Jay Critchley
Since 2004
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Artist and activist Jay Critchley's visual, conceptual and performance work has traversed the globe, from his patriotic Old Glory Condoms to Miss Tampon Liberty and the Nuclear Recycling Consultants. He founded Theater in the Ground@Septic Space in his backyard septic tank, wrote and directed three movies - Toilet Treatments, an HBO Audience Award winner - and produced Big Twig Tunnel Tapes: Boston’s Big Dig Sings CD.

His work has recently been shown and performed at the Andy Warhol Museum, The LAB in San Francisco, and at the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Buenos Aries, Argentina. His sand-encrusted, 1950s BEIGE MOTEL ran last summer, and his GLOBAL YAWNING for a small planet is presently at Boston Center for the Arts. He’s creating a collaborative project at North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island this summer.

Jay has taught at the Museum School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and has had recent residencies at Harvard University, AS220 in Rhode Island, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. He was recently awarded a Special Citation form the Boston Society of Architects for his proposal, Martucket Eyeland Resort & Theme Park, which toured Europe.

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CRYPTIC PROVIDENCE


Dates:
Wed Dec 31, 1969 00:00 - Wed Jul 23, 2008

Location:
United States of America

The historic North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island will host a summer long art and performance project by Provincetown artist Jay Critchley, entitled Cryptic Providence. Sixteen projects from visual artists and performers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Ontario, Canada and New York City were invited by Critchley to create original, site-specific installations and performances at the cemetery. It's open to the public seven days a week from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. All events are free and open to the public.

Critchley’s summerlong installation, Final Passage