic behavior of economy, technologies and industries, the city of Detroit, segregated and isolated, constitutes one of the great monuments to urban decay, perhaps the most percipient victim of the globalization of labor and capital. Yet, this "disposable city" forms a powerful fact to critique the problems embedded in the hyper-economy of suburban matrix, and seeds new urban thoughts for a post-capitalist future. This is the basis for the International  Center for Urban Ecology [iCUE], producing installations, videos and urban projects between the decomposition and reconstitution of cities, in a way that frames the theory of urban ecology.
Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00p.m.
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
( 20th street, east of
Park Avenue South)
Note: this event will take place on the 8th floor, Apt. 8D

Kyong Park will present various segments of the following projects.

Detroit : Making It Better for You (A Fiction)
a video, 2000

Detroit: Making It Better for You is a gritty tapestry of images on the destruction of Detroit, a city struggling to sustain its communities in the face of global economic greed. The video's "drive-by-shooting" style is emblematic of the mythology of Detroit as both the " Motor City” and the “ Murder City.” It offers street-level views of the urban clashes between inner-city realities and suburban myths.

24260: The Fugitive House
a moving house, 2001
24260 is an abandoned house from Detroit that was cut up so it could be moved and reassembled anywhere in the world. Escaping Detroit, where over 200,000 homes have been set on fire or demolished since 1960, 24260 has traveled to eight cities throughout Europe so far. A disintegrating subject from a dysfunctional city, a carcass of progress dismembered from place and time, 24260 is a fugitive searching for a new home.

The Slide
a proposal
Halle Neustadt, Germany 2003
THE SLIDE is a continuous transparent tube that descends eighteen floors from the top to the bottom of an empty hi-rise building in Halle Neustadt. Visitors can ride inside THE SLIDE on a specially-designed sled, flying through the walls, floors, and ceilings, and even outside of the building. THE SLIDE is a new kind of entertainment that combines the reality and fiction of architecture, and is ideal for so many empty buildings in East Germany.

a video
Dresden, 2003
Dresden is now three cities
Democratic Republic, the nostalgic and bourgeois westernization since the unification of Germany, and the restoration of its Baroque heritage BATTLING for spatial dominance within the city center, since it was fire-bombed in 1945. Through processes of covering, removing, blocking, and enclosing, and changing colors, surfaces, and patterns, the war continues in Dresden, this time in peace, but still through architecture.

a video
Metro Detroit; Halle/Leipzig, Ivanovo, Liverpool/Manchester, 2004
CityMix coalesces multiple urban landscapes, the four city-regions within the project Shrinking Cities Ivanovo, Russia; and Liverpool/Manchester, England panoramic views. Spaces and time, forms and sounds are blended together, creating landscapes of impressions that exist between the cities, not in each city.

Kyong Park is the founder of International Center for Urban Ecology [iCUE], a nomadic laboratory for future cities. Recently, He was a co-curator and an artist for the Detroit section of project/exhibition  Shrinking Cities in Berlin [2002-2004], a recipient of McMartha Award [2002], a Visiting Chair of Urbanism at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture (2000-2001), the curator of Images of The Future: The Architecture of A New Geography in Kwangju Biennale in Korea (1997), a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University (1996/97), and the founder/director of StoreFront for Art and Architecture (1982-98). Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond, a book on eight recent projects by iCUE/Kyong Park, together with essays from 25 architects, artists and critics, will be published in the fall of 2005.

Engaging the City" is a monthly lecture series that serves as a venue for individuals in a variety of professions who engage the extraordinary and exciting complexity of contemporary cities in novel ways. Lecturers are from the fields of architecture, urban planning, and urban design, but also public policy, public art, philosophy, film, and journalism. "Engaging the City" is organized by CUP, Interboro, Daniela Fabricius and Jacqueline Miro-Abreu.


18. Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, at National Academy Museum, June 3, 6:45 pm


Making Art in a Democracy

The NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown in conversation with David Levi Strauss and Joyce Kozloff

Friday, June 3rd, 6:45 pm

Jeffrey Brown, senior arts correspondent for public television’s The NewsHour joins cultural critic David Levi Strauss and artist Joyce Kozloff in a lively dialogue about the contributions of artists and writers to the vitality of a democratic society, addressing questions such as: How does artists' work define or challenge our identity as a democratic society? How do artists contribute to a more complex and subtle understanding of justice and freedom?

Jeffrey Brown is senior producer and arts correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. His stories have included profiles of Philip Roth, Mark Morris, John Corigliano, Wendy Ewald, Judy Blume, and Michael Kaiser. He won an Emmy Award in 1999 for coverage of the Microsoft antitrust case.

Joyce Kozloff , painter, is a National Academician, and a founding member of the pattern and decoration movement of the 1970s. Her recent work explores the social, political and aesthetic dimensions of cartography and the human experiences that are metaphorically hidden in maps. She is represented by DC Moore Gallery.

David Levi Strauss is a writer and critic whose work appears regularly in Artforum and Aperture. His collection of essays on photography and politics, Between the Eyes, with an introduction by John Berger, was published by Aperture in 2003. He currently teaches in the Graduate School of the Arts and at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Admission: $5 general admission, free for Friends Members, National Academicians, and Students of the Academy. For information and reservations, contact Rebecca Allan, at 212-369-4880 x 225, or rallan@nationalacademy.org

Illustration: Elizabeth Catlett, Malcolm X Speaks for Us 1969-2004, relief print, edition of 60, Licensed by VAGA, NYC, Courtesy Sragow Gallery, New York, NY, Photo by A. van Woerkom



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