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

RICHARD KOSTELANETZ: SEDUCTIONS


Dates:
Thu May 17, 2012 19:00 - Thu May 17, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

From Kostelanetz’s More Short Fictions, sixteen performers narrate interwoven tales of sex and memory.

This event is part of a larger installation, AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS, on view May 3-May 26, 2012


EVENT

Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target


Dates:
Thu May 03, 2012 18:00 - Tue May 15, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

May 3 – May 15, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm

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

Traversing/Suburban: Target
I have always found big box stores to be disorienting. One day while filling my cart, walking from one end of a store to the other, I wondered how far I had traveled and what my path looked like. I started recording these movements with video cameras and GPS units in order to understand these mundane experiences in new ways.

Contemporary spaces often have a disembodied spatiality. In some ways shopping at these enormous stores mirrors the ambulatory experience of browsing the internet, where everything is available simultaneously. Sometimes I lose track of what I am looking for as I come across an interesting display for stationary or dog food.

Big box stores are contemporary versions of traditional markets, which usually function as both commercial and social centers for a town. The social component is often lost now, as I see other shoppers cruising the aisles but they are just as disoriented as me, whispering to themselves as a reminder of what they came to buy in the first place. The goods purchased are shipped from all over the world, with no real reference to where they came from. Targets and Wal-Marts have expanded to fill the country. The idea of a localized store or market has been absorbed by the homogenized sameness that we seem to find comforting.

In this project I am translating walking into an act of drawing, highlighting the patterns that our bodies continually draw and re-draw as we traverse contemporary spaces. I am interested in how the forms that arise out of these walks reveal the container of our movements and patterns of commerce.

-Billy Friebele

Bio:
Billy Friebele lives and works in Washington, DC. He received a Masters in Fine Arts in from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work examines the intersection of new media and public space through video, animation, and installation. Friebele has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. He has also recently exhibited in Sarajevo, Bosnia; Jatiwangi, Indonesia; Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; and St. Louis, MO among other places. He teaches as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.


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.