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Contents for May 23, 2011
1. Lynn Hershman Leeson, Marina Abramovic, Guerilla Girls, Yoko Ono, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at IFC Center, Manhattan, starting June 1
2. Jennifer Miller, Jibz Cameron, FF Alumns, at La MaMa, Manhattan, June 10, and more
3. Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn, at Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, thru July 20
4. Robbin Amy Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Bildungshaus St. Benedikt, Seitenstetten, Austria, June 10-Sept. 15
5. Seiji Shimoda, FF Alumn, in NIPAF ‘11, Japan, May 23-June 2
6. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Digital Media Festival, VT, June 18
7. Audrey Nadia Jajich, FF Intern Alumn, at The Land/gallery, Albuquerque, NM, opening June 3
8. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, opening May 26
9. Bogdan Perzynski, FF Member, at Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 25-August 7
10. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com
11. Dustin Grella, FF Intern Alumn, nominated for Next Great Filmmaker Award, and more
12. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, in Brook Park, The Bronx, June 11
13. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at Belmont Library, The Bronx, June 9
14. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, May 28

1. Lynn Hershman Leeson, Marina Abramovic, Guerilla Girls, Yoko Ono, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at IFC Center, Manhattan, starting June 1

!Women Art Revolution
Starts Wednesday, June 1st at IFC Center
323 6th Ave at West 3rd St
212-924-7771 http://www.ifccenter.com

An entertaining and revelatory "secret history" of feminist art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.

For more than forty years, filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (Teknolust, Strange Culture) has collected a plethora of interviews with her contemporaries—and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. With a rousing original score by Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features Miranda July, Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Judy Baca, Mike Kelley, Faith Ringgold, B. Ruby Rich, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Marcia Tucker, Martha Wilson and countless other groundbreaking figures.

On Friday, June 3rd, Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace Alumn, will participate in a Q & A session after the 8:00 PM screening.



2. Jennifer Miller, Jibz Cameron, FF Alumns, at La MaMa, Manhattan, June 10, and more

a new play written and directed by Jennifer Miller
La MaMa in association with Circus Amok present:
A new comic play by Jennifer Miller, "The Golden Racket," in Manhattan, Brooklyn
and the Bronx for only 8 performances in June. Inspired by the mayhem of the 2009
New York State Senate political flip-floppery, "The Golden Racket" follows the
adventures of the women behind the men as they set out to enact a certain necessary
revenge. Double crossings, intrigue, high camp, and heartbreak come together in this
tragic farce exploring, power, greed, democracy, lust and…tennis.
"The Golden Racket" features a cast of downtown stage stars including Jennifer Miller,
Becca Blackwell, Jibz Cameron, Erin Markey, Jenny Romaine and Carlton Ward.

Performance details:
Friday, June 10 – 10pm La MaMa – the Club
Saturday, June 11 – 10pm 74 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Sunday, June 12 – 5:30pm Box Office: 212-475-7710
Online ticketing available at www.lamama.org
Tuesday, June 21 – 8pm Bronx Academy of Art & Dance
Wednesday, June 22 – 8pm 841 Barreto Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY
Monday, June 27 – 8pm Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore
Tuesday, June 28 – 8pm 1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, June 29 – 8pm
The performance runs approximately 80 minutes.

About Jennifer Miller:
Circus Amok founder and artistic director Jennifer Miller has been working with
alternative circus forms, theater, and dance, and for over twenty years. She is the
recipient of the 2008 Ethyl Eichelberger Award. Her work with Circus Amok was
awarded a "Bessie" (a New York Dance and Performance Award) in 1995 and an OBIE
in 2000. Circus Amok is the subject of a French documentary film, "Un Cirque a New
York" (2002) and Brazilian documentary, "Juggling Politics" (2004.) In 2009, she
starred in her play "Cracked Ice, or the Jewels of the Forbidden Skates" at PS122.
About Circus Amok:

Circus Amok has been awarded the coveted BESSIE and OBIE awards. Founded in
1989, its mission is to provide free public art addressing contemporary issues of social
justice to the people of New York City. Mark Sussman in his 2001 work "Disturbing the
Peace: 20th Century Radical Street Performance describes the Circus as "a thriving
[reinvention] of the circus form, borrowing drag fabulousness from Charles Ludlam's
Theater of the Ridiculous, large scale transformation using whole-body masks from
Bread and Puppet Theater, and the outdoor bally and verbal rhythm and repertoire from
the sideshow, as well as movement vocabulary from post-modern dance. The troupe
balances danger with laughter, slipping its critique between the pies in the face and the
surreal, scary, and sometimes gender-bent characters of the charivari."

"The Golden Racket" is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the
National Endowment for the Arts.

PRESS CONTACT: Lee Houck, 646-413-0487, circusamokinfo@gmail.com



3. Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn, at Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, thru July 20

Krzysztof Wodiczko/ Arc de Triomphe, World Institute for the abolition of war

Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie
24 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004

Gabrielle Maubrie
Phone: 0033 142780397
Fax: 0033142745400

Exhibit from may 21 to july 20
Gallery hours from Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 7pm and by appointment

The War Memorial

Millennia of bloody conflicts and centuries of devastating modern wars have ruined economies, ravaged countrysides and city centers, and made powerful imprints on our souls. We seem incapable of liberating ourselves from war and its dominant position in our psyches.

Continuing armed conflicts, tragic and heroic memory of past wars, the seeming unavoidability of wars, and their call for our potential readiness for new battles have become interconnected and live firmly inside us. War Memorials are symbolic ideological machines that reinforce, consolidate, and perpetuate such connections.

They cover up, choke, subdue, and suppress thinking about war critically and analytically. Using their artistic skills and hypnotic powers, War Memorials consolidate and console us in the idea of service in war as our moral and sacred duty.

War prevention and peace-building centers, when seeking their place in an urban symbolic landscape, must appropriate War Memorials as their physical-symbolic (architectural) sites in order to deconstruct and undo their ideological and psychological operations.

The Arc de Triomphe

In today's world and especially the European Community, the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Paris must be seen as a grotesquely anachronistic symbol. It is a major historical suspect and witness to the most deadly and destructive military and ideological adventures inthe history of modern Europe.

The Arc commemorates the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War (through the underground Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) in elaborate iconic, inscriptive, and architectural ways, while it does not commemorate in any way their devastating aftermath nor it does anything to help ending war. Most importantly, it does nothing to help end war.

Napoleon's Empire staged first modern Total War through mobilization of 1.5 million people through conscription. The Napoleonic Wars resulted in estimated 4 million of the roughly 205 million war deaths of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Arc is a legitimizing marker for subsequent wars and hence the worldwide dissemination of modern 'triumphal' memorial arches, eternal flames, and tombs for unknown soldiers. The era of modern Total War only began with the Napoleonic Wars. It was followed by the American Civil War (1861–65.7 million deaths), Russian Civil War (1917–22, 9 million deaths), World War I (1914–18, 15 million deaths), and World War II (1939 –45, 55 million deaths). Add to this an enormous number of devastating conflicts, wars, crimes against humanity, and genocides. The 'peace' achieved at the end of the Napoleonic wars and the later 'war to end wars'-World War I-serves as grave testimony to the absurd illusion that a lasting peace can be achieved through war.

The Project
The proposed Institute for the Abolition of War is a structure proposed to surround the Arc de Triomphe. When the Institute is built, the Arc will be seen as immersed and contained in the Institute's larger structure. Capitalizing on its most prominent location on the Voie Triomphale in line with monuments that extend from the center of Paris to the west, the Institute will assume a central place on the cognitive map of Paris and will inscribe itself powerfully in the minds of visitors.

The Arc de Triomphe: World Institute for the Abolition of War is an institutional and architectural idea for an international transdisciplinary center offering both a symbolic structure for inspiring philosophical, psycho-analytical, and political engagement, and an activist center to encourage analytical, proactive, and transformative approaches to the war-abolitionist process.

The scaffolding-like structure of the Institute immerses the Arc, leaving the memorial visible in its new context as a gigantic cultural specimen, a relic of the bellicose past reconfigured as a gigantic object of research. Enveloping the work of the Institute in visual transparency and facilitating free circulation through and around its physical structure offer an open-access invitation to all who wish to be historical witnesses, critical interlocutors, and potential intellectual and activist forces toward a war-free world.

The grand national and imperial war narrative inscribed through all parts and surfaces of the Arc require detailed cross examination. Transforming war-bound cultures requires critical investigations of its roots, artifacts, and relics.

For the purpose of such an examination, the structure of the Institute will be equipped with a system of walk ways, ramps, elevators, and vertically moving viewing platforms to allow, inspire, and assist the scholars, philo- sophers, and visitors in studying the war iconography of the Arc while hearing and viewing interpretative and historical narratives, as well as debates and discussions between philosophers, scholars, peace activists, politicians, and while engaging with them in dialogues directly or with special communication media. Above the Arc's roof will be the World Situation Map displaying the changing global dynamics of potential and existing wars and conflicts, as well as post-war,post-conflict, and lasting peace zones.

The Map will be suspended at the center of the Discursive Forum for the Abolition of War, a large highly mediatized gathering space open to visitors, to scholarly and public debates, and designed for special events and global conferences. The Cross-Disciplinary Center for Global Peace Projects will be nearby and will promote analysis in the following domains: the Social, Psychological, and Anthropological; the Politico-Ethical and Legal; the Cultural and Ideological; and the Economic, Scientific, and Technological.

External and internal plasma screen and pixel boards installed throughout the structure will display programs and information; they will have working Web links with peace-building organizations around the world and serve as a liaison in the development of an actively participating public.

In our unconscious, we are ourselves War Memorials while, as a product and a fabric of our nationalistic and chauvinist heritage, we are part of a larger external War Memorial named Culture. If we wish to foster living rather than dying and killing, we must take up the task of disarming both ourselves as War Memorials and the entire culture as one integrated War Memorial. A new Arc de Triomphe would then deserve its glorious name.

Nietzsche said that we should have the kind of past that we deserve.We should be able to deserve a past in which war will be absent from our present and future.



4. Robbin Amy Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Bildungshaus St. Benedikt, Seitenstetten, Austria, June 10-Sept. 15

Paper Art | Exhibition
June 10th – September 15th, 2011 | Bildungshaus St. Benedikt | Seitenstetten | Austria
Paper in its various and surprising appearances is the material as well as the focus of this international show. The exhibition occupies the interior spaces around the chapel of the Seitenstetten Abbey, its garden and orchard – creating a mulitfaceted presentation of paper art by four excellent artists of the field:

Peter Gentenaar | The Netherlands
Gjertrud Hals | Norway
Robbin Silverberg | USA
Sigi Schraube | Germany
The exhibition is open to the public during office hours of the Bildungshaus, from Monday through Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm , Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm.
Entrance is free. For more information: www.st-benedikt.at
This show was curated by Renate Habinger | www.habinger.at


5. Seiji Shimoda, FF Alumn, in NIPAF ‘11, Japan, May 23-June 2

The 18th Nippon International Performance Art Festival NIPAF'11 Japan
Tokyo - Osaka - Nagano
23 May - 2 June 2011

Kaushal Kumar Sonkariya (India), Afsana Sharmin Zhuma (Bangladesh), Sokchanlina Lim (Cambodia), Samuel Penaso (Philippines), Allin Reyes (Mexico), Milan Admchiak (Slovakia), Michal Murin (Slovakia), Kovac Istvan (Hungary), Angelika Fojtuch(Poland)

Japanese artists: SHIMODA Seiji, KURODA Osamu, OHIKE Koji, MORI Midori, OHASHI Noriko, TERAO Harumi, KURATA Meba, MISU Leona, KITAYAMA Seiko, SUZUKI Bumpei, HIROSE Masaki, TANAKA Ryosuke, STEP CLUB, machi, INUKAI Miyaki

organizer: Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF)
Executive Committee/Director: Seiji Shimoda
Co-organizer: Tokyo NIPAF, Osaka NIPAF, Nagano NIPAF
Cooperate: Platform Asian Performance Art (PAPA) Japan Committee
support: Japan Arts Fund, Nagano city Arts Fund

23-25 May, Tokyo, Kagurazaka, die pratze, 03-3235-7990
27-29 May, Osaka, Nishinari, Taishi Welfare Hall,
30 May-1June, Nagano Seminar, Iizuna hights, Kashiyo Sanso
1-2 June, Nagano, Gondo, NEON HALL, O26-237-2719

door open 6:30 pm, start 7:00 pm [29 May door open 3:30 pm, start 4:00 pm]

artists talk:
22 May (11am-2pm), Tokyo, Akihabara, Cafe Renoir/My Space
26 May (7-9pm), Osaka, Nishinari Taishi Welfare Hall
31 May (7pm), Nagano, Iizuna Heights

Student advance 2,200 yen, door 2,500 yen, Adult advance 2,500 yen,
door 2,800 yen, High School 1,500 yen, [Tokyo, Osaka 3 days] Student
6,000 yen Adult 7,000 yen [Nagano 2 days] Student 4,200 yen Adult 4,800 yen

More information: call: 090-1652-9127, mail: nipaf@avis.ne.jp web site: http://nipaf.2bx.bz/



6. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Digital Media Festival, VT, June 18

Cary Peppermint's collaborative ecoarttech performs and exhibits "Indeterminate Hikes"
@ Woodstock Digital Media Festival
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Theme: "Out of Place"
Woodstock, VT

Indeterminate Hikes (IH) is an Android app that helps you experience wilderness in unexpected environments. With its database of GPS enabled hiking trails, IH will direct you to a series of Scenic Vistas, where you will have the opportunity to contemplate nature in the overlapping terrains of psychological and environmental ecologies. Along with instructional cues that IH will provide you at each Scenic Vista you are also encouraged to (1) take 30 mindful breaths and (2) after this meditative moment, capture and upload an image of your ecological experience to the IH website. Your images are archived in the Scenic Vista database and will be available to all IH participants. Through the experience of taking a walk and slowing down in the city, IH seeks to cultivate the imagination of nature, wildness, and sustainability. For more information, visit: http://ecoarttech.net/indeterminatehikes.html

The Woodstock Digital Media Festival features a wide range of digital media innovators. People like Steve Coast, founder of openstreetmap.org; digital media artists e-team; Anne Galloway, founder of VTDigger.org; Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich of Postmasters Gallery; Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. It is an all-day event with roundtables & workshops in the morning, an exhibition during the day, and performances & presentations in the evening.



7. Audrey Nadia Jajich, FF Intern Alumn, at The Land/gallery, Albuquerque, NM, opening June 3

Divisions of a Year on THE LAND/an art site, by Audrey Nadia Jajich

THE LAND/gallery, 419 Granite Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Opening reception: June 3, 5:30 – 8 pm
Gallery hours for: June 4, June 9 and June 11
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

"Four Trees - Fall 2010" and "Video II - Winter 2011" two videos of dance improvisation that offer glimpses of a project in progress at THE LAND/an art site. In the videos, Audrey performs movement improvisations that are conversant with the landscape, working with the idea that nature is already perfect. Influenced by the study and practice of Buddhism she dances to find an entry point into an already full landscape.

Audrey holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and works as a video editor and contemporary dancer. She has studied dance her entire life and has performed in the United States and in Europe.

Contact: THE LAND/an art site
theland @comcast.net



8. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, opening May 26

Regina Silveira
May 26 – July 29, 2011

Thursday May 26:
Booking Signing: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present the gallery’s second exhibition with the Brazilian artist, Regina Silveira. Since the 1960s, Silveira’s work has defied genre, moving between forms of installation, printmaking, sculpture and photography to explore visual distortion, perspective and scale.

For her exhibition at the gallery, Silveira presents her signature vinyl-decal mural-installations. The main installation, from her celebrated series, Desaparencia, depicts black and white diagrams of artists’ ateliers, graphically suggesting the ghosts of easels, tables, palettes, and other tools of the artist’s studio. In its iteration at Alexander Gray Associates, Silveira’s installation suggests the disappearance of traditional studio practice and location, as well as expectations of creation and alchemy that surround artistic mythology.

Further exploring the gallery’s architecture, Silveira presents a new, site-specific installation in the gallery’s viewing room, facing Phase II of the High Line park. Viewable from the 26th Street fly-over and staircase, Silveira projects a false shadow of the gallery’s 1920s casement windows onto a long wall; the impossibility of this cast through a north-facing window underscores the illusionistic impulse of Silveria’s oeuvre.

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1939, Regina Silveira lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a Ph.D from the Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo, where she has taught since 1974. Her work is currently the subject of a survey at the Funação Ibere Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her work will be included in Prospect.2 in New Orleans and the 2011 Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, and upcoming projects at the Rubin Center for Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso, and the Aldrich Museum of Art in Ridgefield, CT.

Silveira has exhibited institutionally throughout Europe and the Americas, including solo exhibitions at the Atlas Sztuki, Lodt, Poland (2010); MASP, São Paulo (2010); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio (2009); Koge Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Denmark (2009); Museo de Antioquia, Medelin, Colombia (2008); Centro Cultural do Banco Brasil, Brasilia (2007); Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (2007); Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia (2007); Museu Vale do Rio Doce, Vila Velha, Brazil (2007); Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2007); Centro Cultural Telmar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2006); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2005); Centro Cultural España, Montevideo, Uruguay (2004); Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC (2000); Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1998); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (1996); Bass Museum, Miami, FL (1992); Queens Museum of Art, New York (1992). Her work has been included in nearly 100 group exhibitions internationally, including exhibitions at Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest; Colección Jumex, Mexico City; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico; Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Miami Art Museum; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Her work was featured in the 2009 Philagrafika, 2006 Taipei Biennial, the 2004 Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico; 1998, 1994, 1983, and 1981 São Paulo Biennial; 1999 Mercosul Biennial; and the Guggenheim Museum’s landmark exhibition, Brazil: Body and Soul in 2001. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; El Museo del Barrio, New York; The Queens Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Japan; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; and Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery based in New York. The gallery has established a profile for high-quality exhibitions focused on mid-career artists who emerged in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Influential in political, social and cultural spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines.

Alexander Gray Associates
508 West 26 Street #215, New York NY 10001
Telephone: 212 399 2636 Fax: 212 399 2684
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Summer Hours: July: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday, May 28, 2011 for Memorial Day weekend



9. Bogdan Perzynski, FF Member, at Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 25-August 7

Santander Cultural de Porto Alegre, Brazil
Period: from May 25th to August 7th, 2011
Curator: Angélica de Moraes

The show’s central idea will be clear right from the title, which mirrors and conveys the shift in the perception of time that has taken place in contemporaneity. Human perception is no longer able to fully comprehend the spatial-temporal expansion of its trajectory, as its increasingly vast limits are pushed outward by humankind’s curiosity. Perception is no longer established by the narrative or by the logical relation of cause and effect. It arises based on the sum, the juxtaposition and fragmentary accumulation of an increasingly expanded universe of rhizomatous relationships and virtual memories. Thus, everything is AGORA: simultâneo/instantâneo (NOW: simultaneous/instantaneous.)

Curator Angélica de Moraes and Santander Cultural de Porto Alegre, Brazil is pleased to present a group exhibition of 14 national and international artists working around the theme of time. We no longer live the illusion of encompassing all, of having a comprehensive explanation of our place in the world. Our daily activity is made of fragments, flashes, instants, and puzzles that never will be completed. Our today certainty is our tomorrow doubt. The notion that the past explains the present and illuminates the future no longer is reliable. The validity of the things is relative and function within the moment in that they live. All the chosen works, even in the traditional media is concerned with specific subject of time or environments that use the time.



10. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com


I am in the process of putting some of my solo performances on VIMEO, (kind of like YouTube, but better), and thought you might enjoy seeing them while you're enjoying your summer vacation (and I hope you do!)

There are more to come, but here is Getting Over Tom, my first solo, and an excerpt from From the Red Light District.



Getting Over Tom

"Getting Over Tom by Lenora Champagne. This and other performance works by Lenora Champagne available in the Fales Downtown Collection at New York University's Bobst Library."

Excerpts from The Red Light District

"Excerpts from "The Red Light District" by Lenora Champagne. This and other performance works by Lenora Champagne available in the Fales Downtown Collection at New York University's Bobst Library."



11. Dustin Grella, FF Intern Alumn, nominated for Next Great Filmmaker Award, and more

I just finished my 50th micro-animation for the Animation Hotline. If you left a message, thank you, and if you haven't left one yet, please do. To see the 20 most recent animations go to Animaton Hotline and to watch the entire archive of all fifty go to vimeo.

And...if you haven't watched and/or voted for "Prayers for Peace" in the Next Great Filmmaker Award, please do soon because the contest ends on May 31.


Dustin Grella



12. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, in Brook Park, The Bronx, June 11

Friends of Brook Park presents:

Alicia Grullon
Illegal Death
A re-enactment

Saturday June 11, 2011
Performance 11am -1 pm
Artist talk/ community reception 2- 4 pm


Carol Zakaluk, Friends of Brook Park
Home phone 718-292-8217, e-mail carol@friendsofbrookpark.org

Alicia Grullon, artist
Cell 347-829-4321, Email becomingmyth@gmail.com

On June 11, 2011, Friends of Brook Park (FOBP) is pleased to present Illegal Death a performance piece by Bronx based artist Alicia Grullon. Illegal Death is a re-enactment in response to the unresolved deaths of undocumented workers in the Tri-State area. It deals with the death of a 20-year old immigrant from Honduras who was found frozen to death in a forest on Long Island in February 2007 when temperatures dropped below -8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Alicia Grullon's work deals with encounters between people. She does performances, social sculptures, and re-enactments bordering between the real and the theatrical. She is interested in questions about gender, race, class, and activism. Alicia is a recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Grant, Art and Law Residency Program, Arts Council Korea International Artist Residency, chashama Visual Arts award, and Mount Holyoke College Research Award. She has presented work for Jamaica Flux and Art in Odd Places. She recently re-enacted the ten-month strike by Stella D'oro workers uptown in the Bronx and was featured on "Pura Politica" for NY1 Noticias. For more on her work go to www.aliciagrullon.com

Friends of Brook Park (FOBP), a community-based 501c3 organization, is a coalition of residents, parents, educators, workers, and home and/or business owners dedicated to managing and revitalizing green spaces in the South Bronx. FOBP works on waterfront access issues and is interested in human ecology as well as environmental ecology issues at the park and in the community. For an overview of what FOBP does and its achievements, please see website www.friendsofbrookpark.org.

Brook Park is located on Brook Avenue between 140th and 141st Streets in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. It is three blocks from the Brook Avenue local stop on the #6 subway and nine blocks from the 149th Street stop on the #2 or #5 subways.

The presentation of Illegal Death for FOBP has been made possible through a grant from the Puffin Foundation.



13. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at Belmont Library, The Bronx, June 9

LuLu LoLo Thursday June 9, 2011 6:30 PM
Free performance of SOLILOQUY FOR A SEAMSTRESS: THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIREA One-Act three character drama Written and Performed by LuLu LoLo
In this play LuLu LoLo portrays the young seamstress Sarafina Saracino who shares drudgery and dreams with her little sister Teresina unaware they are about to perish in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; their Italian immigrant mother; and a young reporter William Gunn Shepherd who witnessed the fire and speaks of the infamous trail that acquitted the factory owners of any blame for the tragedy. http://www.lululolo.com/theater/soliliquy.html

Belmont Library (718) 933-6410
610 E. 186th Street (at Hughes Ave.), Bronx, NY 10458
LuLu LoLo www.lululolo.com



14. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, May 28

experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.

Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com

2011 Dates!


"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

Downloadable poster here:

In Freedom,
Frank Moore



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