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Contents for July 7, 2011
1. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at WAAM, Woodstock, NY, July 9
2. Mouchette, FF ALumn, at SKOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 6
3. Doug Beube, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Scott McCarney, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, July 6-September 10
4. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at City Theater Ptuj, Slovenia, July 23:
5. Lynn Book, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumns, in Artstays 9, Ptuj, Slovenia, opening July 27
6. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Forum Factory, Berlin, Germany, July 9
7. Dona Ann McAdams, FF Alumn, at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, opening July 18
8. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Roiffé, France, thru Sept. 3
9. David Michalek, Sapphire, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, July
10. Neal Medlyn, FF Alumn, at the Highline Ballroom, Manhattan, July 19, and more
11. Thana Alexa, FF Member, at The 55 Bar, Manhattan, July 9
12. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, awarded Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship

1. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at WAAM, Woodstock, NY, July 9

Barbara Hammer
Will be appearing at the WAAM
28 Tinker Street in the heart of Woodstock
Saturday, July 9 at 5:00 pm

Barbara Hammer, pioneer of avant-garde and queer cinema will perform readings from her recently released memoir HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life and showing clips of her films spanning 4 decades.

Admission $10, $5 for WAAM Members

A vital and inspiring performer, who appeals to audiences regardless of gender or sexual orientation, Hammer will appear in costumes from successive periods of her artistic evolution. With text, photos and film stills, HAMMER!, dedicated to women artists everywhere, is a memoir as innovative and disarming as Hammer's work has always been, covering the wild non-monogamous days of the 70s, the development of a queer aesthetic in the 80s, the battles for visibility in the culture war of the 90s and the artist's contemplation of mortality in the 2000s.

Hammer's films have been shown at several Whitney Biennials, the Woodstock Film Festival and around the world. In 2010 her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and February 2012 the Tate Modern in London will host a month long retrospective of her films. The Golden Notebook will be selling copies of HAMMER! at the event and the author will be available

to inscribe them.

Please join us at the WAAM on July 9 for this exciting event

Barbara Hammer
HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life
Available at www.feministpress.org & Amazon.com



2. Mouchette, FF ALumn, at SKOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 6

SKOR presents: SKOR Online and NetArtWorks
Wednesday July 6, 2011 at 5 PM
Garden SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain
Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam
SKOR Online presents its new and improved website. The new www.skor.nl offers advanced navigation through the extensive archive of art projects in the public domain, that were realised since SKOR was founded in 1999.

NetArtWorks is SKOR's new online space for project-driven exploration through networked media.
NetArtWorks presents: Heath Bunting, Lernert & Sander and Mouchette.
SKOR asks artists to critically engage with networked environments through addressing and exploiting the characteristics of these domains. New and historical works can be experienced side by side. In the first three commissions of 2011 the artists reflect on issues of identity and power in relation to the Internet.

Mouchette, well known from her website, will open a temporary Guerilla Fanshop in De Inkijk (July 6 through August 5, 2011).
Thanks to: Museum de Paviljoens, Schunk, Marvia, Mister Motley.



3. Doug Beube, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Scott McCarney, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, July 6-September 10

The Un(framed) Photograph: Artist Members Annual Exhibition
July 6, 2011 - September 10, 2011

Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, and Doug Beube, Mixed-Media Artist and Photographer, Curator of the Allan Chasanoff Book Works Collection, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Photography at Parsons New School of Design

This exhibition, featuring current members of CBA’s artistic community and other invited artists whose work will further the discourse, will focus on how the art of photography, the photographic process, and related media such as video stills are used to convey content, form, text, and image within a broader context of book arts practices. Artworks featured in this exhibition will represent a broad range of book and related arts, including but not limited to books, prints, sculpture, mixed-media installation, new media, and performance art. Artists included are: Rosaire Appel, Aileen Bassis, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Deborah Phillips Chodoff, Paul Clay, Katherine D. Crone, Brian Dettmer, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Andrea Diodati, Ipek Duben, Colette Fu,Thomas Jackson, Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick, Pelagia Kyriazi, Margarita Lypiridou, Franco Marinai, David Maroto, Anna Mavromatis, Louise McCagg, Scott McCarney, Heidi Neilson, Leah Oates, Suzanne Pastor, Maureen Piggins, Maria G. Pisano, Laura Russell, Rocco Scary, Peter Sramek, Sally Tosti, Tricia Treacy, Elysa Voshell, Ellen Wallenstein, Thomas Parker Williams, Dennis Yuen, Ewa Monika Zebrowski, and Philip Zimmermann.



4. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at City Theater Ptuj, Slovenia, July 23:

HOLE: in search of opera without Opera
A new media new music performance commissioned by
ARTSTAYS 9 International Festival of Contemporary Art
Ptuj, Slovenia, July, 2011 / 8:30 pm / City Theater Ptuj
July 21 – Invitation-Only preview
July 23 – Public preview
Collaborating Artists:
Lynn Book (U.S.A.), voice, electronics, image, text
Katharina Klement (Austria), piano, electronics, composition
Doris Schmid (Austria/Switzerland), video, visual media
Robin Starbuck (U.S.A.), video, visual media
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The artists invent a hole where opera once was – or could be. This is the starting point for this ‘opera without Opera’. While the artists are drawn to the grand reach of traditional opera’s ‘total art work’, they are also driven to disrupt its’ static stories, explode its’ glittery spectacle and de-compose its’ sonic order.

HOLE releases opera’s bodies to the void - the soaring voices, the images, the music – and restructures new landing sites for its’ profuse desire. Through metaphors of Absence - darkness, reverb, ghosts; Artifice - video doubles, shadow; Abundance, the heart and hunger of working bodies, the artists perform networked actions for future becoming.

PROJECT BACKGROUND: This project is a radical reworking of an invitational collaborative experiment between Lynn Book and New York City’s Underworld Production Opera Ensemble. It received a 2010 preview at Symphony Space in New York under the name FROTH: Or Future Archeologies of Love and Power. Long time collaborators Book and Klement, with Starbuck (all collaborators for FROTH), along with Schmid, reinvent the project in 2011.



5. Lynn Book, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumns, in Artstays 9, Ptuj, Slovenia, opening July 27
U.S. Artist Exhibition
ARTSTAYS 9 International Festival of Contemporary Art
Curated and Organized by Lynn Book
Ptuj, Slovenia
Exhibition: July 27 - August 31, 2011
Artist Residency: July 20 – July 30
Exhibition Opening Reception and Performances: July 27, 19:00 / 7 PM EST
ARTSTAYS 9 Opening: July 29
Locations to be announced
IN/EX/CHANGE is an exhibition of transmedia works set in motion by artist and curator, Lynn Book for ArtStays 9. A ‘respondent network’ of encounter, inventive communication and proposal will together form an as yet to be determined constellation of art/life works co-created by US artists, their chosen collaborators and curator invited respondents from Slovenia.

The borderlands condition of Slovenia along the east/west spine of Europe, as well as the threshold condition of 21st Century real/virtual experiences inspires the curatorial platform where the artists and their collaborative counterparts create a framework for material, digital and performative exchange.

Shawn Decker (USA) in collaboration with Jan Tichy (Czech Republic/USA) with Slovenian respondent Ajda Maric
Johannes Knesl (Austria/USA) with Vlado Forbici and citizens of Ptuj as respondents
Robin Starbuck (USA) with Slovenian respondent Barbara Stumberger
Knoll+Cella (Austria/USA) with ARTSTAYS attendees as respondents
Nicolas Dumit Estevez (Domenican Republic/USA) in collaboration with Jonny Farrow (USA) with Ptuj respondent Robert Fegus
Lou Mallozzi (USA) in collaboration with Alessandro Bosetti (Italy/Germany) with Ptuj respondent, Christian Gaiser
Mary Ting (USA) with ARTSTAYS attendees as respondents
Kristin Mariani (USA) in collaboration with Alex Inglesian and Mark Augustine with Ptuj respondents Damjana Mlinaric
Jean Marie Casbarian (USA) in collaboration with Ptuj respondent, Boris Vogler
Sujin Lee (Korea/USA) in collaboration with Pedro Torres (Spain)
Lynn Book (USA) with ARTSTAYS attendees as respondents
Lynn Book



6. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Forum Factory, Berlin, Germany, July 9

Dear Friends,

I'm totally doing the Berlin/Birmingham back and forth this month. While I write from Birmingham, next week I'm in Berlin again for a gig my band is playing next Sat 9th July as part of this exhibition 37Manifestos, at the Forum Factory, Besselstraße 13-14, Berlin. (...Then back to Berlin again on 20th for last week of The Mobility Project..)

We're on at 9 but there's good stuff before and after.

And if want a little audio preview, you can hear a 4 song sample of what we (may) do here: http://soundcloud.com/theodor-storm

Nearest U Bahn: Kochstrasse. Really hope you can make it!!

Info follows

Elly xx


How to become collective in four easy lessons.
July 10 – 20, 2011

Berliner Kunsthalle e.V. c/o Forum Factory
Besselstraße 13-14, Berlin

Opening 9 July
5 pm La Belle Alliance, Mehringplatz 11.
Introduction Leonie Baumann
7 pm 37 MANIFESTOS, Forum Factory
Introduction random relevance
8 pm Collectivity
Performance by Club Real
9 pm THEODOR STORM feat. The Unforgettable Bitches,
open air concert
10 pm he man trust on power dust
Live-Act, hands-on audiovisual anarchy

Shared knowledge, joint action, networking, self-organization and collaboration: collectivity is back. The exhibition 37 MANIFESTOS questions present incarnations and meanings of collectivity in the arts. The idea of collaborative production as a process between utopian action and economic necessity is a starting point for four interconnected approaches.

37 MANIFESTOS shows the work of 15 artists collectives and presents performances, talks, concerts and video screenings. In cooperation with Raumstragien (Master course Space Strategies at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee) 37 MANIFESTOS shows La Belle Alliance – public interventions at Mehringplatz. In addition, collective situations/ workshops will allow participants to try out potentials and failure of collectivity as the basis of creative production. 37 MANIFESTOS will be accompanied by collecting collectivity, a participatory archive by manifest.

Artists Anonymous, Berg26, Club Real, Edition Taube, FAMED, Familie Kartenrecht, Klub7+44flavours=MAUER51, ligna, Nos Restes, REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT, Transidency, VIP, YKON, Zentrum für politische Schönheit.

Curated by random relevance (Susanne Husse, Jana Sotzko and accomplizes)

On 10 July 37 MANIFESTOS presents

Collective Situations I
10 July, 4 to 7 pm

Join the YKON GAME, a unique journey to the limits of utopia and beyond.
The YKON GAME is based on a simple thought experiment: Imagine that the world is brought to a complete halt for 6 years. Everything stops. Now you can tinker with the world as you please. What will you change? No utopian expertise necessary: Everyone is welcome!

YKON is a non-profit advocacy group for unrepresented nations, experimental countries and utopian thinkers. The disseminiation and production of knowledge on such fragile entities through co-operation between the arts and all other fields of study is a key interest of YKON. Group fusion, curiosity about utopian fantasy productions, and interest in the emergence and drying-up of alternative architectures of society unite its membership.

Game and Snacks for up to 25 participants, participation fee 5 Euro, please register until 7 July
at workshop@randomrelevance.net

Please find the full program at www.randomrelevance.net.
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat-Sun 12 pm to 7 pm
Extended hours on event nights

c/o Forum Factory
Besselstraße 14, 10969 Berlin


37 MANIFESTOS is a project of Berliner Kunsthalle e.V. and random relevance in cooperation with Master course Raumstrategien at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Forum Berufsbildung and Cine Plus.

Supported by Original Berliner Cidre and Tannenwald.



7. Dona Ann McAdams, FF Alumn, at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, opening July 18

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to exhibit work of backstretch photographers in "A View From the Backstretch"

SARATOGA SPRINGS — "A View From the Backstretch," an exhibit featuring the photographic work of several horsemen and horsewomen, will open July 18 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and runs through Dec. 31. The exhibit is a collaboration between award-winning photographer Dona Ann McAdams and a group of backstretch workers, including exercise riders, hot walkers, maintenance personnel, kitchen staff, and grooms.

A sneak preview of "A View From the Backstretch" will take place for the media on Tuesday, July 12 from 1-4 p.m. in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery. McAdams and several of the photographers will be on hand for interviews and photographs.

The exhibition features more than 60 color photographs taken from the unique perspective of the backstretch workers. In 2010, this group participated in weekly workshops with McAdams. They made their artwork between feeding, grazing, and breeding horses; schooling in the paddock or icing legs, harrowing the track, or riding in company. Throughout the year, they learned photographic techniques, studied the work of other photographers, work-shopped, and critiqued each other’s work.

The backstretch photographers include: Louis Garcia, Heather Coots, Alvin Davis, Frank Fodera, Shannon Geiser, Maximino and Esperanza Nolazco, Paul Perry, Steve Lockett, Veronika Laciokovo, Salvador Hernandez, Chris Stephens, Kenny Streicher, Sigrid Wallace, and Carole Williams.

McAdams, who conceived and oversaw the project in conjunction with the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center of Documentary Studies at Duke University, and an Obie and Bessie award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally. In 2005, she learned how to hot-walk Thoroughbreds and became a licensed New York State Racing Authority worker in order to more intimately photograph Thoroughbreds and the world of the backstretch.

"A View From the Backstretch" is curated by Beth Sheffer with funding from the Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara Miller Foundation, and the Work Force Development Institute.
Check our Web site at www.racingmuseum.org

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is located across from the Saratoga Race Course on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Hours during the Saratoga Race Meet are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Programs at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency. Call 518-584-0400 for more information.



8. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Roiffé, France, thru Sept. 3

I am in a group show that opened yesterday in Roiffé / France, about 2 hours outside Paris. Should you happen to find yourself in that beautiful part of the World, please stop by! The show will be up until September 3. I am showing all 20 of my available Dollops - various non-figural, sewn plastic shapes stuffed with small hand-cut fabric pieces: a picture of Dollop 9 is attached - as well as 4 Wall Dolls. The art is in an old stone military barracks on the grounds of the Saint Hilaire Hotel.

For more info on all participating artists, click here:




9. David Michalek, Sapphire, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, July

Congratulations to FF Alumns David Michalek, Sapphire, and Annie Sprinkle, all of whom were covered by The New York Times this week.



10. Neal Medlyn, FF Alumn, at the Highline Ballroom, Manhattan, July 19, and more

Press Release
Shows: July 19, August 31, September 28—8 p.m.
Contact: OurHitParade@gmail.com


Our Hit Parade, the star-studded monthly show thrice named one of the Top Ten Cabaret Acts by Time Out NY, has been selling out Joe’s Pub for three years. While its longtime home is closed for renovations, OHP is moving to the Highline Ballroom for three shows packed with summer jams!

OUR HIT PARADE Summer Shows at the Highline!
July 19, 2011, 8pm, Summer Jams of the 80s!
August 31, 8pm, Summer Jams of the 90s!
September 28, 8pm, Summer Jams of the 00s!

Our Hit Parade is a top-ten-pop-song countdown show based on the long-running Your Hit Parade, which appeared on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In this show, the hosts and special guest stars from the local performance scene present their renditions of current popular hits live on stage!

Popular recent performances (all viewable on the OurHitParade YouTube page) include:

* Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) doing Nirvana (featured on CNN.com and named by Greil Marcus part of his ‘Real Life Rock Top Ten" in The Believer.)
* Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) doing Lady Gaga
* Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) doing Usher
* Lili Taylor doing Bruno Mars
* Alan Cumming doing Shania Twain
* The Magnetic Fields doing Katy Perry

The growing OHP family includes: Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys, Mary Testa, Tracy Bonham, Erin Markey, Cole Escola, Molly Pope, Jenn Harris, John Norris, Larry Krone and Jim Andralis, Carolyn Castiglia, Sherry Vine, Trapper Felides, Gretchen Phillips, Corn Mo, Clint Michigan, Taylor Mac, Jackie Hoffman, Poor Baby Bree, Corey Tut, Shockwave, Myles Kane, Amber Martin, M. Lamar, ML Wooley, Kalup Linzy, David Neumann, Billy Eichner, Miguel Gutierrez, Reggie Watts, and Care Bears On Fire.

Our Hit Parade has also toured to the TBA Festival in Portland, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia.
At the Highline, hosts Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), Neal Medlyn (pop opera impresario), and Bridget Everett (At Least It’s Pink) will play camp counselors to the usual crew of downtown performance artists, Broadway stars, rock bands, choreographers, video artists, and more—each putting their own wild spin on the biggest pop songs of the summer!

For more information, please contact Kenny, Neal and Bridget at ourhitparade@gmail.com.

What: Our Hit Parade starring Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman, Neal Medlyn
When: Tuesday, July 19 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 31, 8pm
Wednesday, September 28, 8pm
Where: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Price: $20.00
Phone: (212) 414-5994

For press inquires and press tickets, please contact:
Lauren Sachs, Big Machine Media, 646-395-2600, Lauren@bigmachinemedia.com
or contact Our Hit Parade directly at ourhitparade@gmail.com



11. Thana Alexa, FF Member, at The 55 Bar, Manhattan, July 9

Dear friends,

I hope you will be able to join my quintet and me this Thursday from 7-9pm at The 55 Bar in Greenwich Village! We have a great night of music planned, so come have an after-work drink, relax and listen to some new music!

The Thana Alexa Quintet will feature:
Thana Alexa - vocals and original music
Mike Ruby - tenor sax
Nitzan Gavrieli - fender rhodes
Zack Lober - bass
Rosa Avila - drums

The 55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue South).

I hope to see you there!

All the best,
Thana Alexa



12. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, awarded Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship

Michael Bramwell of Cary, NC, has been awarded a fellowship by theVirginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). The VCCA is located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia. Michael Bramwell will be among approximately 25 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers.

A typical residency ranges from two weeks to two months. Each artist is provided with a comfortable private bedroom, a private studio and three prepared meals a day. Beyond the breakfast hour and the dinner hour, there are no schedules or obligations. This distraction-free atmosphere, as well as the energy that results from having some 25 visual artists, writers, and composers gathered in one place, enables artists to be highly productive.

Serving more than 350 artists a year (more than 4,000 since its inception), the VCCA is one of the nation's largest year-round artists' communities. VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention through publications, exhibitions, compositions, performances, and major awards and accolades, including MacArthur grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts awards, Rome Prizes, Pollock-Krasner grants, National Book Awards, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and Academy Award nominations. VCCA has been a wellspring of music, literature and the visual arts in the United States, providing residencies for artists from all disciplines during the most important and the least supported phase of their work: the creative phase. This is done by giving visual artists, writers, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, collaborating artists and those whose work crosses disciplines the crucial elements every artist needs–time and space to do their work. A nonprofit organization founded in 1971, the VCCA is supported in large part by grants and private donations. More information is available online at www.vcca.com or by calling 434-946-7236.



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