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

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


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Matthew Christensen: Cowboy, Clone, Dust


Dates:
Tue Oct 02, 2012 13:00 - Sat Oct 13, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Working in animation, and stop motion specifically, has a huge effect on the type of films I do. Before I did animation, when I was making dumb fun little live action films, I was making gag films. Short films with one stupid joke that's been done over and over again. Essentially Looney Tunes live action. Once I started doing animation I got really hard on myself. If I'm going to spend a ton of hours on something (hours being the key thing everyone thinks about when they hear "animation") then I gotta make sure I'm really happy with what I'm working towards. The last thing I want to do in animation is make gag films, they've been made over and over again, and you need to be a genius to do something new with them. I'm not a genius, so I set out to not make a gag film. From this, Cowboy, Clone, Dust was born. Cowboy, Clone, Dust is a very personal film set in a surreal world. Every character is a combination of who I am, who I want to be, and who I think I appear to be. This is pretty clear to anyone who knows me. I don't think I want to say more, I hope you enjoy it.

-Matthew Christensen

BIO:
Matthew Christensen graduated from NYU in 2011 with a major in film and animation. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit where he fell in love with stop motion at a young age watching Wallace and Gromit films and the behind the scene footage of The Nightmare Before Christmas. He has since been working in the stop motion industry in New York City and Portland, and making his own sculptures and films. Matt is the youngest of three brothers.

http://mattanimates.blogspot.com/


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Tré Chandler: Dallas


Dates:
Thu Sep 13, 2012 18:00 - Sat Sep 29, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In an increasingly rhizomatic world defined by information exchange, I see myself as a transitive vessel; a biological interface for the codes and references that make up the cultural currency and authenticity of my experience. I use my practice to convey the humorous extremity of contemporary existence.

Dallas is a single-channel video made in 2009. I intended it as an amusing portrayal of characters transmitting 'personality' with repeated mediated gestures. The no-budget quality isolates body language and exposes the casualness of video logic being articulated in human behavior.

- Tré Chandler

BIO:
Tré Chandler was born David Chandler, III in Landstuhl, Germany, 1984. He received his BFA from Ohio University in Athens, OH in 2006 and his MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY in 2009. He has exhibited throughout New York, including at The Gay Center, Interstate Projects, Visual Arts Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. In 2010, his video Dallas was included in the Homoscope International Queer Arts and Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and he co-founded HammerSpace.info, an ongoing project dedicated to the reimagining of the pop-up experimental art space. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


EVENT

Jonathon Keats: CLONING CELEBRITY


Dates:
Thu Sep 13, 2012 18:00 - Sat Oct 27, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In our scientifically advanced society, the optimal way to create a portrait is to clone the human subject.

Epigenetics takes into account environmental factors including diet, stress, and exposure to toxins. In five pilot studies at the AC Institute, Keats is epigenetically cloning five celebrities. His subjects are some of the most popular people alive, and some of the most widely emulated, including Lady Gaga, Michael Phelps and Barack Obama.


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Claude Closky: Barking and Meowing


Dates:
Thu Sep 13, 2012 18:00 - Sat Oct 27, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America


Barking and Meowing:

For the installation, Barking and Meowing, French conceptual artist Claude Closky focuses on appearance, spoken language and the space between dialogue and monologue. The installation is composed of sound and two masks placed on opposite walls, one of a dog and one of a cat. The masks voice short sequences of barks and meows. The public is caught between the masks, in the middle of repetitive and incomprehensible speeches.

http://www.closky.info