Holly Crawford
Since 2005
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Holly Crawford is cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. Her art and poetry (www.art-poetry.info) give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Her projects include: Offerings (Ars Electronica, (.net Participant); Open Adoption, The Road, Hyphens, Voice Over, Found Punctuation (video) Tate Modern 2007, My I have your autograph? (unofficial, Basel Miami Art Fair 2007), Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY 2006 (VIP project, Armory), 2007 in Melbourne (MIAF) & San Francisco (The LAB & Sesnon Gallery UCSC), Sound Art Limo, NY and Melbourne 2007, Flatland Limo, NYC 2008. Many projects are ongoing, site specific and participatory. Publications: Artistic Bedfellows, ed., 2008, Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. Some projects are created and curated through AC (Art Currents) which she created and directs, www.artcurrents.org She taught art at UCLA and SVA. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.
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EVENT

Drowning The Mouth Breathers ------


Dates:
Thu Jul 09, 2015 13:00 - Sat Jul 25, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Drowning The Mouth Breathers ———– is part of a larger, ongoing project called The Mouth Breathers, a group of non­humans created to reveal the failures inherent in our technological relationships. Through the recognition of these failures, we are able to redefine success in a technological world too focused on innovation to see its impacts on society. Debuting at AC Institute, RYAN WURST’S multimedia installation forces The Mouth Breathers into a perpetual act of inhalation in order to awaken us to the emptiness of the technological vacuum that we live in.

Biography
RYAN WURST is an artist, musician, and curator currently pursuing his PhD at CU Boulder in Intermedia, Writing, and Performance Art. In addition to founding The Midnight Brigade gallery in Minneapolis, Wurst’s solo projects have been shown nationally. His music can be found under such pseudonyms as Yellow Hyper Balls, pleasurlife, Soul Tangler, and more.

ryanwurst.com


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Wickerham & Lomax |Swiper, no swiping!|


Dates:
Thu Jun 25, 2015 18:00 - Wed Jul 08, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Wickerham & Lomax seek to expand modes of living, viewing, and participating by employing the use of cultural practices, varied forms of communication, and the language of the digital environment to arrive at a practice where approach and presentation are the main subjects and not merely process.

Wickerham & Lomax have developed a searching, nuanced practice that applies a keen critical intuition and fine-tuned irreverence to the problems and potentialities of our contemporary media ecology. Working across diverse media, curatorial platforms, and institutional contexts, they have created a body of work at once context-specific and broadly engaged with networked virtualities. Currently focused on the deviation from the digital space to the physical space, they have developed a digital narrative franchise entitled BOY’Dega, which considers the dissolving hierarchy between actor, author, fan, and character. Here, as in much of their work, supplementals—flyers, interviews, trailers, gossip, hearsay, press releases, pre-production, and posters — are foregrounded, allowing them to meditate on obsolescence, trends, connectivity, and marginality.


EVENT

Coupling Series


Dates:
Thu Jun 25, 2015 18:00 - Sun Jul 26, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Dutch artists Kok&Deiman investigate the remarkable function of the model by dragging it out of context and reinterpreting its visual language. Their work mimics, magnifies and re-creates different examples in order to comment on how we simplify and schematize wholly complex and often unpredictable systems.

In Coupling Series, the duo tease out the graphical representation of nature found within common garden system models in order to create a playful and ambiguous playground. From perfected depictions of colorful mud to 3d models of growing plants to an absurdly abstract instruction video, the installation comments on utopian ideas of DIY, manipulability, knowledge visualization, and a misplaced sense of control.

Biography
The work of Kok&Deiman, the collaboration of Tom Kok (b. 1987) and Jan-Willem Deiman (b. 1986), consists of several investigations into models, diagrams and other representational media. Both artists live and work in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Exhibitions of their collaborative work include Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; NP3, Groningen (Netherlands); Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent (Belgium); Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (Macedonia); Art Rotterdam (Netherlands); GEH8 Kunstraum, Dresden (Germany).

kokanddeiman.com


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Joanna Tam | I'm American (Happy 4th Edition)


Dates:
Thu May 28, 2015 18:00 - Sat Jun 13, 2015

I'm American (Happy 4th Edition) is an attempt to question the notion of nationalism and patriotism in relation to one’s psychological and emotional state through spoken language. On July 4th, 2013, using the fireworks as a backdrop, JOANNA TAM repeatedly said "I'm American" for the whole duration of the Independence Day fireworks celebration in Kingston, NY.

While performing her action, some people who were originally there to watch the fireworks started to interact with her. A young man shouted "You are not" at her multiple times. A woman came up to Tam, put a glow necklace around her neck and gave her a hug. Some people stood next to her and said "I'm American" with her in front of the camera.


EVENT

Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: New York


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2015 18:00 - Sat Jun 13, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Keg de Souza is an Australian artist who creates site- and situation-specific projects with an emphasis on participation and reciprocity. Her projects often take place within inflatable tents designed for the events. In Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: New York, de Souza uses local cuisine, histories and culinary traditions as a departure point for visitors to discuss the politics of food and space in New York City. The fourth in a series of performative picnics, de Souza will host an open dialogue on Saturday, May 23rd that she will map directly onto the floor of her ‘New York’ tent.

Documentation of past picnics, previously held in London, Scotland and Vancouver, surround de Souza’s inflatable structure throughout the duration of the exhibition. These ephemeral records provide insight into the customs and politics of diverse communities as well as the artist’s unique approach to participatory art.

Special Event
Join us on Saturday, May 23rd from 2 – 5 pm for de Souza’s New York picnic. Visitors are invited to participate at any point during the three-hour event. For more information, please email info@acinstitute.org.

Biography
Keg de Souza is an Australian artist who creates pedagogical projects to foster new relationships. Recent projects have been featured at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Sydney), Delfina Foundation (London), Atlas Arts (Scotland), Ratmakan Kampung (Indonesia) and Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). De Souza is currently an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellow.

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