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

Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days


Dates:
Thu May 03, 2012 18:00 - Sat May 26, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

May 3 – May 26, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Glory Days:
Jasmine Johnson’s practice uses techniques of montage, juxtaposition and appropriation within the mediums of video, sculpture and performance to examine social relationships and proximities. A collective authorship is shared between artist, artwork and audience employing the viewer’s understanding to provide the connective tissue of a structure. By building upon familiar social structures and devising fictional scenarios, seemingly disconnected parts are unified through montage techniques and distinctions between real and represented space are collapsed.

In Glory Days (2009) footage from three separate dinner parties has been spliced together coercing unacquainted actor-guests into one hybrid conversation. The stage is substituted for the dining table as a means to analyze the structure of social encounters and performance in non-theatrical environments. The six actors were selected according to their written applications on an Internet casting website and paired for their dissimilarities with the aim of generating unpredictable discussion.

Through a process of dismantling and reconfiguring, content is collapsed into utterances accentuating the notion of superficiality within speech. The guests speak to each other, against each other and over each other, occasionally achieving moments of harmony. Polite exchanges and misunderstandings lead to bruised egos, awkward silences and uncomfortable laughter. Conversations move between topics of childhood and sexuality to personal performance and their aspirations as actors. Concerns arise about the “cut’n’paste” process of manipulation they have become subject to, commenting they are like “clay in the hands of the director”. The actors were invited to behave 'naturally' but the distinction between performing as an actor and the performance of an individual is often muddied.

Bio:
Jasmine Johnson was born in 1985 in Brighton, United Kingdom. She lives and works in London. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and is currently studying an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University London.


EVENT

Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS


Dates:
Thu May 03, 2012 18:00 - Sat May 26, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS:
The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar,’ to make forms difficult to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged.
—Viktor Shklovsky

If you want people to pay attention to your poetry, choose a plot they already know.
—[The Latin poet] Horace, as quoted to me by John Barth, 1 March 1968

Having written an undergraduate honors thesis on Henry Miller exactly fifty years ago, when his most notorious books were still banned from America, I developed an early interest in literature commonly deemed unacceptable.

Once erotica became familiar in contemporary art and writing, I became interested in alternative ways of portraying heterosexual experience, initially in print, then in media, in ways often judged unfamiliar, if not unacceptable. This I’ve done since the late 1960s.

I still believe that the three great subjects for art, surely for my writing, are love, art, and New York City.
—Richard Kostelanetz, Ridgewood-SoHo, May 2012

BIO:
Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz’s work in several fields appear in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World,Who's Who in American Art, NNDB.com, Wikipedia.com, and Britannica.com, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.


EVENT

Pattern Variants


Dates:
Thu May 03, 2012 18:00 - Sat May 26, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Pattern Variants
Directed by Buzz Evers

In collaboration with:
Marcella Durand, Paolo Javier, Joanna Fuhrman, Vincent Katz, Anselm Berrigan, Tim Trace Peterson, Adeena Karasick, Jena Osman, Lee Ann Brown
And
Daniel Levin Becker/Writer
Roman Muradov/Illustrator
Max Giteck Duykers/Composer

May 3 – May 26, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm

Writing Installation:
May 24, 10am-1pm
May 25, 6pm-9pm
May 26, 10am-1pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Pattern Variants explores the confluences found within the arts and sciences by harnessing the fundamental principles within poetic form: music, mathematics, and the creative processes of discovery and innovation. Developed as a demonstration project addressing the operating principles of creative exchange surrounding its parent project, Verse in the Circle of Fifths, Pattern Variants offers a menu of collaborative ventures across the visual, performing, and language arts while centered on an in-situ writing experiment grounded in the traditions of linked verse and the constraint driven propensities of the OuLiPo group of poets and writers.

The writing process itself serves as protagonist with the poets converging in strategic word play immersed in the poetics of imaging, game theory and linked verse. Executed over three days (May 24-26), in three hour sessions, the writing exercise brings together nine landmarks chosen by our nine poets, including Harryette Mullen's Muse and Drudge; The Puppet; The Chrysler Building; The Book of Formation; The Hays Code; Moveable Type; New French Feminism; "Sayings Of The High One" from The Poetic Edda; & Breton's 'L'amour fou'.

Charted over nine rotations and composed under the influence of Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium: Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity, and Consistency, coupled with our two additional memos, Symmetry and Obscurity, Pattern Variants sets in motion an experiment in creative writing with the liberating uses of form as the catalyst for enabling creative discourse. The writing installation also features our sound design in identifying particular patterns found within the writing schematic added with an undercurrent of percussive vowels in building resonance. The exhibition also features another collaboration involving a series of 3x3 combinative flash fiction grids illustrating our eight memos.

Buzz Evers is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, arts administrator, director, and producer. He attended Pitzer College receiving a degree in organizational studies and gravitated toward the arts based on his interest in collaboration and the creative process. His diverse list of experiences include works in the visual, performing, and language arts.


EVENT

Dustin Grella: Peformance


Dates:
Tue Apr 17, 2012 18:15 - Tue Apr 17, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Special Performance
April 17 at 6:15pm at James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street)
A reception will follow at the gallery at 7:30pm

In his Notes to Self project, Grella has written and then mailed himself a letter every day for over ten years. The exercise has generated 3650 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day. The slight variations in the project, a change of font, the physical location of the cancellation stamp, and of course what is written inside, are nuances that help decipher time's complexities.

A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan's post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City's post offices are still inaccessible.

This performance was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


EVENT

Dustin Grella: Notes to Self Exhibition and Performance


Dates:
Thu Mar 29, 2012 18:00 - Sat Apr 28, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

March 29 – April 28, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm

Opening in the AC Institute Satellite Space on the 2nd floor of 547 W. 27th St., Suite 210

Special Performance
April 17 at 6:15pm at James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street)
A reception will follow at the gallery at 7:30pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Notes to Self:
Being obsessive and compulsive in our society often carries negative connotations. In Dustin Grella's work, the artist prefers to celebrate these traits, referring to it as OCC, Obsessive Compulsive Culture. Grella approaches his work as if it were a puzzle, taking an action or an idea and aggressively repeating it, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, until a resolution is found.

In his Notes to Self project, Grella has written and then mailed himself a letter every day for over ten years. The exercise has generated 3650 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day. The slight variations in the project, a change of font, the physical location of the cancellation stamp, and of course what is written inside, are nuances that help decipher time's complexities.

A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan's post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City's post offices are still inaccessible.

This performance was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Bio:
Dustin Grella was raised in the rural community of Medina, Ohio, and now resides in New York City. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, being honored with the Paula H. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Computer Art. His animations' accolades include winning the Walt Disney Award at the prestigious Ottawa International Animation Festival and in May 2012 will be premiering a series of micro-shorts at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently in production of the Animation Hotline, a series of daily animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content. If you've got a story give him a call at 212-683-2490.

www.dustingrella.com