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

UCLA FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE 2011


Dates:
Thu Oct 20, 2011 18:30 - Thu Oct 20, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

OREN PELEG Presents

The UCLA FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE 2011

With Special Guest DAVID KOEPP

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
6:30 PM -- Reception with Filmmakers
7:30 PM -- Screening

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://www.artcurrents.org/Proform2011.html

Sponsored by
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Pinewood Creek Media
Stella Artois


EVENT

GRIDLOCK: A Graduate Student Conference hosted by Stony Brook University


Dates:
Thu Oct 13, 2011 18:00 - Sat Oct 15, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

GRIDLOCK | October 14-15, 2011 | New York City
Keynote Address: Eugene Thacker

Welcome! GRIDLOCK is a 2-day graduate student conference and 3-day art
exhibition (October 13-15) hosted by the Department of Cultural Analysis
and Theory (previously the Department of Comparative Literary and
Cultural Studies) at Stony Brook University. This year, we have the
amazing opportunity to host our conference in collaboration with the AC
Institute, a premier gallery space in
the Chelsea arts district of Manhattan. Our entire conference will take
place on-site in the gallery location, surrounded by the works of
emerging artists and graduate students.

We are very excited to
welcome Eugene Thacker as this year's keynote speaker, presenting his
talk "Frozen Thought; or, the Horror of Philosophy". Dr. Thacker is an
Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School. This talk is
related to his upcoming book, In the Dust of This Planet: The Horror of
Philosophy, Vol. 1. A small number of these books will be on sale at our
conference.

Artist Talks and Kick-off Reception | Friday | October 14, 2011
6:00pm - 7:30pm | Artist Talks
Moderator: TBA

Presentations by John Gourley, Mauricio Herrero, Jonathan Jackson, Anna Kell + Jon Frey, Nobi Nagasawa

7:30 - 8:30 | Kick-off Reception

All-Day Conference | Saturday | October 15, 2011
8:15am - 9:15am | Welcome Breakfast + Registration
Light pastries, fruit salad, juice and coffee will be provided.

9:15am - 10:40am | Grids and Gridlock in Contemporary Art
Moderator: Megan Craig | Assistant Professor | Department of Philosophy

Banksy, Street Art and the Outlaw in the Logic of Late Capitalism
Jarrod McCartney | University of Oklahoma | Department of English

Tracing the Horizontal and the Vertical in Agnes Martin's Paintings, Prints, and Film
Berit Potter | New York University | Institute of Fine Arts

Traveling Indexicality: The Auto-Centric Photography of Ed Ruscha and William Eggleston
David Smucker | Stony Brook University | Department of Art

10:50am - 12:30pm | The Technologies, Politics, and Poetics of Gridlock
Moderator: Lisa Diedrich | Associate Professor | Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory

Co-opting Individuality, Aestheticizing Responsibility: A Poetics of Starbucks
Darla Migan | Stony Brook University | Department of Philosophy

The Triumph of the Individual within the Failure of the Political:
Towards a ‘Post-Political’ Reading of J.M. Coetzee, Pat Barker, and Don
DeLillo
Yoav Fromer | New School for Social Research | Politics Department

Stretching the Stutter: Towards the Unmeaning of Language
Erin Mizrahi | University of Southern California | Department of Comparative Literature

Database Normalization: Technologies of Self-Storage
Rory Solomon | New School for General Studies | Department of Media Studies

12:30pm - 2:10 | Lunch Break
A list of local restaurants will be provided.

2:10pm - 3:30pm | "Reading" the Grid
Moderator: E.K. Tan | Assistant Professor | Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory

'A Manhattan of Your Own Devising': Strategies for Repurposing Urban Space in Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City
Jeffrey Nathan Mickelson | CUNY Graduate Center | Department of English

Getting Off The Grid: ‘Unhoming’ and the Space of Critique in the Novels of W.G. Sebald
Aengus Woods | New School for Social Research | Department of Philosophy

3:40pm - 5:20pm | The Grided Globe, Urban Gridlock
Moderator: Raiford Guins | Associate Professor | Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory

Highgate Cemetery: Providing Eternal Rest and Rational Recreation
Marisa Balsamo | Stony Brook University | History

Distributed Intelligence, Dispersed Power: Experiments on the Azorean Electric Grid
Canay Ozden | MIT | Department of History, Anthropology, and Science

A New Model for Postmodern Urbanism
Brian Irwin | Stony Brook University | Department of Philosophy

High-Speed Collisions: Grand Army Plaza and Conflicting Urban Mobilities
Meg Rooney | New York University | Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

5:45pm - 7:00pm | Keynote Address
Frozen Thought; or, the Horror of Philosophy
Eugene Thacker | The New School | Department of Media Studies

Keynote Introduction by Andrew Uroskie | Assistant Professor | Department of Art
Introductory Remarks by Laine Nooney

7:00pm - 8:30pm | Reception


EVENT

Michael Filimowicz: Interworld


Dates:
Thu Sep 22, 2011 18:00 - Sat Oct 08, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Michael Filimowicz: Interworld
The flux of experience is typically characterized by artists and thinkers as an undifferentiated continuum of sensuous particulars, haphazard, unorganized, a “raw stuff” to be ordered and structured by our sense organs and the cognitive structures of the mind.
Filimowicz’ video is named after Merleau-Ponty's concept of the ‘interworld’ and seeks to counter the traditional notion of flux. It is based on a phenomenological investigation in which flux is explored not as a random sequence of unstructured percepts, but rather as a concatenation of rhythms.  Even at the level of raw sensory  perception there is a high degree of repetition at work, and these repetitions overlap. Not only are there the repetitions of the body- breathing, blinking, heart beats, walking, chewing, and the perception of wavelengths of light and sound (regularly repeating and thus identifiable) but the environment is also ordered in layers of repeating vectors- dawn and dusk, seasonal changes, waves crashing into a beach, the repeated calls of animals and insects.
Interworld is composed of very brief fragments of overlapping visual pulses- each pulse being a momentary articulation of the body. This work engages in something of a temporal polemic with the approach to time and change found in Brakhage’s work, which so often ignores the minute repetitions to be discovered in even the most fleeting of perceptual experiences.
Bio:
 
Michael Filimowicz is an interdisciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, experimental video, creative writing, internet art, public art and digital photography. He is the convener of the Cinesonika conference and festival, and is on the faculty in the School of Interactive Arts and
Technology at Simon Fraser University.


EVENT

Forest in New York City: A Talk with Fred Forest and Holly Crawford


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

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

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

Ondrej Brody & Krisofer Paetau: Ein lebendiger Gartenzwerg in Bad Ems


Dates:
Thu Sep 08, 2011 18:00 - Wed Sep 21, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Ein lebendiger Gartenzwerg in Bad Ems
Ondrej Brody & Krisofer Paetau

The premier exhibition of AC Institute’s FLAT OUT project

September 8 – September 21, 2011
Opening Event: Thursday, September 8, 2011 6-8pm

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Ondrej Brody & Krisofer Paetau: Ein lebendiger Gartenzwerg in Bad Ems

Brody & Paetau haunt for grotesque aspects of both institutionalized art world and the very phenomena of art production itself. Their strategy is obvious and almost embarrassing in its literacy and straightforwardness but that is their strongest aspect. The investigation is always and first of all in regards to the psychology of behavior as influenced or provoked by the external aspects of life and politics. Oscillating between use and abuse, advanced manipulation and cold untouchable registration of absurd reality, their work is truly critical and sincere in its desire to uncover the pathologies and hidden normalcies of inter-human relations.

Brody & Paetau realized a public artwork in Bad Ems (Germany) with the thematic stipulated by the Art Award: Provokation aus der Provinz (Provocation from the province). Their award-winning project is called: Ein lebendiger Gartenzwerg in Bad Ems.

A man of short stature, dressed up as a garden gnome, accompanied the two artists in the public space and in the gardens of inhabitants of Bad Ems. The little man – Josef Zeman from Czech Republic – works as an actor and model in Prague where the artists contracted him from a casting studio for film and television.

BIO:
Ondrej Brody (b. 1980 in Prague CZ) & Kristofer Paetau (b. 1972 in Porvoo FI) met in Berlin in 2004 and have been collaborating since then.

About FLAT OUT:
In keeping with our mission to provide a platform for artistic exposure, the AC Institute will be unveiling a bi-weekly rotating video project, entitled FLAT OUT, along with our exhibition and performance calendar for the 2011-2012 year.

On select Thursdays, the gallery will exhibit a new video work by emerging and experimental artists from around the globe on a LCD screen mounted at the entrance to the gallery.