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Contents for November 14, 2011

1. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, now online at

Dear friends and colleagues,
Open hours: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (GMT +1) every day
ACCESS is featured in Architecture of Fear, a show by Z33 - House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium. The work is installed at PHL University College, November 8 - 25, 2011.
ACCESS is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity.
ACCESS is part of the Z33 exhibition Architecture of Fear in cooperation with Z-OUT - art in public space & PHL University College



2. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, at Oasis Aqualounge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 16

Dear Friends,

If you happen to be in Toronto on WED NOVEMBER 16th, come and check out my first ever performance of Teresias, accompanied by my brother Matthew Cassils and his beautiful operatic skillz. Matt will be singing selections from the epic song cycle Winterreise by Schubert. These are songs of frost, cold and love lost.
I am excited to see how our artistic interests overlap!!

A clip from a Teresias performances document:

A sample of Matt's voice:

Please find relevant information below.

All the best,

Heather Cassils
Time Wednesday, November 16 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location Oasis Aqualounge
231 Mutual Street
Toronto, ON
More Info FADO Performance Art Centre presents: Commitment Issues
Curated by Jess Dobkin

Commitment Issues: An Evening of Performance Art
Wednesday November 16, 7-10 pm (6 performances over 3 hours)
Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual Street, Toronto
$15 // $12 students/seniors/underemployed
(19+ years of age)

Processing: Artists' Panel & Reception
Thursday November 17, 7:30-9:30 pm
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, University of Toronto
79A St. George Street, Toronto
FREE / open to all

Commitment Issues presents the work of five artists who use their bodies as the primary source material for investigating qualities and dimensions of commitment - to ideas, to performance, to audience, and to themselves. Through play, risk, ritual, and sexuality, these artists transcend fixed social, psychological, physical, and spiritual notions of commitment.

Further confounding the interplay of fixed notions of commitment, Commitment Issues is presented at Oasis Aqualounge, Toronto's preeminent swinger's club. Here, commitment is positioned as a subject and a substance that artists can stretch and subvert in the creation of their work, altering terminology, definition, and association. Performance sites will include an outdoor heated swimming pool, steam room, hot tub and locker room. Audiences are invited to stay late and enjoy all of Oasis Aqualounge's amenities, including a sauna, two bars and multiple lounges. Locker and towel service provided. Bring your bathing suit or birthday suit!

In addition, the artists and curator engage in a panel discussion entitled Processing at Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, University of Toronto on November 17 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The panel is co-sponsored by the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto

Heather Cassils (Montréal/USA)
Mary Coble (USA/Denmark)
Alicia Grant (Toronto)
Dominic Johnson (UK)
Dana Michel (Montréal)
and a special appearance by Pole Club (Toronto)


Heather Cassils' work has been exhibited in the US and internationally. She is a founding member of the Los Angeles based performance group The Toxic Titties with whom she has been working with for the past ten years. Recently Cassils embarked on a series of solo physical performances informed by Los Angeles body building culture, Greek mythology and experimental film.

Mary Coble's work has been exhibited across the USA and internationally in Denmark, Bucharest, Romania and Mexico City. Currently Coble lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark where she is a professor at the Funen Art Academy in Odense, DK. www.marycoble.com

Alicia Grant's solo and collaborative work has been extensively presented in Toronto and her choreographic work has been presented at the Eastern Edge Gallery, Hart House and Rhubarb Festival.

Dominic Johnson is a Lecturer in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. He has performed at festivals, events and clubs across the UK and internationally in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Slovenia, and the USA. www.dominicjohnson.co.uk

Dana Michel's work has been presented across Canada and internationally and has already been critically acclaimed, winning Studio 303's Best Dance Production prize at the Montreal Fringe Festival (2005), Hour's Best in Dance (2005), Best Emerging Choreographer by the Globe & Mail (2006), and Mirror's Best of Montreal (2008 and 2009). http://bandofbless.com/

Pole Club was established in 2010 by Kitty Neptune after teaching a
group of 4 unlikely students how to pole dance, a craft that is part
acrobatics and part exhibitionism, with dazzling results.




3. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Laurie Anderson, Bradley Eros, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Santos Party House, Manhattan, Nov. 16

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters in 5th Annual Filmmakers' Coop Benefit Art Auction
5th Annual Film-Makers' Cooperative Benefit Concert and Art Auction
November 16th, 2011
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
doors at 7 p.m.
featuring music by:
Phillip Glass
Laurie Anderson, FF Alumn
Transgendered Jesus
Little Annie
Liquid Blonde
The Love Butchers
DJ Spencer Sweeney

original art works for sale by:

Jonas Mekas
Guy Maddin
Peter Moore
Rudy Burckhardt
Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn
Peggy Ahwesh
Bradley Eros, FF Alumn
Jack Waters, FF Alumn
Peter Cramer, FF Alumn
and MORE

One-hundred percent of the proceeds will help the Film-Makers' Coop maintain, restore, and promote the films in its collection, the largest collection of avant-garde and experimental film in the world!

for additional information, email us at flmmakerscoop@gmail.com

tickets: $40

buy online here:



4. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Gallery Nord, San Antonio, TX, thru Jan. 12, 2012

Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita is in the exhibition 11/11/11 curated by Sylvia Benitez at Gallery Nord, San Antonio TX. Opening 11/11/11. She will also be premiering a new performance work with Butoh Voice - "Invisible Woman" there on 11/11/11.

Exhibition Dates: NOVEMBER 11, 2011 - JANUARY 12, 2012
Opening Reception on:FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011, 5:30 -8 pm.
vernita says "Love, relationships, memories, fantasies, dreams, trash, clothes and aging all fascinate & inhabit my work, whether it is live performance or tangible wall works. In my performances I incorporate Butoh movement & now Butoh Voice created from my poetry to address these issues that continue to frustrate and concern me and both in my performances and in my tangible art-on-the-wall , I often find myself destroying to create. I'm excited about the performance I am presenting for I developed it even further at my residency at North American Cultural Laboratory. It is called 'Invisible Woman'".



5. Jules Siegel, FF Alumn, now online at www.rollingstone.com


Goodbye Surfing, Hello God: Brian Wilson's Tortured Effort to Complete Smile by
Jules Siegel

*/In this excerpt from a 1967 story in 'Cheetah' magazine, Wilson tries to show
the Beach Boys are just as hip as the Beatles/*

In 1966, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys entered the studio to compose Smile, an album that he believed would transform not just the band, but the face of popular music. What happened next - captured by writer Jules Siegel, who had spent months in the Beach Boys' inner circle - would become legend. "Goodbye Surfing, Hello God," Siegel's account of the tortured efforts to complete Smile, ran in Cheetah magazine, helping to create the legacy of Wilson's madcap genius and the mystique around rock's greatest lost album. The following is adapted from Siegel's original 1967 story, recently resurrected by The Atavist <http://atavist.net/smile> as an ebook single for the Kindle and Nook, and as a multimedia production in The Atavist iPhone/iPad app.

JULES SIEGEL http://www.moronia.us/
"If it ain't fixed, don't broke it."

Newsroom-l, news and issues for journalists



6. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, Nov. 17

I'll be joining my old colleague Bill Irwin for LATE NIGHT FOOLS, at Joe's
Pub, on Thursday, November 17. It's at 11:30 pm; it's at 425 Lafayette St,
in Manhattan. There will also probably be a couple of cast members from
"King Lear," currently running at the Public Theater next door. Tickets
are $20; I believe there's also a 2-drink minimum. You can learn more at
Thank you.
Doug Skinner



7. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, now online at examiner.com

Please visit the following link for a review of the current exhibition of work by Lady Pink:


thank you.



8. Annie Lanzillotto, Alien Comic, Salley May, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 21

If you want to see me silent and in full zebra body paint, this is the show for you.
No words.
I grunt, bite chains, move, strip.
No words.
One surreal ecstatic dream.

After a long year of writing, I finished two books. A memoir, which has a publisher, (SUNY Albany 2012) and a book of poems "Schist Songs" which I've sent out to seven contests and publishing houses. My first album "Blue Pill" is up on iTunes under "Annie Lanzillotto Band"
And now... I am coming out to play for a while.
THANK THE GODDESSES FOR PERFORMANCE ART. Come see me, before I submerge again into another deep focus zone.
I will be performing Italian Anarchist Speeches in the streets in 2012, just in time for the big election. If you're interested, ask me about it, or keep your ear to my ground.
Attached is a photo Audrey took of my newest character, ZEBRA DIVA.
I'm exploring her for this next show of Salley May's on 11/21.
Please come meet Zebra Diva. If you press up against me, you'll get a striped body print.
I may be printing audience members with stripes.
Salley May's work always gives me the space to bring out an aspect of my soul.
Being on stage with her are spiritual hours I cherish.

Two of my students are joining this act, two young actors, one from my work in Kentucky, -- Monica Bergstram, and one from my work at Sarah Lawrence, -- Daniel Glenn.
Come witness us be characters in Salley May's surreal dream: "RUNNING NAKED IN TRAFFIC."

Monday Nov 21st
7:30 pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, NYC
tickets at www.dixonplace.org, 212-219-0736

Two Acts:
THE ALIEN COMIC opens the evening with his TOM TURKEY.
SALLEY MAY'S "RUNNING NAKED IN TRAFFIC" (running time 30 minutes.)

SALLEY MAY and FAMILY: Annie Lanzillotto, Pedro Rosado, Jennifer Miller, Monica Bergstram, Daniel Glenn.

Annie Lanzillotto



9. Peter Cramer, FF Alumn, at La Mama Galleria, Manhattan, thru Dec. 2

Peter Cramer at MIXploratorium: A Queer Artist Installation and Performance Series

"WE,NEW YORKERS" variable dimensions and media

November 16th - December 2nd


La Mama Galleria 6 East 1st Street, Manhattan NYC <http://maps.google.com/maps?pq=google+maps&hl=en&cp=16&gs_id=2z&xhr=t&tok=Ba7OJbrDjSJ87A4OgxI_1g&client=firefox-a&hs=Xk3&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1456&bih=878&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=0,0,14650702565147978792&fb=1&hq=la+mama+galleria&hnear=0x89c25893c45d1643:0x603ac2f350ab72a2,Manhattan,+NY+10009&gl=us&daddr=6+East+1st+Street,+New+York,+NY+10003-9228&geocode=0,40.724819,-73.991658&sa=X&ei=2qnCToCGE6Pt0gG5ns3ZDg&sqi=2&ved=0CA0QngIwAQ>

gallery hours Thurs. - Sun. 1-6pm

Starting November 16th Peter will be installing during gallery hours Thurs. - Sun. 1-6pm.

You are invited to visit.

This work is conceived as an open studio process to create a multi-media collage using twenty years of The New Yorker magazine covers collected since his HIV diagnosis as a background to overlay photographs, slides, video, objets trouvés, pill vials, as a ongoing living archive documenting artists, activism and activities.

Peter Cramer is an interdisciplinary artist & activist living on the Lower East Side since 1981.

His films, installations and performances has been featured in alternative spaces, museums and cultural centers internationally.



Jack Waters and Peter Cramer at Mix 24: 24th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival <http://www.mixnyc.org/>

Sonic chamber with moving image

November 15 - 22


45 Bleeker Street, New York, NY

Gallery hours concurrent with screenings and event schedule <http://www.mixnyc.org/24/schedule.php>

Using visual and sound elements from the Ring Our Way, a ten year work in process by Jack Waters and Peter Cramer that culminated in performance at Mix NYC in 1992. The sound is a modification of the Wagner score following the vibrational tone physics inspired by musical/acoustical experiments of André Azevedo. The acoustic/sonic experiments of Einstein and Tessla are referenced. The moving images abstractly harness the homoerotic themes of polar gender extremity and confluence inclusive of the ideal racial supremacy transposed to Riffenstahls Massai photo shoots and James Dean photoplay stills.



10. Peter Dobill, Rob Andrews, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, Nov. 19, and more

Peter Dobill
Saturnine Night

November 19 - December 18, 2011
Live Action: Sat. Nov, 19 - 9pm sharp - w/ Rob Andrews, Rafael Sanchez, Weasel Walter, Jim Sauter, Damon Smith, and Sandy Ewen

English Kills Art Gallery
114 Forrest St., Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 19 - 6-9pm

English Kills Art Gallery is proud to present Saturnine Night, the second solo show of actionist Peter Dobill, featuring a room size live action-installation in addition to recent video documentation from live actions.

Saturnine Night is based on an alchemical concept of dissolving the body to harden the spirit. Within this idea, Dobill has prepared a live action that will "dissolve" his body through a ritual beating and chemical washing in an aim to harden his spirit and unleash his raw energy throughout the room with assistance from an amazing power improv quartet (Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers, Marc Edwards/Weasel Walter Group), Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus), Damon Smith and Sandy Ewen) that will sonically split open the ground from below.

Saturnine Night will be Dobill's only live action in NYC for the year - if there is one live action of his to see, make it this one - TOTAL VISUAL VISCERAL AURAL ERUPTION - be warned though, VIEWING SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THE LIVE ACTION.

The exhibition will also feature two new recent videos of live actions, NEMUS SOMES and ICEPORTRAITACTION, in addition to video documentation from Saturnine Night on view within the installation after the opening night performance.

Dont be fooled by Performa nonsense - come see REAL VISCERAL PERFORMANCE for free at New York City's Best Art Gallery!


Peter Dobill



11. Stefanie Trojan, FF ALumn, at Hansa Center, Turku, Finland, Nov. 18

Performance Stefanie Trojan

18.11.11 15-16.30
Hansa Center, Turku, Finnland

Kindling event week
Kindling, a joint project by eleven Aladdin's Lamp Art Centres and the City of Turku, will bring together a wide range of artistic activities for children, young people and entire families, throughout Finland. In November 2011, the activities will culminate with an event week that gathers together the art projects from all the centres and their contributors, to Turku.

Kindling will include circus, cinema, cartoons, photography, theatre, performances, dance, light art as well as visual and performing arts.

During the event week, Finnish artists and their European counterparts will mentor together artistic activities in schools and kindergartens, for example. International visiting artists will come from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Lithuania, Norway, Germany, Wales, Russia and Holland.

In addition, a seminar on youth culture aimed at professional audiences will take place during the Kindling event week.

The Aladdin's Lamp - Kindling project is coordinated by the Children and Youth Culture Centre Pii Poo and 12 regional coordinators.

14-18 November: Kindling event week
18 November: Kindling - Possibilities of Children's and Youth Culture seminar

In addition:

20 November: main Kindling event on the Children's Rights Day, the Vimma art and activity centre for youth




12. Ann Hamilton, FF Alumn, at Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, thru Nov. 26

Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
November 3-26, 2011
Gallery Paule Anglim
14 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
T 415.433.2710
F 415.433.1501

Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present paired exhibitions by two artists who have been friends and collaborators. Ann Hamilton and David Ireland (1930-2009) each restored spaces in the Headlands Center for the Arts in the 1970's and collaborated on an exhibition in 1992 at the Walker Art Center. Both artists explored the beauty of activities and materials characterized by simplicity and repetition.
In 1994 Hamilton made a collaborative work with Ireland for the Fabric Workshop, a tin box containing two spheres: one a ball of wound horsehair made by her, one, a dumbball, Ireland's signature object of concrete set up by passing a clump of cement back and forth for hours.
The exhibition is both an opportunity to see new work by Hamilton and a series of never-exhibited works by Ireland, painting-like flat works on paper, cloth and screens which he made from dirt, cement and pigment in the 70's.
To complement the hand-made works by Ireland, Hamilton has chosen to show clapclap, a video projection produced at the Pulitzer Foundation, along with papier-mache hands.
Please visit the gallery's website at www.gallerypauleanglim.com.



13. Yoshiko Chuma, Robert Flynt, FF Alumns, at Gallery 128, Manhattan, Dec. 7-10

The School of Hard Knocks PRESENTS
Occupation Layer: PALESTINE
December 7 - 10, 2011; 1-6pm

Installation by Yoshiko Chuma
Photographs by Robert Flynt

Gallery Onetwentyeight
128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
212.674.0244 www.galleryonetwentyeight.org

Yoshiko Chuma and Robert Flynt have been collaborating periodically for 30 years. In April 2011 they were in Ramallah for one month, immersed in a daily rehearsal process with 30 dancers and choreographers from the Palestinian dance troupe El-Funoun. Flynt worked simultaneously alongside Chuma interacting with the members of the El-Funoun Dance Troupe to generate a body of photographs.

The project continues Chuma's lifetime fascination with cross-cultural dialogue. Chuma first came to the Middle East in 2008 to work with artists and of various socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic origins from Jordan. Using the notion of Palestine as a mirror to the devastation in Japan, Chuma seeks to address, in abstract terms, the notion of dislocation in general; and how to maintain identity separate from one's homeland in the face of cultural or psychological alienation.


Japan-born Yoshiko Chuma is a three-time Bessie award-winner who has been based in New York since 1978. Over the past 30 years, her company The School of Hard Knocks, she has created and performed over 45 original works and site-specific events in the United States, Asia, and Europe, with a particular focus on Eastern European countries, including Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, the Baltic Republics, and Bosnia. Chuma is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Meet the Composer Choreographer/Composer Commission and Philip Morris New Works. She has led workshops and master classes throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Russia and the U.S.

Robert Flynt's work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad since 1980. It has been shown in major museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, as well as in collaborative performance and dance projects worldwide. In 1992 he was included in "New Photography 8" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where his work is in the permanent collection, as well as in the Metropolitan Museum, The International Center of Photography (NY), and L.A. County Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston , among many others. Flynt received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Light Work, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and Art Matters, and most recently the Bogliasco Foundation residency fellowship in Italy. With choreographer Pavel Zustiak, he received a Baryshnikov Residency grant in NYC for 2010 for the project Amidst, which premiered there in 2011.

The one-month residency in Ramallah by The School of Hard Knocks received support from foundations in Japan, Palestine, Jordan and the US, including major support from the Japan Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and A.M Qattan Foundation's Performing Arts Development Project, plus additional support from El-Funoun Dance Troupe, Popular Arts Center, GOH Productions, Al Hussein Theater and King's Academy.

Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks: http://www.yoshikochuma.org/
Robert Flynt: http://www.robertflynt.com
El-Funoun Dance Troupe: http://www.el-funoun.org/about/about.html
gallery onetwentyeight: http://galleryonetwentyeight.org

Yoshiko Chuma
201 East 4th Street
NY NY 10009
212 533 9473
e: ychuma@gmail.com
url: www.yoshikochuma.org



14. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Eastern Bloc Centre, Montreal, Canada, thru November 19

Barbara Rosenthal's video "International Garbage" will be presented as an installation-loop-projection at Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art in Montreal Nov. 15-19 as part of the "Field, Studio, Lab" curatorial by "Ethnographic Terminalia", an initiative to bring artists and anthropologists together in a segment of the AAAnet.org International Anthropologists' Convention held in Montreal for 8,000-10,000 anthropologists this week. There will be a public vernissage Nov. 18, 7:30, and Barbara Rosenthal will talk about her work informally then and formally on Sunday, Nov. 19. Eastern Bloc Nouveau Médias & Arts Interdisciplinaires, 7240 Rue Clark, 2nd floor, Montreal, QC, Canada. 1-514-284-2106.



15. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, Nov. 19

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 are encouraged.)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2011 Dates!


2012 Dates!

"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection."

"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem . experience the joys of unsettled discomfort ." Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle

"...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

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

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

Downloadable poster here:



16. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com

Andrew Edlin Gallery presented a free public education program in November and a video of the event, "Build Your Own Museum" with Harley Spiller aka Inspector Collector, is now online at the following link:




Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller