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

Félix Lazo: m:n:m::l


Dates:
Thu Feb 23, 2012 18:00 - Sat Mar 17, 2012

Location:
New York, United States of America

Curated by María J. Montalva

About m:n:m::l

Is there a possibility of creating a piece that becomes an experience deep enough that it transforms our neuronal conditioning and presents reality anew?

Félix Lazo’s field of interest relates to the problems of perception and cognition, how we connect to what our senses receive and how we make sense and meaning out of this information.

m:n:m::l is an interactive, visual and audible installation that consists of two visual systems and one audible system. Each of the visual systems is made up of two parts: a physical or material part of origami boxes made of synthetic paper placed in a grid on the wall. The digital part is projected on the walls so that it interacts with the boxes. Interactive programs specifically created for the installation run the two visual systems. Placed on two walls, the interaction between color, form and origami gives each of them a distinctive character. These abstract systems based on simple geometric forms are modified by the interaction between sound movements in the environment.

Félix Lazo was born in Chile in 1957. Lazo studied Biology at the University of Chile while also studying Music and taking some courses in Art History with a special interest in Latin American Art at the Catholic University of Chile. In 1981 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Catholic University and the following year he enrolled in some courses in Art Studies at the School of Fine Arts.

In 1985 Lazo was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which enabled him to earn a Master of Arts in Music Education and also a Master of Education at Teacher’s College of Columbia University. From 2002 to 2003 Lazo studied Computer Music Composition at the Center of Musical Composition (CCMIX) in Paris at the studio of the famous French composer and music theorist Iannis Xenakis (1922 - 2001).


EVENT

Sam Pluta: American Idols Exhibition and Concert


Dates:
Thu Feb 09, 2012 18:00 - Sat Feb 11, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Sam Pluta: American Idols

February 9 - February 11
Opening Event: Thursday, February 9, 6-8pm

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Special Event:
Friday, February 10 at 8pm

Concert Featuring:
Architeuthis Walks on Land
Katie Young and Amy Cimini

Sonic Overload
Sam Pluta, Jim Altieri, Dan Peck, Jeff Snyder, Peter Evans, and Tom Blancarte

Admission: $10

American Idols continues Pluta’s interest in self-contained systems, autonomous sonic networks which function devoid of human interaction. This music finds a magic spot in the sonic tapestry, where sounds can hover in a state of equilibrium. With the tiniest movement away from the idea, the system is destroyed, but in this small space, an entire universe is revealed.

American Idols is an exercise in simplicity. Four electric guitars, tuned to the harmonic series of the 60 cycle hum of the world around us, are feeding back. The hum of the guitars and amplifiers is the only input to the system, yet the result is a swimming and swirling sea of guitar harmonics, a chaotic self-contained environment. The guitars feed their signal to sixteen televisions which visually display hypnotic pulses of the guitar drones.

Sam Pluta is a New York City-based composer and improviser working in the fields of acoustic and electronic music. He has been commissioned and premiered by Wet Ink Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, ICE, Timetable Percussion, RIOT Trio, So Percussion, Dave Eggar, and Prism Saxophone Quartet and has performed internationally as a laptop soloist and chamber musician. As technical director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a founding member of the improvising quartet GBL and performing with groups like the Peter Evans Quintet, he has focused in recent years on fusing the worlds of acoustic and electronic instruments through composition and improvisation. Aside from his teaching duties at Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, he holds the John Plude Faculty Chair in Computer Musicianship at the Walden School. His music is released on quiet design and Carrier Records.


EVENT

Marco Pinter: Gravitational Forces and other new performances


Dates:
Thu Feb 02, 2012 19:00 - Thu Feb 02, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Part of Marco Pinter's installation, Reflections, now on view at the AC Institute, Gravitational Forces explores technology as a medium for artistic expression by using dance and video to create a multi-sensory experience. This performance represents the emotions and struggles we face as humans through a fusion of dance, video, and generated sound. Dancers pull from the audience’s “kinesthetic sympathy” with the aid of Pinter’s direction and technological additions.


OPPORTUNITY

What’s Your Project?


Deadline:
Sat Feb 11, 2012 18:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

What’s Your Project?

The AC Institute is donating advertising space throughout 2012 to individuals and non-profit organizations for the weekly e-artnow online press release. If you would like to be considered, please submit your project announcements, including web-based works and links to online videos, or your pop-up project space listing to submissions@artcurrents.org.

Send one image (landscape, 740 x 620 pixels) and 570 characters announcing your art space, open call or experimental text/project no later than February 11, 2012.


EVENT

Marco Pinter: Gravitational Forces and other new performances


Dates:
Thu Jan 12, 2012 19:00 - Sat Feb 04, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Gravitational Forces and other new work

Thursday, February 2, 7pm

Gravitational Forces

Gravitational Forces explores technology as a medium for artistic expression by using dance and video to create a multi-sensory experience. This performance represents the emotions and struggles we face as humans through a fusion of dance, video, and generated sound. Dancers pull from the audience’s “kinesthetic sympathy” with the aid of Pinter’s direction and technological additions.