From 1989 to 1992 New York based artist Gen Ken Montgomery presented the best of sound art, video, cassette culture, mail art, and associated zines to a growing population of international artists, viewers, and listeners. GENERATOR became an essential downtown stop for a network of alternative artists. Now (August 4 - September 1) Gen Ken's ode to independence and accessibility has been resurrected for a short time at AUDIO VISUAL ARTS (34 East 1st Street, NYC), and is certainly worth a visit. I hadn't seen Ken in over twenty years, yet his warmth and generosity were in great supply. And it was very nice to see some of the work I'd done for ND and others on view. Check out audiovisualarts.org for more information. Photos courtesy Patti Giancontiero.