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

La Explosión (The Explosion)


Dates:
Thu Nov 10, 2011 19:00 - Thu Nov 10, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

La Explosión (The Explosion) A Performance by Amapola Prada in collaboration with the artist MPA

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7pm

Part of the exhibition:
MODELO PARA ARMAR: REHEARSING THE CITY

The exhibition features a series of video-recorded actions realized in Lima, Peru and New York City that demonstrate notions of the city-as-hub, internal migration, and everyday aggression.

Modelo para Armar is the effect of the artist’s ongoing study regarding the subjectivity and apparent tensions of collectively engaged individuals, and the expression of these tensions through pulsiones or psychic impulses. This work has unfolded through the careful observation of daily life and people’s places in it, and is augmented by the artist’s personal sensorial experience.

The videos present archetypal and imaginary situations as subjective interpretations of the realities of city life. The subjects of these situations- including the artist herself- are latent bodies who are activated by a variety of impulses. Participants perform actions in which they confront their circumstances, exteriorizing internal emotional states. Their cumulative individual energies hint at becoming collective.


EVENT

Amapola Prada's MODELO PARA ARMAR: REHEARSING THE CITY


Dates:
Thu Nov 03, 2011 18:00 - Sat Dec 03, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Modelo para Armar is the effect of the artist’s ongoing study regarding the subjectivity and apparent tensions of collectively engaged individuals, and the expression of these tensions through pulsiones or psychic impulses. This work has unfolded through the careful observation of daily life and people’s places in it, and is augmented by the artist’s personal sensorial experience.

The exhibition features a series of video-recorded actions realized in Lima, Peru and New York City that demonstrate notions of the city-as-hub, internal migration, and everyday aggression.

The videos present archetypal and imaginary situations as subjective interpretations of the realities of city life. The subjects of these situations- including the artist herself- are latent bodies who are activated by a variety of impulses. Participants perform actions in which they confront their circumstances, exteriorizing internal emotional states. Their cumulative individual energies hint at becoming collective.

This exhibition includes the performance La Explosión (The Explosion) (Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7pm), made in collaboration with the artist MPA.


EVENT

Lars Graugaard's and Hans Tammen's INFERNAL MACHINES


Dates:
Wed Oct 19, 2011 19:00 - Wed Oct 19, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Wednesday, October 19 at 7PM
Admission: $15
$8 Students and Seniors

“These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy ... in front of every house in the summer evenings you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or the old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left." (John Phillip Sousa, testifying before the US Congress 1906).

Lars Graugaard's and Hans Tammen's INFERNAL MACHINES are characterized by vicious beats, rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive noises, quiet pulses and bizarre timbres. They explore sonic spaces through codes for algorithmic rendering of basic artistic ideas, contrasting them with noises created from mechanical preparations of a conventional guitar, morphing them into a maze of infinite complexity.
When performing laptop music Lars Graugaard often uses the alias Lars from Mars. Releases under this alias have been released on the online netlabel Pueblo Nuevo. This music is characterized by an often very strong grounding in rhythms, combined with at times quite abstract sound-worlds. http://l--l.dk/

Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations – through means of his “Endangered Guitar” and interactive software programming. Signal To Noise called his works “…a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage”
http://tammen.org


EVENT

Forest in NYC: Fred Forest and Holly Crawford


Dates:
Thu Sep 29, 2011 19:00 - Thu Sep 29, 2011

Join us Thursday, September 29, 7-9pm

Forest in New York City:
A Talk with Fred Forest and Holly Crawford
Moderated by Stéphanie Jeanjean
Concluding a six-month residency in New York City at Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn), French artist Fred Forest will be discussing his last project at the AC Institute on Thursday, September 29, 2011. The focus of this discussion will be Forest’s September 23rd Surprise Performance (Homage to Pierre Restany) held at a major museum in New York City and done in collaboration with artist and art historian, Holly Crawford. Information on the performance will be given by email and Twitter (please email fredforest@wanadoo.fr or follow on Twitter: @ACDirect)

Following a discussion of Forest’s project and its relationship to the mission of the AC Institute, savage performances, question of immateriality, relationships with the art market, and MoMA’s acquisition of Tino Sehgal, the floor will be opened to the audience for questions and discussion.

Refreshments will be served.

French artist and theorist Fred Forest (born in 1933) is one of the pioneers of video, media, and new media art. His work with interactive environments using computer and video components began as early as 1968. At the forefront of sociology and institutional critique, his work frequently immaterial and relational raises questions about the nature and function of art in a market-driven economy at the age of information. A retrospective of his work was held at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia in 2007. Forest has exhibited and presented at institutions and venues including the Venise and São Paulo Biennales, Documenta in Kassel, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Holly Crawford, Ph.D., Director, Editor of AC Institute, is a cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. Her art and poetry give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. She examines mass media and pop culture and its relationship to art. She has exhibited internationally. 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird site specific installations in Florence, Valencia, Berlin, London, New York City and Southern California. Offerings project was a participating .net project at Ars Electronica & Found Punctuation was screened at the Tate Modern in 2007. Sound Art Limo and Critical Conversations in a Limo were part of Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2007. She has written and edited books and papers that include: Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, "Disney and Pop" in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. 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. She has taught at UCLA in the Art Department and SVA. She founded and is the director of AC Institute, a non-profit space for experimental work in NYC (Chelsea). She is President of the American Friends of the University of Essex. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.

Stéphanie Jeanjean is an independent curator, critic, and art historian. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in Art History (CUNY, Graduate Center in New York), where she is completing her dissertation on the evolution of the relationship between the viewer and the screen in French art using video, television, and the project image from the late 1960s to the present day. Her research includes a study of Fred Forest’s early works in the context of the French art scene and institutional history. Also based on her current research, her most recent publications “Disobedient Video in France in the 1970s, Video Production by Women Collectives appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Afterall Journal (London). In addition, Stephanie teaches Modern and Contemporary Art History at Pace University and is Gallery Educator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.



EVENT

Chess with Duchamp, Readymade Art


Dates:
Thu Oct 27, 2011 18:00 - Thu Oct 27, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Chess with Duchamp, Readymade Art
A Project by Holly Crawford

“…the metaphysical chess game called ‘art history’…” Adam Gopnik, New Yorker 6/27/11

What’s your position? What do you want to be? Do you have a gambit?

We invite all comers to participate in, or observe, a game of chess with living chesspersons. People will move around the big board on the floor. Two computers battle it out with your body at play. Come in costume, if you wish! All participation and participants will be documented.

"The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem. ... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists."— Marcel Duchamp

Groups are welcome. Some props will be available, such as crowns and swords.

Where: AC Institute, 547 West 27th Street, 6th floor
When: Thursday October 27 6-8 pm.
RSVP to chess@artcurrents.org

Walk-ins Welcome!

Anyone wishing to produce this project elsewhere may do so, so long as (1) there is no charge for the event; it is free; and (2) you to send information about place and time before the event , and documentation after the event, to Holly Crawford (chess@artcurrents.org)