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Contents for July 26, 2017

1. Martha Wilson, Penny Arcade, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Holman, Tracie Morris, FF Alumns, at Red Bull Arts, Manhattan, July 29

Dial-A-Poem Radio Marathon celebrating John Giorno
Saturday, July 29, 2017
12-7 pm (doors 11:30am)
Red Bull Arts
220 W. 18th Street Manhattan




2. Ann Meredith, FF Member, at Hudson Guild Theatre, Manhattan, Aug. 3-7

9 DAYS TO GO 'till The New York Premiere of SPECIAL the award winning Play on Rape

info@thehudsonguild.org - 212.760.9800 - Tickets: http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/special/


SPECIAL - The award winning Dramatic 1 Act Play on Rape

by internationally acclaimed Writer Director Producer Ann P Meredith

Winner of 7 Fringe Festival Awards - Best Play, Best Director and 5 Best Actor awards

Premiere's August 3rd at The Hudson Guild Theatre's NYSUMMERFEST

Performances - August 3rd 900pm, Aug 4th 615pm and August 7th 830pm

The Hudson Guild Theatre 441 West 26th Street New York, New York 10001

SPECIAL is a Story that Needs to be Told...

SPECIAL is a Story whose Time has Come

SPECIAL is also a Dramatic Motion Picture Diverse Feature Film Project

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has already requested a copy of SPECIAL's script for The Academy's 'Permanent Core Collection.'

For More Information Contact: +1.310.456.4184 specialfilm@gmail.com

SPECIAL Thanks to Katie Chambers & New York Women in Film & Television www.NYWIFT.org



3. Jeffry Chiplis, Rashaad Newsome, Pope.L, FF Alumns, in Detroit, MI, Sept. 22-23

DTE Energy Foundation announced as presenting sponsor of DLECTRICITY
International, national and local artists to illuminate Midtown with new works of public art
New event footprint revealed with art installations spanning from the Detroit Institute of Arts to Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Light Bike Parade returns to light up Woodward

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) announced today details of DLECTRICITY 2017, the stunning nighttime outdoor festival of art and light with DTE Energy Foundation returning as the event's presenting sponsor. DLECTRICITY, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, will showcase the work of 35 international, national and local artists who have been commissioned to illuminate the Woodward corridor with cutting-edge installations of light, video, performance, and other unexpected works of art on September 22-23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit from 7 p.m. to midnight. MDI also announced major funders and a new footprint for the event, spanning from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). A complete list of artists can be found HERE. Images are available HERE and a video is available HERE.

"We are incredibly grateful to DTE Energy Foundation for returning as the presenting sponsor of DLECTRICITY," said Sue Mosey, Executive Director of MDI. "We are fortunate to have such tremendous corporate and foundation partners whose support makes it possible to bring these world-class artists and works to Midtown Detroit which has become an international arts destination."

"The DTE Energy Foundation is committed to investing in and developing experiences that celebrate the arts and energy to bring people together," said Faye Nelson, vice president, DTE Energy; board chair and president of the DTE Energy Foundation. "As presenting sponsor, our continued support of DLECTRICITY allows Detroiters and visitors from across the region to experience this unique arts and cultural event, and enjoy all that Midtown has to offer."

The event features artists from Australia, the UK, Japan and Germany, as well as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Baltimore, and Cleveland. Detroit's own art community also will be well represented. The event is inspired by other internationalfestivals known for bringing the best of contemporary light and technology-based arts to the streets of major cities like Paris, Sydney, Toronto, Minneapolis and New York.

"DLECTRICITY has bonded audiences in public spaces with art that has surprised, enlightened and awed us. It promotes art that is of the moment, yet speaks to timeless themes through new means," said Benjamin Kennedy, Kresge Detroit Program managing director. "Within that context, we are particularly proud to support Midtown Detroit's focus on recruiting and commissioning Detroit-based artists and artists of color, and elevating the legacy of the 1967 rebellion and other themes relevant to Detroit residents."

"With arts and culture at its core, DLECTRICITY inspires connection and inclusivity, offering a unique chance to advance collisions between Detroit's talented creative community and some of the most influential artists in the world," said Katy Locker, program director for Detroit at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Knight Foundation is supporting three high-caliber artists, including Rashaad Newsome, Pope.L and Apetechnology as part of the festival.
DLECTRICITY will host internationally acclaimed artists including Rashaad Newsome, Pope.L, Klip Collective, among others to the festival to show a range of high-quality light-based projects, video projections and more. Artists include:

Rashaad Newsome | Shade Composition Performance,
King of Arms Procession, and a newly commissioned video| DIA

Pope.L | Reenactor | Video with Live Music Performances | Detroit Historical Museum

Klip Collective | The Librarian | 3D Video Mapping Projection | Detroit Public Library

Amanda Parer | Intrude | Inflatable Light Sculptures | Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden at the College for Creative Studies

Jennifer Steinkamp | Orbit 10 | Three Channel Video Projection | Michigan Science Center


Dawn of Man | Graffiti Grandma | Mobile Video Projection | Mobile Projection throughout Midtown
• Apetechnology | The Shadows of Slendrotron (The Monkey God's Great Leap) | Robotic Shadow Puppet Show | Detroit Institute of the Arts - Outside the Detroit Film Theatre
• Cuppetelli + Mendoza | in::Sequence | Audiovisual Sculpture | Woodward/Warren Corner
• D MET DESIGN | {The Amazing!} House of Fog: il Cinema Nebbioso | Architectural + Video Installation | "Electric Park" Family-Friendly Zone at the DIA
• Michaela Mosher | PRIMETIME | Curated Video Art and Performance Show | The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
• Facing Change | Documenting DETROIT | A Documentary Photo Slideshow| The Wright Museum
• Bluewater Technologies | LUMINARIA MAGNA - "GREAT LIGHT" | Large-Scale LED Wall and Sound Station | Woodward/Warren Corner

The 22 artists selected from the DLECTRICITY Open Call:
• Kelley Bell | Baltimore, MD | Project: Carnival Love Wall | Location: Meyer L. Prentis Cancer Center, 110 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Mayer + Empl | Munich, Germany | Project: Architectural Space Intervention | Location: Mike Kelly Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Philipp Artus | Berlin, Germany | Project: FLORA | Location: Kresge Court, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
• Cooper Holoweski | Detroit, MI | Project: As Above, So Below | Location: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
• Carrie Morris | Detroit, MI |Project: Interactive Shadow Puppet Circus Sideshow| Location: "Electric Park" at Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
• Arts & Scraps | Detroit, MI | Project: Arts & Scraps presents Light as a Shadow | Location: "Electric Park" at Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
• Laura Heit | Portland, OR | Project: Hypothetical Stars | Location: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
• Jason Isaacs | Brooklyn, NY/UK | Project: The Black Love Project | Location: The Wright Museum, 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Aaron Jones & Wesley Taylor | Detroit, MI | Project: The Underground | Location: Rackham Building, 60 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
• Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit (WAWAD) | Detroit, MI | Project: Detroit Woodward Light Cruise | Location: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
• Jake Chidester + Alisyn Malek of Corktown Studios | Detroit, MI | Project: The Expanded Seussian Arkestra | Location: The Rackham Building, 60 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
• FaShon Vega for Three13 Action Design | Detroit, MI | Project: STAR TOURS(tm) | Location: Mobile Roaming Performances in Midtown Detroit
• Nikola Dicke | Germany | Project: Light-Graffiti | Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Akiko Nakayama | Japan | Project: Alive Painting | Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Gary Schwartz | Detroit, MI | Project: Speramus Meliora, Resurget Cineribus | Location: The Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Luxloop | Los Angeles, CA | Project: If The Walls Had Eyes | Location: The Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Angela Eastman + Maxime Robillard | Detroit, MI | Project: Every Side of Here: Searching for the Sacred | Location: First Congregational Church, 33 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• E.S.P. TV | Brooklyn, NY | Project: You Don't Say Much, Do You? (Detroit) | Location: MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Jasmine Murrell | Brooklyn, NY | Project: Ancient Future / Immortal Uterus | Location: The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 52 E Forest, Detroit, MI 48201.
• Lauren Strohacker & Kendra Sollars | Arizona | Project: Animal Land: Detroit | Location: Garfield Lofts, 4600 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Zeynep Dagli | London | Project: Negotiation between Madness & Sanity | Location: MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
• Jeffry Chiplis |Cleveland, OH | Project: Neon and Argon Repoetry | Location: The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 52 E Forest, Detroit, MI 48201.
Produced by MDI, DLECTRICITY will feature a condensed event footprint from the DIA to MOCAD to create a more walkable experience. The event map is available HERE. DLECTRICITY debuted in 2012 and in its return in 2014, 150,000 people attended and over 3,400 cyclists participated in the signature Light Bike Parade, which is returning this year for an exciting ride through Midtown. Cyclists are invited to participate and encouraged to register in advance at: DLECTRICITY.com.

In addition to announcing DTE Energy Foundation as the presenting sponsor, MDI announced sponsors including: The Kresge Foundation, The Knight Foundation, Midtown Detroit, Inc., The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, William Davidson Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Detroit Institute of Arts, The Applebaum Family Compass Fund, Shinola, Marc A. Schwartz, Ford Motor Company Fund, Bluewater Technologies, Wayne State University (WSU), WSU Police, Cranbrook, The Plaza, Wheelhouse Detroit, Hyphen Advisory, Michigan CAT, Fox 2 Detroit and WDET 101.9 FM. As our official ridesharing partner, Lyft is offering 25% off a ride to DLECTRICITY using the code DL317.

DLECTRICITY is chaired by Marc Schwartz, Founder, Art Detroit Now. The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee, including Detroit-based curators and arts professionals, consists of George N'Namdi, Committee Chair and Owner, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art; Michelle Perron, Director, Office of Exhibitions & Public Programs, College for Creative Studies; Marsha Miro, Founder, MOCAD; Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, MOCAD; Lawrence Baranski, Director of Public Programs, Detroit Institute of Arts; J. Fiona Ragheb - Curator, Designer, Writer; Chrisstina Hamilton, Director of Visitor's Programs, Stamps School of Art & Design; Annmarie Borucki, Special Projects Manager, Midtown Detroit, Inc.; Alivia Zivich, Partner, What Pipeline Gallery; and Marc Schwartz.

•Press Contacts
Heather George, 313-832-2210, 248-417-5773 (mobile), hgeorge@loviogeorge.com
• Sara Campbell, 313-832-2210, 315-727-3280 (mobile), scampbell@loviogeorge.com
• Annmarie Borucki, Midtown Detroit, Inc., 313-420-6003, 248-860-9351 (mobile), aborucki@midtowndetroitinc.org

Midtown Detroit, Inc. is a nonprofit planning and development organization that supports the physical maintenance and revitalization of the Midtown Detroit neighborhood, while working to enhance public awareness, appreciation and use of the district. Its predecessor organizations, the University Cultural Center Association (UCCA) and New Center Council, have been working to encourage new mixed income housing, increased visitorship to area attractions, new commercial activity, and infrastructure investments throughout the Midtown/New Center districts. More details here: http://midtowndetroitinc.org/who-we-are





4. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, now online, and more

Dear colleagues and friends,

I'm delighted to share that Tate's short film on me, directed by London stage and TV star Zawe Ashton, has just been posted to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60U8FXYS69A It is now searchable with keywords "Lorraine O'Grady Tate."

And an excellent article in The Guardian on "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power\er 1963-1983," the Tate Modern's summer show, interestingly featured my work and quotes by me: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jul/09/ghetto-gallery-black-power-soul-of-a-nation-lorraine-ogrady-melvin-edwards-william-t-williams

Between "Soul of a Nation" and the Brooklyn Museum's "We Wanted a Revolution," this has become such an enlightening summer for art!

♥ Lorraine

personal/archival website

gallery artist page


Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Tate Modern, London, UK, thru Oct. 22

Melvin Edwards, Lorraine O'Grady: Soul of a Nation, Tate Modern

Lorraine O'Grady, Art Is. . . (Woman with Man and Cop Watching), 1983/2009, C-print, 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.80w cm), edition of 8 + 1 AP
Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, including work by Melvin Edwards and Lorraine O'Grady, at Tate Modern, London. The exhibition is curated by Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley.

July 12, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Tate Modern presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, a landmark exhibition exploring sociopolitical issues played out among and beyond African American artists from 1963 to 1983. At a time when race and identity became major issues in music, sport and literature, brought to public attention by iconic figures like Aretha Franklin, Muhammad Ali and Toni Morrison, 'Black Art' was being defined and debated across the country in vibrant paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures. Featuring more than 150 works by over 60 artists, many on display in the UK for the first time, Soul of a Nation presents an opportunity to see how American cultural identity was re-shaped at a time of social unrest and political struggle.

The show begins in 1963 with the formation of the Spiral Group, a New York-based collective. They questioned how Black artists should relate to American society, with key figures like Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis responding to current events in their photomontages and abstract paintings. Artists also considered the locations and audiences for their art - from local murals to nationally circulated posters and newspapers - with many turning away from seeking mainstream gallery approval to show artwork in their own communities through Black-owned galleries and artist-curated shows. The exhibition uses archive photographs and documentary material to illustrate the mural movement, including the 'Wall of Respect' in Chicago and the 'Smokehouse' wall paintings in Harlem. The way artists engaged with street activism are explored through posters and newspapers, such as the work of the Black Panther Party's Culture Minister Emory Douglas, who declared "The ghetto itself is the gallery".

Further themes investigated in the exhibition include the emergence of Black Feminism through the work of Lorraine O'Grady, Betye Saar and Kay Brown, showing how the period marked a revolutionary moment of visibility for Black women, and debates over the possibility of a Black aesthetic in photography featuring work by Roy DeCarava. The exhibition also spotlights Just Above Midtown gallery (JAM), a pioneering New York commercial gallery that displayed the work of avant-garde Black artists and whose legendary programme spanned innovative approaches to sculpture and performance, using materials as unexpected as Black hair and tights.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue from Tate Publishing and a programme of talks.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

More information on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

Read a preview on The Guardian.

Press Inquires



5. Roberta Allen, Judith Simonian, FF Alumns, receive Tree of Life Individual Artist Grants, 2017

Tree of Life is pleased to announce the five individuals who were selected to receive the Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant in 2017.

The Grantees are:

Roberta Allen, New York, NY

Judith Braun, New York, NY

Carl Hazlewood, Brooklyn, NY

Judith Simonian, New York, NY

Victoria Wulff, New York, NY

Additional information about the artists and their projects is posted to our website, www.treeoflifeartists.org, under Tree of Life Grantees. A press release is also attached for additional information.

Please consult our website for questions about our Grant Program or email us at info@treeoflifeartists.org

Tree of Life
401 East 4th Street, #202
Winston-Salem, NC 27101



6. Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, at Artemis Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, opening Aug. 3

Aug 3: Adele Ursone, Nancy McCormic, and Philip Heckscher
1 Old Firehouse Lane

Northeast Harbor, ME 04609

Phone: 207-276-3001




7. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Viridian Artists, Manhattan, thru Aug. 5

548 WEST 28THSTREET between 10th & 11th Ave., NEW YORK, NY, 10001 TEL 212-414-4040

viridianartistsinc@gmail.com www.viridianartists.com

July 18- August 5, 2017
Reception Thursday July 20nd, 6-8pm
Kathleen Shanahan * Deb Flagel * Michael Reck *Ron Moore *
Jenny Belin * Vernita N'Cognita
Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present an exhibition of outstanding art by six artists who are part of Viridian Artists' Affiliate program. The show extends from July 18thto August 5th with a reception to meet the artists Thursday July 22nd, 6-8pm.
"THE HEAT IS ON" alludes to the often pressing circumstances of life, our drive to move forward, the need to do it now, and of course, hot topics like the environment. Art offers artists solutions and ways of dealing with "the heat" of daily life. But the art itself gives the viewers too, methods and means to cope with life's surprises & pitfalls. These artists will help you bear it all by visually seducing you in a wide variety of ways. Take your pick and be cool!!
MICHAEL RECK has been working exclusively with spray paint and stencils for several months now and recently reintroduced color back into the mix after working primarily in black and white for the past couple of years. 'As the medium necessitates working in front of an exhaust fan, I have been trying to produce as much as possible before the New York summer grows too hot to work (or breathe) comfortably."
DEB FLAGEL graduated with a degree in Art Education from Indiana University and holds a MFA in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her professional background includes teaching, freelance design and restoration of commercial spaces. Flagel has been an exhibiting artist since 2005. Her work has been shown in Chicago, New York, and places in between. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director for Woman Made Gallery in Chicago."My work is an accumulation of momentary glances encountered on a daily basis. As my eye records the environmental landscape that surrounds me, my mind begins to weave line, color and shape, constructing a sort of self identity...a personal cultural fabric."
Sculptor Ron Moore, when I ask for some words about his art, says "The Heat is On', is certainly apropos of our difficult, and continually upsetting time's!! ~ Although my piece, which is entitled; 'Yearning's', may not be specifically aligned with those larger frustration's. ~ On a personal level, it attempts to represent the inner struggle(s), of trying to wrestle free from personal limitations. Then beyond that, to hopefully 'run, and soar' with the spirit of artistic wildness, as long as time and inspiration allows."
In this group of works by KATHLEEN SHANAHAN, nature-inspired forms are partnered with contrasting elements, resulting in new visual entities. "In their stacked formations, these forged visual associations resemble totems. Appreciation of both the micro and the macro elements in nature and our attentiveness to them, especially given global warming and climate change, is both apropos and crucial to our humanity." For the artist, this kind of preoccupation and focus is a much welcome and paradoxical escape/ responsibility.
JENNY BELIN'S drawings are inspired by 1950s/1960s swimsuit models. "As a feminist I am intrigued by the history of pinups: bombshell images of women were iconic at a time when sexuality was often perceived as a threat."
VERNITA N'COGNITA continues to deal with the overabundance of stuff that would be thrown away if it were not made into art. These collages combine security envelope textures from junkmail with flipped and broken images from fashion magazines and other found fragments as the artist interweaves environmental realities & feminist fantasies in these works from the late 90's til now.

Viridian's Affiliate Program is an important aspect of the gallery's mission to expand exhibition opportunities for outstanding under-known contemporary artists, those young as well as those older.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM
For further information please contact the gallery at 212 414 4040 or viridianartistinc@gmail.com



8. Dorit Cypis, Barbara T. Smith, FF Alumns, at The Box, Los Angeles, CA, July 29

Saturday, July 22: 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, July 23: 11 AM - 6 PM
& Saturday, July 29: 11 AM - 9 PM

All events are free and open to the public.
Space is available first come, first served.

Hot Box: Smokin' Ideas, Scoopin' the Dish is a multi-weekend event meant to inspire and evoke care for ourselves and our culture. Our current political, racial, and cultural state has caused individual and mass stress. When the election results were announced, putting more stress on our already socially trying state, I thought what do I have? I have this space (The Box LA), and I have amazing artists and people around who inspire me everyday. So Hot Box was born. I gathered four amazing artists and friends, Dorit Cypis, Gina Lamb, Barbara T. Smith, and Corazon del Sol together to create three days of performances, lectures, workshops, blessings and lessons. This is the time to allow us to find the wisdom that lives amongst us; we hold this wisdom in ourselves and our collective community.

All events are free and open to the public. Space is available first come, first served.

Saturday, July 22
11 AM - 5 PM: Gina Lamb

11 AM - 12 PM:
Black, White, and Re(a)d all over - The Re-education Reading Room
This reading room is on Tongva land
Los Angeles, a.k.a. Yangna, is on Tongva land
We are all on Indian Land
- Blessing and conversation with Julia Bogany, Tongva Elder and Cultural Officer

The Re-education Reading Room is occupied with books recommended by Native American Elders that they hope settlers will read to open space for discussion. The past cannot be changed, but our reading and understanding of it can be. Learning about current struggles and building new relationships with Native American communities is a starting point in process of healing for all of us.

2 PM:
Creative Identity and Resistance - samples from the Ovahness Archive with Sean Milan Garçon
Looking back at 11 years of LA's House and Ball Scene with Legendary Sean Milan Garçon & Gina Lamb. This conversation will chronicle the history, nomenclature and resistance aesthetics of Ballroom culture accompanied by documentary video clips from Ovahness Ball Archive.

3 PM:
Premiere screening of Beyond the Runways Profiles:
"Enyce Smith - This is Me", followed by Q&A with Enyce
Enyce Smith is a Legend in the Ballroom scene for his mad skills in dramatic vogue and as a ball commentator... he is "The Voice of LA". His path to success was not easy, 14 foster placements, struggles with addiction, and living on Skid Row. In this documentary profile, Enyce speaks his truth of never giving up his creative spirit that has lead him to dance, choreography, music, and becoming an activist in the LGBTQ community.

4 PM:
Vogue 101 - dance workshop with Legendary Enyce Smith
Did you ever want to learn vogue like you've hit the floor at a Banjee Ball? We know you have... so this is your chance to learn from LA's hottest vogueing legend, Enyce Smith. Come have fun and dress in whatever makes you comfortable when you go shablam!!!!!

Sunday, July 23
11 AM - 2 PM: Barbara T. Smith
Come Sit With Me
If you are plagued with anxiety, depression, illness, fear for the planet, our country, can't sleep...

If you walk past The Box on July 23rd, you will be invited to sit down to rest in provided chairs with Barbara T. Smith. Once there, we will go inside to experience an engagement with her, to awaken and heal.

3 - 6 PM: Dorit Cypis
From Corner to Pulse, a performance you can live with.
The artist presents and guides a dynamic and participatory exploration of confinement and release spatially, psycho-physically and socially.

The architecture of The Box is a dynamic container framing and holding us, dynamic living containers.

Walls, corners, folds, breath, glance, touch, whispers and reflections everywhere. Within, around and between each body lie histories, identities in flux. We listen and reach.

Saturday, July 29
11 AM - 5 PM: Corazon del Sol
Pandora's Box
Kiss it Eat it shit it sing it hide it swing it play it spank it sell it fuck it talk it lullaby it drink it become it kill it laugh it tie it bring it thigh it squeeze it sing it forget it give it deny it defy it
Come one come all! Bring a blanket, whatever it is... do it, share it, sell it for each other, to each other, with each other.

5 PM: Mara McCarthy
Culminating Meditation
As a way to close out Hot Box, I will guide a Mindfulness meditation that encourages one to observe one's inner self, in all its distractions and anxieties, without judgement, without force, but with a gentle exploration. This is a practice that can serve as grounding and centering and I have found it deeply healing personally. I present it as a tool of self-love and compassion.

6 - 9 PM: Potluck
Bring a dish and join us for a potluck BBQ at The Box. Bring something to share or something to grill. Everyone is welcome!

Copyright (c) 2017, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
805 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013



9. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, now online

Hey friends,

So proud to share with you this wonderful 1500-word rave review by Pam Kray that just came out in "Afterimage"!


Have a fantastic day!!,



10. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Ryan Lee, Manhattan, thru July 30

From the NYC High Line! Hi Friends, Look for my PLAYCONICS paintings from the NYC High Line in the RL Windows at Ryan Lee Gallery 515 West 26th Street at 10th Avenue through July 30th. Also visit the new updated website paulhenryramirez.com and view photos of the RattleX dance performance. Have a great summer! Paul Henry

Paul Henry Ramirez: PLAYCONICS
RL Window at RYAN LEE, New York
June 20-July 30, 2017 515
West 26th Street, NYC 10001



11. Elizabeth Axtman, FF Alumn, at Residency Art Gallery, Inglewood, CA, thru Aug 31

Dear Friends,

I'm so excited to announce my FIRST SOLO Show THE RIDE BACK TO BLACK 🍊, I worked my Black ass off on this show if you're in the Los Angeles area I'd love share my work with you and to see old and new friends at the opening on July 22nd!!! 😘

Residency Art Gallery (310 E. Queen St., Inglewood, Ca) is pleased to present The Ride Back to Black, a solo exhibition by Elizabeth Axtman. The exhibition will run from July 22nd through August 31st, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 22nd from 6pm to 9pm.
The Ride Back to Black is an exhibition that explores the perilous journey of Black athletes, entertainers and public figures that attempt to transcend their race to be accepted by the majority (aka "Crossing Over"). The work exhibited attempts to capture the desires and illusions of wanting to belong to something that historically rejects the idea of Blackness in America. The inevitable "Ride Back" back to Blackness is taken when the subject has discovered they were not viewed anymore as manageable, polite, docile, or containable as at the height of their celebrity.

Artist Statement:
"I'm not Black I'm OJ" -----Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson

OJ Simpson isn't the first Black person to believe he successfully transcended race and he won't be the last but in 1994 he had a very important phone call ring in his ear.

There is a very well known saying in the Black community known as the, "Nigga Wake Up Call" (for those of you that don't know what a NWUC is: it's when a Black person forgets their Blackness in any given situation and then reminded rather brutally by an unpredicted act of racism), many Black people have answered the call (begrudgingly) but none rang more thunderously or publically than OJ Simpson's did.

Personally my fascination began with OJ in PE class during my sophomore year in high school. I remember my white teacher came barreling onto the field mad as hell yelling, "HE'S NOT GUILTY"!! I distinctly recall smirking to myself and being happy for all the reasons every Black person I saw on the news that day were.....none of which really seemed to do with the facts of the case but more with the long sordid legacy of race in this county. I was only 15 but I was wise enough to understand what race in America was really about, and a spark had been lit. I was, am deeply fascinated by OJ and his kin who have been seduced by whiteness to their own peril and this is my work about it.

OJ was paroled on July 20th, I hope he can make the opening............



12. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, July news

Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, continues with the presentation of "Derivas & Jornadas" in collaboration with artist Verónica Peña. The month long project (June 28 - July 27) consists of a residency program, exhibitions, performances, public interventions, talks, and workshops in various cities in Spain and Portugal.

"DERIVAS y JORNADAS" started in Tarragona, Spain, with the presentation of the performance / exhibition "Del Caos" (of Chaos) at La Grey Gallery. The artists are currently in La Rioja (July 2- 10) with the exhibition (IN)FLEXIONES at centro cultural La Gota de Leche (On view through July 23). They presented performances for the closing of ARTEFACTO, and for Fondo REPARTE in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. In Valencia, Canonge and Peña presented "Del Caos" (of Chaos) a performance and public intervention at Torres de Samora for the opening of the international festival INTRAMURS (July 11-13). They will be in Bilbao at BILBAO ARTE(July 18-20), and Madrid at Centro Cultural La Tortuga and Tabacalera (July 21-23). In Portugal, the artists will present work for ZARATAN ARTE in Porto and Lisbon (July 21-27). After completing the project, Canonge will travel to England for solo presentations in London (July 28 - August 3).

Hector Canonge and Verónica Peña are performance artists working at the convergence of various disciplines. They met in 2014 during the Month of Performance Art in Berlin in the program PERFORMEANDO organized by Canonge. After presenting work independently in the United States, and coinciding in various programs in Europe and Latin America, they decided to collaborate creating multimedia pieces that incorporate physical theater, movement based performance, dance-theater, and mediated installations. Argentinian born, Hector Canonge is based in New York City. His work integrates the use of new media technologies, cinematic narratives, performance art and social practice to treat issues related to the construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Verónica Peña, born in Spain, is based in Indiana and Chicago. Her work explores the themes of absence, separation, and the search for harmony through performance art. Her recent work consists of experimental participatory performances that create shared moments amongst strangers. Independently, both artists have exhibited and presented work in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. As collaborators, since 2016, they presented the performances: De lo Ajeno (of Others) Queens Museum, and Rabbithole, New York City; De lo Lejano (of the Distant), Panoply Performance Lab, New York City; and the Exhibition and Performance Art program, UNDER OUR SKIN: Body and Territory in Performance Art, Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Their new work, De lo Possible (of Possibilities) will be premiered at TRISKELION ARTS Split Bill Program in March 2017. The artists are also preparing the continuation of their HEPTALOGE performance series for future presentations in the United States and abroad.

More information: www.hectorcanonge.net / www.veronicapena.com
Contact: hectorcanonge@gmail.com



13. Terry Berkowitz, FF Alumn, at Museo da Pobo Galego, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, thru Sept. 24

Terry Berkowitz and Francesc Torres collaborative work, The Tale of Plenty/Parabola de Abundancia, opens July 6th at the Museo da Pobo Galego in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
July 6- September 24, 2017.

By the way, this is the second collaborative work with Francesc... the first was at FF in Vigilance curated by Lucy Lippard. Terry



14. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, on Broadway, Manhattan, thru Sept. 4

400-foot Road Tattoo Stretches Across 2 Blocks of Broadway!

Sew and Sew is 12' wide and 400' long on the 36-37 and 39-40 blocks of Broadway within the Garment District in Manhattan. Commissioned by the Garment District Alliance with support from the NYC DOT Art Program, it is on displayed from June 19th to Labor Day 2017. The artwork honors the long and illustrious history of the area by including names of people employed 20+ years in the fashion industry. Made to be walk and biked over, it is a key part of the City's and Alliance's summer effort to make these sections of Broadway a vehicle-free, urban garden and pedestrian oasis in the heart of the New York.
Images: http://www.steedtaylor.com/sew-sew-page.html
More Information: http://garmentdistrict.nyc/arts/art-installations/sew-and-sew/



15. Edward M. Gomez, FF Alumn, now online at hyperallergic.com

Greetings, art lovers and media colleagues:

My article about the big, new, career-spanning exhibition of the unusual work of the American outsider artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC, the online arts-and-culture magazine. This exhibition is now on view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (through January 14, 2018).

Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983) and his wife Marie lived in a humble house in the suburbs of Milwaukee. There, Eugene, who had worked as a florist and in a commercial bakery, often inspired by his muse and creative collaborator, Marie, produced a diverse body of work that included abstract paintings, handmade ceramic crowns and vessels, and sculptures made from chicken bones. He also made a large group of fantastic-erotic photographs in which Marie, his vixen and muse, appeared as his costumed or unclothed model. Together, Eugene and Marie conjured up a world of larger-than-life self-expression over which they reigned as king and queen.

Here is the link to the published article:


I send you all best wishes!





16. Judith Bernstein, Carolee Schneemann, Betty Tompkins, FF Alumn, at Venus LA, thru Sept. 2, 2017

CUNT | Judith Bernstein, VALIE EXPORT, Dorothy Iannone, Marilyn Minter, Carolee Schneemann, Betty Tompkins

July 15 - September 2, 2017

Opening: July 15, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

601 South Anderson Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023


(Los Angeles, CA) - Beginning July 15th, 2017, VENUS is pleased to present CUNT,
an exhibition featuring work by Judith Bernstein, VALIE EXPORT, Dorothy Iannone, Marilyn Minter, Carolee Schneemann, and Betty Tompkins. Comprised of important and historical works from each artist's career, as well as new works produced expressly for the exhibition, the show will be on view through September 2nd, 2017.

On view in the gallery is an expansive selection of work in diverse media by six artists who unapologetically create representations of female sexuality. Bound by a dedication to alter the ways in which women's bodies are represented in both fine art and media, these artists worked independently of one another to create images that unabashedly portray the vagina as a locus of power. The exhibition features works produced between 1964 and the present, in order to situate these artists' practices as in part a reaction against the misogyny present in the art world in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as to celebrate the fortitude and dogged artistic activism that these artists have shared for nearly five decades.

The history of women in art has been, in large part, the history of women as subject or as muse. The artists included in CUNT make work that runs counter to this dominant history, asserting instead that women can be both image and image-maker. The exhibition argues
that methods of representation have an impact upon the interpretation of bodies and histories, in a way that can challenge governing understandings of female sexuality. Each artist in the exhibition contributes work that employs imagery of the body, of copulation, or of masturbation, that underscores these conversations, but none of the images elevate, romanticize, or subdue their subject matter for the comfort of the viewer. Instead, these works enlarge, repeat, and glorify images of women and vaginas in order to demand that the viewer respond to the work with an understanding of women as both subject and maker. Taken together, the show assembles work by a group of artists who have made it their life's work to champion both the centrality and importance of female perspectives in creative production.

Judith Bernstein (b. 1942, Newark, NJ) lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA from Yale University, and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1967, and her painting practice has been marked by an engagement with sexual and political activism. Bernstein was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery, the first gallery in the United States to be cooperatively owned and operated by women, and has been involved with the Guerilla Girls, a group of radical feminist artists dedicated to fighting sexism and racism in the art world, since the group's founding in 1985. For CUNT, Bernstein has conceived a brand new 180-foot long mural for the gallery's exterior wall, which renders one of her iconic black and white screws that suggests a violently mechanized phallus. In addition to the mural, Bernstein will exhibit a new series of sexualized protest paintings in the gallery, all rendered in day-glow paint, as well as a pair of her vertical screw paintings. With the day-glow paintings, Bernstein continues to develop a system of images she established in her CUNTFACE paintings, rendering enormous, predatory vaginas complete with sharp, gnashing teeth. Bernstein's work is held in the collections of numerous public institutions around the world, including the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Jewish Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; and the Alex Katz Foundation, New York.

VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940, Linz, Austria, as Waltraud Lehner) lives and works in Vienna. In 1967, the artist changed her name to VALIE EXPORT, shedding the names of both her father and husband, in favor of the name of her favorite brand of cigarettes. Her oeuvre includes work in nearly all media, including video, photography, performance, installation, writing, and publishing, and her production has long been marked by a desire to explore culturally coded taboos related to women as sexualized objects. EXPORT quickly gained notoriety
for her guerilla performances, in which she used her body as material. In one of her most discussed early performances, Touch Cinema (1968), EXPORT wore a shrunken box, or "movie theater," around her naked upper body, and between 1968 and 1971, EXPORT invited strangers in ten European cities to touch her through the curtains affixed to the front of the box. Video documentation of Touch Cinema will be on view in the exhibition, as well as a video work titled Mann & Frau & Animal (1970-1973). EXPORT's work is held in the collections of numerous public institutions around the world, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MoMA P.S.1., New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; the Generali Foundation, Vienna; and MUMoK, Vienna.

Dorothy Iannone (b. 1933, Boston, MA) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Iannone began painting in the mid-1950s, with no formal training, and developed an instantly recognizable style that pulled on a set of visual strategies gathered during periods of extensive travel. Her work has always addressed corporality and the human figure, and her flattened forms variously recall Japanese woodcuts, Greek urns, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Byzantine Mosaics. Iannone's practice is deliberately multidisciplinary, and her narrative works often unfold across paintings, works on paper, artists' books, sculptures, and films. On view in the gallery is a set of early and important works by Iannone, including I Was Thinking Of You III (1975/2006), which consists of a large, hand-painted box, in which a monitor plays a recording of Iannone's face taken while she masturbated. L'Adorable Trixie (1975-1978), is a major example of Iannone's hand-drawn, collage based style, assembled from various pieces of paper and swathes of paint and mounted on board. Presented on a series of tables through the gallery, Iannone's work from 1968, Lists IV: A Much More Detailed Than Requested Reconstruction, is a narrative sequence of 34 black and white drawings, which highlight the artist's folkloric interest in coitus and the female form. Iannone's work is held in the collections of numerous public institutions around the world, including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung Ludwig Wien, Austria; and the Living Art Museum, Iceland.

Marilyn Minter (b. 1948, Shreveport, LA) lives and works in New York City. Minter's work is concerned with representations of female sexuality, specifically as they relate to issues of contemporary feminism and sexual politics. Since the 1980s, Minter has doggedly rendered shocking images that call attention to the violent aspects of pornography, misogyny, and mass media present in American culture. Minter's earliest work on view in the gallery is a painting on metal from 1992, which features a woman with her legs raised, closely cropped to depict her vagina tightly covered with a pair of white cotton panties. Also on view are two large format enamel paintings on metal, both
of which feature close-up depictions of vaginas, partially obscured behind foggy panes of glass. Minter continues this steamy imagery in a dye-sublimation print and a series of large format c-prints, which variously depict manicured hands grazing vaginas, lengthy pubic hair, and glowing skin. Minter has also included a photographic portrait of Miley Cyrus portrayed in a similar style, printed in an edition of fifty, the profits from which will be donate entirely to Planned Parenthood. Minter's work is held in the collections of numerous public institutions around the world, including the Denver Art Museum, Denver; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In 2015, a major retrospective of Minter's work opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, before traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in upstate New York. Schneemann's work was among the earliest to investigate the relationship between the politics and erotics of gender. Her practice has been hailed for the way in which Schneemann uses her body as material to create videos, performances, and situations to address the politics of the body. On view in this exhibition is a video called Fuses, from 1966, which depicts Schneemann and her then-boyfriend James Tenney having sex. The film is notable for the way in which Schneemann reworked the very material of the film by drawing, painting, burning, and staining the celluloid to blend the genres of performance, painting, and video art. Alongside the video work, Schneemann will also display a gelatin silver print and a work on paper that were produced in conjunction with the video. From a more recent series of work, Schneemann will display a work on paper related
to her performance Ask the Goddess, which draws comparisons between contemporary female sexuality and deities from ancient cultures. Schneemann's work is held in the collections of numerous public institutions around the world, including the Tate Modern, London; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. In 2017, Schneemann received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

Betty Tompkins (b. 1945, Washington, D.C.) lives and works in New York City. Since the late 1960s, Tompkins's practice has focused almost entirely on photorealistic representations of genitalia and sexual acts. With near absolute precision, Tompkins variously renders vaginas and penises on large format canvases, as well as close-up depictions of both heterosexual and homosexual intercourse. Her earliest work was produced using images from vintage pornography, which she would grid off, scale up, and subsequently render on large canvases with finely a tuned airbrush. On view in the gallery is a selection of early works on paper that bear a certain psychedelic influence in their depictions of breasts, mouths, and penises, as well as two smaller gridded works on paper from Tompkins's Cow Cunt series, which portray small cows grazing on women's pubic hair. A grid of her more recent Pussy Paintings, each an airbrushed rendering of a different vagina
in black and white paint, will hang alongside a large format painting from 2016 entitled Ersatz Cunt Painting #1, which depicts a vagina in peachy monochrome in a panoramic format. Tompkins's work is held in the collections of numerous public institutions around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museum of the City of New York, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Fondation d'Entreprise Frances, Senlis.

Founded in 2012 by Adam Lindemann and with spaces in both Manhattan and Los Angeles, VENUS is dedicated to curated exhibitions both historic and contemporary, which cast a unique and often iconoclastic view on the work of established artists or artists whose works have been somewhat overlooked. The gallery continues to collaborate with prominent artists, foundations, estates, and galleries.

For further information about the exhibition and availability, please contact the gallery at info@venusoverlosangeles.com

For all press related inquiries related to the exhibition, please email press@venusovermanhattan.com



17. Natalie Bookchin, Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumns, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, thru July 30

I'm excited to be screening and discussing my work with Yvonne Rainer and Sally Berger on Fri. June 28 - Sun. July 30 at Anthology Film Archives in NY

Please spread the word!

Natalie Bookchin


July 28 - 30
Natalie Bookchin, Sally Berger, and Yvonne Rainer in person!

Natalie Bookchin's films, multi-channel media installations, and online works investigate the seismic impact of the digital tools, platforms, and algorithms that determine and control the shape and texture of contemporary life. She creates dense media environments with complex soundscapes, polyphonic voices, choreographed bodies and portraits, mobile depictions of the shared self, and live streams from security webcams. Her critically acclaimed works reimagine new social arrangements that push against the constraints of network technologies and platforms.

We will be presenting two programs of her work, including the astonishing LONG STORY SHORT, winner of the Grand Prize in Paris at Cinema du Reel in 2016. LONG STORY SHORT conjures a dizzying multiplicity of frames and voices. Featuring deeply moving, unadorned testimony from a range of poverty-stricken men and women, it visualizes a collective body with overlapping subjectivities, interdependencies, and potential alliances. The screening will also include Bookchin's latest film, NOW HE'S OUT IN PUBLIC AND EVERYONE CAN SEE, which explores the early stirrings of a darker, more nihilistic, and polarized space the internet helped to produce.

Brooklyn-based, Bookchin is considered a pioneering media artist who, since the mid-1990s, has created an extensive body of work interrogating cultural effects and the promises and perils of global technologies and ubiquitous connectivity. She has developed unique sonic and visual languages that explore precarity, subjectivity, collectivity, and the increasingly fuzzy lines between public and private space.

Filmmaker and choreographer Yvonne Rainer and media curator Sally Berger will join Bookchin for post-screening conversations; details below.


2017, 24 min, digital. Courtesy Icarus Films.
A riveting polyphonic documentary, this film presents a fractured narrative about an unnamed man whose racial identity is continually redrawn and contested by clusters of impassioned narrators. Bookchin's intricately-edited and deeply political essay film is composed of fragments of found online video diaries made in the early days of the Obama era, a period many believed would be "post-racial" but instead ushered in a new era of racial discord. Bookchin explores this new landscape, one where mass media is transformed into social media and where cascades of disinformation, rumors, and insinuations spread across global electronic networks.

2016, 45 min, digital. Courtesy Icarus Films.
In the moving and immersive LONG STORY SHORT, over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy programs, and job training centers in L.A. and the Bay Area discuss their experiences of poverty: why they are poor, how it feels, and what they think should be done about American poverty and homelessness today. While individuals whom Bookchin filmed in separate spaces appear onscreen in their own visual spaces, mirroring the isolation of their experiences, words flow between them like a musical ensemble. Together in the film for the first time, Americans who are rarely acknowledged or listened to form a virtual collective.

"I was hugely impressed by LONG STORY SHORT, its gripping detail and precision. It's a masterpiece of editing, very virtuosic." -Yvonne Rainer

Fri, July 28 at 8:00, Sat, July 29 at 8:00, and Sun, July 30 at 6:00.

• On Fri, July 28 Natalie Bookchin will be joined by Sally Berger for a post-screening discussion!
• On Sun, July 30, Natalie Bookchin will be joined by Yvonne Rainer for a post-screening discussion!


ZORNS LEMMA2 2007, 12.5 min, digital
An internet-age remake of Hollis Frampton's seminal 1970 structuralist film, ZORNS LEMMA2 consists of sets of signs photographed off online webcams and arranged alphabetically in one-second intervals. In each subsequent set, one letter of the alphabet is replaced by a video clip chosen as representative of the visual language of surveillance cameras.

LOCATION INSECURE 2006, 11 min, digital
Composed of animated screengrabs of private security webcams found by means of a simple search engine hack, LOCATION INSECURE depicts the asynchronous time and space of the internet.

PARKING LOT 2008, 13 min, digital
Appropriations from virtual and physical commercial spaces create temporary public space - dismal, endlessly reproduced, anonymous spaces where even creative appropriations can sometimes appear mass-produced.

TESTAMENT (3 CHAPTERS) 2009/16, 7.5 min, digital
TESTAMENT presents a series of collective expressions of the shared self. The series reflects on the peculiar blend of intimacy and anonymity, of the simultaneous connectivity and isolation of contemporary social relations.

MASS ORNAMENT 2009, 7 min, digital
"With a keen eye for detail, a terrific sense of timing and a killer instinct for editing, [Bookchin] has clipped and combined hundred of vignettes from YouTube and set them to the soundtracks from Busby Berkeley's GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 and Leni Riefenstahl's TRIUMPH OF THE WILL. [...] To watch the split-screen extravaganza is to feel as if you are at once enjoying a god's-eye view of a vast, everyday parade of vulnerable human beings and also an intimate part of a democratic drama that is deeply moving." -LOS ANGELES TIMES

Total running time: ca. 60 min.

Sun, July 30 at 8:00.


Each of our quarterly calendars contains hundreds of films and videos all grouped into a number of series or categories. Along with preservation screenings, theatrical premieres, thematic series, and retrospectives, we're equally dedicated to presenting work by individuals operating at the vanguard of non-commercial cinema. Each month we showcase at least one such program, focusing on moving-image artists who are emerging, at their peak, or long-established but still prolific. These programs are collected under the rubric SHOW & TELL, to emphasize the presence of the filmmakers at each and every program.

This series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

For screeners, images, and further details, contact:
Ava Tews, Director of Communications & Special Projects, Anthology Film Archives
(212) 505-5181 ext. 20

About Anthology Film Archives: Founded in 1970, Anthology's mission is to preserve, exhibit, and promote public and scholarly understanding of independent, classic, and avant-garde cinema. Anthology screens more than 1,000 film and video programs per year, publishes books and catalogs annually, and has preserved more than 900 films to date.

Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.

Tickets: $11 general; $9 for students, seniors, & children (12 & under); $7 Anthology members

Copyright (c) 2017 Anthology Film Archives, All rights reserved.



18. Mendi & Keith Obadike, FF Alumns, in Times Square, Manhattan,

Times Square Arts: Compass Song by Mendi + Keith Obadike

Join Mendi + Keith Obadike for the launch of their
Compass Song app and a celebratory opening performance.

Mendi + Keith Obadike
July 12, 2017 & Ongoing
42nd - 49th Sts between 6th - 8th Aves.

Turn your walk through Times Square into a journey through a song. Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for you to discover whether you're exploring the neighborhood or simply on your way to work. The result is Compass Song, an app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square's rich history as the Crossroads of the World. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts.

As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Times Square, as if the city itself is singing to you.

Compass Song is centered at Duffy Square, with sounds spread between 49th Street to the north, 42nd Street to the south, 8th Avenue to the west, and 6th Avenue to the east. Let the map guide you within the active soundscape to seek out more of the audio experience, or wander through the district using only the app's compass to happen upon divergent sonic elements.

For more information on the project, please visit CompassSong.com

@TSqArts @MendiandKeith

Watch Our Video:
Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike share the origins of and show how to engage with the Compass Song app in Times Square

Compass Song Opening Performance

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00 pm
Times Square Broadway Plaza between 45th & 46th Sts

A special kick-off performance exemplifying the Compass Song experience will take place on Wednesday, July 12th on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 45th and 46th Street. Sixteen performers will vocally recreate the city's sounds as they hear them and then begin singing the freedom song Walk With Me as they divide into four ambulatory groups, each group walking off in one of the cardinal directions. The audience is encouraged to follow whichever group they choose, finding their own individual viewing and listening experience across the landscape of Times Square. Like the app itself, it is an invitation to meditate on the process of finding yourself at a crossroads and choosing your path.

@TSqArts @MendiandKeith

Times Square Arts is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



19. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn, at Atlantic Gallery, Manhattan, and more


I hope you are enjoying the summer. This is a group email reaching out to some of you who I have not seen for some time, and some of you I have. These emails are a way to touch base and say I'd love to see you if you are in town. If you are not able to come to the opening on Thursday, drop a line and maybe we can meet another time. I should arrive a little after 5pm or close to 5:30. Hope to see you!

Connection II - Opening, Thursday, July 13th 5-8:30
Atlantic Gallery
548 West 28th, suite 540
Show runs July 13 - July 28

I'm also in a group show at Elizabeth Harris Gallery
New Gallery / New Work (runs through July 28)
529 West 20th Street, 6th floor
***Summer Hours: July - Tuesday - Friday 11 - 6

Susan Leopold



20. Anna Banana, FF Alumn, at Artspace, Sydney, Australia, Oct. 13-15

Art & Artists' BOOKs, Ephemera & Et cetera
Art & Artists' BOOKs, Ephemera & Et cetera. 118 likes. proposal to VOLUME 2017 Another Art Book Fair Fri 13 from 3pm - 15 October 6pm Artspace Sydney Australia



21. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, at Matthew Marks Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 18

MAY 5 - AUGUST 18, 2017
523 WEST 24TH STREET, NY 10011
(212) 243-0200


The Ray Johnson Estate and Matthew Marks Gallery are pleased to announce that Ray Johnson will be extended until August 18th. The exhibition features almost forty works spanning three decades and is accompanied by a fully illustrated 192-page catalogue with an essay by Brad Gooch.
Johnson's collage works, which often incorporate celebrity images cut from magazines, are considered among the earliest examples of Pop art. He exhibited them at galleries and museums in the 1960s and 1970s, but starting in the late 1970s, with only a few exceptions, he stopped showing his work publicly.
It was during Johnson's reclusive final decades that he created most of the works in this exhibition, building them up in layers of magazine clippings, found photographs, and handmade marks. He worked in a nonlinear way, often setting aside a collage for years before picking it up, adding to it, and setting it aside again. This layering can be seen in the works' content too, with images and phrases (such as "mouth of the month," "Janis Joplin's mother's hat," and "I love you Alice B. Toklas") joined together in associative chains that are equal parts comedy and poetry.
Johnson seemed to build a world within his work, filling it with a peculiar mix of celebrities, writers, and members of the New York art world. A partial list from this exhibition alone: David Bowie, William Burroughs, John Cage, Salvador Dalí, Candy Darling, James Dean, Jacques Derrida, Agnes Gund, Arsenio Hall, Peter Hujar, Jasper Johns, Sophia Loren, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, River Phoenix, Paloma Picasso, Lou Reed, Gertrude Stein, and Shirley Temple. THE RAY JOHNSON ESTATE
NEW YORK, NY 10021
TEL 212-628-0470



22. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online

This cover story in High Performance Magazine came out when Frank was getting his MFA in Performance/Video at the S.F. Art Institute. It was there that we found out that what we were doing and what Frank had been doing for the past ten years is called Performance Art. This was the beginning of the "art world" "discovering" Frank!


In Freedom,
Frank Moore
facebook group: The Universal Underground Video Bank



23. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Kiosk Museum, San Francisco, CA, thru Aug. 31

Stephanie Brody-Lederman has solo exhibition at Kiosk Museum in San Francisco

Stephanie Brody-Lederman is exhibiting her work in a solo show at the Kiosk Museum on Union Square in San Francisco. The show is titled "Visual Poetry" and runs from July 1st through the end of August. The Kiosk Museum is a public exhibition space that consists of 5 kiosks on Union Square, available for viewing 24/7.



24. Susanna Cook, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 29

RUN! It's getting ugly
A Family melodrama for these fascist times.

By Susana Cook

Featuring Salley May, Michael Burke, Topher Cusumano, Annie Lanzillotto, Hjordis Lynn Banford, Katherine Horejsi, Marie Christine, Simba Yangala and more

A pretty ordinary white nationalist family falls into a muddy and desperate identity crisis when they are attacked by La Contaminación Cultural. Their sense of language, grammar and origin gets altered, making them confused of who they really are.

Music by Julian Mesri


July 29th, 7:30 PM
Dixon Place
161 Christie Street
NY NY 10002





25. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at 14th Big E Festival, Cornelia, GA, Aug. 4-5

The 14th Big E Festival and Elvis Tribute Artists Competition will take place August 4 & 5 at the Main Street Event Facility, 215 S. Main Street in Cornelia, GA. This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of the king's death.

Kicking off the festivities, returning champion Eric Schneider will give a special performance featuring his renditions of both Elvis and Conway Twitty.
Hendricks Coates will warm the stage starting at 7pm on Friday.
Doors open at 6pm. Eric has grown original sideburns for this show!

The lineup for Saturday's competition include: Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Fields, Damon Hendrix, Owen Roberts, Doug Thompson, Doug Jones, JR Grimmett, EJ Boyer, Timothy Ritzka, Russell Smith, Brad Rouse, Jacob Eder, Obie Sparks, Cote Deonath, Marc Stucker, and Robert Lutz. This guarantees to be a hip-grinding extravaganza. Robby Dean Scott, aka Mr. Polk Salad, will be the Master of Ceremonies. Doors open at noon, show starts at 1pm

Food vendors include Marco's Pizza and Moonpie Madness. There will be door prizes, an Elvis Raffle, and an Elvis gift shop. Professional photographers will also be attending. Popular participation is a big part of the Big E experience.
The People's Choice Award with proceeds benefiting Hands for Paws at the John B.
Gesbocker Animal Shelter will be set up to take your vote.

For reserved seats Call Bill @ 706-201-8232 or 706-778-2001 for tickets. Friday night tickets are 20 for the front row. General Admission is 15.
Saturday tickets are 20-25. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, Director
271 Foreacre St.
Cornelia, GA 30531-6359



26. Mona Hatoum, FF ALumn, receives The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA)
Mona Hatoum
The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize
July 29-October 15, 2017

Lecture by Mona Hatoum: July 29, 2-4pm

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-Ku

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Established in 1989 by the City of Hiroshima, site of the first atomic bombing in human history, the Hiroshima Art Prize aims to appeal to a wider world about the "Spirit of Hiroshima," which seeks everlasting world peace, through contemporary art. The prize is awarded once every three years, and this year we present an exhibition by Mona Hatoum, winner of the 10th Hiroshima Art Prize, at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut to an exiled Palestinian family in 1952. While on a short visit to London in 1975, she was forced to remain in England after civil war broke out in Lebanon. Since then, Hatoum has created performances, videos, installations and sculptures that deal with a variety of social contradictions, such as the hardships of displaced people, political oppression, and gender issues based on her experience of double exile as a Palestinian.

This exhibition, Hatoum's first comprehensive solo show in Japan, will introduce both important works from the past as well as new works that the artist created after accepting the prize and visiting Hiroshima. With new works that make reference to Hiroshima, this exhibition promises to inspire further universal concern over one of the most tragic events in human history.
Message from the artist
I accept the prize with the deepest gratitude. I am greatly honoured and humbled to be associated with the ideals of world peace for all humanity that the "Spirit of Hiroshima" stand for. Hiroshima's experience brings to mind a very sad and low point in human history. However, the resilience and rebuilding of the city after its total annihilation, embodies the spirit of hope that inspires us all.
-Mona Hatoum
Hiroshima Art Prize
Past recipients (of Prizes 1 through 9 respectively): Issey Miyake (fashion), Robert Rauschenberg (fine art), Nancy Spero and Leon Golub (fine art), Krzysztof Wodiczko (fine art), Daniel Libeskind (architecture), Shirin Neshat (fine art), Cai Guo-Qiang (fine art), Yoko Ono (fine art), and Doris Salcedo (fine art).
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27. Laurie Anderson, FF Alumn, at HOWL Arts, Manhattan,

HOWL Arts presents.....
"Laurie Anderson - on performance"
a film by Paul Tschinkel

Laurie Anderson, 1999 NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvdDK2eivsc
Laurie Anderson is best known as a performance artist who uses music, technology, handmade instruments, words, film, actors and props to tell her tales. Although Anderson describes herself as a "story-teller," her performances are rich in visual imagery and have often been presented in art galleries and museums. ART/new york has been a fan of Anderson's work for some time and on this program we see an exhibition of early pieces taped in 1984 at the Queens Museum and a 1998 installation at Artists Space in New York City. Included are two lengthy interviews with Anderson: one in her downtown loft and a second one in 1999 shortly before her performance of "Moby Dick" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Also included is an interview with RoseLee Goldberg, a performance art historian and author of a recent Abrams book on Anderson.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM
HOWl/Arts - 6 East 1st Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave) NYC
Paul Tschinkel
Producer / Director
ART new york
138 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012




28. Donna Stroud, FF Alumn, at Spokane Comedy Club, WA, starting Aug. 9

I am doing Stand-Up Comedy every week starting August 9, 2017, Wednesday at Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague, Spokane WA USA. Free. 21+. 8-10pm. I will have a 4 minute segment every week until Thanksgiving 2017.
Take a trip to one of America's sweetest secret cities and laugh your sore ass off! 😜

Love, Donna Stroud



29. Olivia Beens, FF Alumn, July news

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer, and I have plenty of new to share! First of all, my new website Oliviabeens.net is up and running, although it is still a work in progress.

I am included in the Summer Aartist Air out their Drawers, at gallery Onetwentyeight on Rivington street, through August 13th. For those who want to know more, here is their website about their upcoming event.

There is also a New York Article about Carter Burden Gallery that I have been a part of lately, for those who are interested, here is a link to the NYTimes article here:


Copyright (c) 2017 Olivia Beens, All rights reserved.



30. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Roger Smith Hotel, Manhattan, July 27

Linda Stein, FF Alumn, Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females Lecture
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017
July 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Linda Stein's fast-paced and inspiring lecture merges pop culture icons with images of ten extraordinary women from the time of the Holocaust who faced brutal oppression and saved many lives. Stein is a feminist activist-artist addressing issues concerning strength, power and justice in contemporary culture. She uses her art as a starting point to spark the audience's imagination to find that personal place to feel a most authentic self. With over 150 moving and still images, Stein takes her audience on a half-hour journey from Persecution to Protection, from the Bully to the Moral Exemplar.
You are welcome to bring lunch to eat during the lecture.



31. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, now online

Hello Clufffalonians,

The new book is online:


Here is the link for purchasing a printed copy of Clufffalo: Spring 2017:

Thanks & best wishes!




32. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, at Mr. Pool Inc., Boulder, CO, opening July 28

Join us for the opening!


Jim Johnson



33. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at ART Theatre, Boston, MA, starting July 30

Penny Arcade takes a break from touring Longing Lasts Longer , now on it's 175th performance

when it hits Boston's ART Theatre July 30th, to work on her newest show. As with all of her work,

it is developed in front of live audiences improvised from texts she has just written and from

inspired live moments.

See my website www.pennyarcade.tv

for performances around the country and world

Michael Musto saw the first work in progress last week and wrote about it.

my best




34. Tongue Tide at Flux Factory, LIC, Queens, July 26

Join us for Cinema Flux: Tongue Tide, which is part of the Major Exhibition Tongue Tide at Flux Factory. July 26th, 8-11PM
Cinema Flux is curated by J Triangular
Tongue Tide Closing Party: July 30th, 2-6PM
on the Roof*
A decolonization of the imaginary and the forms of representation.
Verbal amalgamation, counter-discourses, hybridizations, Peripheral strategies, meta-narratives, TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT! a diverse reality with a subversive content, linguistic and semiotic analyses , symbolic connection, new universes of meanings all of this and more!!!
A special film session with poetry, performance, and sensorial cinema, reinventing the language constantly, synchretic, diverse and complex. Visual statements, social engaged artistic consciousness, THE OTHER VANGUARD*
LUNCH POEMS - (VHS TAPES) : Miss expanding Universe and J Triangular
* Cross-cultural artists : Miss expanding Universe and J Triangular : Poetry/video series called Lunch Poems (VHS Tapes). The aim is to elevate the everyday heroic actions of ordinary people to Fine Art. We celebrate achievements in the Domestic Arts. Performance art extend into everyday life. Methaphysics of acts.



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