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

Catherine Béchard & Sabin Hudon: Free-Fall of Possibilities


Dates:
Thu Jul 12, 2012 18:00 - Sat Jul 28, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

July 12 – July 28, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, July 12, 6-8pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Free-Fall of Possibilities:
Free-Fall of Possibilities is made up of ten automated mechanical units. They are in fact fishing rods to which are attached tiny vibratory motors. Swiveling freely at the end of the lines, they become vibrating baits, artificial lures that come into contact with glass containers of various shapes and sizes. This launches a mechanical ballet, a kind of resonant vertigo, a choreography producing a multitude of aleatory, sudden and unexpected sounds.

Free-Fall of Possibilities is about human movement within space and time. A string of mechanical movements, of acoustic sequences and events translate the empirical experience that we unconsciously make of reality. The visitor witnesses an alteration in the temporality of sensory perceptions. At times contemplative, they smooth out and skim over time; at others overactive and stimulated, they go to the other extreme tossing about in intense, frenetic and unstable movements. Caught up in observation, the visitor continually reshapes his own chain of events. They materialize, rearrange, break up, change at a moment’s notice, mislead and distort sensory intuition.

Free-Fall of Possibilities is meant as a metaphor for all of the “little deaths” that we mourn throughout our lifetime. The one of language: restrained and unspoken words. The one of gesture: curbed, aborted, interrupted or consciously abandoned impulses. It embodies these apprehensions, these constant tensions produced by an anticipated reality whose dynamics persistently elude us.

The artists wish to thank Marc Juneau for the design of the programming interface and the controlling cards and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their financial support.

BIO:
Catherine Béchard and Sabin Hudon form an artist’s duo who live and work in Montreal in the fields of sound sculpture, kinetic sound installations, audio art, electronic art and performance. Animated objects and their components have been at the heart of their research and creation from the very beginning. By assembling the fleeting pull forces that sight, touch and sound exert on each other, the duo realise installations which attempt to make visible and audible trivial details of our everyday microcosm. These are shaped by the space environment itself as well as the motivity or stillness of people in the installation. Their collaborative works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout major Canadian cities, the Czech Republic, Brazil, the United States and Germany. A bilingual colour monograph of the twosome’s installation works has been published in 2011 at Éditions OBORO. The duo is represented by Laroche/Joncas Gallery in Montreal.

www.bechardhudon.com


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Artworks, Gang-related


Deadline:
Mon Jul 16, 2012 23:59

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The AC Institute in Chelsea, NY, a non-profit gallery, is accepting submissions for artworks to be included in a group show about contemporary gangs, and the themes and issues relevant to that topic. Video, Installation, Photography, Drawings, Text or Performances are welcome.

Please submit your project to submissions@artcurrents.org (links to works are preferred). Put GANGS in the subject line and include a proposal and CV. No hard-copy submissions.

The deadline for these submissions is July 16, 2012.


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Video Submissions


Deadline:
Mon Jul 16, 2012 23:59

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The AC Institute, a non-profit gallery in Chelsea, NY, is now accepting submissions for Flat Out, our rotating video project for emerging and experimental artists from around the globe.

Videos will be featured for two or three week exhibitions on an LCD screen mounted at the entrance to the gallery. Any subject or theme is welcome.

Please submit your video project to submissions@artcurrents.org (links to works are preferred). Put FLAT OUT in the subject line and include a proposal and CV. No hard-copy submissions.

If accepted, please be prepared to mail a hard copy DVD: NTSC, looped, and standard definition only (16:9 can be supported).

The deadline for these submissions is July 16, 2012.


EVENT

Maria Anwander: Analyzing


Dates:
Thu Jun 07, 2012 18:00 - Sat Jun 16, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

June 7 – June 16, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, June 7, 6-8pm

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

Analyzing:
Influenced by conceptual art, my works are established between the fields of performative and installation art. By utilizing different kinds of artistic media, including photography, video and sculpture, my work questions authenticity of artworks and the gap between the art-market and the artist as its potential participator. Instead of giving refined didactic answers my work shows the formal process of my investigations.

Memories and archives in the form of text, which by its anticipation evokes images in the viewers‘ mind, is one important aspect of my work. I perform simple interventions in ordinary items to detach them from their original context and to allow the recipient a different point of view.
My latest works deal with issues of collecting, ownership and authorship. I am highly interested in the creation of notional images by removing other already existing images. The dematerialization and deconstruction of images into pure descriptions of themselves and vice versa are part of my deliberations.

For the video Analyzing, Adolfo Profumo, a psychoanalyst in New York, whom I've never met before, tries to tell me who I am just by looking through my portfolio. The video questions the certainty of art interpretations.
--Maria Anwander

Bio:
Maria Anwander works and lives in Berlin. After her diploma at the academy of fine arts in Vienna in 2008 she spent one year in Bilbao for a residency, three months in the Harlem studio fellowship program in New York and two months at the Casino Luxembourg.

Beside solo and group exhibitions throughout Austria and Germany her works were also shown in Utrecht, London, Bilbao, Cyprus, Illinois, Venice, New York, Moscow and Sydney including the 4th Biennale in Moscow and a satellite-project at the Venice Biennale. Since 2008 she won several prizes and competitions such as the Alexander-Reznikov-Award, the Pfann-Ohmann Group-Award and an art-as-construction competition from the Vorarlberger Landesmuseum in Bregenz, where she created the 230-meter long construction fence. For the Künstlerhaus Thurn und Taxis in Bregenz she further curated the show "Gaming the System - rank the ranking or fuck the curator" which examined the commercial art scene.

www.maria-anwander.net


EVENT

Brigid Mc Leer’s Horizontal Ontologies: One + One (The Reading) and Vexations


Dates:
Thu Jun 07, 2012 18:00 - Sat Jun 30, 2012

Location:
New , New York
United States of America

June 7 – June 30, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, June 7, 6-8pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Brigid Mc Leer’s practice is concerned with ‘staging’ or ‘imaging’ complex and contingent models of the ‘subject’. She does this through developing durational performative responses to pre-existing texts, sites or images. The two works shown here at AC Institute are One + One (The Reading) (2010/12) and Vexations (2007/8). Both use visual documentation of extended performance activities as the basis of their form.

Vexations is based on Eric Satie’s enigmatic 1893 musical composition of the same title. Famously, Satie’s short but difficult score included an epigraph that stated “to play this piece 840 times one would need to prepare oneself in the greatest silence with serious immobility”. For this work the artist spent 15 days in a gallery relearning how to play piano by learning this piece. While doing this, she also produced a vast wall drawing reflecting her experience. This drawing was continually photographed, producing the set of 840 images - a vast new visual score – that are on show at AC Institute.

One + One (The Reading) is work in video and drawing taken from a 7 hour public performance of the artist reading all the proper nouns from James Joyce’s Ulysses. The performance was filmed using a specially commissioned 12.5m miniature rail track. This scene of a tracking shot of a woman reading was itself inspired by the opening sequence to Jean Luc Godard’s Le Mépris -a film about the making of a film of The Odyssey, which of course is the epic tale of homecoming upon which Joyce based Ulysses.

Such circularities and refractions of image and subject are central to the structure and idea of both works.

BIO:

Brigid Mc Leer is an Irish artist based in London. She trained in Fine Art at NCAD, Dublin, University of Ulster, Belfast and Slade School of Art, London. She is interested in ideas of duration and contingency and works in various media/modes including video, performance, photography, and drawing/writing.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘One + One’, at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland, Isoli [cont.], Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, and ‘Vexations’, Site Gallery Sheffield, UK. Group exhibitions include ‘A Game of Two Halves’, Lewis Gallery, Rugby School, ‘L’Ulitma Cena’, Reffetorio di San Michele, Pescia, Italy, ‘Beyond Fontana’, curated by Stephanie Moran, Studio 1.1, London and ‘Unspeaking Engagements’ curated by Steve Dutton and Brian Curtin, Chulalongkorn University Gallery, Bangkok and LGP Coventry. Mc Leer is currently Course Director of Fine Art (BA) at Coventry School of Art & Design.

More details of her work can be found at www.brigidmcleer.com.