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Contents for June 20, 2011
1. Franklin Furnace Archive, now online at ARTstor’s blog
2. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, receives Black Metropolis Research Consortium fellowship
3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at London Pride, London, UK, July 2
4. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, announces new publication
5. Betty Beaumont, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.precipitatejournal.com/home/
6. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, June newsletter
7. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at WAAM, Woodstock, NY, thru July 17
8. Susan Newmark, FF Alumn, at Gallery North, Setauket, NY, thru July 3
9. Richard Artschwager, Robert Longo, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, thru Sept. 25
10. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Bookshop, June 28
11. Rob Andrews, FF Alumn, at Lumen Festival, Staten Island, NY, June 25
12. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, announces new publication
13. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, July 3
14. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, July 8-Aug. 13
15. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, writing workshops, Manhattan, starting July 11
16. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 22
16. Zackary Drucker, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Carolee Schneemann, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumns, at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, opening June 24
17. Marilena Preda Sanc, FF Alumn, at MNAC, Bucharest, Romania, thru Sept. 25
18. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, at Marian Goodman Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 26
19. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Postmasters Gallery, Manhattan, June 26
20. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, retrospective now online at Vimeo.com, and more
21. Elizabeth Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Windup Space, Baltimore, MD, June 24

1. Franklin Furnace Archive now online at ARTstor blog

ARTstor has published "35 Years of Ephemeral Art: Martha Wilson on Franklin Furnace" as an editorial feature of their blog, link below


Thank you.



2. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, receives Black Metropolis Research Consortium fellowship

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the BMRC's Short-Term Fellowships in African American Studies. This is the third year of the BMRC's Fellows Program, which provides support for outstanding researchers of all disciplines from across the country. The BMRC's Fellowships for 2011 were awarded to scholars, and artists who have exhibited excellence in their discipline(s), have a significant body of work characterized by originality, and have demonstrated a need to conduct research in the archives and collections of BMRC members. The 2011 Fellows represent a diverse spectrum of research disciplines, including: African American Studies, English, Ethnomusicology, Media Arts, Journalism, Religious Studies, and Visual Arts.

Mr. Bramwell is a visual artist based in Cary, North Carolina and Harlem, New York. Project Title: Rough Trade: Representations of Slavery in Contemporary Visual Art. Mr. Bramwell will conduct research for a survey of artistic practices that articulate unique, visual languages for representing slavery in contemporary art. Mr. Bramwell will analyze artistic monographs and exhibition catalogues of selected artists, and archives of national and international conferences pertaining to the subject. He will use collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University.



3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at London Pride, London, UK, July 2

Penny Arcade
July 2nd
London Pride
Main Stage
London England



4. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, announces new publication

New Publication by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. - CODE:RED - the book
CODE:RED – the book
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana

CODE:RED: The Book, 2011

Uroš Legen
Phone: +38640370199
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Hruševska 66
1000 Ljubljana

CODE:RED – the book
236 pages, 17.5 cm x 24.5 cm, English edition
ISBN 978-961-6807-03-6.
Collector's edition: 30 copies, signed and numbered, leather cover

CODE:RED – the book
We are pleased to announce the publication of the new book CODE:RED.
The book includes theoretical essays and previously unpublished documentary material relating to the long-term collaborative art project CODE:RED, which was initiated in 1999/2000 by the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.Museum of Contemporary Art.

At the same time, the book's publication also serves as an introduction to the retrospective exhibition project Crisis or Expansion of Public/Private Forms of Life: Tadej Pogačar 1990–2011, organized by the Vojvodina Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Serbia, which will be on view in Novi Sad from 15 June to 15 July 2011.

The book CODE:RED includes a series of theoretical essays from the fields of gender studies and feminism, the history of the struggle of sex workers, their political actions, their fight for human and social rights, their cultural work, their inclusion in labor syndicates, and so on. The publication pays tribute to the extraordinary individuals who through their courage and boldness have managed to escape the vicious circle of ignorance and stigmatization.

The book also presents essential information about the CODE:RED project – its beginnings, structure, strategies, actions, networks, and collaborations. Also included are visual documents from projects in São Paulo, Venice, Madrid, and New York, as well as three issues of the Sex Worker newspaper. The authors of the essays are Ana Lopes, Pia Covre, Gabriela Silva Leite, Suzana Milevska, Maria do Mar Castro Varela and Nikita Dhawan, Mamen Briz, Mojca Pajnik, and Melissa Ditmore.

The book was edited by Tadej Pogačar, with language editing by Rawley Grau and Jana Wilcoxen and graphic design by Ajdin Bašić. The book has been published in English.
The publication of CODE:RED was made possible by the financial support of the Erste Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Ljubljana. The publisher of the book is the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute.

CODE:RED, 236 pages, 17.5 cm x 24.5 cm, semi-hard binding, 240 illus., English edition, ISBN 978-961-6807-03-6, P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute.
Collector's edition: 30 copies, signed and numbered, leather cover.
Distributed by: MOTTO distribution

More info:
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Hruševska 66, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija



5. Betty Beaumont, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.precipitatejournal.com/home/

Betty Beaumont, FF Alum, in Precipitate Journal now online
Precipitate Journal
An editorial on the "Camouflaged Cells Concealment Sites" series appears in Precipitate / Journal of the New Environmental Imagination, Vol 2.
"Beaumont aims to challenge us 'to re-examine our own beliefs, actions or inactions, tolerance of mis-information, and potential to effect change.' Recently, she has raised questions of aesthetics, individual and community rights, and human health surrounding the ubiquitous cell phone towers that dot the globe."

Read the full article here: http://precipitatejournal.com/home/journal/issue-1/photography-beaumont/

Betty Beaumont



6. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, June newsletter

Hello Everyone -
Below is information and a video about my road tattoo, Radiant, in New Orleans, another video with Washington DC's Daughters and Sons Knot making a supporting background appearance, recent press, an upcoming residency and monotype. as well as joining a Board. If you'd like more information or images of anything mentioned, let me know. Thanks for taking a look and I hope you're heading into a relaxing and enjoyable summer.

- Steed Taylor

Radiant is 20' x 170', located on St. Andrew Street in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. Sponsored by the Central City Artist Project as part of Prospect 1.5., the design includes a Celtic knot symbolizing continuity and the continuation of life and a nautical star, a popular sailor's tattoo from the city's maritime history, references the desire to find home safely and have a clear direction in life. The dedications was a fun community event, with barbeque and a generous prayer by renowned neighborhood Pastor John Raphael, when the names of neighborhood children born post-Katrina were included to honor them as the hope of New Orleans' future. It was a great, great experience. To see a video about it go to the following link: http://vimeo.com/25046661

Because of it's excellent location in downtown Washington DC near the White House, Daughters and Sons Knot, has been in the background of various protest pix as well as a NASCAR/Department of Veterans Affairs video. Nothing like seeing muscle cars burning rubber on my art: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd2BJfvdA9I

Last year's Orange Community Knot in Orange NJ looks effortless and pretty good from a few hundred miles away, thanks again to the Google Map satellite.
An interview and images of my blood prints are included in a new book, The Bloody Sacrifice, by Charlotte Rodgers published by Mandrake of Oxford. It is a brave and absolutely unflinching look at this difficult topic from both a personal and spiritual prospective. More info at the following link: http://www.mandrake.uk.net/charlotterodgers.htm

A&U Magazine did a feature article about me and my art in their March 2011 issue titled "An Artist's Journey: Prolific Artist and Long-Term AIDS Survivor Steed Taylor Opens Up About His Body of Work, and How Spirituality and Helping Others Have Kept Him Alive." Beautifully written by Chip Alfred and well-edited by Chael Needle, I'm honored to be singled out and presented in such a meaningful way. The article is on the magazine website: http://aumag.org/wordpress/?p=1299

Northern Virginia Magazine did a short article about my road tattoo, Labor Line, in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington VA. in their January 2011 issue titled "Crystal City's Tattoo: Crystal City Has A Street Tattoo Due To It's Efforts To Bring Visitors To The Revived Community " by Abigail Fazio focusing on the road tattoo to highlight the arts programing in Crystal City. The article is not online but the prayer used during the dedication and installation images are at the following link: http://www.crystalcity.org/artful/art-walls/labor-line

I have been selected to attend the 3-week 2011 Art OMI International Artists Residency beginning in a few weeks in upstate New York. Along with nose-to-the-grindstone studio time, visits from art world luminaries and keeping up with the 2011 Critic-In-Residence, I'l be making a monotype with Pondside Press. To learn more about this excellent program go to the following link: http://www.artomi.org/artists.php

I have rejoined the Board of Directors of Visual AIDS, the go to organizations for AIDS and art. I was on the board years ago and am deeply touched to be ask to come back. If you don't know about this organization, you should: http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/index.html



7. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at WAAM, Woodstock, NY, thru July 17

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
28 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
Tel: 856-679-2940


June 11 - July 17, 2011



8. Susan Newmark, FF Alumn, at Gallery North, Setauket, NY, thru July 3

I am in a group exhibition of artists books by five artists called Honoring The Page at Gallery North in Setauket, Long Island, New York through July 3.
best, Susan Newmark (Fleminger)
A not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary Long Island art and craft since 1965
90 North Country Road
Setauket, New York 11733
631.751.2676:: info@gallerynorth.org
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 12pm - 5pm



9. Richard Artschwager, Robert Longo, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, thru Sept. 25

Art & Stars & Cars
The Daimler Art Collection at the Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart
10 May–25 September 2011

Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstr. 100
70372 Stuttgart

125 years of automotive history meet modern and contemporary art: The Daimler Art Collection is presenting a guest exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, its first at this venue. The unusual exhibition Art & Stars & Cars includes some 250 works by around 120 internationally renowned artists and is hitherto the most comprehensive presentation of the Daimler Art Colllection. The special exhibition ranges from classic examples of Constructivism and Concrete Art from the southern German region through Minimalism and Conceptual Tendencies to contemporary photographs and videos by present-day artists from around the world. The exhibition is further enhanced by three new commissioned works.

Art & Stars & Cars is an exhibition organized by the Daimler Art Collection, established in 1977. The internationally renowned corporate collection comprises some 2000 works focusing on the abstract avant-garde, young media artists as well as commissioned works around automobile themes and includes 30 large-scale sculptures in various publicly accessible locations. The Collection has so far been seen in temporary exhibitions in international museums among others in Singapore and São Paolo, Cape Town and Vienna.

Arranged according to chronological, aesthetic and thematic criteria, highlights from the Collection as well as the three new commissioned works are positioned alongside the automotive highlights of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The exhibition includes numerous works created as studies of the models and design of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, thereby entering into an artistic dialog with the history of Mercedes-Benz automobiles. These include the legendary CARS series by Andy Warhol, originally designed by the Pop Art icon 25 years ago for the 100th anniversary of the automobile. In addition, further works with automotive ties include pieces by Bertrand Lavier, Robert Longo, Simone Westerwinter and Vincent Szarek, as well as new commissioned works by Sylvie Fleury, Nic Hess, Philippe Parreno and Michael Sailstorfer. A separate exhibition area of 600 m² has been reserved exclusively for representatives of the abstract avant-garde and international media art. Here, around one hundred works of art invite the visitor to find out more about the special focus areas of the Daimler Art Collection: The constructivist and concrete tendencies evident in the pictures of Josef Albers, Anton Stankowski and Camille Graeser, the interaction of line, surface and space in works by Georges Vantongerloo, Norbert Kricke and Ben Willikens, pictures and decorative objects of the zero avant-garde of around 1960, classics of the Minimal Art movement by Charlotte Posenenske or Franz Erhard Walter from around 1970, and recent photographic and video works by artists from India, South Africa and the US.

With the Mercedes-Benz Design department, Swiss artist Nic Hess has created an installation for the racing bend in Legend room 7, comprising a patchwork nomad tent for a DTM automobile, an adhesive-tape "drawing", and further sculptural interventions. Michael Sailstorfer reflects the design process of "morphing" in his collage piece, in which a Mercedes-Benz 190 is transformed into a C 111 poised to pull away. The Algerian, Paris based artist Philippe Parreno addresses the theme of the "Eternal garden" in what can be described as a sculpture of film and time.

Absalon (IL), Max Ackermann (D), Josef Albers (D), Jane Alexander (ZA), Are You Meaning Company (J), John M Armleder (CH), Jean Arp (F), Richard Artschwager (USA), Jo Baer (USA), Willi Baumeister (D), Max Bill (CH), Hartmut Böhm (D), Martin Boyce (GB), Daniele Buetti (CH), Daniel Buren (F), Dadamaino (I), Stéphane Dafflon (CH), Krysten Cunnigham (USA), Karl Duschek (D), Adolf Fleischmann (D), Sylvie Fleury (CH), Andrea Fraser (USA), Günter Fruhtrunk (D), Liam Gillick (GB), Hermann Glöckner (D), David Goldblatt (ZA), Camille Graeser (CH), Gerhard von Graevenitz (D), Isabell Heimerdinger (D), Al Held (USA), Jan Henderikse (NL), Nic Hess (CH), Albert Hien (D), David Hockney (GB), Adolf Hölzel (D), Johannes Itten (CH), Donald Judd (USA), Ida Kerkovius (LV), Imi Knoebel (D), Norbert Kricke (D), Jim Lambie (GB),Bertrand Lavier (F), Julio Le Parc (RA), Verena Loewensberg (CH), Richard Paul Lohse (CH), George Henry Longly (GB), Robert Longo (USA), Heinz Mack (D), Marcellvs L (BR), Almir da Silva Mavignier (BR), John McLaughlin (USA), Christian Megert (CH), Mathieu Mercier (F), Richard Merkle (D), Otto Meyer-Amden (CH), Gerold Miller (D), Jeremy Moon (GB), Francois Morellet (F), Sarah Morris (GB), Kirsten Mosher (USA), Julian Opie (GB), Philippe Parreno (DZ), Henk Peeters (NL), Charlotte Posenenske (D), Martial Raysse (F), Anselm Reyle (D), Robin Rhode (ZA), Gerwald Rockenschaub (A), Peter Roehr (D), Ugo Rondinone (CH), Ullrich Rückriem (D), Robert Ryman (USA), Michael Sailstorfer (D), Pietro Sanguineti (D), Eckhard Schene (D), Oskar Schlemmer (D), Andreas Schmid (D), Berni Searle (ZA), Santiago Sierra (E), Roman Signer (CH), Oli Sihvonen (USA), Dayanita Singh (IND), Pamela Singh (IND), Jesus-Rafael Soto (YV), Ferdinand Spindel (D), Anton Stankowski (D), Klaus Staudt (D), Haim Steinbach (IL), Katja Strunz (D), Vincent Szarek (USA), Guy Tillim (ZA), Jean Tinguely (CH), Georges Vantongerloo (B), Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (D), Auke de Vries (NL), Andy Warhol (USA), Franz Erhard Walther (D), Simone Westerwinter (D), Ben Willikens (D), Georg Winter (D), Andrea Zittel (USA) Heimo Zobernig (A)

A magazine-style catalog in German and English: "Art & Stars & Cars", edited by Renate Wiehager, is available. This includes an essay providing an overview of "Stations of art in Stuttgart 1886-2011", an index of all artworks in the exhibition, biographies, summaries describing each work and a glossary. 29 x 34.5 cm, 216 pp., 750 ills., Hatje Cantz 2011. The catalogue is available at book shop Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz, the Berlin exhibition space Daimler Contemporary or can be ordered online.

A comprehensive range of supporting activities will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition. An Art Night offers a unique opportunity to meet some of the artists and the curators of the exhibition personally. The event takes place on 15 July 2011, 7–10 p.m., in the large event hall and throughout the Art & Stars & Cars exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart. Admission costs the same as for a normal day ticket, available on the evening from the ticket office.

Next to the regular public tours (in German, every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.), individual guided tours and tours for school groups can be booked on upon request through the Classic Customer Center on +49 7 11/17 - 30 000 or via: classic@daimler.com

For more details on the exhibition, installation views and for our apps please see the following links:

Making of the exhibition Art & Stars & Cars

Mercedes-Benz Classic Iphone/IPad App

Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstr. 100
70372 Stuttgart
Phone: +49(0)711-17 30 000
Fax: +49(0)711-17 30 400

Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Mondays

Media contact:
Friederike Valet, Mercedes-Benz Museum
Phone: +49 711 17 49 606
E-mail: friederike.valet@daimler.com

Daimler Contemporary
Alte Potsdamer Straße 5
10785 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 259 41 42 0
E-Mail: kunst.sammlung@daimler.com



10. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Bookshop, June 28

The St. Mark's Bookshop Reading Series is proud to present:
Carolee Schneemann: A Solo Reading
Tuesday, June 28th at 7PM
Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle, edited by

Kristine Stiles & Carolee Schneemann (Duke University Press)
Creator of such acclaimed works as the performance Meat Joy and the film Fuses, for decades the artist Carolee Schneemann has saved the letters she has written and received. Much of this correspondence is published here for the first time, providing an epistolary history of Schneemann and other figures central to the international avant-garde of happenings, Fluxus, performance, and conceptual art. Schneemann corresponded for more than forty years with such figures as the composer James Tenney, the filmmaker Stan Brakhage, the artist Dick Higgins, the dancer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, the poet Clayton Eshleman, and the psychiatrist Joseph Berke. Her "tribe," as she called it, altered the conditions under which art is made and the form in which it is presented, shifting emphasis from the private creation of unique objects to direct engagement with the public in ephemeral performances and in expanded, nontraditional forms of music, film, dance, theater, and literature. Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist whose painting, photography, film, video, performance art, and installation works have been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the National Film Theatre (London), and Anthology Film Archives. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Art Association and the author of Imaging Her Erotics – Essays, Interviews, Projects; More Than Meat Joy: Performance Works and Selected Writings; and Cezanne, She Was A Great Painter. The reading will take place at: St. Mark's Bookshop – 31 Third Avenue (at 9th Street) – New York, NY 10003

For more information please visit the shop, call (212)260-7853 or email: stmarksbooks@gmail.com



11. Rob Andrews, FF Alumn, at Lumen Festival, Staten Island, NY, June 25

Please make the trip out to Staten Island for the LUMEN festival this Saturday, June 25, 2011. There is a staggering amount of work by talented video and performance artists all night. The festival officially begins at 6, and runs until midnight.

My work will begin between 6 and 7 and will last several hours. It is a system built around passage, transmission, and terminus.
Here is a link with a map from the SI ferry.
Also: please take a moment to check out my USA artists project page if you haven't already. Contribute, or simply re-post on your facebook, twitter, or blog. I'm so grateful for your support!

Rob Andrews




7. Aaron Burr Society, FF Alumn, at Wall and Broad Streets, Manhattan, Summer 2011

Coins, those age-old metallic discs struck with the symbols of national mythology, just might unlock reason & light in the fourth year of the Dire Global Recession, an economic state whose laws do not apply within the stones of Wall Street; whose invisible great wall is impregnable to marauding justice, equality, and change. So we present the Summer of Change; a series of numismatic ritual offerings to our nation’s bankers; those citizens worthy of prizes and honors; which we as artists are honored to bestow in public. Standing on The Street safely within the commons of the commonwealth, we shall seize this extraordinary moment by the horns to re-distribute wealth in the form of dollars, fifty-cent pieces, quarters, dimes, nickels, and the Lincoln penny; sacrificing one denomination per event.


We Present a series of 7 events to take place at the pedestrian mall at the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets.

SCHEDULE: The events will start on the Summer Solstice and end on the Fall Equinox
*schedule subject to change

Distribution of 100 Greenback and Liberty Dollars:June 21st 12:00-1:00 PM

Distribution of 200 Kennedy Fifty-Cent Pieces: July 20th 12:00-1:00 PM

Distribution of 400 Washington Quarters: July 27th, 12:00-1:00 PM

Distribution of 1000 Roosevelt Dimes: August 24th, 12:00-1:00 PM

Distribution of 2000 Jefferson Nickels: August 31st 12:00-1:00 PM

Distribution of 10,000 Lincoln Pennies: September 7th 12:00-1:00 PM

Lottery for 1 Franklin $100 Bill: September 22nd 12:00-1:00 PM

We are a joint venture of New York based artists: the Aaron Burr Society and Noah Fischer& Co. As chance would have it (though one person’s chance is another’s karma) this joint venture initially formed in 2008: the year of change, when then-candidate Barak Obama inspired legions of volunteers to canvas for change; a concept which seemed vanguard at the time. The pair thus drove to Milford, PA: a perfectly divided American small town where they stood on the street corner yelling and waving signs at strangers. On this occasion, Fischer was given an uncle Sam outfit which he was not allowed to keep. History rolled on, Obama was elected under economic crisis conditions and proceeded to pick distinguished men to put the economy back on track; men who had first-hand knowledge of the dirty affairs of Wall Street, largely having caused them in the first place. The years passed; 2008, 2009, then 2010 and finally 2011, and from economic stagnation sprang the aforementioned joint venture: a business whose sole mission is to trade on the absurdity of Market Finance: both ceremonial and playful.



12. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, announces new publication

Affirming Collaboration: Community and Humanist Activist Art in Québec and Elsewhere

764 pages + DVD (Bilingual - English/French)
Co-edited by Engrenage Noir / LEVIER, Lux Éditeur and Detselig Enterprises

Launch date: Monday, June 27, at le Sala Rossa, 4848 boul St-Laurent, Montreal.
There will be live music, food and more. The event is free and from 18h - 22h.

The book will be on sale in stores throughout Quebec for $30 starting June 27th. Or you can order it directly from us online: http://www.engrenagenoir.ca/blog/en/

Devora Neumark and Johanne Chagnon
Engrenage Noir / LEVIER



13. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, July 3


Kon Kon
a film by Cecilia Vicuña
Chile, 2010
54 mins
English subtitles

Sunday July 3, 2011
5:30pm Ticket Booth Opens
6:00pm Film Screening
Courthouse Theatre
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave (at 2nd St)
New York, NY 10003

In this documentary poem, Cecilia Vicuña returns to Con Cón, the birthplace of her art in Chile where the sea is dying and an ancient tradition is being destroyed. Con Cón is located at the mouth of the Aconcagua River whose source is the glacier of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Named for one of the oldest deities of the Andes, it has been a sacred oracle site for millennia, associated with the renowned oracle site of Pachacamac on the coast of Peru. The word Con alludes to the sanctity of the cycle of water -- from glacier to ocean to cloud -- a circularity intensified by the repetition: Con Cón. In the sacred Valle del Aconcagua, the 'bailes chinos' created a powerful mystical sound: the "sonido rajado' (torn sound), a multiphonic music of the pre-Colombian Andes. Based on dissonance, the 'bailes chinos' are a collective trance dance to increase the life-force of land and water. Continuously performed throughout colonial times, the dance is now dying along with the sea. Exploring the forgotten meaning of the ancient names, the artist recovers a cultural memory that has been erased. In this hybrid work, part poem, part documentary, Cecilia Vicuña creates new bridges between the ancestral and the avant-garde.

The projection will be followed by a conversation with Cecilia Vicuña and producer James O'Hern facilitated by E.J. McAdams.

Official Website:



14. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, July 8-Aug. 13

Where's my Jetpack!?

Machines, Robots, jetpacks, video and photographs.
Weightlessness and the desire to defy one's own corporeality is universal, timeless and unrelenting . Where's my Jetpack!? is Kal Spelletich's examination and attempt to assuage such a desire.

The future's promise of ray guns, flying cars, X-ray specs we expected, Robot Maids, moon colonies, Zero gravity boots, floating cities and Time machines have not been forgotten. Well, not by Kal anyhow. His new installation asks us to consider how the body might transcend the mind. Or is it the other way around?

Experiments will be conducted on the audience throughout the opening and closing events.

Opening party Friday, July 8th 6PM
Closing Party August 13th, 2011
Jack Hanley Gallery
136 Watts
NY, NY. 10013





15. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, writing workshops, Manhattan, starting July 11

Roberta Allen's Writing Workshops
Since 1991.

Next Mon.Workshop starts July 11
Meets twice a month in Chelsea.
Special 4 Summer sessions
3 hrs. each. 7:15-10:15 PM.

Or Limited Time Offer: sign-up
for 8 sessions and take $75 Off

Memoir/Fiction. Micro to book length.
Learn the basics or hone your skills.

Roberta is the author of 8 books, including
2 story collections, praised by The New
York Times Book Review. Her well-
received 2000 novel, The Dreaming Girl,
will be republished by Ellipsis Press this fall. Recently, she finished another story collection. For 18 years, she taught at The New School. She is also a visual artist who has exhibited worldwide, with work in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum.

About her book:
The Playful Way To Serious Writing:
"This is a brilliant book!" -Laurie Anderson






16. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 22

Art Review: 'Rescuing God' installation
Artist's work removes man's interpretations from religious text
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ms. Aylon's "Self-Portrait: The Unmentionable."
Following the 1960s relaxation of social codes, people found that if they disagreed with something they could just throw it out, whether a political party, spouse or traditional religion.
Helene Aylon has a different approach.
The prominent ecofeminist, now entering her ninth decade, was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home. There were things about her faith that rubbed her the wrong way, that hurt and that seemed irreconcilable with her emerging feminism.

After considerable thought, Ms. Aylon came to the realization that it was not God's voice that was exclusionary, misogynistic, militaristic -- but man's interpretation over time of that voice.

She saved the religion. But she challenged the patriarchy that she believes sullies it.
The work that both carried out and represents that save -- simultaneously action and metaphor -- is at The Andy Warhol Museum through Sunday, part of a 2011 exhibition series in which contemporary artists explore texts of the world's great religions. "The Word of God: Helene Aylon's The Liberation of G-d and The Unmentionable," like the artist herself, has soft insistence fueled by a fire within. But the exhibition's more significant achievement is to reacquaint visitors with Ms. Aylon and is best understood within the context of her life's work.

That, the artist said, may be roughly divided into three categories by decade: The 1970s were about the body; the 1980s, the Earth; and the 1990s, God. The "three landscapes of feminist thought" in her work are, correspondingly, "bio-logical, eco-logical and theo-logical."

By the '70s, "it was time to leave New York," Ms. Aylon said, "and I went as far as I could go." She landed in California, teaching at San Francisco State University and discovering nearby Berkeley. "I felt everything was happening there."

She began a series titled "The Breakings" incorporating sacs that when "midwifed" by several participants broke in a manner resembling the release of amniotic fluid at birth. What began as feminist commentary on control over women's bodies became a potent symbol that morphed across political issues.

In 1981, numbers of women carried Ms. Aylon's sand-filled sacs in San Francisco in support of Friends of the Earth environmental activism. Later that year, Jewish and Arab women in the Middle East came together to carry stone-filled sacs in peaceful coexistence. Many more joined Ms. Aylon to fill sacs with dirt dug near American S.A.C. (Strategic Air Command) bases, which were delivered to the United Nations in New York.

"Current: two sacs en route," a video, followed sacs filled with seed as they made their way, in 1985, down a Japanese river to the shores of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A decade later, it was screened on the SONY Jumbotron in Times Square.

While in Japan, Ms. Aylon asked A-bomb survivors to write their dreams or nightmares on pillowcases and exchange with her.
"Maybe you'll sleep on my dream and I'll sleep on your dream. Maybe we will dream together," she said during the making of the work, "Post---Script."
In 1990, Ms. Aylon began the multi-year work "The G-D Project." Her goal was to turn a feminist eye on the Torah and associated teachings. Her inspiration was the work she'd completed the previous decade.

"I feel like I rescued the earth from the patriarchy which was just ruining it. That's how I came to the idea of rescuing God."
The most commanding -- some would say controversial -- work of this project is the installation "The Liberation of G-D," comprising multiple volumes of the Five Books of Moses that form the Torah, the Judaic sacred text.

Ms. Aylon has gone through them, page by page, patiently, exactingly, using a pink magic marker to cross out passages that she feels were inserted by a misdirected male hierarchy. The words she questions are vengeful, deceptive, cruel: Do they belong in a holy book?

"Did God say it to Moses, or is it a patriarchal projection?" she asked.
To either side of the altered books, videos record Ms. Aylon's hand guiding the marker, at times in slow rhythm, at times agitatedly. The scratch of the marker, crinkle of parchment, add to the room's sensory surround, a quality evocative of ritual. High overhead, in three small windows, are the letters G and D centered by a glowing pink dash, Ms. Aylon's signature mark. The site-specific "My Eternal Light: The Illuminated Dash" calls to mind the terrestrial celestial properties of stained glass in this chapelesque space originally intended for Andy Warhol's "Last Supper."

Ten digital prints from the 2010 "Self-Portrait: The Unmentionable" series are of Ms. Aylon with text projected upon her face including the holiest name for G-d, so sacred that Observant Jews do not write or pronounce it. The four Hebrew letters of the name, Ms. Aylon said, translate to "past, was; present, is; and future, will be. I realized this is eternity. God is eternity, whatever that is."

There is more to this exhibition, to experience and to consider. To understand it more deeply, one will have to research the artist, and perhaps Judaism.
It is disappointing that we don't see more of Ms. Aylon, and it's to The Warhol's credit that she was included in The Word of God. In this age of diversity and pluralism, she appears to be most supported by Jewish institutions ("The Liberation of G-D" is on loan from The Jewish Museum in New York City). Yet, is not wisdom a universal quest?

Certainly she is worthy of a critical look by a major institution in the form of a retrospective exhibition. Her body of work supports this, as does the promise of discovery from an artist who, speaking of one of her artworks, cryptically declared "I'm seeing myself in the land as a future foremother."

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Sunday and until 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $15, seniors $9, children/students $8, Friday 5-10 p.m. half-price. Information: 412-237-8300 or www.warhol.org

Helène Aylon




17. Zackary Drucker, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Carolee Schneemann, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumns, at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, opening June 24

QUEERING SEX curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso
Theo Adams, Skip Arnold, CHOKRA, Coco Dolle, Zackary Drucker, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Fine Art Union, Gordon Flores, Kathryn Garcia, Paul Gellman, Katy Grannan, Wynne Greenwood, David Jones, Dawn Kasper, Brian Kenny, Rosalie Knox, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Lars Laumann, Bruce La Bruce, Danielle Levitt, Lovett/Codagnone, Manon, Nadja Verena Marcin, Lucas Michael, Slava Mogutin, Tameka Norris, ORLAN, Maria Petschnig, Breyer P-Orridge, Hunter Reynolds, Natalie Rodgers, Michael Rudnick, Ira Sachs, Rafael Sanchez, Carolee Schneemann, Scottee, Michael Sharkey, Jack Smith, Matthew Stone, Toshinori Tanaka, Tobaron Waxman, Marnie Weber, Samuel White, Martha Wilson, Rona Yefman

6pm - Screening
9pm - Fine Art Union
6pm - Screening: 9 Days of Cry Out by Toshinori Tanaka
7pm - Matt Greene
8pm - Tall Paul
4pm & 6pm Normal Love by Jack Smith
8pm - Screening: Bruce La Bruce, Gordon Flores, Kathryn Garcia, Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Lars Laumann
9pm – Sphinx
JUNE 27 – JULY 1: Please check the website for hours and screening schedule
8pm - Dawn Kasper
Queering Sex is a performance and video exhibition that features the work of artists who are dealing with gender and sexuality. This cross-generational, trans-historical video program explores sex and sexuality via ideas and actions related to performance, and thereby highlighting a relationship between performativity and identity. The exhibition includes the participation of over 40 artists from Los Angeles, New York, and abroad.

Queering Sex considers how artists across generations are using sex as a way to understand and explore what lies at the core of one’s identity. Among the works included are a select group of videos created during the sexual revolution of the 1970s and the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s- both extremely significant decades that propelled the advent of identity and queer politics. We are intent on bringing together a disparate group of artists to open up the critical and institutional discourses surrounding these ideas. Instead of proposing one strict agenda, the exhibition’s inter-generational and cross-cultural approach allows there to be room for numerous points of view. Inherent to the very nature of the content, oftentimes the works in this exhibition directly or indirectly challenge normative binaries, patriarchal institutions and other systems of control that consciously or unconsciously affect us.

The title of the exhibition is meant to expand upon queer notions of sex and challenge the idea of queer vs normal. For years, the word could not have been used without derogatory connotations. Even before it was reclaimed by the gay community as a sign of defiance, it was also used to define anything that was considered deviant, outsider and/or abnormal. According to Judith Butler, queer is "a site of collective contestation, the point of departure for a set of historical reflections and futural imaginings". In Queering Sex, with its inter-generational approach, we are positing that queer exists on multiple planes of non-linearity and is beyond hetero and homo-normative distinctions. Queer is an idea that is constantly evolving, changing, and adapting to its current climate.

As a whole, Queering Sex proposes the question, what does it mean to be "queer" nowadays?



18. Marilena Preda Sanc, FF Alumn, at MNAC, Bucharest, Romania, thru Sept. 25

Dear all,
please find below and in the attachment, details about my up-coming exhibition.
Looking fwd to welcoming you at the opening!

Marilena Preda Sânc
Crossing Self-Histories 1981-2011

Curated by: Olivia Nitiş
MNAC, Bucharest
Opening: June 23rd, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: June 23rd - September 25th 2011
The anatomy of the project urges us to a self-referential journey as an expression of subjective concerns not only related to philosophical issues but also to social and political ones. Marilena Preda Sanc proposes a look over decades of constant activity, an equally historical and conceptual crossing through personal stories captured in the four major topics: body-landscape, modules, globe and feminisms.

Color is key to the grammar of painting, a visceral color replacing the words and refusing to rest as a body solicited to exhaustion. ‟For me the color is air, sound, meat. I think in it faster than in words." (MPS)

It is visible in paintings, collages, book-objects, the escape in a strange world boosted by trenchant constructions and physicalities often absorbed in a dry area. On the other hand, not as a rupture, but only as a complement to other means, approached since the 1990s, there are the (globe)object, the video performace and multimedia installations, perfecting the personal anxieties, this time not for the propensity to escape into the utopian space, but for everyday realities.

Olivia Nitiş



19. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, at Marian Goodman Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 26


I hope that you may be able to see my solo show at the Marian Goodman Gallery.

The show will be on until August 26th.

24 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019
T: 212-977-7160

Dara Birnbaum



20. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Postmasters Gallery, Manhattan, June 26

I'd like to invite you to a performance at Postmasters gallery, Sunday June 26th at 8pm.
I'll be doing Boxing Rants, an interactive video performance using a hacked Kinect camera.
This is an extension of my previous Rants and constitutes a step into augmented reality.

The performance is part of an evening of performances by members of Artists Meeting.

G.H. Hovagimyan




21. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, retrospective now online at Vimeo.com, and more

Frank Moore Performance & Video Retrospective!
A retrospective of the works of the world- known performance artist Frank Moore has just been launched on VIMEO. Although Moore started doing art in the late sixties, this retrospective covers his performance, video, and music works from the late seventies to the present, giving an overview of this controversial artist.

Ongoing at:


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, June 25, 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:



22. Elizabeth Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Windup Space, Baltimore, MD, June 24

Elizabeth Downing and Michael Willis, FF Alumns, will be singing at Windup Space, 12 W North Ave in Baltimore, on June 24. Performing as Lurch and Holler, we will escort Homer's nymph Calypso to the Motel Heart of Dixie. The show is a benefit for Shake More Festival.

"Antimatter Twins" a film by Julia Oldham, is part of the Bronx Museum of Art's Biennial. The show runs from June 26 to September 5, 2011. Elizabeth and Michael composed the film's soundtrack.




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