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Contents for April 12, 2011
1. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at http://kotorimagazine.com
2. Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, FF Alumns, at Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany, April 10-October 16
3. Rafael Sánchez, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/ and more
4. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, April 12
5. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, thru May 1st, and more
6. John Jesurun, FF Almn, at Dance Theater Workshop, Manhattan, April 13-16
7. Alex Komlosi, FF Alumn, at Prague Theatre School, Czech Republic, June 12-July 2
8. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at NS-Documentationszentrums, Cologne, Germany, thru June, and more
9. Nina Yankowitz, FF Alumn, at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, May 8
10. Ken Friedman, Hannah Higgins, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, FF Alumns, at Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, opening April 16
11. Vito Acconci, Dara Birnbaum, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Stuart Sherman, William Wegman, FF Alumns, in Times Square, April 13-19
12. James Siena, FF Alumn, now at Dieu Donné, Manhattan,
13. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, at White Columns, Manhattan, April 14
14. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Bookshop, Manhattan, April 25, and more

1. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at http://kotorimagazine.com
"Frank Moore: ‘Being so visible that it creates invisibility’"
Interview with the man behind decades of brilliant art.
Kotori Magazine - http://kotorimagazine.com



2. Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, FF Alumns, at Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany, April 10-October 16

"The Last Freedom—from the Pioneers of Land-Art of the 1960’s to Nature in Cyberspace",

Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany from April 10th to October 16th 2011

Artists:, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Agnes Denes, Jan Dibbets, Michael Heizer, Richard Long, Peter Hutchinson, Robert Morris, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Dennis Oppenheim, Hamish Fulton, Jan Dibbets, Robert Smithson, Hans Haacke..

Thank you,

Warm regards,





3. Rafael Sánchez, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/ and more

now online at http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/



There are more events coming up this year too.


Rafael Sánchez



4. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, April 12

Dear Friends of Electric Junkyard Gamelan,
Terry Dame here from EJG, I hope you won't mind this slight diversion but am writing to alert you to a very special and rare performance by my other ensemble Monkey on a Rail. When I'm not busy building instruments and writing and playing with EJG I play saxophone, which is what I do in this ensemble. Two other EJG members Mary Feaster and Lee Free are also in the group. This is only our 2nd performance in about 7 years so please come check it out. Hope to see you there... Tuesday is the new Friday!

What to expect from Monkey on a Rail:
Mindbending modal melodies in mixed meters performed by an all-star cast of NYC musicians in a great little listening room in Brooklyn with really great beer on tap.


Terry Dame - alto/tenor sax & compositions
Jessica Lurie- alto/tenor sax
Tina Richarson- bari sax
Pam Fleming- trumpet
Alicia Svigals-violin
Mary Feaster-electric bass
Lee Free- drums

Tuesday April 12th @ 7pm
376 9th st @ 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Also coming up Electric Junkyard Gamelan hits the road for Spring Tour 2011. See below for all tour dates.

Electric Junkyard Gamelan - Upcoming shows spring 2011
April 23- Barbes, Brooklyn
April 29th -Transmodern Festival, Baltimore, MD
April 30 - Some Kind of Jam Music Festival, Schuukill Haven, PA
May 1 - Lemon Grove Cafe, Youngstown, OH
May 2 - Hat Trick Concert Series, Grand Rapids, MI
May 4 - Fox8 Cleveland Morning show appearance
May 4 - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
May 6 - Friday Night Live, Detroit Institute of Art
May 7 - Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
May 8 - Black Sparrow, Lafayette, IN
May 9 - Ann Arbor Public Library, MI

Aug 12 - Kennedy Center, D.C
Sept. 10 - Riverside Park County Fair, NY, NY
Sept. 26 - Thingamajigs Festival, San Francisco



5. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, thru May 1st, and more

Catch FF Alum Isabel Samaras' paintings in two shows this month:

"Tiny Trifecta!", with 100 artists, opening on the 100th day of the year, curated by Tara McPherson. Also the big grand opening for Cotton Candy Machine, Tara's new shop/gallery, so be there or be square! April 9th, from 7pm to midnight, at the Cotton Candy Machine, 235 South 1st Street, Williamsburg, NYC. http://www.thecottoncandymachine.com/events/


"Last Gasp: Art Almighty!", a venerable collections of artists celebrate the 41st anniversary of underground comics and book publishing legend Last Gasp. Don Ed Hardy, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Spain Rodriguez, Winston Smith and more deck the walls of 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., San Francisco. April 2011



6. John Jesurun, FF Almn, at Dance Theater Workshop, Manhattan, April 13-16

The Making of Americans
by Juliette Mapp
Dance Theater Workshop
219 W. 19th Street
April 13 - 16 at 7:30pm
Wed – Sat
The Making of Americans features video design by John Jesurun. The piece will be performed by: Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Levi Gonzalez, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourazar, Anna Sperber, Vicky Shick, and Juliette Mapp. Lighting design is by Jeff Nash and original music by Barbez.

Coffee and Conversation, Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm with Danielle Goldman
Post-Show Talk, Friday, April 15 with Carla Peterson
For tickets please contact the box office (212) 924-0077 or you can purchase them online at http://www.dancetheaterworkshop.org/mapp



7. Alex Komlosi, FF Alumn, at Prague Theatre School, Czech Republic, June 12-July 2

The Prague Summer Theatre School is a three-week summer theatre school in authorial and alternative theatre forms, from June 12th to July 2nd, 2011, at The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU). Courses are in English and will take place at DAMU, located in the heart of Prague’s historical center. This year the PSTS is working in partnership with the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

The deadline for the Prague Summer Theatre School - April 30th, 2011 - is quickly approaching!

Numerous applications have already been received from around the world, but there is still space available in all courses.

All interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible to assure a place in the PSTS. The PSTS admits qualified students on a first-come, first-serve basis!
For more information, or an application, please see www.damu.cz/international/the-prague-summer-theatre-school or contact the Director of the Prague Summer Theatre School, Dr. Alexander Komlosi, alexander.komlosi@damu.cz, cell: +420 776 072 092.



8. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at NS-Documentationszentrums, Cologne, Germany, thru June, and more

Julia Scher in
"Kunst und Gedenken" group show March 18th- June 2011 at the NS-Documentationszentrums, Cologne Germany (this is the gestapo museum in town)


"Deep Comedy" group show opening May 9 at Le Consortium (Frac),in Dijon France


in "Dystopia" group show opening May 13th thru June at capc, museum of contemporary art, bordeaux France



9. Nina Yankowitz, FF Alumn, at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, May 8

The Third Woman Interactive Performance & Film/Game With Semacode Fashions

New York Production Directed by Nina Yankowitz
with Pia Tikka, Martin Rieser, Margarete Jahrmann, Mauri Kaipainen, Rasmus Vuori

Music-audio sequencing by Dylan Marcus
Dance choreography by Nina Yankowitz with Abby Casell

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn

Bring smart phones or play in groups

Limited Seating-One Night Only

May 8, 2011 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $10 online now at:




10. Ken Friedman, Hannah Higgins, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, FF Alumns, at Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, opening April 16

The Hood Museum of Art,
Dartmouth College
Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life
April 16–August 7, 2011
Hanover, NH 03755
One of the things—maybe the most important thing—that art is good for is thinking about life. Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, a major traveling exhibition based on the Hood Museum of Art's George Maciunas Memorial Collection of Fluxus art, is designed for visitors to experience the radical and influential cultural development that was Fluxus, and maybe learn something about themselves along the way. Fluxus was an international network of artists, composers, and designers that emerged as an art (or "anti-art") phenomenon in the early 1960s and was noted for blurring the boundaries between art and life.

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life takes Maciunas's approach toward art as part of a social process as it's touchstone. The exhibition is about how Fluxus works, and it encourages visitor interpretation and response through its design and layout. Over one hundred works by Maciunas and other Fluxus artists, including, among many others, George Brecht, Ben Vautier, Yoko Ono, Robert Filliou, Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, Mieko Shiomi, and Ken Friedman, playfully supply answers to fourteen themes, framed as questions, such as "What Am I?," "Happiness?," "Health?," "Freedom?," and "Danger?" A free newspaper containing a map of the exhibition will allow visitors to go directly to those questions of most pressing interest to themselves.

The objects elaborate upon the themes in various ways. Regarding "Happiness?," Bici Forbes's (now Nye Ffarrabas) Stress Formula proposes that we need more jokes than drugs. A vitamin bottle whose label is inscribed with the suggested dosage, "Take one capsule every four hours, for laughs," Stress Formula contains clear capsules with little rolled pieces of paper, presumably printed with humorous messages. Fluxus artists seem to agree that happiness is something we make for ourselves, not the result of something that happens to us.

Regarding "Change?," Fluxus artists conclude that going with it can be a lot more fun than trying to fight it. As Ken Friedman suggests with his Flux Corsage (a plastic box filled with flower seeds), you might get started by getting yourself some flower seeds, planting and nurturing them, and giving the blossoms to someone you love. The plant will die eventually and so might your love, but neither of them will disappear; they will change into some other form of energy.

The essential function of Fluxus artworks is to help us practice life; what we "learn" from Fluxus is how to perform as an ever-changing self in an ever-changing world—and that a sense of humor helps.

The accompanying catalogue is conceived as an art self-help book that will be of interest to students and the general public as well as to scholars. The book, co-published by Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Press, contains an introduction by the exhibition's guest curator, Jacquelynn Baas, and essays by Baas, Fluxus artist Ken Friedman, and scholars Hannah Higgins and Jacob Proctor. After closing at Dartmouth, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life travels to the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, September 9–December 3, 2011, and to the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, February 25–May 20, 2012.

This exhibition and the accompanying full-color catalogue were organized by the Hood Museum of Art and were generously supported by Constance and Walter Burke, Class of 1944, the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund, and the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund.



11. Vito Acconci, Dara Birnbaum, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Stuart Sherman, William Wegman, FF Alumns, in Times Square, April 13-19

40 Years of Video Art

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special project for Times Square. In partnership with the Times Square Alliance and MTV, EAI brings artists' visions to the MTV 44½ LED Screen. Marking EAI's 40 years of support for moving image art, EAI in Times Square celebrates video art's rich history of creative intervention in one of the world's most dynamic media landscapes.

April 13 - 19, 2011
Noon - 4pm and 6pm - 11pm

Saturday & Sunday, April 16-17
Full program also plays at noon

MTV 44 ½ Screen
Times Square
Broadway between
44th and 45th Streets
New York, NY 10036

EAI partners with the Times Square Alliance and MTV to present artists' video in the astonishing visual landscape of Times Square. From April 13 to 19, EAI will highlight the remarkable creative media interventions of artists on a spectacular scale. Works by Vito Acconci, Dan Asher, Phyllis Baldino, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Shigeko Kubota, Takeshi Murata, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Stuart Sherman and William Wegman will be seen daily on MTV 44½'s large-format LED screen.

Drawn from EAI's archive, one of the world's leading resources for media art, the videos will play at the top of each hour, between noon and 4pm and between 6pm and 11pm. On Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 the complete program (25:16 min) will also play at noon.

Spanning the 1960s to 2011, the works range from bold animations and visual poems to witty performances and vibrant electronic experiments. Nam June Paik's rarely seen Hand and Face (1961) is one of his earliest media works; Dara Birnbaum's 30-second Artbreak was commissioned for broadcast by MTV in 1987. Shigeko Kubota brings a profusion of electronic cherry blossoms to the heart of Times Square, while Martha Rosler eyes domestic labor in a suburban backyard. William Wegman's dogs perform a timeless duet.

Each day's program will begin with Takeshi Murata's EAI 40th Anniversary Intro (2011). Linking video art's history to the digital present, this piece was specially commissioned by EAI for its 40th Anniversary programming. Murata's video can also be viewed online here.

Much as early video artists sought to "slow down" television and "talk back" to the media, these creative interjections will challenge viewers to reconsider their visual expectations of Times Square and experience it in new ways. Encountered on MTV's large-scale LED screen, these visions will engage the public not just as consumers, but also as active viewers.

Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins said, "We're thrilled to partner with Electronic Arts Intermix and MTV to support this diverse and dynamic collection of videos through the medium that makes Times Square so distinctive to people around the world: our billboards."

Program Schedule

Noon Takeshi Murata, EAI 40th Anniversary Intro (2011, 1:05 min)
1 pm Shigeko Kubota, Rock Video: Cherry Blossom (1986, 3 min)
2 pm William Wegman, Dog Duet (1975, 2:37 min)
3 pm Martha Rosler, Backyard Economy I (1974, 3:20 min)
4 pm Stuart Sherman, Chess (1982, 30 sec)

6 pm Dara Birnbaum, Artbreak, MTV Networks, Inc. (1987, 30 sec)
7 pm Vito Acconci, Three Frame Studies: Push (1969-1970, 2:59 min)
8 pm Nam June Paik, Hand and Face (1961, 1:25 min)
9 pm Phyllis Baldino, Suitcase/Not Suitcase (1993, 36 sec)
10 pm Gary Hill, Objects With Destinations (1979, 3:41 min)
11 pm Dan Asher, Artificial Illuminations: Calligraphic (1997, 55 sec)

EAI in Times Square is part of an ongoing series of events and projects marking EAI's 40th anniversary year. For more information about upcoming programs in this series, please click here.

About the Times Square Alliance
Times Square Arts presents temporary cutting-edge art and performances in multiple forms and media to the 360,000 to 500,000 daily visitors to New York City's Times Square, making it one of the highest profile public arts programs in the United States. Since its inception three years ago, Times Square Arts has featured works by a diverse group of more than four dozen prominent and emerging artists. The Times Square Public Art Program is made possible in part by the NYC Cultural Innovation Fund of the Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. www.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts

About MTV 44½
A standout among the large electronic displays in Times Square, MTV 44½ captures the eyes of viewers with unique programming, live tapings, special events, concerts, and MTV-branded creative that breaks through the clutter in Times Square. www.mtv445.com

EAI: Celebrating 40 Years
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
t (212) 337-0680
f (212) 337-0679

This project was made possible by the generosity and support of MTV 44½. The Times Square Alliance and EAI thank MTV 44½ for their ongoing support of the arts.



12. James Siena, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donné, Manhattan,

James Siena
Editions in handmade paper

Dieu Donné is pleased to feature two editions in handmade paper created by James Siena: Floppy Combs and When I Was Ten.

Produced in collaboration with artistic director Paul Wong, these works take Siena’s linear systems to another dimension. The artist’s use of cast handmade paper pushes Siena’s graphic work into new territory through its unpredictably physical and eccentric nuances.

Both editions feature imagery that the artist has explored earlier in his life and career. Floppy Combs, derived from a motif that first appeared in 1983, has been explored most recently in drawings and as a wood engraving. When I Was Ten dates back to a drawing creating during Siena’s childhood. Now lost, the drawing featured perpendicular, rounded, and continuous shapes. The young artist recalls saying to himself: "I’m going to do this again when I grow up."

In order to bring these drawings to life in paper, Siena scribed his two images in clay slabs, from which a rubber mold was made. Black cotton pulp was cast into the molds by hand, and attached to a backing sheet of high-shrinkage fiber (white linen rag pulp for Floppy Combs and a persimmon colored abaca sheet for When I Was Ten). The pieces were dried slowly to enhance the shrinkage and buckling of the sheets as the two different fibers pulled against each other.

For pricing information about these editions, or to schedule an appointment to view the work in person, please contact Rebecca Lax at rlax@dieudonne.org or Kathleen Flynn at kflynn@dieudonne.org or call 212-226-0573.



13. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, at White Columns, Manhattan, April 14

10 April 2011

For My Friends And Colleagues:

I Am Pleased To Invite You To The Following Event On Thursday Evening, April 14th At 7pm, @White Columns.
It Is My Hope That You Can Attend And Join Us For This Conversation!
I Hope To See You There!

With All Best Wishes,

CONVERSATIONS: A collaborative discussion series between Skowhegan &
White Columns

Conversation #2: Transitions in Media: Generational Shifts
with Dara Birnbaum & Paul Pfeiffer, moderated by Lori Zippay of Electronic
Arts Intermix

Thursday, April 14
White Columns
320 West 13th Street

Paul Pfeiffer and Dara Birnbaum met at Skowhegan in 2010 and discovered a shared interest in exploring the historical development of video over its first generations as a medium. Given the times at which each first encountered video, Birnbaum and Pfeiffer’s individual negotiations with the medium have been quite distinct, but rooted in a similar concern of using the medium to explore the structures that determine how video is produced, distributed, and consumed. In this conversation, Pfeiffer, Birnbaum, and Lori Zippay, the Executive Director of Electronic Arts Intermix will discuss their particular histories with the medium, video’s task in negotiating public and private space; our responsiveness as artists to the development of the medium vs. proactive confrontation with how the medium is utilized, issues surrounding appropriation, as well as and EAI’s unique history as participant, archivist, advocate, and distributor of the medium of video (historically, currently, and as it has developed).

CONVERSATIONS are new collaborative discussion series between Skowhegan and White Columns. The series is designed to offer the same casual discussion that is a part of daily life at Skowhegan on the topics and research processes that inform a studio practice, but might not be directly accessible when viewing work in more formal environments. Skowhegan and White Columns share a commitment to offering artists sites dedicated to experimentation and the discourse that surrounds the creative process.



14. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Bookshop, Manhattan, April 25, and more

April 25, 7pm: Lynne Tillman, Tom McCarthy and Deb Olin Unferth
St. Mark's Bookshop
31 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10003


May 1, 7pm - Lynne Tillman and Colm Toibin
85 E. 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003


May 10, 7pm – Lynne at 192 Books
192 Books
192 10th Avenue at 21st Street, New York, NY, 10011


May 25, 7pm - Paula Fox and Lynne Tillman
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, New York, NY, 10012


May 27, 7:30pm - Vanessa Veselka and Lynne Tillman
126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222



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