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October 11, 2005


1. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, mural dedication, October 15, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
2. Cheri Gaulke, Paul Zaloom, FF Alumns, win COLA Fellowships
3. Robert Longo, FF Alumn, wins Goslar Kaiser Ring, 2005
4. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Balazo 18 Art Gallery, San Francisco, October 15
5. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Peoria Journal
6. Nora York, FF Alumn, October News 2005
7. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, in Austria, thru December 3, 2005
8. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, October
9. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Highways, Santa Monica, October 21-23
10. Ichi Ikeda, Suzanne Lacey, Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumns, at Carnegie Mellon, October 14-December 11
11. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, wins BAX Award, ceremony November 3
12. Gabriele Leidloff, FF Alumn, at NYU, October 13-15
13. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at West End Theatre, NY, October, 20 & 22
14. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn, at Sculpture Center, October 15, and in Dumbo, October 15-16
15. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at the Whitney Museum, November 3, 7 pm
16. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, October news
17. Adam Putnam, FF ALumn, with Creative Time, October 14, 8pm
18. Carl Andre, Penny Arcade, Patty Chang, Circus Amok, Maureen Connor, Peter Cramer, Crash, Daze, Ronald Feldman, Judy Glantzman, Mike Glier, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hans Haacke, Barbara Moore, Rebecca Moore, Joseph Nechvatal, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Tom Otterness, Christy Rupp, Kiki Smith, Frederieke Taylor, Anton Van Dalen, Jack Waters, Martha Wilson, FF Alums, in ABC No Rio 25 th Anniversary Benefit, at Deitch Projects, new date, October 20, 6-10 pm

1. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, mural dedication, October 15, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Artmakers Inc.
invites you to the dedication of its mural
When Women Pursue Justice
Saturday, October 15, 2005
1:30 to 4 pm
498 Greene Avenue (corner Nostrand)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY

A collaboration of 40 professional women artists, student interns and community volunteers, When Women Pursue Justice celebrates 20th century women, and their 19th century ancestors, who have led movements for social change in the United States.

Janet Braun-Reinitz (mural designer) & Jane Weissman (project director)

Principal Artists
Rikki Asher, Leola Bermanzohn, Maria Dominguez, Lady Pink, Nina Lasky, Lucy Mahler, Kristi Pfister, Kristin Reed, Rochelle Shicoff, Tova Snyder, Nina Talbot & Susan Togut

Catherine Grullon, Taleekqua Harris, Yashanna Joseph, Erica Mercado & Brittany Simpkins

Special Thanks
Dorothy & Thomas Ballard, NYCHA, CAMBA, The Sister Fund, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, Open Meadows Foundation, NYC Councilmember Letitia James, NYS Senators Carl Andrews and Velmanette  Montgomery, local merchants and individual contributors *

G train to Bedford-Nostrand

Info: 718.783.6082 or ArtmakersNYC@aol.com

Contributions from more than 150 individuals helped pay for the scaffold.

Please consider a contribution to help pay the principal artists; they worked for deferred fees. Here's how to contribute. Make check payable to: NYFA (for Artmakers Inc.) and send it to: Artmakers Inc., c/o Janet Braun-Reinitz, 372 DeKalb Avenue, #4A, Brooklyn, NY 11205

All contributions, no matter the amount, are welcome.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.


2. Cheri Gaulke, Paul Zaloom, FF Alumns, win COLA Fellowships

2005 COLA Fellowships, worth $10,000 each, were presented by the The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department to Cheri Gaulke and Paul Zaloom, FF Alumns. Congratulations!


3. Robert Longo, FF Alumn, wins Goslar Kaiser Ring, 2005

Robert Longo, FF Alumn, has received the Goslar Kaiser Ring for 2005. An exhibition of his work will be presented at the Monchehaus Museum for Modern Art, Goslar, Germany. Congratulations!


4. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Balazo 18 Art Gallery, San Francisco, October 15

The Deep Core Music Series
featuring local, national, and international cookin' bands of all kinds
a Benefit for www.luver.com
Saturday, October 15, 2005
sliding scale $5-$50
Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band (Too Hot For All The S.F. Clubs!)
+Dog+ (a demon noise genie from L.A.!)
Fluff Grrl (the S.F. cult legend!)

Balazo18 Art Gallery
2183 Mission Street @ 18th
San Francisco 94110

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

For downloadable flier go to: http://www.eroplay.com/events.html


5. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Peoria Journal


Hi Everybody,
I am here at Illinois State doing a performance residency this week. Having a great time making an original ensemble piece with the fantastic theater students and getting ready to perforrm my show "Us" on Friday nite, Oct 7. Here's a great piece on my residency from the Sunday Peoria Journal Star.
best, Tim Miller


Gay rights artist uses humor to engage, provoke Tim Miller brings one-man show 'Us' to Illinois State University

Sunday, October 2, 2005
of the Journal Star
NORMAL - Tim Miller sees himself as a tightrope walker. The nationally respected performance artist and gay rights activist wants to engage his audiences. But he wants to provoke them, too.

"Humor becomes an incredibly effective way of negotiating that trust with an audience," said Miller, who will bring his one-man show "Us" to Illinois State University next weekend. "You know the cliches: People drop their boundaries, you draw more flies with honey. Like a lot of cliches, it actually does work. If I go to, say, some Baptist college in North Carolina - which I do with shocking regularity - and there are no gay persons other than closeted ones, it's quite tense in the theater."

Not that Miller, 46, is worried about creating tension. "Us" is part personal autobiography and part political protest against conservative Republican politics. But mostly, the free performance also calls for liberalized marriage laws that will grant full recognition to gay and lesbian relationships.

Still, despite the political themes of his work, Miller doesn't see himself as a political point man.

"I'm a performer, I'm an artist," Miller said. "My primary mission is to inform and engage audiences. Consistent with that, and overlapping with that, is to create visibility around queerness."

Miller, who will perform "Us" at 10:45 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre, has performed throughout North America, Australia and Europe at such venues as the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He also is the author of a recent book, "Body Blows," with a forward by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "Angels in America."

As one of the "NEA Four," Miller and three other artists won a lawsuit against the federal government in 1990 for violating their First Amendment rights. The National Endowment for the Arts, pressured by then-President George H.W. Bush's administration, withdrew the performance artist's solo performance fellowship because of the gay themes in Miller's work.

For the past few years, Miller has been involved in another cause: the legal recognition of marriage between homosexuals in the United States. The lack of such recognition causes special hardships for American gays in long-term relationships to noncitizens, who have to leave the country when their visas expire. The issue is a personal one for Miller and his longtime Australian partner, who has been struggling to remain in the United States over the past few years. If Miller's partner leaves, he would have to leave, too. Thousands of couples each year are forced to make the same decision, he said.

Still, Miller remains optimistic that U.S. laws will change and that this country will recognize gay unions - just as nations such as Great Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and Spain have done.

"Changing people's hearts is a first step," Miller said. "Things are dramatically changing. ... There's an enormous movement (under way). This is definitely the last gasp of the gay bashers. This is the last arrow in their quiver - to scare people about marriage."

What: Visit by Tim Miller, a performance artist and gay activist, Monday through Saturday at Illinois State University. Miller will participate in theater history and movement classes and present his one-man show and a student workshop.
Performance: Miller will perform "Us" at 10:45 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre. The 90-minute performance is for mature audiences only. "Us" deals with Miller's love affair with Broadway musicals and explores gay marriage as well as injustices gay and lesbian people face in the United States. Admission is free.

Workshop: A student workshop will be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday in Room 116 of Centennial East. This free event is also open to the public. Miller's visit is supported by the Fell Grant Committee, the Multi-Ethnic Cultural and Co-Curricular Programming Advisory Committee, the Women's Studies Program, PRIDE and the School of Theatre.


6. Nora York, FF Alumn, October News 2005

The HBO Documentary Film METHADONIA Featuring song selections by Nora York
together with Jamie Lawrence and Steve Tarshis -- Premieres Thursday, October 6 at 9pm (ET/PT) on HBO and replays throughout the week.METHADONIA: a Film by Michel Negroponte --For more than 30 years, methadone has been used to treat heroin addiction. But when mixed with other substances, such as benzodiazopenes, the treatment can be as harmful as the heroin itself. METHADONIA exposes the problems of treating heroin addiction with legal methadone.

Barnes and Noble has scheduled a NYC book signing for W. Royal Stokes’ fourth book on jazz, Growing Up With Jazz: Twenty-Four Musicians Talk About Their Lives and Careers (Oxford University Press 2005).
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Time: 7pm
Location: Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center, 1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Saxophonist/flutist Carol Sudhalter, pianist Patrizia Scascitelli, and singer Nora York -- all three are profiled in the book -- will provide music before and after Stokes’ reading of selections from his book.

Nora's songs What I Want and Another Day from her new CD are featured on the soundtrack of Doris Dorrie's upcoming Film  The Fisherman and His Wife. The film was premiered at the Montreal Film Festival and will be released in Europe October 27th. What I Want is on the soundtrack CD ( Virgin Records Europe),  and is being released on October 20th.

LOOK FOR NORA’s NEW WEBSITE SOON!!!! on artistShare — so exciting!


7. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, in Austria, thru December 3, 2005

Public Services
thru December 3 2005

Marjetica Potrc, Paula Roush, Apolonija Sustersic, Temporary Services, Tadej Pogacar and Anja Planiscek. Curated by: Tadej Pogacar

Pavel Haus, Laafeld / Potrna 30, Bad Radkesburg, Austria
Opening: October 8, 6.30 PM

"When artists today think about structures and forms in the contemporary city, they think above all about the importance of open communication within urban structures. By occupying the space that lies between the many different users of cities, corporate capital (and its interests), and the urban structure, they draw attention to processes of degradation and appropriation, borders between public and private, the deindustrialization and agrarianization of cities, while developing new public-service models based on participation, exchange, and solidarity."

Pavel Hause is located at Laafeld 30, Radkersburg. For more information on Pavel House, please visit: http://www.pavelhaus.at/ Project is part of the Steirischer Herbst festival.


8. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, October

Linda M Montano ,will be coming out of retreat for a short tour of one week (end of October) in San Francisco(S.F.A.I. and New School) and Santa Cruz(UCSC).Sharon Grace has organized a meeting between Montano and Tom Marioni for her SFAI seminar.They will talk about Handcuff,1973.


9. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Highways, Santa Monica, October 21-23

Linda Sibio and Her Troupe The Cracked Eggs
Perform in “The Prophet of Doom in the Banana Republic”
At Highways Performance Space at 18th Street Arts Center October 21 – 23, 2005

Los Angeles, CA – Linda Carmella Sibio brings her multidisciplinary performance art troupe, The Cracked Eggs, to Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica for a three-date run of the experimental original play “ The Prophet of Doom in the Banana Republic.” Directed by Sibio, the Joshua Tree-based, mentally disabled ensemble will perform three shows, one per day, over the weekend of October 21 – 23, 2005. On the evenings of Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 the performance starts at 8:30pm. And on Sunday, October 23 an afternoon performance begins at 3:30pm. The project is a multi-media collaborative community based performance sponsored in part by Bezerk Productions, a non-profit dedicated to mainstreaming the art of mentally disabled people. The play deals with world conquest from the point of view of the mentally disabled using interactive paintings, abstract soundscapes and grotesque Butoh images. There will be a question and answer session following Friday and Sunday’s two-hour performance, where the audience can talk to the artists about their experience. And on Saturday night, Piper Johnson Cort, a friend and colleague of Sibio’s, debuts her ” Fairy Nation“ exhibit in the gallery of Highways. Highways Performance Space is located inside the 18th Street Arts Center at 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Tickets are $15. For more information or reservations please call 310-315-1459 or visit www.highwaysperformance.org.

The Prophet of Doom in the Banana Republic is a group effort production written, directed and produced by the mentally ill. By this production’s mere existence the myths of mainstream stereotyping, which normally view the mentally ill as incapable of such expression, are dispelled. Every actor in the play has written their own part and is finding empowerment to deal with their disability through self-expression.

The plot deals with the issue of what happens when there’s a forced, military take-over of a country (in this case Eureka). It addresses the social network of the poor and the effects of the military take-over by the Prophet of Doom. It explores the demise of The Doom Republic and the spiritual uprising of the Dead Opera Singer who investigates issues around death and immortality.

Head Cracked Egg, Linda Carmella Sibio began her artistic career painting and drawing, creating both large-scale works and intimate pieces. While in college, during the late ‘70’s, she was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Unlike her institutionalized mother who eventually committed suicide, Sibio found art to be a magnificent way to cope with her hellish disability. At the age of 8 she was placed in a West Virginia orphanage and by 11 started drawing. After high school she studied at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Italy in 1973, and graduated with a BFA from Ohio University in 1977. Soon after she was lured to New York City by the impression that it was a place with room for people who were “a little crazy.” There she studied at Fashion Institute of Technology. Due to her illness she was never able to stay at one job for too long. One of her longer stints was at Andy Warhol’s studio. Though she never met him, she worked as a silk-screen assistant for about 8 months. She became interested in performance art through the punk rock scene and headed to Los Angeles. In the mid-eighties, Sibio began to practice interdisciplinary work, combining her visual imagery with performance. She studied acting and met well-known performance artist Rachel Rosenthal, who she assisted and studied under from ’85 – ’89. Through an unstable life of adversity, which has taken her into the depths of poverty, violence, and isolation, to a complete breakdown in ’97 followed by a month-long mental hospital stay, Sibio decided she would change her approach to art. She decided to concentrate on the relationship between madness and creativity, mental illness and art. After a three-year absence from the art world in the late ‘90s she reemerged and started The Cracked Eggs in 2001.

The Cracked Eggs is a multidisciplinary performance art troupe comprised of emotional, behavioral and mentally disabled adults and teens. The group is based out of the Morongo Basin Counseling and Recovery Center in Yucca Valley, California. Sibio teaches workshops to them that use performance and visual arts as a form of expression and as a healing modality. Sibio has taught art to people with mental disabilities, for the past 20 years, working with the same techniques and subject matter that has allowed her to survive her own disability. Through these classes and community work, she attempts to bridge the gap between the disenfranchised population and the general community. She also directs the group in theatrical pieces that have been performed in their High Desert community as well as in Los Angeles.

Due to recent budget cuts to the California Arts Council, the group has lost its funding and Sibio has had to step up efforts to raise money. She founded Bezerk Productions, a non-profit dedicated to mainstreaming the art of mentally disabled people as well as providing art educational services to this population.

Sibio is an extremely driven and productive artist. Having been awarded many honors and grants, the successful contemporary artist is a former Whitney Independent Study Program associate, and has shown at The Kennedy Center, The Walker Art Center, and The United Nations. Recently Sibio has been invited to submit a proposal to the Cairo Biennale and is going to be featured on the October 2005 cover of “Schizophrenic Bulletin” (an international psychiatric magazine that profiles schizophrenics).

Cast members from The Cracked Egg multidisciplinary performance art troupe include David Hedge, Angela Trent, Ariel Holkesvig, John Barta, Peanut Viviano, Charles Ayala and Linda Carmella Sibio. Below, please find the character that each performer plays followed by a bit about their own personal life.

- In the play David Hedge is the lounge lizard and the mystic. In real life, Hedge calls himself a “neo-schizophrenic” and has gone from being adopted, to being followed by space ships, to being a retailer at swap meets and has appeared on the 1970’s TV show, “The Gong Show” as Superman.

- Angela Trent is the frantic housewife, the African Queen, and the Voodoo Priestess. Trent is an African-American who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. She has survived ovarian cancer and the death of her young son.

Ariel Holkesvig plays the part of the princess. She is an American Indian fourteen-year-old who is retarded, has panic attacks, and wears leg braces. She plays the piano, sings, and wants to be on TV.

John Barta is the Jitterbug man, and the window washer. He is 78-years-old and used to be an alcoholic, an actual window washer, and a successful business man (he has an MBA) and now has dementia.

Peanut Viviano is the Jitterbug girl. Viviano is half-Portuguese and a manic-depressive. When she was five years old she sewed buttons all over a bar of soap. Her father committed suicide after 20 attempts and her brother hung himself in a mental hospital. She’s been abducted by a con artist and almost killed and now holds the goddess as part of her coping mechanism.

In the play, Charles Ayala is the man who incites the world to riots. Ayala is Mexican-Indian with Down syndrome. He’s won several gold medals at the “Special Olympics,” was honored as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in the state of Arizona in 1992 for his work in a V.A. hospital. He has worked for ten years as a prep cook at Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

And Linda Carmella Sibio is The Prophet of Doom, the prostitute, the detective and the dead opera singer.

Sibio is also the subject of a film entitled Saint Pity, which is an experimental art film documentary about creativity and madness. Filmmaker Blake Brousseau has been capturing Sibio’s life and work, including The Cracked Eggs and this “Prophet of Doom” production.

Guest Artists include:
Visual artist Walter Lab collaborated on creating the sets. He is a painter who has exhibited in the US, Canada and Europe; shown extensively at Monte Clark Gallery in Canada.

Visual artist Lori Portillo is the maker of the sound sculptures and the performance portal. She is a real estate undeveloper and a junk artist. 

Nathalie Broizat is an international performance artist coming from France. She is a current Rachel Rosenthal Company Scholarship winner, granted by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Broizat graduated with a Masters in Laban Movement Analysis, as a Fulbright grantee, at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. She calls her work Performance Theater, employing certain conventions of the theater (a dramatic persona) with the spontaneity and action-oriented traditions of performance. In this, she seeks a universality, a bridge between the world of art and the pluralistic, ambulatory space of the individual, forcing the coincidence of the formal with the un-integrated, and the transcendent with the worldliness of life.

Mexico City-born Fernando Alonso plays the garbage collector. He He Hhas lived in Montreal, Paris and now Los Angeles. He worked with Thibery Hammon in Paris and now works with Rachel Rosenthal in LA. He has appeared in big-budget Hollywood films such as Total Recall, Romeo and Juliette, and with George Clooney in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Katherine Barta is the visual artist of the group and collaborated on designing the interactive paintings that are part of the installation in the play. She is dyslexic with post-traumatic stress syndrome. She is a recovering alcoholic and was almost killed and sacrificed by a South American Braho. These stories will come through in bits and pieces and poetic interpretation.

Travis Cline from Gram Rabbit (recent recipient of the LA Weekly Music Award for “Best Band”) created the two-hour, continuously running, original soundscape for the play. Cameo songs written by musician/songwriter Shawn Mafia.

Piper Johnson Cort’s “Fairy Nation” exhibit, which debuts during the play’s run at Highways, features her fleece, flower fairy, forest fairyland figures. Ms. Cort's fairies are miniature surrealistic collectable one-of-a-kind poseable dolls that are priced to sell. Opening reception and fundraising party starts immediately following the play on the evening of Saturday, October 22 at 10:30pm.

Sponsors for The Prophet of Doom in the Banana Republic include Bezerk Productions, Sarah, James, Margaret and Keith Reed, Morongo Basin Counseling and Recovery Center, Crossroads Cafe, Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Health Foods and the Hi-Desert Community.

Highways Performance Space is Southern California's boldest center for new performance. In its seventeenth year, Highways continues to be an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles that encourages bold new artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative works.

18th Street Arts Center is a nonprofit residential arts center in Santa Monica that supports artists and arts organizations dedicated to issues of community and diversity in contemporary society.

For more information, images, or to interview Linda Carmella Sibio or any of the performers, please contact Lynn Hasty at Green Galactic at 323-466-5141 or lynn@greengalactic.com.


10. Ichi Ikeda, Suzanne Lacey, Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumns, at Carnegie Mellon, October 14-December 11

Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art

We are pleased to announce the the exhibition GROUNDWORKS: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art organized by the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon. The exhibition will seek to clarify the role of artists in questions of nature and culture. It will feature artworks that are, in effect, case studies in social, ecological change. This exhibition and conference will integrate more established practitioners with emerging groups in the United States, England, Austria, Africa, Japan and Argentina.

Artists & Collectives:
Ala Plastica, Navjot Altaf, Christine Brill, Jackie Brookner, Tim Collins and Reiko Goto, Stephanie Flom, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Walter Hood and Alma Dusolier, Huit Facettes Abdoulaye Ndoye, Ichi Ikeda, Jonathan Kline, Constance Merriman and Thomas Merriman, A. Laurie Palmer, Park Fiction, Platform, Ann Rosenthal, Susan Steinman and Suzanne Lacy, Wochenklausur.

New Media Component:
Agricola De Cologne, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Processing, Christina McPhee, Amy Franceschini/Free Soil, Lillian Ball, Christina Ulke, Marc Herbst, Aviva Rahmani

Groundworks exhibition
October 14 to December 11, 2005, in the
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Jenny Strayer Director
Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University
Grant Kester Curator
University of California at San Diego
Patrick Degan Media Curator
University of California at San Diego

GROUNDWORKS will travel from Jan 2006 through Aug 2008.

Groundworks Monongahela conference
October 15th and 16th, 2005

Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art


11. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, wins BAX Award, ceremony November 3

Thursday, November 3, 2005

7:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION (for priority ticket holders)
at the Prospect Park Picnic House (enter at 3rd St. and Prospect Park West)
Live Performance by the Hungry March Band
Priority - $100 (includes cocktail reception & priority seating)
General Admission - $50
Artist/Student - $25

For tickets and directions call (718) 832-0018 or email vanessa@bax.org

Honoring individuals in the arts who have revealed and transformed our creative world. By instigating and enduring change they have deepened the definition of their field and paved the way for others.


Carl Hancock Rux presented by Marlies Yearby
Judith Sloan presented by Michael D. Dinwiddie

Dr. Sharon Dunn presented by Commissioner Kate Levin
Andrew Jannetti presented by Marya Warshaw

Kristin Marting presented by Virginia Louloudes
Norma P. Munn presented by Jenny Dixon

Elise Bernhardt presented by Stephan Koplowitz
Toshi Reagon presented by Marya Warshaw

Each of the Awardees will choose a PASSING IT ON recipient to receive a cash award, an individual or project, which exemplifies the same ideals they were chosen for. PASSING IT ON completes the cycle of the BAX10 Awards.

Proud Sponsors of the 2005 BAX10 Awards include: Brooklyn Industries, 200 Fifth Restaurant/Bar, Prospect Wine Shop, Delices de Paris, Freidson & Joyce LLP, and dmark marketing services.


12. Gabriele Leidloff, FF Alumn, at NYU, October 13-15

Image and Imagination
Thursday, October 13 - Saturday, October 15, 2005
at New York University
During the last few decades, the growing importance of images has triggered intensive public debate. Following the "linguistic turn" of the humanities during the 20th century, an "iconic turn" could lead to an equally fundamental reconstitution not only of the humanities but also our ways of communication. The conference will bring together experts from the USA and Europe who will address issues of the individual and collective imagination in creating and understanding images.
We hope you will join us in this thought-provoking event.
For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
+1 212 998 8660 or 998 8663
e-mail: nr49@nyu.edu
or visit our website at

Morana Alac (University of Chicago)
Gottfried Boehm (Universität Basel)
Gabriele Brandstetter (Freie Universität Berlin)
Marvin Carlson (City University of New York)
Lisa Cartwright (University of Chicago)
Erika Fischer-Lichte (Freie Universität Berlin)
Gunter Gebauer (Freie Universität Berlin)
Claude Ghez (Columbia University)
Bernd Hüppauf (New York University)
Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin)
Karlheinz Kohl (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Gabriele Leidloff (Artist, Berlin)
Dieter Mersch (Universität Potsdam)
W.J.T. Mitchell (University of Chicago)
Anthony Movshon (New York University)
Ludwig Pfeiffer (Universität Siegen)
David Poeppel (University of Maryland, College Park)
Roland Posner (Technische Universität Berlin)
Martin Puchner (Columbia University)
Britta Schinzel (Universität Freiburg)
Rebecca Schneider (Brown University)
Peter Sloterdijk (Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe)
Christoph Wulf (Freie Universität Berlin)

Conference Program
Thursday, 13 October
Location: Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South
10:00-10:15 Introduction
Bernd Huppauf/Christoph Wulf
10:15-11:45 Theories of the Visual Imagination
W.J.T. Mitchell: The Unimaginable and the Unspeakable
Christoph Wulf: Mimesis, Image, and Imagination
11:45-12:00 Break
12:00-14:00 Contemporary Art and Image Theory
Video presentation by artist Gabriele Leidloff (Berlin)
Imaging and Imagining the Face. Image generating techniques and what they do not generate.
Round table discussion with Claude Ghez, Gabriele Leidloff, David Poeppel
Afternoon session at  Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center Rm 101, 32 Waverly Place
15:30-17:30 Constructing images 1
Lisa Cartwright and Morana Alac: Affect, Identification, and Embodied Experience: Participant Observation in MRI and Robotics
Britta Schinzel: The body in medical imaging between reality and construction

Friday 14 October
Morning sessions at Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
9:00-10:45 Constructing images 2
Anthony Movshon and collaborators: Images and the Neurosciences
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 KEY NOTE ADDRESS
Peter Sloterdijk: Image and Imagination
Followed by reception
Location: Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center Rm 101, 32 Waverly Place
Afternoon sessions at Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
14:00-15:30 Creating Images and the Visual Imagination
Gabriele Brandstetter: Doodling, Scraping, and Painting Over. Erasure as a Narrative Technique
Dieter Mersch: Imagination and Creativity
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45 -17:15 Rituals as Images
Michael Taussig: Ritual Aspects of Vision as in Abu Ghraib and the Colors of the "Fascination of the Abomination"
Rebecca Schneider: A Small History of Images as Ritual: Reenactment and the Optical Unconsciousness
17:15-17:30 Break
17:30-19:00 Imagining moving images
Gertrud Koch: Moving and Removing Images. The Cinematic Construction.
Erika Fischer-Lichte: Performative Spaces and Imagined Spaces

Saturday 15 October
Location: Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
9:00-10:30 Signs, Perception and the Senses
Gunter Gebauer: Language games and Imagination
Roland Posner: Synaesthesia. Physiological Diagnosis, Practice of Perception, Art Program - A Semiotic Re-analysis
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 The images' fuzzy logic
Gottfried Boehm: The Logic of the indeterminate
Bernd Huppauf: Blurring lines and creating spaces for the imagination
13:30-15:00 Imaging and the Intuitive Self
Karlheinz Kohl: Popular Images and the Conception of Self
Ludger Schwarte: Intuition and Imagination. How to see something that isn't there
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:45 Entertaining the Imagination with Images
Ludwig Pfeiffer: Sport Rituals, Media Images, and the Imaginary
Martin Puchner: Kierkegaards Shadow Figures and the Ethics of Squinting
16:45-17:45 Final discussion, chaired by Marvin Carlson


13. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at West End Theatre, NY, October, 20 & 22

Friends and Colleagues,

For the first time in many a year, yours truly will be getting back on stage. On Oct 20 & 22, I will perform an excerpt from my new monologue play, THE LAST EMPEROR OF FLUSHING, in Pan Asian Repertory Theater's 2+2 Nights Only series at The West End Theatre, 263 West 86th St., between Broadway and West End Ave.

The series is being directed by the wonderful Ernest Abuba, and yes "Last Emp." is the sequel, and most likely final accord, to "The Flushing Cycle" which many of you have seen.

THE LAST EMPEROR OF FLUSHING explores the irony/tragedy of a child that struggled mightily to adjust to “Father's Knows Best” Americana Flushing, only to find that struggle irrelevant in the 21st Century pan-cultural Flushing (NYC's second Chinatown) . . . sort of like The Last Emperor paying admission to gain entry to The Forbidden City once his childhood home.)

Thus you are cordially invited to:

Experimental/Emerging Artist Forum
Directed by Ernest Abuba
Program B
Thur. Oct. 20 & Sat. Oct 22, 8pm
Kendra Ware in Recollections co-written by Naoko Maeshiba
Farah Bala in To The Death of My Own Family by David L. Meth
Alvin Eng in The Last Emperor of Flushing
Tickets: $15, call 212.868.4030 to purchase tickets.

263 West 86th Street between Broadway and West End Ave.

As always, I hope this finds everybody well, and hope to see you at 2 + 2 Nights Only.

Take Care,


14. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn, at Sculpture Center, October 15, and in Dumbo, October 15-16

In Practice Artist Walk-Through
October 15, 2005, 4:30pm
Participating artists lead viewers through the exhibition and discuss their projects.
In Practice:
Special Project Series
Exhibition runs: September 10 - November 27, 2005

Sculpture Center
44-19 Purves Street (off of Jackson Avenue)
Long Island City, NY, 11101
Admission is by suggested donation.
Exhibition hours:
Thursday - Monday, 11am - 6pm
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tel:718-361-1750s by suggested donation.
Directions to the Sculpture Center (Please note the V train does not run on the weekends)


Dumbo Arts Festival Open Studios
Saturday October 15th and 16th from noon to 6pm
Susan Leopold's studio address:
68 Jay Street, suite 512A (between Front and Water Streets)
Brooklyn (DUMBO), NY
Cell Phone: 646-279-5989

Directions by Subway:
Take the F train to YORK St. Station (First stop in Brooklyn). Get on the back of the train (from Manhattan) as it puts you closest to the exit stairs. Turn right when you get to the street. You will be at the corner of Jay Street and York St. towards the river to 68 Jay Street, it is the big brick building on the left just after the parking lot. The Manhattan bridge will be on the left.

Susan Leopold
Cell: (646) 279-5989
E-mail: susan@fractured-visions.com

Susan Leopold
Cell: (646) 279-5989
E-mail: susan@fractured-visions.com


15. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at the Whitney Museum, November 3, 7 pm

TEXT:Since her 1969 Manifesto for Maintenance Art, Mierle Laderman Ukeles has explored art projects that collapse the distinction between fine art and the hidden infrastructure of everyday life. As the artist-in-residence for the New York City Department of Sanitation for more than twenty-five years, she has combined performance, public sculpture, and civic advocacy. Laderman Ukeles will discuss her evolving art practice, particularly her current work with Field Operations, the design team planning New York's new parkland at Fresh Kills, the former landfill on Staten Island.

This talk is a part of the Whitney's Architecture Dialogues examines current trends and innovative practices in contemporary architecture. This season's series of four talks considers interventions in the American landscape. The lecture is on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 pm. Admission is $8; for members, senior citizens, and students with valid ID admission is $6. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Admissions Desk or reserved at (212) 570-7715 or public_programs@whitney.org.


16. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, October news

Dear Artists-Friends,
Warm greetings from Berlin!

On the eve of my departure from London, last September 29, 2005, I went to the opening of the "Flux" exhibition, curated by Caroline Jones and Tessa MacArthur, at Crucifix Lane, Bermondsey, near London Bridge. The cavernous underground tunnel was a suitable site for the exciting show (an "Illuminate production") which featured kinetic art works and works to do with light, including one of my bubble-machines, "Cloud Gate no. 4". After the show, Marko Stepanov, Fritz Stolberg and I went to a Vietnamese restaurant on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, where I had a delicious bowl of glass noodles. Afterwards, that night, I slept in the flat of Cecilie Gravesen and Fritz Stolberg at Bethnal Green.

The following day I took a ´plane to Schonefeld Airport in Berlin. I arrived in the evening of  September 30, 2005, the opening night of the Second Berliner Kunstsalon, organised by Edmund Piper. I learned later that evening, when I saw Jill Rock, Roberta Kravitz, Mona Wehr and Adam Nankervis, that a chorus of singers gave a spontaneous concert in the space of MUSEUM MAN inside the Glashaus of the Arena at Treptower Park, the venue of the Second Berliner Kunst Salon. That spontaneous concert and the sight of the marvellous MUSEUM MAN exhibition at the Second Berliner Kunst Salon gave me the idea to organise a Musical Salon as my personal homage to MUSEUM MAN which was founded by Adam Nankervis in Berlin in 1996 ( incidentally, a year afterwards, I arrived in Berlin to take up an artist´s residency with the DAAD).

I conceived the Musical Salon as the Premiere Presentation of the INSIDER ART FORUM which I founded this year in Bracknell. The Musical Salon was held last Friday, 6 October 2005, at 6 p.m., inside the MUSEUM MAN space in the Second Berliner Kunst Salon. The program began with a taped recording of a composition by German artist Dominick  Eggermann and a recitation by English artist Jill Rock of a fable about Noah and the Flood by Bertolt Brecht. This was followed by an aria from Claudio Monteverdi´s "Orfeo" sang by American mezzo-soprano Dorothea Fayne. During the last London Biennale (in 2004) Dorothea Fayne gave a memorable concert at the Al Kufa Gallery in London, with Firus Bachor, a composer from Tajikistan. English artist Calum F. Kerr, wearing a sandwich board inviting people to write their suggestions for a performance art festival, recited a piece about a clown. American artist Roberta Kravitz sang tenderly a couple of love songs by Kurt Weill. German artist Mona Wehr sang a German folk song about feet. I followed her with a song (also about feet) which I learned as a boy in New York. Australian artist Adam Nankervis joined us with a song from "The Sound of Music", and the audience joined Adam in singing the "Alphabet" song from that musical. The song segued into an improvised performance by Adam and myself (a continuation of our "Pythagoran Conversation in Post-Einstenian SapceTime Continuum", which itself is a continuation of our "Cosmic Wrestling Match" at the ICA last September 11, 2005). During the course of our performance, Adam, wearing the gorgeous headress  of an American Native Chief of eagles´ feathers, transformed himself into a gigantic flower over which hovered a large silk butterfly.  I gave flyers printed like money to members of the audience and invited them to wave them above Adam´s flower-like head and to throw them in the air. The performance ended with eclat when the audience joined Adam and me in showering the MUSEUM MAN space inside the Berliner Kunst Salon with multi-coloured confetti, transforming the site into an instant installation reminiscent in some ways of the pointillist paintings of Seurat and Van Gogh.

Speaking of Van Gogh, a full-scale reproduction of the Dutch artist´s celebrated "Sun Flowers" painting hang on one of the walls of the MUSEUM MAN´s space at the Second Berliner Kunst Salon. American video artist and impressario Willoughby Sharp (co-editor with Liz Bear of "Avalanche" magazine in New York in the 70s) expressed his approval of that gesture by Adam to show a reproduction of Van Gogh´s painting among the collection of varied art works in the scintillaiting exhibition which Adam Nankervis, co-curated by Jill Rock, in the MUSEUM MAN space at the Second Berliner Kunst Salon. Among the artworks that hang on the walls (painted a delectable pink) were a large painting of a flower and a bird by Roberta Kravitz, surrounded by a selection of her monotype prints; a large drawing on paper collaged with a heart of multi-coloured sequins by Berlin-based Australian artist Debra Wagron; the painting on wood entitled "Cathedral of Erotic Misery" by English artist Jill Rock; a magnificent banner painting of mountains & clouds, "Blue Prints of the Senses" (the theme of the exhibition); black & white photos of performances by Liverpool artist Gaynor Sweeney; paintings by German artist Dominick Egermann; the Moth Prints of Tony Knox; and a collection of rare butterflies (including the largest buterfly in the world) donated to MUSEUM MAN´s collection by a friend of the musician Stanco.

Many video artists and photographers (including Nikolai Kanow, a young Russian-German photographer who will be making a video with me for an exhibition I will give in Berlin next spring 2006) made videos and took photos of the performance and the exhibition. I expect some of the photos will appear soon in the website www.museumman.org

On the final night of the Second Berliner Kunst Salon, we celebrated with a delicious dinner in the Baghdad Restaurant near Schelissches Tor. Adam, Jill, Mona, Robbie, Dorothea, Debra, Calum, Jenny, and I, were joined by Andrea, German artist Nikolai AAA from Erfurt,  American artist Steven Gagnon from Florida, German artists Dominick and Claudia, in an evening of convivial conversation and happy toasts in celebration of the great success of MUSEUM MAN´s participation in the Second Berliner Kunstsalon.

Congratulations to Adam Nankervis and Jill Rock, to Edmund Piper (organiser of the Second Berliner Kunstsalon), and to all the artists who participated in the MUSEUM MAN exhibition at the Second Berliner Kunst Salon!

David Medalla,

Director of the London Biennale and Founder of the Insider Art Forum



17. Adam Putnam, FF ALumn, with Creative Time, October 14, 8pm

Hi all!

I have a new video in upcoming show through creative time.on top of which you get to hang out in a creepy abandoned building in the meat packing district...it will be very less than zero. it would be great to see you all there!!! this Friday 8-10pm 820 washington street near gansevoort or little west 12th. (whatever street that florent is on).

Adam Putnam, FF Alumn


18. Carl Andre, Penny Arcade, Patty Chang, Circus Amok, Maureen Connor, Peter Cramer, Crash, Daze, Ronald Feldman, Judy Glantzman, Mike Glier, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hans Haacke, Barbara Moore, Rebecca Moore, Joseph Nechvatal, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Tom Otterness, Christy Rupp, Kiki Smith, Frederieke Taylor, Anton Van Dalen, Jack Waters, Martha Wilson, FF Alums, in ABC No Rio 25 th Anniversary Benefit, at Deitch Projects, new date, October 20, 6-10 pm

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 from 6:00 to 10:00pm

Join us for cocktails, buffet, performances, guest DJs, brilliant
conversation and spirited bidding!!!

SILENT AUCTION with work by Carl Andre, Jonathan Berger, Jennifer Berklich, Mike Bidlo, Kathe Burkhart, Mary Campbell, Amy Chan, Patty Chang, Paul Clay, Ernest Concepcion, Maureen Connor, Thom Corn, Peter Cramer, CRASH, Jody Culkin, Peggy Cyphers, DAZE, Mike Diana, Eric Drooker, Stefan Eins, Mike Estabrook, Ebon Fisher, Fly, Robert Flynt, David B. Frye, FUCKIN REVS, Chitra Ganesh, Robert Goldman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Judy Glantzman, Day Gleeson, Mike Glier, A. Banks Griffin, Mimi Gross, GRRRR.net, Bob Gruen, Hans Haacke, Julie Hair, Gibby Haynes, Geoffrey Hendricks, Brian Higbee, Becky Howland, Patrizia Iglesias, Bill Jacobson, Vandana Jain, Stephen Lack, Gabrielle Leidloff, Leslie Lowe, Noah Lyon, Anne Arden McDonald, Deirdre McGaw, Mac McGill, Manny Migrino, Peter Moore, Joseph Nechvatal, Pierre Obando, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Tom Otterness, Francis Palazzolo, Kembra Pfahler, Philli, Rick Prol, Carlo Quispe, Ted Rall, James Romberger, Christy Rupp, Max Schumann, Scott Seaboldt, James Sheehan, Ethan Shoshan, Zak Smith, Kiki Smith, Hugh Steers, Pat Steir, Swoon, Tabboo! Stephen Tashjian, Seth Tobocman, Marguerite Van Cook, Anton Van Dalen, Tom Warren, Jack Waters, David Wells, John White, Dale Wittig, and Virgil Wong.

PERFORMANCE by Circus Amok
GUEST DJs: Carlo McCormick and other curators, writers, gallerists and artists!

BENEFIT COMMITTEE Penny Arcade, Stanley Aronowitz, Doug Ashford, Julie Ault, Paul Bartlett, Holly Block, Dan Cameron, Paul Castrucci, Jeffrey Deitch, Harvey Epstein & Anita Eliot, William Etundi, Ronald Feldman, Jim Fleming & Lewanne Jones, Barry Friar, Lia Gangitano, Carl George, Mateo Gomez, Phil Hartman, Sander Hicks, Barbara Hunt, Lisa Levy, Gracie Mansion, Carlo McCormick & Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Dave McWater, Marc Miller, Alan Moore, Barbara Moore, Rebecca Moore, Richard Nash, Wendy Olsoff, Al Orensanz, Karen Ramspacher, Karen Ranucci & Michael Ratner, Walter Robinson, Neil Rosenstein, Howie Seligman, Steven Sergiovanni, Greg Sholette, Sur Rodney Sur, Frederieke Taylor, Nato Thompson, Julie Trotta, Jack Waters, Bill Weinberg and Martha Wilson.

71 Clinton Fresh Food and Alias
Two Boots and Mo Pitkin's
Floral design by Evelyn Tonry

Proceeds to benefit the ABC No Rio Building Renovation Fund.

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ABC No Rio
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