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

Double Exposure, Crescendo 1 & 2, Reading on the Train


Dates:
Thu Jul 17, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jul 26, 2014

Location:
NEW YORK, New York
United States of America

Ann-Marie LeQuesne stages performances with groups of people in public places. Her invitation to participate is an open one. The actions are simple, but are often disrupted or altered by their location. LeQuesne invites both the participation of her collaborators and the attention of those passing by. The action is then filmed or photographed, becoming material for a subsequent restaging from the documentation.

In Double Exposure (2004), LeQuesne simultaneously photographed two groups in distant cities that were linked via cell phone. Participants stood on the steps in front of the National Gallery, London, and the Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki. Following directions on prompt cards, the two groups attempted synchronized global communication. Crescendo 1 & 2(2009) asked participants to create a crescendo with their stature and voices by singing as they walked in line according to height. Once the line was complete and the crescendo at its loudest, the shortest person left and immediately stopped singing. The rest of the group then followed in sequence. In Reading on the Train (2010) participants read from books about trains as they processed through Crouch End station, a disused London railway line that closed in 1954.

BIOGRAPHY

LeQuesne grew up in the United States, but has lived most of her life in the United Kingdom. She has a wide range of experience in collaborative performances, including events in the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, a performance at the Arsenal Football Grounds, and a staged event on an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle.

www.amlequesne.com
www.vimeo.com/annmarielequesne


EVENT

Ann-Marie LeQuesne: Encore, News and Hive


Dates:
Thu Jul 03, 2014 18:00 - Wed Jul 16, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Ann-Marie LeQuesne stages performances with groups of people in public places. Her invitation to participate is an open one. The actions are simple, but are often disrupted or altered by their location. LeQuesne invites both the participation of her collaborators and the attention of those passing by. The action is then filmed or photographed, becoming material for a subsequent restaging from the documentation.

Encore (2012) re-enacts the enthusiastic applause at the end of a children’s’ concert in Brooklyn. News (2013) plays out a nice day in the park reading the paper… then things get messy. In Hive (2011), participants were asked to count up to an assigned number, walking amongst the group as they counted and becoming still when they reached their number.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne is featuring different videos every two weeks at the AC Institute through July 26, 2014. For more information, please visit our website at www.artcurrents.org.

BIOGRAPHY

LeQuesne grew up in the United States, but has lived most of her life in the United Kingdom. In 2012 LeQuesne was funded by Franklin Furnace Foundation to present Fanfare for Crossing the Road - New York. Fanfare for Crossing the Road – Cardiff was commissioned by O:4W, the 4th Wall Film Festival. In March 2014 she exhibited You Are Here – The Annual Group Photograph, 1997-2014, at the Museum of the Photographic Archive in Lisbon.

LeQuesne has received funding from Arts Council England, The British Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Board, London Arts, and the Royal College of Art. She was made a fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2009.

www.amlequesne.com
www.vimeo.com/annmarielequesne


EVENT

Ann-Marie LeQuesne’s "To:"


Dates:
Thu Jun 19, 2014 18:00 - Wed Jul 02, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

June 19 – July 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 19, 6-8pm

Ann-Marie LeQuesne stages performances with groups of people in public places. Her invitation to participate is an open one. The actions are simple, but are often disrupted or altered by their location. LeQuesne invites both the participation of her collaborators and the attention of those passing by. The action is then filmed or photographed, becoming material for a subsequent restaging from the documentation.

TO: was performed at the James A. Farley Post Office at 421 8th Avenue in NYC on May 3rd, 2014. Ann-Marie LeQuesne staged actions typical of a post office visit on the iconic steps leading into the building. Often the re-enactments blended seamlessly into the actions already taking place.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne will feature different videos every two weeks at the AC Institute through July 26, 2014. For more information, please visit our website at www.artcurrents.org.

BIOGRAPHY

LeQuesne grew up in the United States, but has lived most of her life in the United Kingdom. She has a wide range of experience in collaborative performances, including events in the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, a performance at the Arsenal Football Grounds, and a staged event on an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle.

In 2012 LeQuesne was funded by Franklin Furnace Foundation to present Fanfare for Crossing the Road - New York. Fanfare for Crossing the Road – Cardiff was commissioned by O:4W, the 4th Wall Film Festival. In March 2014 she exhibited You Are Here – The Annual Group Photograph, 1997-2014, at the Museum of the Photographic Archive in Lisbon.

LeQuesne has received funding from Arts Council England, The British Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Board, London Arts, and the Royal College of Art. She was made a fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2009.

www.amlequesne.com
www.vimeo.com/annmarielequesne


EVENT

Ann-Marie LeQuesne: Fanfare for Crossing the Road


Dates:
Thu May 29, 2014 18:00 - Wed Jun 18, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America


Ann-Marie LeQuesne stages performances with groups of people in public places. Her invitation to participate is an open one. The actions are simple, but are often disrupted or altered by their location. LeQuesne invites both the participation of her collaborators and the attention of those passing by. The action is then filmed or photographed, becoming material for a subsequent restaging from the documentation.
Fanfare for Crossing the Road is an international project that adds ceremony to a common event. Ann-Marie LeQuesne asked musicians, who were dressed in uniforms and positioned beside the traffic lights, to mimic the digital acoustic crossing sounds that signal to the blind when to cross.
The work began in the spring of 2011 in front of the Albert Memorial in London. It has since been performed in Helsinki, Lisbon, Cardiff and New York.
Ann-Marie LeQuesne will feature different videos every two weeks at the AC Institute through July 26, 2014. For more information, please visit our website at www.artcurrents.org.

BIOGRAPHY

LeQuesne grew up in the United States, but has lived most of her life in the United Kingdom. She has a wide range of experience in collaborative performances, including events in the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, a performance at the Arsenal Football Grounds, and a staged event on an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle.

In 2012 LeQuesne was funded by Franklin Furnace Foundation to present Fanfare for Crossing the Road - New York. Fanfare for Crossing the Road – Cardiff was commissioned by O:4W, the 4th Wall Film Festival. In March 2014 she exhibited You Are Here – The Annual Group Photograph, 1997-2014, at the Museum of the Photographic Archive in Lisbon.

LeQuesne has received funding from Arts Council England, The British Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Board, London Arts, and the Royal College of Art. She was made a fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2009.

www.amlequesne.com
www.vimeo.com/annmarielequesne


EVENT

Jospeph Sabatino: FOUL PLAY


Dates:
Thu May 29, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jul 26, 2014

Location:
NY, New York
United States of America

May 29 – July 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 29, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

It’s raw. It’s filth. It’s foul. Soft ground lies beneath your feet while vertical silk pods hover over you. Cold white walls attract sooty charcoal drawings as menacing elements corner you.

Shredded rubber mulch smothers the floor and compresses into your soles. Your perspective is altered through multiple dimensions, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. Soot-like charcoal and graphite works blemish perfectly white walls. Industrial velvet cement is encased in sheaths of raw intestine using a meat grinder that both packs and penetrates sheer skin. Cement-filled, cocoon-like casings hang above from scattered, black silk strands, nearly assaulting you in the face. Part structural form, part drawing, and part architectural anomaly piercing space, FOUL PLAY is sure to confront and provoke.

FOUL PLAY combines crude industrial materials with elements of nature. This new body of work is the third overlapping themed installation created within the last two and a half years. In his current exhibition, the artist continues to explore the life cycle of the silkworm, it’s attraction to the mulberry tree and how its phase of life and death forms a natural continuum. Even with the caterpillar’s brief lifespan, the larva feeds and quickly grows. It ultimately spins silk threads around its protective shell, later becoming unwound by an individual, then eventually woven into a luscious silk fabric.