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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
September 6, 2005


1. Art Spaces Archives Project launches new national initiative.
2. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, announces virtual tour at www.lili.org/icb
3. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, announces fall schedule
4. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY, opening September 10
5. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Little Tokyo Branch Public Library, LA, opening September 8
6. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Ballroom Gallery, Marfa, TX, thru September
7. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, screens movies in KS and OK, September 10-17
8. Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, at Whitney Museum at Altria, September 20, 7 pm
9. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at ICA, London, opening TONITE.
10. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, at Steinberg Fine Art, opening September 8, 6-8 pm
11. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Gallery 128, NY. reception September 8th
12. Dara Birnbaum, Hans Haacke, Martha Rosler, FF Alumns, at Orchard,
NY opening September 11, 6-8 pm
13. Paul Rutkovsky, FF Alumn, at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, thru October 8
14. Nao Bustamante, Yoav Gal, Yael Kanarek, FF Alumns, at Tribute, NY, September 7
15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, September 22, 6 pm, and more
16. Frank Shifreen, FF Alumn, at Columbia Univ., September 26-October 14, opening September 30
17. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at The Delancey, TONITE
18. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns at Donnell Library, thru October 2
19. Richard Martel, FF Alumn, at Currency Performance Festival, NY, October 7
20. Todd Alcott, Tom Murrin, Bob Sikoryak, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place at University Settlement, September 29-October 8
21. Kim Jones, FF Alumn, at Pierogi, Brooklyn, opening September 9, 7-9 pm



1. Art Spaces Archives Project launches new national initiative.
Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP]
Launches a New National Initiative to Document and Preserve Endangered Archives, September 1, 2005

Recently a consortium of American visual arts organizations met to discuss documenting and preserving the history of the avant-garde and alternative movement in the United States. This history is now increasingly recognized for its importance to the worldwide community of artists, scholars, art historians, educators and aficionados.

If your organization was founded in the United States between 1950 and 2000 please help us by going to the AS-AP website www.as-ap.org and adding your organization, or checking to see if AS-AP has already indexed it, and then completing our archival survey.

AS-AP is not currently investigating organizations founded after 2000.

AS-AP is interested in all aspects of art presentation -- including for-profit, non-profit and unincorporated organizations. We also wish that institutions holding of archives related to the alternative / avant-garde movement also register individual holding with us. We will collect and analyze information from thousands of organizations in order to quantify the need for archival services to the field.

The survey may be completed on-line or on paper by downloading the PDF version of this survey from AS-AP's website at http://as-ap.org/as-ap_survey.pdf
However, we hope organizations or their representatives will complete it online.

This survey is an ongoing effort -- our database is already open for scholars to review, but also for new data to be inserted and changes to be made to existing records. Unlike a frozen, printed document, the AS-AP database will be living. Your participation is vital in relaying history to future scholars!

This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The first 1,000 organizations to complete this form will receive $50, which is made possible through a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

In the future we would like to financially assist your organization with your archival needs. All organizations that complete this survey will become eligible for future funding when it becomes available.

The deadline for responding to this survey is September 30, 2005.
Please email us at info@as-ap.org or call us at (212) 330-7688 if you have any questions whatsoever regarding AS-AP or this survey.

More information about AS-AP can be found on our website:
David Platzker, Project Director / david@as-ap.org
Matthew Israel, Project Assistant / matthew@as-ap.org
James Hoff, Development Director / james@as-ap.org

Rebecca Cederholm, College Art Association
Linda Earle, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Milan R. Hughston,The Museum of Modern Art
Elizabeth Merena, New York State Council on the Arts
Betsy Sussler, Bomb Magazine
Marvin Taylor, New York University, Fales Library, Downtown Collection
Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace Archive

Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP] has received generous support from The New York State Council on the Arts [NYSCA], The National Endowment for the Arts [NEA], and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. AS-AP also gratefully acknowledges operating assistance from the College Art Association.

Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP]
PO Box 20261
New York, NY 10011
212 330 7688 tel.


2. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, announces virtual tour at www.lili.org/icb
The Idaho Center for the Book is pleased to announce "Evelyn Sooter:  Finding Art Everywhere," a virtual tour of the North Idaho artist-bookmaker's homestead and work. 

You are invited to take the tour at www.lili.org/icb (listed under "Center Exhibitions").

Tom Trusky, Director
Hemingway Western Studies Center and
Professor of English
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1999 tel
(208) 426-4373 fax


3. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, announces fall schedule

Dear friends,
I have work in a couple of shows coming up. If you are near any of them, I hope that you can drop by.
Dread Scott, FF Alumn
Cooper Union & South Street Seaport Museum
A Knock at the Door   
September 8 – October 1, 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-9 PM, South Street Seaport Museum
The Melville Gallery at the South Street Seaport Museum, 213 Water St.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 7 E. 7th St.
Panel Discussion: September 30, 7pm

This show responds to government repression and intimidation in the arts post 9-11 and it has already come under the scrutiny of the FBI and NYPD. Come see the art and ideas that the government finds so threatening in these times. I will be showing new work that has not been exhibited before. One work will be at each venue.

Artists: Carlos Andrade & Todd Ayoung; Doug Ashford; Autonomedia; Al Brandtner; Lisa Charde; Keith Christensen; Jim Costanzo; Critical Art Ensemble; Daedalus; Kouross Esmaeli; Nicolas Dumit Estevez; Benj Gerdes; Day Gleeson; Grace Graupe-Pillard; Anthony Graves; Gregory Green; Group Material Archive; Hackett; Kathy High; Hiroyuki; Christina Nguyen Hung; Jason Lahr; Lou Laurita; John Leanos; James Leary; Ligorano/Reese; Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry; James Mead; Saul Melman & Ani Weinstein; Arnold Mesches; Neistat Brothers; Barbara Nitke; Jenny Polak; Preemptive Media (Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte and Brooke Singer); Walid Raad; Red76; Duke Riley; Miguelangel Ruiz; Christy Rupp; Tom Sachs; Jayce Salloum; Julia Scher; Dread Scott; Gregory Sholette; Shelly Silver; Camilla Storm; Surveillance Camera Players; Ken Tam; Miyuki Tsushima; Ultra Violet; U.S. Joint Terrorism Task Force; VISIBLE Collective/Naeem Mohaiemen; Paulina Von Ahlstrom; Naomi White; Christopher Wool.

Curated by Seth Cameron, Creative Director, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York, NY 10001


Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
October 29, 2005 - January 2006
Relics & Remnants: Contemporary Reinterpretation of African American Images

Georgia State University
January - February 2006
Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship


4. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY, opening September 10
China Blue, FF Alumn “Negative Torque”
This is a sound piece, which recreates a segment of the negative space, of one of R. Serra’s Torques, with a sampled sound of the steel.

“In Optical Simulations”
September 10-November 12, 2005
Opening Reception September 10, 2005 4-7pm
Curated by Jill Connor

Yellow Bird Gallery
19 Front Street
Newburgh , NY 12550


Additional events:
Artists’ Panel
October 1, 2005, 3:00pm
Moderated by Patricia Phillips with James Clark, Cecily Kahn, Michael Creighton, James Seawright and Edward Shalala

Critics’ Panel
October 30, 2005, 2:00pm
With Mark Cohen, Robert Morgan, Robert Storr, Steven Westfall and Karen Wilkin

Participating Artists:
Alice Adams, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Eve Ascheim, Martin Ball, Siri Berg, Naomi Boretz, Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Marvin Brown, Kenneth Bushness, Robroy Chalmers, James Clark, Matthew Deleget, Tom Doyle, Gabrielle Evertz, Heidi Bluck, Gail Gregg, James Gross, Daniel Hill, Charles Hinman, Phillis Ideal, Julian Jackson, Roger Jorgensen, James Juszczyk, Cicily Kahn, Marthe Keller, Ted Kurahara, Irene Lawrence, James Little, Jane Logemann, Vincent Longo, Oscar Magnan, Robert Mangold, Katinka Mann, Nancy Manter, Rossana Martinez, Michael Creighton, Manfred Mohr, Hiroshi Murata, Judith Murray, John Obuck, John Phillips, Corey Postiglione, Joan Webster Price, Richard Bugliese, Leo Rabkin, Raquel Rabinovich, Dorothea Rockburne, Ce Roser, Irene Rousseau, David Row, Edwin Ruda, James Seawright, Edward Shalala, Babe Shapiro, Richard Stone, Robert Storr, Clover Vail, Don Voisine, Merrill Wagner, Joan Waltemath, Stephen Westfall, Jeanne Wilkinson, Thornton Willis and Nola Zirin.


5. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Little Tokyo Branch Public Library, LA, opening September 8


20 foot wide installation in lobby of twenty transparent color photo images on marble.
6 ft x 4 ft canvas banner in Community Room.


6. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Ballroom Gallery, Marfa, TX, thru September
Pyramids of Conscience”, four large scale pyramids by Agnes Denes at the Ballroom Gallery, Marfa, Texas, through August and September.

These four new pyramids are added to the Pyramid Series 1967-2005.
The pyramids weigh several tons each, they are four sided pyramids on pedestals, made like giant fish tanks.

The Pyramids of Conscience touch on the immediate issues of clean water, survival, politics, human weaknesses and needs.  They refer to the global problem we must soon face with the life-giving substance of water and the politics that surrounds it. The sow addresses the privatization of water in Texas.

One of the pyramids is filled with crystal clear water, the other with polluted water from the Rio Grande, the third is filled with crude oil: the common denominator, and the fourth is a mirror in which you see yourself reflected, whatever you do, feel, fight against or agree to. It reflects the drama of it all.


7. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, screens movies in KS and OK, September 10-17
September 10, History Lessons screens Kansas City International Film Festival, Director present.
September 11, Resisting Paradise screens Kansas City Int. Film Festival, Director present.
September 16 &17 Resisting Paradise, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma.
Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn


8. Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, at Whitney Museum at Altria, September 20, 7 pm
Breakout Session: Artists Event Series
Tuesday, September 20 7:00 pm

Presenting sound and music selections as well as visual media, Vito Acconci shares his interdisciplinary sources for inspiration and the soundtrack of his studio practice — from raucous punk to electronic music. Acconci’s oeuvre spans four decades and several media, including writings, Conceptual art, performance, film, video, multimedia installation, and sculpture. Continuing his investigation of physical intervention in public space, his Acconci Studio is a theoretical-design and building workshop for architecture, landscape, industrial, and fashion design.

Admission and Reception is FREE. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.

Breakout Sessions
This series reflects the diverse ways in which creative practitioners and contemporary artists engage and shape visual culture. As a departure from conventional formats, Breakout Sessions invites artists to present work, performances, and ideas that comprise the constellation of influences informing their overall creative practice.  Using an “open studio” format, the series provides rare access to artists’ visual inspirations ranging from works of fellow artists to elements of pop culture.

Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria
120 Park Avenue at 42 nd Street
New York , NY 10017
The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria is funded by Altria Group, Inc


9. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at ICA, London, opening TONITE
David Medalla, FF Alumn, will be the subject of a major exhibition at the ICA - the Institute of Contemporary Art - on the Mall in London, England. The exhibition, entitled "Anywhere in the World: David Medalla's London" is being curated by English art critic Guy Brett, who was recently a Visiting Scholar in Art History at Harvard University. The exhibition is the fourth in a new series of shows organised by Jens Hoffman, Director of Exhibitions at the ICA London, with the ICA Exhibitions team.The series is entitled "London in Six Easy Steps: Six Curators, Six Weeks, Six Perspectives".

David Medalla's exhibition will feature large-scale prints in limited editions of a selection of Medalla's impromptus and performances in the last forty-five years.  The photos were taken by Guy Brett, Andre Kertez, Stephen Maria Rother, Giorgio Spiller, Fritz Stolberg, Leif Svendsen, Andy Barrett, Adam Nankervis, Raoul Tenazas, John Dugger, Kai Hilgemann, Kim Creighton, Manuel Cristaldi, Enrico Oliviero, GG Cazzavillan, Michele Herzog, Lovato Guerrino, Charlotte Moth, Rachel Daniels, Andrew Forrest, Emil Cadoo, Andree Navarro, Pedro Uhart, Katie Sollohub, Marko Stepanov, Arvinder Bawa, Maggie Lambert, Clay Perry, Peter Emanuel Goldman, Peter Fillingham, Oriol de Quadras, Mark Greaves, Antonio Roda, and others.

Three iconic sculptures by David Medalla will be on show: the exquisite "Micro -Merz -Bau: in homage to Kurt Schwitters" (a miniature study for a large-scale fountain), originally shown in Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin, in an exhibition curated by Jill Rock; the Gold-Glazed Ceramic Incense Burner, shown early this year in the WC Gallery of Stephen Perkins in De Pere, Wisconsin; and the micro-installation for David Medalla's Palindromic Play entitled "Tar Pot Eb Ot Woh" which he presented with members of the Exploding Galaxy at the University of Warwick in 1967.

David Medalla's "Bubble Machine" of 1963 (the first work of auto-creative art) is illustrated in the book "Art Since 1900" by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Yve-Alain Bois.

A vitrine in the exhibition will contain the three books of Eros-Arrows by London Biennale Artists, lovingly compiled by Spanish artist Marisol Cavia.

The exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 6, 2005, at 6 p.m., with a parade of Self-Portrait - Effigies by London Biennale artists, starting from the Eros statue on Piccadilly Circus in central London and culminating in the lower main gallery of the ICA on the Mall.

Inside the gallery, Australian artist Adam Nankervis (founder & director of MUSEUM MAN of Liverpool and Berlin) will perform "The Midas Moth" in homage to David Medalla, co-founder with Nankervis of the MONDRIAN FAN CLUB. At 7:30 the same evening, Guy Brett will give a talk on David Medalla's art in the upper gallery of the ICA.

Throughout the time-span of the exhibition several London Biennale artists will give performances. These include an afternoon of poetry readings and songs on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, featuring Chris Burke, Adrian Fisher, Ricardo Gaete, Jon Gershon, Roberta Kravitz, Luna Montenegro, Richard Niman, Sarah Reilly, Jill Rock, Ernesto Sarezale, and Tzuzumi.

On Thursday, September 7, 2005, David Medalla will continue his participatory art propulsion entitled "Destiny" which he began this summer on Brighton Beach in Sussex, England, during "Long Short Drift" organised by Katie Sollohub.  German artist Andreas Uhl will do an intervention, followed at 6:30 p.m. with a performance entitled "Network" by Frauke Ehmke, supported by "Detour Consulting".
On Friday, September 9, 2005, throughout the afternoon, three London-based French artists (Regine Elliott, Geraldine Gallavardin and Cyril Lepetit) will give three separate performances. The occasion will also be the London launch of Cyril Lepetit's book, "Infidelites Respecteuses", published on the occasion of his solo show at the Centre Culturelle de Basse-Normandie in Caen, France.

On Saturday, September 10, 2005, there will be separate performances by English artists Jill Rock and Calum Kerr, Regine Elliott of France & Mabel Encinas of Mexico, Felma Barbo, Saso Stanojkovik from Macedonia, and Mmmm (Luna Montenegro from Santiago de Chile & Adrian Fisher from Camberwell, London).

On Sunday, September 11, 2005, at three in the afternoon, Mexican artist Raul Pina will give a performance, followed by a talk and slides-show by Gulsen Bal about Sexy Male Wrestling in her native Turkey. The talk will segue into the main event of the exhibition, which is being eagerly awaited by the art world in London:  the COSMIC WRESTLING MATCH between Adam Nankervis (as "The Ghost of Joseph Beuys") versus David Medalla (as "The Spirit of Marcel Duchamp aka Rros Selavy"). The referee for this metaphorical wrestling match (a unique live event which will last several rounds) will be Guy Brett. The Gong Master will be Marko Stepanov. English artist James Moores will be the Bets Vetter aka The Bookie. The viola player will be Miles Christie. The seconds will be Dan Bourke, Gordon Johnstone and Tiago Slewinski. The ICA in London was the venue of a live event by Joseph Beuys, while the founders of the ICA (Sir Herbert Read and Roland Penrose) were personal friends of Marcel Duchamp. Nankervis and Medalla's Wrestling Match will be their Double-Homage to those two Masters of Modern Art.

After the wrestling match, there will be a Grand Dance of the Effigies. Among London Biennale artists living abroad who have sent Effigies for David Medalla's exhibition are American artists Reynolds, Raphael Norman-Tenazas and Nick Kuskin, and Canadian artists Nancy Petry and Bryan Mulvihill aka World Tea Master Trolley. Many London Biennale artists living in England have created a wonderful collection of beautiful Effigies. They will dance with their Effigies and exchange Effigies with one another after tossing them in the air with a hand-held trampoline made of a red silk cloth embroidered with celestial dragons. Filipino artist David Medalla, the founder and director of the London Biennale, has shown previously in the ICA London: in 1973 with American artist John Dugger, Banner Arts master and creator of the participatory project entitled "People Weave A House", and in 1978 with Catalan artist Oriol de Quadras, when they gave their multi-media performance entitled "Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World".


10. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, at Steinberg Fine Art, opening September 8, 6-8 pm
'Earthling,' Warren Neidich¹s first solo show in New York since 2002, will open at Michael Steinberg Fine Art on September 8th, 2005, with a reception for the artist from 6-8 pm. Featuring both a video installation and photographs, the exhibition coincides with the publication of a book also entitled 'Earthling', by Pointed Leaf Press in New York.

For further information please call 212.924.5770 Or visit www.michaelsteinbergfineart.com
Michael Steinberg Fine Art
526 W. 26th Street, Suite 215
New York, NY 10001
T: 212.924.5770
F: 212.924.6232


11. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Gallery 128, NY. reception September, 8

Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, in "Real compared to what," at Gallery OneTwentyEight, 128 Rivington St. NYC, Sept. 8 - Oct. 1, 2005. Reception Thursday, September 8th - 6pm to 9pm. Curated by Kazuko Miyamoto and Veronica Criswell, "Real compared to what" is an exhibition of 20 artists whose work deals with issues of political ideology and radical social thought.

This show aims to address the question: Does radical political thought still have a place in American society? In an age when materialism, commercialism and superficiality hold powerful sway in our day to day lives, is socially relevant art still important – and if so, is it possible for artists to create works that speak to serious issues in a non status quo and original way. Gallery OneTwentyEight believes that it must be artists who will be the conduits for social change and to function as gadflies*, disrupting the power structure of current social doctrine through their art.

The muse for this exhibit is the 1960’s anti-war anthem Real Compared to What, by Eugene Mc Daniel, which was popularized by Roberta Flack and also recorded by Les McCann.  The importance of this song is two fold; not only does it provocatively speak to issues that are still relevant almost 30 years after its initial release, it is notable that it was a top 40 hit – a feat that would be unlikely today judging from the sort of music that floods the mainstream airways currently.  (Lyrics follow below.)

For more information, go to http://www.galleryonetwentyeight.org or call the gallery at (212) 674-0244.

Compared to What lyrics
Love the lie and lie the love
Hangin' on, with a push and shove
Possession is the motivation
that is hangin' up the God-damn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut (everybody now!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

Slaughterhouse is killin' hogs
Twisted children killin' frogs
Poor dumb rednecks rollin' logs
Tired old ladies kissin' dogs
Hate the human, love that stinking mutt (I can't stand it!)
Try to make it real — compared to what?

The President, he's got his war
Folks don't know just what it's for
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason
Have one doubt, they call it treason
We're chicken-feathers, all without one gut (God damn it!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? (Sock it to me, now)

Church on Sunday, sleep and nod
Tryin' to duck the wrath of God
Preacher's fillin' us with fright
Tryin' to tell us what he thinks is right
He really got to be some kind of nut (I can't use it!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

Where's that bee and where's that honey?
Where's my God and where's my money
Unreal values, crass distortion
Unwed mothers need abortion
Kind of brings to mind ol' young King Tut (He did it now)
Tried to make it real — compared to what?!


12. Dara Birnbaum, Hans Haacke, Martha Rosler, FF Alumns, at Orchard, NY opening September 11, 6-8 pm

September 11.
Dara Birnbaum, Luis Camnitzer, Juan Downey, Öyvind Fahlström, Diego Fernandez, Hans Haacke, Mark Lombardi, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Ivan Navarro, Renato Orara, Martha Rosler, Karin Schneider, Ana Tiscornia.

Organized by Nicolás Guagnini

+ Film / Video program curated by Karyn Riegel: François Bucher, Jem Cohen, Cecilia Cornejo, Brian Doyle, Luke Joerger + Ray Mendez, Moyra Tierney, Union Gaucha Productions + Jeff Preiss.

Opening: 9/11/05, 6-8pm;
Exhibition dates:  9/11-10/23
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 1-6pm
47 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
Subway: F to East Broadway or B, D to Grand


13. Paul Rutkovsky, FF Alumn, at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, thru October 8

Paul Rutkovsky, FF Alumn, Terri Lindbloom, and Kirsten Simonsen will be showing at the 621 Gallery at Railroad Square in Tallahassee, Floridada thru October 8. Rutkovsky has designed a beautiful Interior Landfill for the gallery. There was a facsimile appearance by local resident Jeb "The Privatize" Bush at the opening on September 2.


14. Nao Bustamante, Yoav Gal, Yael Kanarek, FF Alumns, at Tribute, NY, September 7
New Drawing/New Media September 7

In a program organized by The Drawing Center, see two short films and a Web-based performance piece by artists whose work highlights drawing in new media:
Shahzia Sikander - Pursuit Curve, 2004
William Kentridge - Tide Table, 2003
Yael Kanarek - World of Awe: On the Twenty-Somethingth Mile, 2005, including Multi-media performance by Yael Kanarek with performance artist Nao Bustamante and music by Yoav Gal.
Wednesday, September 7
Screenings at 6:00 and 7:00 pm
Reception 6:30 - 8:00 pm
at the Tribute Screening Room,
24 Broadway, Seating is Limited, refreshments will be served. FREE.

This program is part of the series Arts on the Horizon, a co-presentation of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the River to River Festival.

Also, Yael’s new solo cello piece Strangers was premiered on July 18 by the fabulous Wendy Sutter, at Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music at Mass MoCA. And finally, if you happened to be in Sardinia last week you could have heard David Cossin perform Ir Shel Shalom, the solo vibraphone piece I’ve written for him, at the Amici della Musica di Cagliari & Conservatorio di Musica di Cagliari Pierluigi da Palestrina. yoavgal.com


15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, September 22, 6 pm, and more
AUTUMN EQUINOX CELEBRATION with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
A sunset ceremony to center us as we enter the dark season. FREE Thursday September 22, 6:00pm Event Begins. 6:23PM Solstice Moment. Grand Army Plaza (under the arch), Brooklyn. Contact (718) 857-1343.

NEW HUNTER MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Preparing ourselves. Taking aim and setting our sights straight. $25. Monday October 3, 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

SPIRIT SUPPORT SKILLS WORKSHOP: NOTING THE PROCESS OF NOTING THE PROCESS with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman. Learn how to access and organize your innter guidance. $50. Saturday October 8, 1-4PM. Reservations necessary. Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Contact (718) 857-1343.


16. Frank Shifreen, FF Alumn, at Columbia Univ., September 26-Oct. 14, opening September 30

Please come to my painting exhibition at Macy Gallery Teachers College Columbia University, Sept 26-Oct 14 2005. The Address is 520 W 120th Street and the hours are 9=AM 8 PM Mon to Fri. The Opening will be Sept 30th- 6-9 PM.

The work is all new, done this summer, and consists of figurative narrative paintings that depict true experiences of dreams, shamanic journeys, past life regressions and other states of  consciousness. It is painterly and somewhat literal but I believe the works are interesting nonetheless. I felt it was important to share these interior experiences and images that  have I have been living with , in some cases, for my entire life .  In some ways these experiences have been more real  for me than our connsensual reality. It is my first solo painting show in several years. I will include a booklet of the stories that are the basis of the paintings . The works can be enjoyed without knowing the back story, but that story adds another dimension to the enjoyment of the paintings

Hope you can make it

email or phone


17. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at The Delancey, TONITE
Friends, Fans & Enemies:
Tuesday September 6th is Pantagruel time at the Delancey!
Do pop in - we will pantagruel you by the seat of your pantagruelian pants.
The Tank

Free Rooftop BBQ from 8-10pm w/ Grill Master Euvin of Beggars/Matador Records
$3 Beer Special all night
$3 Beaujolais from 8-9pm (Chilled Red Wine and burgers with your music just
like the Fench intended...)
Free Bacardi Cocktails 12-1am

8:00 Full Tank
8:45 Kinetic
9:30 Thomas Truax
10:15 Botanica
11:15 Nervous Cabaret
12:00 VivaL'AmericanDeathRayMusic

9:00 JayMay
10:00 Zack Orion
11:00 Lights

168 Delancey
between Clinton & Attorney
at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge


18. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns at Donnell Library, thru October 2
Site-specific window installation by Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at

Donnell Library Center
Front Entrance
20 West 53 Street, NYC
September 5 - October 2, 2005
Reception Thursday, September 15, 6-8 PM

Dangerous Books? Reading
Thursday, September 29, 6-8 PM

Judy Blume, Deborah Hautzig, Robert Lipsyte, Walter Dean Myers, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Peter Sis & Rita Williams-Garcia read from their works

reading organized by National Coalition Against Censorship, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, & PEN American Center for more information call: 212 621-0609


19. Richard Martel, FF Alumn, at Currency Performance Festival, NY, October 7

Dear Performance Art Fan,
September is here and Currency 2005 is rapidly approaching! 31 artists from 17 countries will present 24 world-premiere performances in 6 different programs. Here's the schedule for the festival -


Thurs. October 6
Romania - Uto Gusztav
Italy - Nicola Frangione
Germany - System HM2T
Poland - Artur Tajber

Fri. October 7
Poland - Jan Swidzinski
Belarus -Denis Romanovski
Serbia - Nenad Bogdanovic
Canada - Richard Martel

Sat. October 8
Spain - Angel Pastor
Indonesia - Yoyo Yogasmana
Slovakia - Jozsef R. Juhasz
US - Andrew Hampsas & Seika


Thurs. Oct. 13
Argentina - Martin Molinaro
UK - Justin McKeown
Italy - Massimo Zanasi
Philippines - New World Disorder

Fri. October 14
US - Natalie Loveless
Spain - Bartolemeo Ferrando
Taiwan - Ahlien Z.H
US - Jamie McMurry

Sat. October 15
Bulgaria - Vassya Vassileva
Finland - Roi Varra
UK - Roddy Hunter
Canada - La Famille Kantor

Performances take place at 208 W 37 St. starting at 8pm nightly. And remember, all events at the Currency Festival are FREE! So put it on your calender now - you won't want to miss this chance to see the world's most interesting performance artists. For more about this fall's most exciting performance event visit: http://www.chashama.org/currency

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Currency 2005 is looking for volunteers to help with the festival. It's a great way to get to know more about the festival and chashama, and it's fun to boot! If you're interested, just reply to this letter - I'll get back to you with more details.

Looking forward to seeing you in October,

Dan McKereghan
Director, Currency International Festival of Performance


20. Todd Alcott, Tom Murrin, Bob Sikoryak, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place at University Settlement, September 29-Oct 8

dixon place and arts at university settlement present
The Bentfootes
By Kriota Willberg/Dura Mater
Thursdays – Saturdays, September 29 – October 8 @ 8PM
$10-$15 sliding scale at door; $12 advance at theatermania.com
TDF accepted Thursdays only
Reservations: 212.219.0736 x110 or www.dixonplace.org
Dixon Place at University Settlement: 184 Eldridge Street

The Bentfootes tells the irreverent yet touching story of downtown choreographer Susan Bentfoote and her extraordinary family, who for 200 years have used dance as a creative force in their lives.

This imaginative history weaves live “recreations” of obscure Bentfoote family dances, with original music and images from family memorabilia, into a memorial/documentary performance exploring the social, political, and artistic aesthetic of our country from post-revolutionary times to the present. In projected video sequences, additional performers play the roles of historians, Bentfoote family members, and friends, who keep the Bentfoote flame of dance burning bright in this humorous and poignant tribute to the lives of unsung American artists.

Layered together, dance and video give historical context to the work, tell Susan's story of artistic discovery, and bring the dances of the past to life. Styles include Colonial singing games with Epicurean themes, square dancing depicting Civil War battles, romantic ballet from the Vaudeville circuit, modern dance interpretations of Isadora Duncan and Helen Tamiris, excerpts from a 1960’s post-modern Broadway musical, and Susan Bentfoote's own iconoclastic approach to choreography.

Choreography, story, editing by Kriota Willberg
Videography by David (Squid) Quinn
Video direction and dramaturgy by Todd Alcott
Additional video direction by Elyse Singer
Lighting by Roderick Murray
Costumes by Jennifer Brightbill
Music composition by Brian Dewan, Bob Goldberg, Nora Laudani, Paul Spong, David Wells
Animation by R. Sikoryak

Live dances by Jessica Ames, Julie Betts, Carol Knopf, Maja Lorkovic, Denise Murphy, Beth Simons, Katrina Van Zee, Kindra Windish, Kriota Willberg
Video appearances by James Urbaniak and Nina Hellman, with Jack Garrett, Jill Sigman, Larry Goldhuber, Nina Hellman, Lisa Kron, Tom Murrin, Marjorie Mussman Jody Sperling, Katya Vasilaky, & Elizabeth Zimmer

Dura Mater (Latin for "Tough Mother") was founded by Willberg in New York in 1993 as a vehicle for her choreography. The Dura Mater cortege has performed in a variety of dance, music, and performance venues in New York and the US. The group has also teamed up with the rock band, the Wharton Tiers Ensemble for an occasional cultural exchange, opening for Helmet and Sonic Youth. In 1998 and 2000, Willberg/Dura Mater collaborated with writer Todd Alcott and cartoonist R. Sikoryak to create Waterbirds and I, Rasputin at Performance Space 122. Waterbirds received support from the 92nd Street Y, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund (MCAF). Dura Mater is also on Hospital Audience’s Roster Of Artists, performing in New York’s hospitals, shelters, and clinics since 1999. Willberg/Dura Mater was awarded participation in The Field’s Independent Artist Challenge Program (IACP) in 1995 and Artist-Manager Partnerships in 2002. In 2003 The Puffin Foundation awarded support for the company's Hospital Audiences program. Dixon Place has awarded Kriota Willberg a Mondo Cane! commission in 2005 for the creation and performance of her newest project, The Bentfootes.

(Willberg’s) dances continually engage the eye. …after a few moments of staring openmouthed at the dancers, I burst into giggles. I couldn’t stop.
--Terry Brennan, Chicago Reader

Willberg makes, you know, dancing—musical, interesting, slyly funky, nicely structured.
-- Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice

This Mondo Cane! commission is supported in part by NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Peg Santvoord Foundation and Lucille Lortel Foundation.

This performance is made possible in part by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Dixon Place, a home for performing and literary artists, is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works at all stages of development. An artistic laboratory with an audience, Dixon Place serves as a safety net, enabling artists to make challenging and questioning work that pushes the limits of artistic expression. With a warm, nurturing atmosphere, Dixon Place encourages and inspires artists of all stripes and persuasions, placing special emphasis on the needs of women, people of color, seniors, youth, and GLBT artists. The artists’ experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is facilitated through the reaction of its adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity, as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation.


21. Kim Jones, FF Alumn, at Pierogi, Brooklyn, opening September 9, 7-9 pm Kim Jones, FF Alumn, presents “War Paint”

at Pierogi, 177 N. 9 th St. Brooklyn NY 11211 718-599-2144

opening September 9, 7-9 pm
continues thru October 10. catalogue available.



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