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Digest: News for the week of October 5-10, 2009

Featured: John Jesurun (NYC, USA)

October 5th, 2009

JOHN JESURUN is a playwright, director, designer living in New York. His presentations integrate elements of language, film, architectural space and media. His exploded narratives cover a wide range of themes.

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In Performance: Creature Feature #3 (Berlin, Germany)

October 6th, 2009

We propose that performing otherness is a threshold towards repositioning our habitual understanding of queer ideals. Creature Feature will work to create an intimate space for performing dispossession, rapture, monstrosity, flamboyance, glitter, hysteria and general ecstatic irrationality.

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Announcement: Jack Smith: Cologne, 1974 at Exile Ausstellungsraum (Berlin, Germany)

October 7th, 2009

The exhibition Jack Smith: Cologne, 1974 brings together photographs by Gwenn Thomas and a film by Birgit Hein, both documenting a performance by Jack Smith in the Cologne Zoo as part of Projekt 74 organized by Kunsthalle Köln.

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Featured: Mia Makela (Finland)

October 8th, 2009

Mia Makela (SOLU) is a finnish media+live cinema artist, teacher, investigator, curator and cultural activist residing in Berlin.

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Books: Art of Projection (Stan Douglas & Christopher Eamons)

October 9th, 2009

[amazonify]3775723706[/amazonify] Ten essays, written by leading art historians and critics, including Stan Douglas, Mieke Bal and Beatriz Colomina, address precedents for the projection of images in space, including nineteenth-century magic lantern shows and the novel spatial/temporal representations pioneered by Surrealists and experimental filmmakers during the early and mid-twentieth century.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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