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

Charmaine Ortiz: Search: "How To Draw a Woman", Male Perspectives from YouTube Result Pages 1-50


Dates:
Thu Dec 20, 2012 18:00 - Sat Jan 12, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Drawing is my means of revealing, understanding and coping with the physical, social and political structures in the world around me. As form of imaging, the process of drawing is capable of recording and reflecting the human psyche from individual-personal to broader attributes of thought. This video is an extension of my drawing practice, it explores social disconnects between male the female via projections on a worldwide audience through social media (YouTube). Created by a man for a man? What makes a woman, what makes her attractive, what makes her lovable?

Search: “How To Draw a Woman” is a collection of YouTube videos compiled from male authors who describe the techniques and attributes necessary for portraying a woman. The result pages 1-50 reveal that “to draw a woman” not only consists of understanding an overall bodily form, but the successful capture of specific feminine aspects: smooth face, flowing hair, delicate hands, sexy eyes, etc. The male perspectives create varied views on the differing mechanisms of anatomy while noting aspects of beauty and physical flaw. Their tutorial voices are revealing since many of them are creating their women from memory, making their drawings appear as psychological mirrors of themselves. Interestingly as they create their images they openly give instructions to an outsider (the viewer) on how they too can create a similar view. In this regard, YouTube not only allows these men to project and broadcast themselves (unconscious fears and desires) but it also projects back onto the spectator notions of gender, beauty, and fantasy.

-Charmaine Ortiz

BIO:
Charmaine Ortiz is a visual artist based out of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Her work is rooted in her love for history and by her need to connect with her father, who as a civil engineer drew with graphite until the digital era. She received the Combined Honors Fellowship earning her MFA in Painting and an MA in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has earned other merit awards including SCAD’s Thesis Encore Award as well as grants and fellowships from the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, the Contemporary Art Center at Woodside, the Vermont Studio Center, and No Boundaries International Art Colony. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has also presented her art historical research at universities across North Carolina and Georgia. Her work was most recently featured in a Dick Blick product video and in volume seventeen of Studio Visit Magazine.


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Sara Brannan: Barbra, Mora & Betty


Dates:
Tue Dec 04, 2012 00:00 - Wed Dec 19, 2012

Sara Brannan: "Barbra, Mora and Betty" will be shown as part of AC's FLATOUT series Dec 4 - Dec 19. Sara Brannan's work uses edited footage of only the female 'lead' in classic movies to interrupt the patriarchal narrative and discuss gendered spectatorship.


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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...