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

FLAT OUT: Lawrence Mesich: Aphorisms


Dates:
Thu Nov 15, 2012 00:00 - Sat Jan 12, 2013

November 15 – December 1, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Aphorisms is a single-or two-channel video piece comprised of a series of short vignettes. Set in familiar work environments, each vignette examines the interactions of two identical figures. These brief exchanges describe a range of attitudes - from camaraderie to cruelty to confusion and back - while a voice recites a series of aphoristic sayings. The on-screen action and monotone narration offer a wry reflection on communal behavior and communication. The narration, repurposed from work-oriented self help books, reflects and subsequently perverts the aspiration for an idealized self, while the near-slapstick action of the figures is grounded in the messiness of everyday behavior - selfish impulses, clashing intent, and sexual innuendo. The two elements amplify each other’s absurdity, resulting in a disturbingly familiar depiction of life at work.


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Joerg Auzinger: Avatar


Dates:
Thu Nov 15, 2012 00:00 - Sat Jan 12, 2013

November 15, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Avatar is a single projection video piece. Still and moving components of video elements and photographs are unified within this perpetual video loop. The sound track is also made up of multiple elements setting off the images, such as Kurt Weill’s What Keeps Mankind Alive from Brecht’s Threepenny Opera. The combined visual and aural elements generate a surreal scenario, a sort of “digital tableau vivant.“

Joerg Auzinger grapples the idea of competition between images and exterior reality constructions and individual memories. His film installations demonstrate feedback loops in historical and cultural memory constructions. The media ‘film’ is placed alongside the museum as a central repository of cultural identity. The installations mesh with the “Expanded Cinema” concept, and here too the film reaches into real space to draw the audience into the screenplay as it happens in most of Auzinger‘s interactive installations.

Auzinger creates artwork grappling with the sociopolitical aspects of our technology-riddled communication society. Using interactive installations, photography, video, and film, the artist analyses the functions of both new and old media, their construction of reality, and the resulting alteration of our definition of reality. Auzinger’s work represents media art with an incisive visual language based upon comprehensive theoretical examination and debate. His interactive installations often incorporate the viewer actively into the work and can be seen at international exhibits together with his photography.


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Melanie Perreault: Cubicles Of Time Backflip Beyond Peppermint Enigmas Before Pungent Topiaries Portray Dreaming Mirages Into Intervals Of Brazilian Inquiries Of Elsewhere Orange…


Dates:
Thu Nov 15, 2012 00:00 - Sat Jan 12, 2013

November 15, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Jillian never wanted to make another mistake for the rest of her life. If only she could spend an unlimited amount of time reading about an unfathomable variety of subjects, she would have enough knowledge to deal with every future uncertainty. And so she devised a plan. First she sat behind a library and rescued books from the recycle bin. Jillian worried about all of the information getting lost in the dawn of the digital era. What information would be left un-scanned and lost forever? She would have to read it. She collected boxes and boxes of encyclopaedias that were being discarded as analog relics. Then she set about reading them. But even reading all day, there was just too much information to process.

Narrative drives Melanie Perreault’s immersive and site-specific installations in which the artist performs her characters in their natural environments. Her artwork represents an attempt to save and savour both the tangible and intangible. She wonders about the human mind’s ability to organize and file everything. Can things be misfiled in our brains - completely mixed up - like the curious bytes of information littering her installation’s walls? She often dreams about some form of utopian filing system, somewhere to keep everything she ever enjoyed experiencing: a pungent quayside odour; vibrant lime images of Japanese moss; the texture of polished wood on bare feet...


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Lars Graugaard and Drew Gress Perform


Dates:
Thu Nov 01, 2012 19:00 - Thu Nov 01, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

A deeply involved listen with Lars Graugaard's rich take on electronic styles in combination with Drew Gress' inventive double-bass playing, for free improvisation and super-responsive realtime electronics :
http://soundcloud.com/larsgraugaard/sets/drew

Bassist/composer Drew Gress performs extensively with artists on the cutting edge of contemporary improvised music. His latest project - The Sky Inside, features Drew’s original compositions for quintet, due for release in early 2013. Earlier releases include the critically-acclaimed The Irrational Numbers (2008), 7 Black Butterflies (2005), Spin & Drift (2001), and Heyday (1997). Drew can also be heard within the ensembles of John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Bill Carrothers, Marc Copland, Mark Feldman, Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, Steve Lehman, Tony Malaby, Angelica Sanchez, Paul Smoker and John Surman. To date he has appeared on over 250 recordings and has toured North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Drew has served as Artist-in-Residence in Santiago (Chile), the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), and at the Paris Conservatoire (France). He also holds ongoing teaching positions at NYU and at the Siena Jazz Workshop. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and Chamber Music America, and currently resides in New York. Drew is an endorsing artist for Thomastik Strings.

Denmark's Lars Graugaard is a prolific and chameleon-like pioneer who moves with ease between a variety of musical areas. His background lies in a mix of musical styles and roles including composer and performer of classical and contemporary musics. Holding an MA in music performance and a PhD in Interactive music allows him a unique and innovative take on electronic music, where he emphasizes music's expressive capacities in immediately communicative settings.

He has worked with a wide range of artists - in jazz he has played with names such as Mal Waldron, Ed Thigpen, Marilyn Mazur and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - with releases on small independents and major labels. A multiple recipient of artist grants, Lars now focuses his performing energies on realtime interaction with an entirely unique re-imagining of the possibilities of the 21st century jazz idiom. Lars is Visiting Faculty Artists at NYU Steinhardt, lecturer at Medialogy, Aalborg University (Denmark), composer-in-residence with Grup Moderna, Valencia (Spain) and artistic director of the re-new media arts festival (Denmark).


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PHOTO ID and Where Stars Are Born and Legends Are Made


Dates:
Tue Oct 16, 2012 00:00 - Sat Oct 27, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Photo ID
Photo ID, 2010, shows incoming college students on their first day of school posing for their college photo ID. ID's were produced on-site while a photo technician handled the system’s camera.

Where Stars Are Born and Legends Are Made
Produced the day Obama was elected in 2008, this three-part piece takes place in front of the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

A news crew does man-on-the-street interviews with passersby; an industrious photographer takes photos in front of his giant Obama backdrop, while Malcom X's huge portrait peers from the side of the frame. Beneath the Apollo's flashing marquee (that reads: "Congratulations President-Elect Barack Obama"), a filmmaker sets up her camera and tripod, presumably to capture the same scene.

I’m drawn to monuments and the ways we commemorate history. I’m especially interested in what drives us to visit historical sites and how we act in the presence of something that’s considered important.

New York City went crazy when Obama was elected. I filmed everything I could on the day leading up to his election and continued filming until the high finally began to wear off. I went to Harlem because I knew everyone would be ecstatic there. It made sense to hang out by the historic Apollo Theater because that’s where talent is discovered by popular demand.

-Daniel Terna

BIO:
Daniel Terna (Brooklyn, NY) works primarily in photography and video. Terna’s work questions when and why we choose to make photographs. His images examine the relationship we had with photography in the past and what it has become today. Terna’s video work blends a personal photographic narrative with a cultural tourist’s use of photography, engaging in the very practice that he is critiquing.

Terna’s photographs and videos have been exhibited in New York at UnionDocs, Outpost Artist Resources, NurtureArt Gallery, Rabbithole Gallery, and the Austrian Cultural Forum. He has also screened at the Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Cambridge, MA), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), and Gallery Tayuta (Tokyo). Terna graduated with a BA in photography from Bard College.

www.danielterna.com