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

Marco Pinter: Reflections and Object Permanence


Dates:
Thu Jan 12, 2012 20:00 - Sat Feb 04, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Marco Pinter explores the fusion of physical movement with visualizations in the virtual world. He finds inspiration in dance and sculpture, but also in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and mathematics. His work frequently has two manifestations: one in performance; and the second as an installation, where the public can interactively experience the piece. This process becomes cyclical, wherein Pinter can observe participants creating new ways of interacting with the installation, which can later be integrated into the evolving piece.

Reflections investigates loneliness, mortality, and existence within a frenetic world. The participant sees his or her shadow cast by an imagined setting sun and projected onto the image of a field. As the sun descends, the shadow becomes longer and more surreal, creating a Giacometti-like reflection of oneself. Trees and bushes blow as other shadow figures pass behind the participant at a rapid rate. The participant’s shadow moves slowly in comparison, like a time-lapse video of a tree growing, creating an experience of floating through one’s ephemeral existence on Earth.

The Object Permanence series explores our perception of the existence of objects over time, which is fundamental to how we experience the world and our place in it. By exploiting the perceptual effect of object permanence through the use of graphics, computers and robotically-controlled sculpture, the viewer perceives objects over time which do not in fact exist. The “virtual” objects in the works behave as physical objects, thus impacting the gallery’s and viewer’s corporeal space. The work cycles between states of chaos and order, where the component sculptural systems are alternatively perturbed and at peace. Object Permanence II is a collaboration with artist Nick Loewen.

Special Performance:

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.


EVENT

Megan Mjaatvedt: DENSELY WOODED AND PRECIPITOUS MOUNTAIN


Dates:
Thu Jan 12, 2012 18:00 - Sat Feb 04, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

DENSELY WOODED AND PRECIPITOUS MOUNTAIN consists of two components: the first, a cluster of small prints featuring segments of battle maps from American wars; the second, a large projection animating a still photograph of a marsh on the edge of a battlefield. The title of the piece is taken from an illustrated map of the Battle of Greenbrier River from the Civil War.

The images on the prints are borrowed from maps of military campaigns conducted on American soil, digitally manipulated with hand drawn interventions. The images are both natural features and man-made structures, landmarks isolated from context and mired in the resulting ambiguity. The trees, trenches, and stone walls are bound to unspecified places and events; they become disowned from record and are abandoned as stalled moments that drag behind the normal progression of time.

The animation projected on the floor is mute but rhythmically evocative, bleeding color frantically for just over a minute before resigning to black. It counters the cluster of prints in scale and exuberance, performing within the confines of its own temporal lag. The video abruptly repeats itself and struggles to push the same frozen scene into sustained movement and development, undermining the stillness of the prints while remaining equally stagnant.


EVENT

Stephen Eakin: TRYING TO SAVE IT ALL


Dates:
Thu Jan 12, 2012 18:00 - Sat Feb 04, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

“At the origin of painting and sculpture there lies a mummy complex. The religion of ancient Egypt, aimed against death, saw survival as dependent on the continued existence of the corporeal body.”
-- Andre Bazin, The Ontology of the Photographic Image

The imbuing of meaning in an artwork is parallel to the imbuing of memory in objects. Art is fundamentally linked to mortality and our relationship with time. These elements affect and complicate the value of objects.

Stephen Eakin mines and removes objects from personal history and familial narrative, subsequently placing them in a setting that redefines them as precious relics, art objects, or both. This action posits the politics of memory, history, and our identities after we are gone. Eakin experiments with an object’s context (or lack thereof) in an effort to seek where the object’s voice meets the voice of its viewer, if at all.


OPPORTUNITY

OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show/ Call to Participate


Deadline:
Wed Dec 07, 2011 18:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show/ Call to Participate

Curated by performance artist and musician Holly Anderson and poet and activist Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

December 8 – December 16, 2011
Opening Event: Thursday, December 8, 2011 6-8pm

Deadline: December 7, 2011 6pm.

Art heeds the clarion call of the Occupy Wall Street movement at the AC Institute. This special show of posters is dedicated to the spirit evinced by the patriots at Liberty Square. Original, commissioned artwork will be shown beside authentic posters from the protest and will be on view for one week.

In addition to an opening there will be a poetry reading and performance (Date to be Announced.) The artists will then take their artwork to Liberty Square to demonstrate. This effort will be made into a film.

You can participate in this exhibition by bringing your poster to the AC Institute on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 between 1 and 6pm. Submissions may be mailed to the AC Institute or emailed in PDF to info@artcurrents.org if received before Dec. 7.

The AC Institute reserves the right to disqualify submissions.


EVENT

OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show


Dates:
Thu Dec 08, 2011 18:00 - Fri Dec 16, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The AC Institute Presents

OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show

Curated by performance artist and musician Holly Anderson and poet and activist Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

December 8 – December 16, 2011
Opening Event: Thursday, December 8, 2011 6-8pm

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Art heeds the clarion call of the Occupy Wall Street movement at the AC Institute. This special show of posters is dedicated to the spirit evinced by the patriots at Liberty Square. Original, commissioned artwork will be shown beside authentic posters from the protest and will be on view for one week.

In addition to an opening there will be a poetry reading and performance (Date to be Announced.) The artists will then take their artwork to Liberty Square to demonstrate. This effort will be made into a film.

You can participate in this exhibition by bringing your poster to the AC Institute on December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 between 1 and 6pm. Submissions may be mailed to the AC Institute or emailed in PDF to info@artcurrents.org if received before Dec. 7.

The AC Institute reserves the right to disqualify submissions.