SLAM
Since 2005
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

BIO
SLAM’s mission is
*to foster a dialogue between international artists using performance, visual arts, music, and the
Web to address cultural and creative diversity.
*to produce projects that provide free accessible art.
*to support the work of emerging artists

SLAM (The Salon of Living Arts Media) was created in September 2003, to facilitate
interdisciplinary arts projects and educational programs that focus on cultural dialogue.
SLAM members share a common history of working internationally on educational arts
programs.

The program at the forefront of SLAM’s development was “Therapy Through Art”,
designed for residents at the Center for Care and Rehabilitation in Kerak, Jordan. This
program was coordinated in 2002 by Peace Corps Volunteers Elizabeth Streetman and
Jennifer Warren (SLAM Co-Producer), and Jordanian artist Ali Maher (SLAM Artistic
Advisor); under the patronage of Prince Ra’ed Bin Zeid. Art courses, guest lectures by
Jordanian artists, and a final exhibition were all included in this project.
In New York in 2004, Shannon Riley (SLAM Co-Producer) was commissioned to produce
the multi-media snowstorm performance “Transmission” in partnership with visual artist,
Charles Moody.

SLAM also hosts video art projects through its Realshort division.
Currently SLAM is working on building Sharakkah - a residency program for international artists to be held ni Amman, Jordan.

SLAM's next event Radio Warp: a radio time travel experience, will be featured at the 2005 HOWL Festival's Art In Odd Places. Prepare for time travel August 21-28 in the East Village.
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EVENT

WORLD CULTURE FORUM Dead Sea-Jordan


Dates:
Sun Sep 04, 2005 00:00 - Thu Jul 28, 2005

WORLD CULTURE FORUM www.meccad.org/wcf
Dead Sea, Jordan
Sept 4-7, 2005

The rich programme of the Forum includes plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, artistic performances, exhibitions, as well as film & TV screenings.

Artists interested in showcasing work at the Forum should contact Event Coordinator, Shannon Riley at s.riley@meccad.org

Organized under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, the WCF convening at the Dead Sea will serve as: (1) a consultative process to stimulate creativity and to mainstream culture in development planning and international cooperation, (2) a program of action for the development of cultural enterprises; and (3) a global platform or convening where representatives from the civil society, government and private sector interact to address critical issues in the field of culture and development.

Organized under the theme of “Investing in Culture and Social Justice for Development”, the Jordan edition of the WCF will focus on the mainstreaming of arts and culture in socioeconomic development and the sharing of the rich and diverse artistic and cultural expressions of participants. The Forum will discuss issues related to cultural enterprise development, employment creation and conflict resolution, arts in education, as well as cultural tourism and professional development. Moreover, the Forum will also advocate for an open culture of dialogue and freedom of expression that foster peace and stability in the region and the world.


EVENT

THAW Benefit for Al-Rowwad Children's Theater Group From Palestine


Dates:
Mon Jun 13, 2005 00:00 - Mon Jun 13, 2005

Kathleen Chalfant, Tony Kushner, Denis O'Hare, Danny Hoch, Malachy McCourt, Betty Shamieh, Andre Gregory, Anne Waldman, Kia Corthron, & Robert O'Hara invite you to

BEAUTIFUL RESISTANCE
A benefit evening in support of the Al-Rowwad Palestinian Children's Theater

Monday, June 13
7:30 pm
(Doors open at 7 pm)
The Culture Project
(45 Bleecker Street - between Lafayette and The Bowery)

Music Performances *** Readings *** Drinks *** Hors-d'oeuvres*** Silent Auction
$30 with reservation/$35 at the door!
Reserve by email at: thawaction@yahoo.com Reserve by phone at: 212 615 6964

This summer, 11 Palestinian children - five girls and six boys, aged 10 to 16 - will be coming to the US to perform in four American cities: New York City; East Norwich, Connecticut; Burlington, Vermont; and Louisville, Kentucky. [For more information about the tour dates in NYC, click on Performances Around Town on the left!] They are students of the Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center in the Aida Refugee Camp, outside Bethlehem in the West Bank, where they were born. The Al-Rowwad children will be led by the Center's founder and artistic director, Dr. AbdelFattah Abu-Srour who has tried to create a special place to give these refugee children an alternative to the violence that surrounds them. Central to curriculum at the Al-Rowwad Center is the idea that peace and hope must rule the children's lives, and that opposition to oppression must be creative non-violence, a "beautiful resistance", as Dr. Abu-Srour calls it.

Taking place courtesy of THAW Member Theater Nevada Shakespeare Company during a dark night of their run of A Single Woman, the benefit features an array of acclaimed playwrights, poets, theater performers and musicians, all in support of this extraordinary troupe of young people.

Scheduled Benefit performers include: Denis O'Hare, Henry Chalfant, Anne Waldman, Kia Corthron, Betty Shamieh, Juliana Francis, Matana Roberts, Alan Licht, Mahina Movement, Paul Brill, Nibras Theater's Maysoon Nayid and Najla Said, Adam Matta, Betsy Andrews, Brian Satz & Jose Joaquin Garcia and many many more......

Silent Auction items include gift certificates to performances at SoHo Rep; Artwork by Richard Foreman, Vanessa Roe, Heidi, Elbow Toe; Dinners for two at Cafe Florent, Aliseo, Read Cafe, Amorina; Sessions at the Pilates Garage and more!!!

Please help contribute to the funding of this wonderful tour by coming out to this special THAW benefit night!

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DISCUSSION

THAW Benefit for Al-Rowwad Children's Theater Group From Palestine


Kathleen Chalfant, Tony Kushner, Denis O'Hare, Danny Hoch, Malachy McCourt, Betty Shamieh, Andre Gregory, Anne Waldman, Kia Corthron, & Robert O'Hara invite you to

BEAUTIFUL RESISTANCE
A benefit evening in support of the Al-Rowwad Palestinian Children's Theater

Monday, June 13
7:30 pm
(Doors open at 7 pm)
The Culture Project
(45 Bleecker Street - between Lafayette and The Bowery)

Music Performances *** Readings *** Drinks *** Hors-d'oeuvres*** Silent Auction
$30 with reservation/$35 at the door!
Reserve by email at: thawaction@yahoo.com Reserve by phone at: 212 615 6964

This summer, 11 Palestinian children - five girls and six boys, aged 10 to 16 - will be coming to the US to perform in four American cities: New York City; East Norwich, Connecticut; Burlington, Vermont; and Louisville, Kentucky. [For more information about the tour dates in NYC, click on Performances Around Town on the left!] They are students of the Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center in the Aida Refugee Camp, outside Bethlehem in the West Bank, where they were born. The Al-Rowwad children will be led by the Center's founder and artistic director, Dr. AbdelFattah Abu-Srour who has tried to create a special place to give these refugee children an alternative to the violence that surrounds them. Central to curriculum at the Al-Rowwad Center is the idea that peace and hope must rule the children's lives, and that opposition to oppression must be creative non-violence, a "beautiful resistance", as Dr. Abu-Srour calls it.

Taking place courtesy of THAW Member Theater Nevada Shakespeare Company during a dark night of their run of A Single Woman, the benefit features an array of acclaimed playwrights, poets, theater performers and musicians, all in support of this extraordinary troupe of young people.

Scheduled Benefit performers include: Denis O'Hare, Henry Chalfant, Anne Waldman, Kia Corthron, Betty Shamieh, Juliana Francis, Matana Roberts, Alan Licht, Mahina Movement, Paul Brill, Nibras Theater's Maysoon Nayid and Najla Said, Adam Matta, Betsy Andrews, Brian Satz & Jose Joaquin Garcia and many many more......

Silent Auction items include gift certificates to performances at SoHo Rep; Artwork by Richard Foreman, Vanessa Roe, Heidi, Elbow Toe; Dinners for two at Cafe Florent, Aliseo, Read Cafe, Amorina; Sessions at the Pilates Garage and more!!!

Please help contribute to the funding of this wonderful tour by coming out to this special THAW benefit night!

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EVENT

GEL Conference (Good Experience Live) April 27-28


Dates:
Thu Apr 27, 2006 00:00 - Wed Mar 23, 2005

The purpose of Gel is to explore what it means to create a good, meaningful, or authentic experience.
http://goodexperience.com/gel/speakers.html

The theme is "good experience": how it's created, and what it means in art, society, media, community, business, and technology.

Gel brings together over a dozen eclectic speakers who are experts in a number of fields. Internet-related topics (on e-commerce, research, journalism) will be interwoven with offline topics (photography, performance art, education) to create a day focused on experience in all its forms.

Learn by example as speakers talk directly about specific experiences -how they're made and why they're good. Gel will spotlight people who are directly engaged, day-to-day, with unique and meaningful experiences.

Who Should Attend

Marketers of any product or service that has a customer or user interface.

Designers of any online or offline experience.

Journalists, planners, and visionaries who want to be at the center of the most interesting thinking in business and design today.

Long-time readers and fans of the Good Experience newsletter (to subscribe to the newsletter here).

People who care about preserving the genuine community-friendly, user-friendly experiences of the world.

Anyone who wants to support a unique city, with a unique conference, for a unique community.

Attendee comments, Gel 2004:

"The Gel conference was eye-opening. It focuses you on possibility and removes you from the world of probability. I can't wait to go again."

- Ken Seiff, CEO, Bluefly

"Gel was excellent. Definitely one of the most unique and worthwhile conferences I've ever attended."

- Steve Jackson, Senior Creative Producer, Proxicom

"I so enjoyed the conference again this year. I think you should rebrand Gel - GREAT Experience Live."

- Karen Sweeney, American Express

"Gel was excellent! I plan to go again next year."

- Elaine Ahlberg, Vice President, Marketing, Citigroup


EVENT

March 10-13 Home/Away From Home Festival


Dates:
Thu Mar 10, 2005 00:00 - Thu Mar 03, 2005

The Compound Eye and Strange Candy
presentHome/Away From Home Festival

March 10-13 8pm at The Connolly Theater
220 East 4th St. between A/B
$10 tickets @ Door

Featuring
The Queen Says Good-bye to her Favorite by Merrianne Moore

How 2 Men Got On in the World by Emily Mendelsohn

Wilderness by Jesse Phillips-Fein

Home/Away Art Exhibit by Flux Factory artists

The Compound Eye and Strange Candy are pleased to present Home/Away From Home Festival: 4 evenings of theater, Beijing Opera, dance, and visual arts.

Increasingly, cell phones, internet, TV, and air travel obscure geographical borders; cultural borders come in easily marketable packages. Home becomes an elusive and complex thing. Is it where you were born? Is it something you accessorize? What dangers lie beyond borders? What if you were taken to a place where borders were those only you could create? Home/Away From Home will take place at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th St. between A/B) March 10-13. Shows begin each night at 8pm and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more info visit www.thecompoundeye.org.