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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
October 24, 2005


1. Adam Nankervis, FF Alumn, presents Burning Silhouettes, November 1
2. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at KPB, Brooklyn, November 18, 2005-January 8, 2006
3. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Barcelona for World AIDS Day
4. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, closing reception/screening, November 1, 6 pm
5. Seiji Shimoda, FF Alumn, at University of Ulster, November 3rd, 2:25 pm
6. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NY, November 5 th, 2 pm
7. Mendi & Keith Obadike, FF Alumns, at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 3, 6 pm
8. Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, American Museum of Natural History, NY, November 3-13.
9. A.A. Bronson, FF Alumn, at The Andy Warhol Museum, thru December 31
10. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Toronto Alternative Art Fair, November 3-7
11. Lorraine O’Grady, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Georgia O’Keefe Museum, and online, thru November 13
12. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at HERE, NY, November 9-10, 7 pm
13. Toni Dove, Julia Heyward, FF Alumns, at Chelsea Art Museum, November 3, 6-8 pm
14. NYSCA announces grants for collaborations between artists and historic sites.
15. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at University of Oxford, UK, November 10-12
16. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Claremont College, CA, November 3, 8 pm
17. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, thru November 5
18. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, November 2005 schedule
19. Martha Rosler, Moira Roth, Nancy Spero, FF ALumns, at Drawing Center, NY opening November 4, 6-8 pm

1. Adam Nankervis, FF Alumn, presents Burning Silhouettes, November 1

ofrenda dia de los muertos
October 31-November 1 2005
the divine act of the ofrenda dates back to the ceromonies of the aztecs.a cerominous banquet is laid out for the deceased who re-enter the earthly plain on this night presided over by mictecacihuala "lady of the dead'.a room in museumman will be devoted to the ofrenda.please feel free to celebrate the feast after the feast with boquets,photos of freinds and loved ones on this night. www.museumman.org


2. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at KPB, Brooklyn, November 18, 2005-January 8, 2006

Solo Gallery Exhibition: Yuliya Lanina,
Transfigurations of Queen Butterfly
November 18 - January 8, 2006

Transfigurations of Queen Butterfly," works of large-scale sculptural paintings and installation by Yuliya Lanina, opens on November 18, 2005. Yuliya Lanina's solo show at kbp tracks the natural cycles of living and growing things in order to follow the transformation of the body in relation to eroticism, violence, personal suffering and awakened states of being.

The body casting process that she has developed for this body of work was her attempt to allow her figural paintings "to walk off the canvas.” The physically intensive process that she undergoes to produce her plaster body casts allows Lanina to incorporate her research into the many states of being expressed in the human form.

Lanina allows the life cycle of growing things such as flowers and butterflies to take on extraordinary properties in relation to the human figure. The emergence of the lightweight butterfly from its silken shelter tells a metaphysical story about the gradual recovery of the body through a reconnection into its own ecology.  In this cellular regeneration of form, eroticism generates wholeness while destructive impulses are liberated within Lanina's alchemical wonders.

Lanina studied music and voice in Moscow prior to arriving in the United Sates in 1990 to complete a BFA in painting and sculpture at SUNY Purchase.  She has exhibited her work throughout New York City for the past ten years.

kbp is located in the heart of the thriving gallery district in central Williamsburg, nearby the Bedford Avenue L and Marcy Avenue JMZ Trains.
235 South First Street @ Roebling, Brooklyn NY 11211
Hours: Friday- Sunday 1 - 7 pm
By Appointment, call 1.212.464.8895

Thank you,


3. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Barcelona for World AIDS Day

October 24, 2005
Dear Friends,
Jack Waters and Peter Cramer have been invited to curate World AIDS Day 2005 at the Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB ) , ( http://www.cccb.org/cat/cccb.htm). We are organizing free public screenings, a media installation, and discursive activities to be held November 26th – 27th & December 1st: International World AIDS Day. Communication and broad cross-cultural exchange are key objectives of the project. Peter, Jack and Carlo Quispe will travel to Barcelona to facilitate this multi-tiered event. The host venue will provide for travel, accomodations, film / video rental fees, and exhibition components of the project. However, We are seeking your financial support for participation of local film/video makers and performers from Barcelona . Contributions to this effort are greatly appreciated and tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Your gift can be made via PAYPAL by clicking the MAKE A DONATION button at our website: ( http://www.alliedproductions.org/), or by sending a check or money order made payable to ALLIED PRODUCTIONS, INC. PO Box 20260 NY NY 10009. Donations specific to this project should be earmarked for “LO VAMOS A HABLAR”. Thank you for your consideration,
Peter Cramer & Jack Waters


Curators: Peter Cramer y Jack Waters
Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona
November 26/27 and December 1, 2005
Free Admission
To stimulate open dialogue with the AIDS/HIV community in Barcelona. The Personal is seen in relation to The Political as locality and the immediacy of vision is radiated outwards throughout Catalunia, Spain, Europe and Internationally. Curators Peter Cramer and Jack Waters will use their experience as artists living with AIDS as a stimulus for inspiring people to talk openly and publicly about personal experiences of the global AIDS pandemic. Of particular interest will be the notion of visibility versus invisibility, presence and disappearance - specifically at ways in which AIDS has impacted on art and culture in the past but has now been erased from the collective memory yet, leaving residual effects in commerce and advertising most apparent in the advent of marketing strategies targeted at and influenced by gay and lesbian communities: the subcultures most associated with AIDS/HIV in the West. Further focus will be on the current face of AIDS, its effects as infection rates increase among newer populations and marginalized demographics: women, youth, and people of color. Another focus will be on the causes and effects of AIDS resulting from the invisibility and unspoken heterosexually identified men that have sex with other men.

The curators will choose a selection of film, video and visual art works that draw from New York and other American activist communities. These works will preference the Spanish idiom, or otherwise have a non-verbal base, serving as an example of the curators' history of activism to show the importance of speaking out against AIDS giving credence to the ACT UP adage that Silence Equals Death. The curators will seek material from Barcelona & Spain culling from their experience traveling and working here since 1984 with communities as diverse as Casal Lambda in Barcelona to the city's alternative queer anarchist community. The curators will stimulate both active dialogue in discursive activities as well as function as a catalyst for the production of new material coming from the area.

A history of World AIDS Day can be found at http://www.avert.org/worldaid.htm


4. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, closing reception/screening, November 1, 6 pm

I have a piece called READINESS (2004) at the exhibition

15 Nassau Street, corner of Pine Street
Oct 18-Nov 3, Tue-Sat, 1-7pm, Sun 12-5pm

Tues, Nov 1, 6PM

It was curated by Erin Donnelly of LMCC.

Peggy Diggs
Arts and Humanities / Mears West
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267




5. Seiji Shimoda, FF Alumn, at University of Ulster, November 3rd, 2:25 pm

Relations 2
Thursday 3rd-Saturday 5th November
Relations 2 is a 3-day international performance art festival, which will take place at two different venues in Belfast, Catalyst Arts and St Georges Market. The programme consists of 9 International Artists from Japan, China and Taiwan and 14 Local artists who will be making a wide range of engaging work. The festival opens at 7:00pm on Thursday night and there will also be a Talk at the University of Ulster with the Artist Seiji Shimoda that the general public are invited to attend in the lecture theatre at 2:25pm on Thursday the 3rd of November.

Contact for further information:
Catalyst arts: 028 90 313303


6. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NY, November 5 th, 2 pm

I am happy to announce a rare performance by the Patient Island Singers (Brian Dewan, Clare Ellis, Nina Katchadourian, Meg Reichardt and Doug Skinner). We are happy to have been invited to perform for The Women's Welsh Club of New York.

Our concert is at 2 pm on Saturday, November 5th, at the Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West 73rd between Broadway and West End. We will not sing in the church itself, but in a "community room" within the church. Cookies, soda and fluorescent lighting are all within the realm of the possible. The performance is free, and we would love to see you.

The Patient Island Singers were formed in 2004 to write, produce, and perform a record of songs about Roosevelt Island. It is an island of many names: Minnahanonck ("nice island") to Native Americans, Varckens ("hogs' island) to the Dutch, Manning's Island to the British; and then Blackwell's Island, Welfare Island, and Roosevelt Island to Americans. Starting in the early 19th century, it held several large institutions for society's public charges: the sick, the indigent, and the criminal. Although the rural setting was claimed to be conducive to healing and rehabilitation, conditions became increasingly overcrowded and miserable, and the line between patient and inmate was sometimes a fine one.

The songs we perform are stories about the people and places connected to the island's past and present. Historical figures, mythical anecdotes, and archival material form a patchwork of history and fantasy. Once described as "hell in mid-channel," Roosevelt Island is now home to a residential community as well as modern hospitals; and although only a stone's throw from Manhattan, is still a world unto itself.

For this performance for the Women's Welsh Club, we have taken the opportunity to expand our repertoire with some music from Wales.


Brian Dewan has two CDs of his songs, "Brian Dewan Tells The Story" and "The Operating Theater." He also makes filmstrips, accompanies silent films and performs with Leon Dewan, The Raymond Scott Orchestrette, Flaming Fire and The Human Chorus. He shows artwork at Pierogi gallery in Brooklyn.

Clare Ellis lives in New York City and works as a fact checker. She also studies North Indian classical vocal music and is now trying to learn Raga Puriya Kalyan.

Although Nina Katchadourian is a officially a visual artist and art professor, she has had a closeted music habit her whole life. In addition to being a singer/songwriter, she also studies Balinese gender wayang (pronounced with a hard 'g'), the instrument used to accompany the Balinese shadow puppet plays. She is represented by Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York.

Meg Reichardt is a Brooklyn-based musician who performs with The Roulette Sisters (old time country, old blues, traditional ballads and original compositions) as well as Les Chauds Lapins (French songs of the 1920s-1940s).

Doug Skinner has written music for many theater and dance productions, most recently for Bill Irwin's "Harlequin Studies" and "Regard Evening" at the Signature Theater. He often performs his songs and chamber music at a variety of NYC hotspots. He has also contributed to "Fate," "Fortean Times," "Nickelodeon Magazine," "Strange Attractor Journal," and a host of other periodicals.


7. Mendi & Keith Obadike, FF Alumns, at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 3, 6 pm

November 3, Chicago, 6pm
Mendi+Keith Obadike present the Pink of Stealth at the Art Institute of
Chicago/Gene Siskel Film Center. 312.846.2600


8. Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, American Museum of Natural History, NY, November 3-13

SAVE THE DATES.....The 2005 Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival will take place at the American Museum of Natural History from November 3-6 and 12-13.

The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival is the longest-running  showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental non-fiction. The Festival is distinguished by its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives, and by the forums for discussion with filmmakers and speakers.

The entire festival schedule is online at: http://www.amnh.org/mead

All screenings are held at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street. Enter on 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.

BY PHONE: Call 212 769 5200
Monday­Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
A service charge applies.

ONLINE: Visit www.amnh.org to purchase tickets online.
A service charge applies.

Tickets may be purchased during Museum hours at the Advance Group Sales desk in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda/Central Park West at 79th Street entrance, and at the Rose Center for Earth and Space / 81st Street entrance.

No service charge.

During the Festival - November 3-6 & 12-13:
Tickets may be purchased ONLY at the 77th Street entrance, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue one hour prior to show.
No service charge.

General Public: $9
Members/Students/Senior Citizens: $8
For tickets, call: 212-769-5200
For the festival office, call: 212-769-5305


9. A.A. Bronson, FF Alumn, at The Andy Warhol Museum, thru December 31

The Andy Warhol Museum

General Idea Editions: 1967-1995
Expanded, exclusively at The Warhol, with a selection of the group’s major installations and unique works
Through December 31, 2005

Organized and circulated by the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga and curated by Barbara Fischer. Additional works curated by The Warhol’s John Smith.

The Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
The Warhol presents the retrospective exhibition, General Idea Editions: 1967-1995 now through December 31, 2005. The internationally-touring exhibition features more than 200 mass produced objects — including prints, postcards, posters, photo-based projects, multiples, serial publications, flags, and crests — produced from 1967 to 1995 by Canadian-based art collective General Idea.

Exclusively at The Warhol, the exhibition has been doubled in size to include several of the group’s major installations and many unique works, in order to illuminate the group's use of mass-produced and multiple elements.

General Idea was formed by Jorge Zontal, Felix Partz and AA Bronson in 1969 in Toronto and came to international attention for their incisive interventions into the media environment of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Says Bronson in the exhibition catalogue, the collective “emerged in the aftermath of the Paris riots, from the detritus of hippie communes, underground newspapers, radical education, Happenings, love-ins, Marshall McLuhan, and the International Situationists. We believed in free economy, in the abolition of copyright, and in a grassroots horizontal structure that prefigured the Internet.”

Pioneers of media-based practices, General Idea’s work involved everyday promotional culture and evolved into high gloss advertising. General Idea editions form a discourse that established the group’s broader themes: the role of the media, the dissemination of marginalized identities, and the devaluation of originality and artistic genius. Masters of appropriation, General Idea bent popular icons to their own needs, transforming bastions of Americana such as LIFE Magazine and beauty pageants into vehicles for subverting the culture’s reigning values.

In addition to the works in General Idea Edition: 1967-1995, The Warhol is presenting three major installation works by General Idea. One Day of AZT (1991) and One Year of AZT (1991.) were based on the daily dose of AZT taken by people living with AIDS at the time. Five gigantic pills, each large enough to hold a body, and 1,825 oversized pills, assembled like a calendar, describe life in an era of pharmaceuticals, not only for those suffering from AIDS, but for the elderly and the chronically ill in this consumer culture.

Pla©ebo (Helium) was first exhibited in Vienna in 1992. Over 5000 red/green/blue pill-shaped mylar balloons were exhibited in a public atrium in the city center. As the balloons lost their helium and descended, the public took them home and the piece was thus dismantled and spread into the city. Similarly at the Warhol, as the balloons descend they are available to be taken by visitors.

Mondo Cane Kama Sutra is a series of 10 oversized canvases, day-glo geometric self-portraits that describe the life of the artists as a metaphorical coupling of poodle triplets. This major installation has not been exhibited since 1985, when it was featured at the Kunsthalle Basel, the van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
In connection with the exhibition, The Warhol is presenting a series of education programs and workshops that focus on collaborations with local artists and organizations and explore contemporary notions of social activism. On November 30, The Warhol will present SILENT|LISTEN, a special World AIDS Day performance/dialogue with Los Angeles-based art/activist group Ultra-red.

General Idea Editions: 1967-1995 has received generous financial assistance from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the support of Foreign Affairs Canada. Additional support was provided by the Canadian Consulate General. This exhibition and related programs at The Warhol are presented in remembrance of the late Dr. Samuel W. Golden.


10. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Toronto Alternative Art Fair, November 3-7

Tobaron Waxman, invited artist at Toronto Alternative Art Fair International
Nov 3-7, 2006
TOBARON WAXMAN, Portraits of Severin, from the series Fraternity(2002-4) The images juxtapose an androgynous body in gender transition with various formal settings, distilled from traditional portrait themes: the reclining nude in liminal lighting; the nude in modernist architecture; and the nude outdoors in abstracted architecture. The figure, wearing only his abdominoplasty bandages, brings a gender transitional affect to the surroundings. http://www.taafi.org


11. Lorraine O’Grady, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Georgia O’Keefe Museum, and online, thru November 13

Welcome to "The 1980s: An Internet Conference"
31 October to 13 November 2005
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center will sponsor “The 1980s: An Internet Conference," a two-week online symposium on its web site at www.okeeffemuseum.org. The conference will open at 9 am EST on 31 October 2005 and close at midnight on 13 November 2005. Moderator for the conference is Maurice Berger, Senior Fellow at The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School University, New York; and Curator, The Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

During its two-week run, the dialogue will be online 24 hours a day and will explore an extraordinary period of change in American art and life—a time when American politics and culture underwent dramatic shifts.

The Conference will address a range of questions central to this extraordinary moment in American art, politics, and ideas: Why and how did the concept of “multiculturalism”emerge (and how did it differ from the "pluralism" of the 1970s)?  To what extent did the modern day “culture wars” begin in the 1980s and what is its continuing effect today?  Did painting die as a relevant artistic medium in the 1980s, as some critics argued at the time?  To what extent did photography and other means of mechanical reproduction supplant it?  How did new methodologies in criticism, art history, and cultural writing change the nature and style of cultural writing? How did new technologies--such as personal computers--impact on culture and society? To what extent did the “center” of the American art world shift from SoHo to the East Village and what of the emergence of other cities, such as Los Angles, Boston, and Philadelphia? What was the impact of AIDS on the art and culture of the United States? How did the politics of Ronald Reagan and the rise of the neo-conservative movement alter, provoke, and inspire American culture?

More than 30 artists, critics, historians, and writers will participate in the two-week-long discussion, which the public can access, ask questions, and offer comments via a special e-mail address.

Participants include Alexander Alberro, Elizabeth Alexander, George Baker, Judith Berry, Max Becher, Maurice Berger, Dan Cameron, Ondine Chavoya, Thomas Crow, Dorit Cypis, Karen Mary Davalos, RoseLee Goldberg, Mary Kelly, George G. King, Christine Kim, Wayne Koestenbaum, Simon Leung, Catherine Lord, Barbara Buhler Lynes, Kathy O’Dell, Lorraine O’Grady, Olu Oguibe, Wendy Perron, Andrea Robbins, David A. Ross, Irving Sandler, Carolee Schneemann, Lowery Sims, Franklin Sirmans, Carol Squiers, Michele Wallace, Oliver Wasow, and Jonathan Weinberg, and Linda Yablonsky.


12. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at HERE, NY, November 9-10, 7 pm

Dear all,
There will be a work-in-progress showing of an excerpt from my new piece, TRACES/fades, at HERE Art Center (just west of Sixth Avenue below Spring Street) on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, at 7 p.m.

TRACES/fades, a theatre piece with songs, considers Alzheimer’s as a metaphor for our national inability to remember history. The cast includes Donna Barkman, Lynn Cohen, Ronald Cohen, Irma St. Paule, Maria Striar, and Amelie Champagne Lyons.  It is written and directed by Lenora Champagne.

This showing is part of WIPS (work-in-progress showings) for HARP artists (HERE Artist Residency Program).  Also on the bill are excerpts from dance/theatre works by Freefall and Alexandra Bellar and a theatre work by Alyse Rothman.  Admission for the evening is $8.00.

If you can't make this showing, there will be another opportunity to see part of TRACES/fades on January 19 and 20, 2006.

For more information, please go to heresay@here.org.


13. Toni Dove, Julia Heyward, FF Alumns, at Chelsea Art Museum, Nov. 3, 6-8 pm

jihui Digital Salon
in cooperation with The Project Room@Chelsea Art Museum
Interactive Cinema: Julia Heyward & Toni Dove

Thursday Nov. 3, 2005 - 6-8 PM
Chelsea Art Museum, 3rd Floor
556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011


Julia Heyward and Toni Dove will present and discuss issues surrounding their interactive movies. Heyward is currently working on two interactive works that form a triptych with her previous interactive DVD "Miracles in Reverse," entitled "Nothing Random Access Memory." The work collectively explores subjective and collective memory with a focus on trauma. Toni Dove will examine how characteristics of consciousness can inform responsive and narrative structures through analysis of her current work in progress "Spectropia," a time travel drama that uses the metaphor of supernatural possession to investigate subject, memory, history.

Toni Dove is an artist / independent producer who works primarily with electronic media, including virtual reality, interactive video installations, performance and DVD ROMs that engage viewers in responsive and immersive narrative environments. Her work has been presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television. Projects include "Archeology of a Mother Tongue," a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie at the Banff Centre for the Arts (see the book “Immersed in Technology” from M.I.T. Press) and a recent interactive movie installation, "Artificial Changelings," that uses motion sensing to allow a viewer standing in front of a screen to move a video characters' body and generate speech and music. Her current project under development is "Spectropia," a feature-length interactive movie for two players. Dove has received numerous grants and awards including support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The LEF Foundation, and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts from M.I.T.
Her web site is http://www.tonidove.com

Julia Heyward is a multi-media artist living and working in New York City. In the 70s, Heyward toured Europe and the USA as a solo performance artist, and her most notable pieces were "Kilroy Gerber" and "Blue Period." The work involved video, film, monologues, and acapella singing. In January of 1981 (a year before MTV), Heyward premiered "360," a long-form video disk prototype. In the 80s, Heyward's work expanded into ensemble performances, and she formed and toured three multi-media music groups (with Pat Irwin). Heyward won a "Bessie Award" for outstanding performance of the year 1984 for "No Local Stops." The text, performance and immersive visuals, created by Heyward, were accompanied by music by her band T-Venus. In May of 1988, Heyward premiered "Mood Music" -- a cartoon opera involving live interactive characters made out of light, slide animations, and mood music by Robert FitzSimons -- at The Kitchen. In 1996, her work "Miracles in Reverse" premiered in Potsdam, Germany. In addition to writing, directing, and creating the 3-D visuals, Heyward also wrote the music for "Miracles." An interactive DVD version of “Miracles in Reverse" was completed in 2003. Heyward is currently working on two interactive works that form a triptych with “Miracles in Reverse,” entitled “Nothing Random Access Memory.”

jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc.
jihui is where your voice is heard and your vision shared.
jihui is a joint public program by NETART INITIATIVE and INTELLIGENT AGENT
http://www.netart-init.org | http://www.intelligentagent.com
THE PROJECT ROOM is a special projects and education program at the Chelsea Art Museum that brings together international artists, curators, cultural, educational and corporate organizations.


14. NYSCA announces grants for collaborations between artists and historic sites


The Museum Program of the New York State Council on the Arts announces that applications are being accepted for “Sites Re-Seen.” This initiative fosters collaboration between professional artists and historic house museums/historic sites in New York State. The applicant must be the historic house museum, but any grant award must be used only for the artist fees. “Sites Re-Seen” welcomes proposals from artists in all media/ disciplines. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2006.

For more information, go to www.nysca.org and click on the link on our homepage.

For any questions, please contact Kristin Herron, Director, Museum Program at the email or phone number below.

Kristin Herron

Director, Museum Program

New York State Council on the Arts
175 Varick Street , 3rd Floor
New York , NY 10014



15. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at University of Oxford, UK, November 10-12

Jeff McMahon will be presenting excerpts from his book-in-progress, SAFE AS HOUSES: ONE ARTIST'S LIFE NYC 1980-1990, at "The United States in the 1980s: the Reagan Years" conference to be held at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, November 10-12.


16. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Claremont College, CA, November 3, 8 pm

BSU Professor and Director of the Idaho Film Collection Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, will lecture on Nell Shipman and introduce Shipman's 1919 international hit silent film "Back to God's Country" at the Mary Pickford Theatre on the campus of Claremont College in Claremont, CA, 8 pm, November 3rd. Musical accompaniment (an original score) will be provided by the Bijou Orchestrette from Indian Valley, ID.


17. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, thru November 5

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Present – Berlin

Shirin Neshat the Hamburger Bahnhof
1 October – 4 November 2005

SYMPOSIUM - Photographic Orient
Saturday, the 5th November 2005, 10-18 p.m.

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51
D-10557 Berlin
Telefon: (+49 30) 397834-11
Fax: (+49 30) 397834-13

Part of the supporting programme of the exhibition Shirin Neshat (1 October – 4 November 2005), the conference Photographic Orient addresses one of the key focuses of the Hamburger Bahnhof, transcultural art, in this instance concentrating on the medium of photography.

Photographic Orient – a symposium at the Hamburger Bahnhof
The orient no longer exists. It has become a historical category and now stands, in nostalgic retrospect, for a utopian, supposedly archaic fairyland among other things. The medium of photography still serves to validate this topos today. Yet a number of contemporary artists take up images of the Orient in their work, setting in motion a complex interplay between authenticity, historicity and fiction. This conference seeks to address these artistic concepts.

The first section will discuss the medium of photography in terms of its significance for representations of the Orient, examining the historical dimensions of Oriental photography. The second part of the conference will focus on the images of the Orient produced by the mass media. The third section will discuss contemporary art´s interaction and examination of the topos of the Orient.

Shirin Neshat – a exhibition the Hamburger Bahnhof
Shirin Neshat, an Iranian-American artist based in New York, is one of the most significant contemporary artists working today. Having achieved international renown as a photographer in the 1990s, Neshat has since shifted her focus towards the more fluid and complex media of video and film. Shirin Neshat at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin surveys the recent developments in the practice of this leading international artist, introducing two films – Mahdokht (2004) and Zarin (2005) – from the yet to be completed five-part feature film Women without Men. These two films are to be shown for the first time in Berlin in a museum, the second of which will receive its world premiere on this occasion.

The Berlin presentation centers on Shirin Neshat’s most recent body of work entitled Women without Men. Based on the novel of the same name by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, which was banned soon after being published in Tehran in 1989, and its author imprisoned, this new series of films signals her entry into the realm of feature filmmaking.

The exhibition surveys the key moments and vicissitudes in Neshat’s already rich artistic and personal trajectory. A selection of large-format black-and-white photos drawn from her seminal Women of Allah marks the point of departure. Retrospectively conceived as a trilogy, Neshat’s second major body of work encompassing Turbulent (1998), Rapture (1999) and Fervor (2000) transplanted her interrogation of the interface between gender and culture, the exploration of cultural displacement and exile, to the medium of film installation. The trilogy is represented by Rapture in the Berlin exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by Britta Schmitz, curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Berlin, and guest curator, Beatrice E. Stammer, and has been generously funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51
D-10557 Berlin
Telefon: (+49 30) 397834-11
Fax: (+49 30) 397834-13

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18. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, November 2005 schedule

Hi Folks!
I am really pleased-  even "chuffed"- to return to  Liverpool and the fabulous Unity theatre! I will be back performing my show "Us" there for the Liverpool Queer Arts Festival Homotopia Oct 31-Nov 2. Then I train across England to Hull University-Scarborough where I will be doing a residency and performing. I will be performing there at Hull University Nov 7.

I am particularly delighted that the Ontario, Canada premiere of my new performance "Us" will be taking place in Peterborough, Ontario!!!


Nov 11-12 presented by Public Energy at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. (705) 745-1788

Here are highlights from my fall performing and residency schedule below. Hope to see you on my travels!

Best, Tim Miller  

Nov 2 Liverpool, ENGLAND, Unity Theatre, HOMOTOPIA FEST
Nov 3-8 Hull University, Scarborough, ENGLAND
Nov 11-12 Peterborough, CANADA  Market Place Theatre
Nov 14-20 Brandeis University, Boston


19. Martha Rosler, Moira Roth, Nancy Spero, FF ALumns, at Drawing Center, NY opening November 4, 6-8 pm

Persistent Vestiges: Drawing from the American-Vietnam War exhibition, Drawing Center, NY, opening Friday, November 4, 6-8

Persistent Vestiges: Drawing from the American-Vietnam War
November 5, 2005 – February 11, 2006

Persistent Vestiges will present work created by both Vietnamese and American artists dating from the war-era and the present day. In the main gallery, a site-specific work of hand-printed helicopters by Nancy Spero, FF Alumn, (b. 1926) and the photocollages Bringing the War Home (1967–1972) by Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, will be in dialogue with hand-woven photoworks on paper and embroidered drawings on linen by Dinh Q. Le (b. 1968) and works drawn by light on leaves by Binh Danh (b. 1977). Curated by Catherine de Zegher. Catalogue by Moira Roth, FF Alumn


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