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FREE MANIFESTA NEWSLETTER 7.8.02
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Thanks to everyone who came out for a great FREE MANIFESTA PARTY. We kept the bartender up late and experienced a dramatic live performance by PAVU.COM artists Joachim Desarmenien, Paul Dupoy, Jean Philipe Holgand, Jaques Rerconte, and Clement Thomas. I'm back in the United States now, but FREE MANIFESTA continue at full speed until the 25th of August. Stop by the office and meet a whole new set of visiting artists from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the US.

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CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
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ALL THE MOST UP TO DATE LISTINGS ON OUR EVENTS PAGE

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HAPPENING NOW THROUGH AUGUST 15: MISA NAMEKAWA (Japan/US) is in town and creating her project FRAGILE ART. She says: The theme of "Fragile Art" is destruction and reconstruction. I placed five-inch-tall plaster versions of the Statue of Liberty on the streets in New York. After pedestrians kicked and stepped on them, I collected the broken pieces, assembled them back into their original form, and photographed them. I made the broken statues' posters from the photographs and posted them in the streets in New York.

This week and next she'll be recreating the project on the streets of Frankfurt. Look for her wherever there are lots of pedestrians.

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ALSO IN FRANKFURT: A group of 7 French artists making all kinds of projects & spending time in the FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS. They will be presenting the results of their new work in Frankfurt at DON'T MISS on August 13 -- check this space and our event listings page for details.
The group includes:
Stéphanie Boisset
Bluescreen
Cerebrolax
Gaaln
Jessica Luhahé

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AUGUST 9: IRINA DANILOVA'S FRANKFURT F-DAY FOOD FEAST

The entire city of FrankFurt is invited on Friday, august 9, to be a part oF my annual diet perFormance "DISHIZA". Every summer I eat by alphabet (each day only food that starts with the same letter: apples and apricots on A-day, etc.) Russian alphabet in July and English in August. My F-day by English alphabet this year Falls on Friday, august 9th. All Frankfurters are welcome to share my F-day with me.

"Dishiza" is a part of my Project 59.There are 33 letters in Russian alphabet and 26 in English. All together -- 59. Also each year during this project I perform the transformation of my weight from 159lb to 59kg.

Three easy ways to participate:

1. Eat just F Food. From Five Fifty 9 am Feed yourselF, Family and Friends with Food that starts with letter F: Fish (preFerably Fluke), FalaFel, French Fries, Figs, Feijua and Favorite Fresh or Frozen Fruit.

2. Just eat: Food

3. If you don't want to eat -- Fast.

No one could Fail.

This is a FrankFurt's Fate (Fortune and Fame) to participate in Fabulous F day Food Feast, during Free maniFesta, on Friday, August 9, 2002.
Have Fun!

On August 9, Irina Danilova will be performing F-day at Franklin Furnace in New York. Her performance will be streamed live online from
http://www.thing.net/~irinadanilova
(THIS PAGE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JUST BEFORE THE EVENT)

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AUGUST 10: PARTICIPATE: Hold your own CYBER COLLAGE PARTY with Canadian artist PAUL BUTLER.

This August 10th, 2002, Paul Butler is inviting you to join him and his friends to participate in perhaps the largest collage party ever. The collage party is basically just an excuse to get together with friends and make collage. All you have to do is find a venue, get some magazines, tape etc..., some food and drink, and the rest will come naturally. Butler wants to invite collage artists all over the world to participate by hosting collage parties of their own the same day, documenting them with digital cameras and scanners, and emailing their parties to http://www.theotherpaulbutler.com . throughout the 24 hr. party, all of the images produced will be posted for all to see. All you have to do is host a collage party on the 10th of August and email in your installation shots and collage works produced to: pbutter@mts.net. (yes, butter not butler). VISIT http://theotherpaulbutler.com for more information

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AUGUST 10: HOW CAN THE ARTIST BE GENEROUS - THE BANK OF TIME by VALENTINA FERRARESE

10:00 AM to 6PM outside the FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS.

HOW CAN THE ARTIST BE GENEROUS? THE BANK OF TIME is a no profit public action by Valentina Ferrarese (Italy) on the occasion of Free Manifesta, Frankfurt. The Bank of Time action is part of IDP project research. The artist proposes a public action which will take place the 10 of August from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm in the outdoors area of Frankfurt am Main, near the Free Manifesta Headquarters. The action functions as a "bank of time"thanks to which people can ask the artist to do a task, an appointment, a job instead of them and for free. The people will be asked (not obligated!) to remain in the place of the artist.

WARNING!
The artist will be recognizable by wearing a shirt with the words "IDP - Bank of Time 10.00 am - 6.00 pm"and by sitting behind an ordinary table along the sidewalk. All the day action will be documented and collected in the Free Manifesta Headquarters and in the web site. (www.digiland.iol.it/otherplacesIDP)

The Bank of Time is an short action by which the art act becomes a context of public domain. The artist underlines the necessity of an open relationship between art, public space and everyday life, in which openess can be achieved only by a "generous way of doing art". It concerns not only the relationship between artist and people, but also the one between the artist and his "artwork"in which the artist should be able to lose control of the final result.

HOW TO LOCATE
The intervention will take place the 10 of August from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm in the outdoor area of Frankfurt am Main, near the FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS.

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AUGUST 11: ! UPWARDLY MOBILE by NORMAN BEIERLE, VALENTINA FERRARESE, HESTER KEIJSER

! UPWARDLY MOBILE is a collaborative project by Norman Beierle (Germany), Valentina Ferrarese (Italy) and Hester Keijser (Netherlands). We propose to use a public space of the Modern Art Museum in Frankfurt during the second week of August (11 August - 18 August 2002). Approximately 25 international artists are invited to send us a work that fits into a transparent plastic bag, which we will hang in the coat check room of the Modern Art Museum.

By this project we offer the participants a real exhibition in the Modern Art Museum of Frankfurt as well as an opportunity to leave the work in the stock of the museum. The artists will receive documentation of the show and possibly the receipt from the coat check room. This way they will have a chance to upgrade their CV and be a part of an exciting network. The coat check room of a museum can be considered as a semipublic space inbetween the institutional and the non-institutional, and furthermore is not bound to the inner hierarchy of the museum life. !Upwardly Mobile offers a different approach to the traditional way of exhibiting in a museum.

This action leaves open a range of interpretations :
- it makes the museum an easily accessible experimental place;
- it breaks the line between the happy few that exhibit in major art spaces and other artists that are excluded from this network;
- it questions the static rules of the art institutions
- it gives the visitors of the museum an unexpected experience in comparison with the preprogrammed activities

HOW TO LOCATE

The project is accessible in the coat check room of the modern art museum in Frankfurt on August 11 and August 18, as well on a future website

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AUGUST 17: WASHING MACHINE WALKING THROUGH A FIELD OF GLASSES by MARTIN STIEFEL
A washing machine which is enabled to walk will walk through a field of glasses (5 meters x 5 meters, each 15 cm one glass). the way the washing machine will take nobody knows but where it walks it will destroy the glasses. when it comes out of the field the event is finished. the time of the event is just half a minute or maximum one minute.

August 17 at 14:00 (2PM) outside the HEADQUARTERS at the Frankfurter Kunstverein

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FREE ART: Every day we get boxes of free artworks from all over -- stop by the FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS to see and choose from our ever changing array of work from over 40 different artists. Over 4000 individual artworks have already been given away.

ONLINE: Over 70 net art, mail art, phone art, and email projects are accessible through our website, and more are being added every day. Look for spotlights on these areas in upcoming issues of the newsletter.

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ALSO: More sounds from Free Manifesta sound artist JEREMY TURNER at DONTMISS - now through August 18.
http://www.dont-miss.net

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HOW TO LOCATE FREE MANIFESTA
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FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS: on the groundfloor of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, located near the Schirn Kunsthalle, just off the Römerberg. Subway U4, U5 stop: Römer. The headquarters is open 11am to 7pm daily, and no manifesta 4 ticket is required.

MAP & DIRECTIONS: http://www.freemanifesta.org/find.html
ON THE WEB: http://www.freemanifesta.org
CONTACT: info@freemanifesta.org

OVER 225 ARTISTS SERVED- 150+ PROJECTS NOW ON OUR WEBSITE, MORE COMING EVERY DAY

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SUPER THANKS to FRANKFURT
with a bit of Berlin & New York
especially

SAUL JUDD and DONTMISS
http://www.dont-miss.net

NICK GRINDELL
if you ever need german/english translations:
grindell@t-online.de

DANA BISHOP-ROOT
sanitation_work@yahoo.com

MATHIAS WOLLIN and everyone at ASPEKT 1
http://www.aspekt1.net

STEFAN BECK and THE THING-FRANKFURT
http://www.thing-frankfurt.de

ARTKRUSH
http://www.artkrush.com

HARALD GEISLER
http://www.knallerkiste.de

KIOSK - just go
http://www.schutzkontakt.com

the staff of the FRANKFURTER KUNSTVEREIN
http://www.fkv.de

the staff and curators of MANIFESTA 4
http://www.manifesta.de

and of course CHRISTOPH BÜCHEL & EBAY
http://www.ebay.com

and to all the residents of Frankfurt, visiting and participating artists who have made this happen.

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FREE MANIFESTA
http://www.freemanifesta.org
info@freemanifesta.org

Manifesta 4, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art
http://www.manifesta.de
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FREE MANIFESTA NEWSLETTER 26.7.02
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EVENT FLASH: SATURDAY 27 JULY FROM 18:00 (6PM)
Langestrasse 2 (behind the Portikus)

GOETZ EICHOFF presents HAUPTGUETERBANHOF-UEC: Hauptgueterbahnhof is now a huge empty space in the gallus-area close to the Frankfurt-fair. About 4 years ago hauptgueterbahnhof (rail-cargo-station) was knocked down. The township of Frankfurt am Main was eager to realize the construction of an urban-entertainment-center on this site. So when the hauptgueterbahnhof was knocked down some of the speakers installed above the platforms could be saved. In the economic decline of the late 90ies there was no investor to be found for the realization of the uec. Meanwhile other plans for the development of the described site - for instance getting the olympic games 2012 into frankfurt - seem to fail. But finally on 27th of july in 2002, 6 p.m., the uec will be realized. Not on the huge site in the gallus-area, but in a tiny place inside the apartment building behind the exhibition space "portikus". That is because none of the plans works but the mentioned speakers still do.

HOW TO LOCATE: See the place (Lange Straße 2) in Frankfurt am Main on 27th of july 2002 (saturday), 6 p.m. and later on this night, and you will find your way to the hauptgueterbahnhof-uec in the 8th floor.



PARTY FLASH: FREE MANIFESTA PARTY, MONDAY 29 JULY
STARTING AT 22H (10PM) AT THE FRANKFURTER SCHULE (KFU)
ENTRANCE FREE, OF COURSE

It's my last night in Frankfurt. Why sleep? Come listen to some of the records I've been collecting here. (labels & music from Frankfurt, Köln, Berlin, etc). A kind of love-poem to the city. It's been a great summer -- Frankfurt's a great city, especially after dark -- let's play a little -- thank you all -- Sal Randolph (artist/organizer of Free Manifesta)

HOW TO LOCATE:
FRANKFURTER SCHULE (KFU)
fichardstrasse 61/62
frankfurt nordend (nähe eschersheimer tor)
22.00
kein eintritt/free entry
U1, U2, U3 Grünbergweg
http://www.freemanifesta.org/party.html


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CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
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ALL THE MOST UP TO DATE LISTINGS ON OUR EVENTS PAGE

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NOW:

HAPPENING NOW THROUGH JULY 28: VALENTINA LOI (Italy/France/US) is in town and giving away 300 of her POCKET PAINTINGS:

She says: WHEN I ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT (AROUND JULY 25TH) I WILL DISTRIBUTE SMALL POCKET PAINTINGS TO THE PUBLIC, AS WELL AS PLACING THE POCKET PAINTINGS IN SEVERAL PUBLIC SPACES FOR THE PUBLIC TO DISCOVER, TAKE AND/OR LEAVE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DISCOVER. THE POCKET PAINTINGS WILL BE HANDED OUT BY ME PERSONALLY THEY ARE ABOUT 1 X 2 INCHES, MADE OF OIL AND PHOTOGRAPHY ON PANEL. I SHOULD HAVE ABOUT 300 OF THEM, AND I WILL GIVE THEM OUT UNTIL I RUN OUT. AND I WILL LEAVE FRANKFURT WHEN I HAVE NO MORE PAINTINGS LEFT TO GIVE AWAY.


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HAPPENING NOW THROUGH AUGUST 7 (and then ongoing through the web): KATHE IZZO (US) will be in town with her TRUE LOVE PROJECT.

"This is really lovely" -- True Love participant April 2002

Dear Friends and Lovers,

I welcome you, yet again, to my True Love Project. The True Love Project is an ongoing event ensuring maximum effect with a minimum of effort. You need do nothing but supply the most basic contact information and your energy will manifest exponentially, much like those small sponge dinosaurs one drops in a glass of water. Make room in your life or just relax and grow. I am currently taking appointments for July 20 - October 31, 2002.

From July 26 - August 7 I will be on-site at the FREE MANIFESTA (information
below) in Frankfurt, Germany. Drop in if you are in town.

Look forward to my new website. Site info to follow.

I love you, Kathe

PLEASE FORWARD GENEROUSLY AND EXTRAVAGANTLY ( and try to make sure it doesn't look like porn spam -- a unfortunate side effect when trafficking in love commerce).


FIND TRUE LOVE

Kathe Izzo - writer, lover and conceptual artist will freely fall in love with you, unconditionally and with unmitigated passion, for one day. On this day you will be in full energetic contact with Kathe, as often and as deeply as you desire. You will not be rushed nor will you share your day with anyone else, unless you choose the advanced love option. There is no need for any physical contact. Satisfaction guaranteed. For for further options, more information and an appointment schedule please call: +1-508-243-2190 or email katheizzo@hotmail.com.

LOVERS: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FREE MOVIE @
http://WWW.FREEMANIFESTA.ORG/artists/izzo.html
ONLY ONE OF HUNDREDS OF AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO YOU
AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE WORLD'S FIRST FREE MANIFESTA!!!!!!!


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NOW:

HAPPENING NOW THROUGH AUGUST 15: MISA NAMEKAWA (Japan/US) is in town and creating her project FRAGILE ART. She says: The theme of "Fragile Art" is destruction and reconstruction. I placed five-inch-tall plaster versions of the Statue of Liberty on the streets in New York. After pedestrians kicked and stepped on them, I collected the broken pieces, assembled them back into their original form, and photographed them. I made the broken statues' posters from the photographs and posted them in the streets in New York.

This week and next she'll be recreating the project on the streets of Frankfurt. Look for her wherever there are lots of pedestrians.

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AUGUST 1: FRANKFURT BREATHING - FRANKFURT ATMET - Imagine, you were walking at night through the streets of Frankfurt and the buildings started to breath softly. "Frankfurt breathes" is the idea of a collective, large-scale happening, in which all inhabitants of Frankfurt can participate. At two nocturnal occasions (July 1st and August 1st) the sound of breathing can be projected at open windows into the public space. Passing pedestrians will perceive the breathing emerging from the surrounding buildings as if the architecture itself reflected the rhythm of life. Recordings of Gloria Zein's breathing performance can be downloaded from the website, requested by email,or burned onto your own cd by appt at the Free Manifesta headquarters. With the recording's reception you agree to play the sound at one of the event's dates (July 1st or August 1st) between 23:00h and 1:00h at open windows for it to be perceived in the public space.

FLASH: PARTICIPATING STREET: Fleckenbuehlstrasse


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WHAT COMES NEXT?
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I'm leaving Frankfurt on July 30, but all kinds of things will continue to happen. Kathe Izzo, a dear friend and amazing artist, will be hosting the space until August 7. After that it will be hosted by all of the various visiting artists. Please do stop by and say hello.

Artists visiting Franfurt in August include:

A group from France - August 1-21:
Stéphanie Boisset
Bluescreen
Cerebrolax
Gaaln
Jessica Luhahé

And a group based at the moment in the Netherlands - August 11-18:
Beierle & Keijser
Valentina Ferrarese

Camille Turner & Michael Alstad (from Canada) - August 11

Mokomoko (from US) - August 15 - August 25

Martin Stiefel (from Stuttgart, Germany) August 17 & 18


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FREE ART: Every day we get boxes of free artworks from all over -- stop by the FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS to see and choose from our ever changing array of work from over 40 different artists. Over 4000 individual artworks have already been given away.
http://www.freemanifesta.org/find.html

ONLINE: Over 70 net art, mail art, phone art, and email projects are accessible through our website, and more are being added every day. Look for spotlights on these areas in upcoming issues of the newsletter.


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HOW TO LOCATE FREE MANIFESTA
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FREE MANIFESTA HEADQUARTERS: on the groundfloor of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, located near the Schirn Kunsthalle, just off the Römerberg. Subway U4, U5 stop: Römer. The headquarters is open 11am to 7pm daily, and no manifesta 4 ticket is required.
MAP & DIRECTIONS: http://www.freemanifesta.org/find.html
ON THE WEB: http://www.freemanifesta.org
CONTACT: info@freemanifesta.org
OVER 225 ARTISTS SERVED- 150+ PROJECTS NOW ON OUR WEBSITE, MORE COMING EVERY DAY

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CAN'T BE IN FRANKFURT?
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Pictures of the headquarters are now online at:
http://www.freemanifesta.org/find.html
And remember, most FREE MANIFESTA projects can be perceived and participated in from anywhere.

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SUPER THANKS to FRANKFURT
with a bit of Berlin & New York
especially

SAUL JUDD and DONTMISS
http://www.dont-miss.net

NICK GRINDELL
if you ever need german/english translations:
grindell@t-online.de

DANA BISHOP-ROOT
sanitation_work@yahoo.com

MATHIAS WOLLIN and everyone at ASPEKT 1
http://www.aspekt1.net

STEFAN BECK and THE THING-FRANKFURT
http://www.thing-frankfurt.de

ARTKRUSH
http://www.artkrush.com

HARALD GEISLER
http://www.knallerkiste.de

KIOSK - just go
http://www.schutzkontakt.com

the staff of the FRANKFURTER KUNSTVEREIN
http://www.fkv.de

the staff and curators of MANIFESTA 4
http://www.manifesta.de

and of course CHRISTOPH BÜCHEL & EBAY
http://www.ebay.com

and to all the residents of Frankfurt, visiting and participating artists who have made this happen.


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FREE MANIFESTA
http://www.freemanifesta.org
info@freemanifesta.org

Manifesta 4, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art
http://www.manifesta.de

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