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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AC [Institute] Presents Lemeh42: Sightlines, April 16 - May 9, 2009


Dates:
Thu Apr 16, 2009 00:00 - Thu Apr 02, 2009

AC [ Direct ] I / II and AC [ Chapel ]
April 16 - May 9, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, April 16, 6-8pm

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Lemeh42: Sightlines
AC [Direct] I presents “Sightlines,” by two Italian multimedia artists who go under the collective name Lemeh42. A digital collage of video, animation and performance, their work explores classic narrative structures and eclectic storytelling—reformulating them into non-linear, spacio-temporial alter realities. Finding inspiration from science, art, figurative painting and avant-garde literature, the videos become surreal worlds with their own rules; rigid and mysterious at the same time.

Righteous Killing of a Beautiful Fly is based on a recorded performance at Lemeh42’s theater stage. Taking inspiration from the ancient Greek myth of Icarus, the work re-examines the traditional story as a profound metaphor and testament to contemporary life. In the piece a young man surrounded by feathers lies dead in his childhood room where all his unrealized memories and dreams exist forever, like him, in a perpetual state of stasis. Similar to the tragic Icarus, his ambitions are too great and too far for him to reach, destroying him in the end.

Also evolving from one of Lemeh42’s performances, Study on Human Form and Humanity #01 was filmed on location and then digitally collaged and edited. The title reflects the two aspects and processes of the work: a choreography of the positions and movements of a sleeping human body and the expression of “humanity” manifested through the written dreams that are transposed onto the body and conduct its individuals movements.

Working together since 2005, Lemeh 42 have been shown extensively in international exhibitions and have been the receipients of numerous awards such as their latest one, the ICEBERG Prize (Bologna, Italy) as well as being chosen to represent Italy at the BJCEM 2009 (Skopje, Macedonia). Their work has been repeatedly selected by major international videoart festivals including the Cyprus Short Film Festival, where they received the honor of “Best Experimental Editino” for their work Flor de la Alhambra and the New Media Art Biennale, (Madeira, Portugal) where they also were awarded first prize for their work Study on Human Form and Humanity #01.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel] at info@artcurrents.org.

About AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective. Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3. AC [Institute Direct Chapel 547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, #519-529, New York, NY 10001 www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri. & Sat: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm


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AC [Institute] Presents Five New Exhibitions


Dates:
Thu Mar 19, 2009 00:00 - Thu Mar 12, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Group Exhibition from Rhizome and PAM Members: Domestic
Ann Torke: The Residue Series: Everyday Accumulation
Jeff Becker: CapaCity Project
Bryan Whitney: Myriad - The Ten Thousand Things
Andrew Erdos: Santalope

AC [ Direct ] I / II and AC [ Chapel ]
March 19 - April 11, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, March 19, 6-8pm

About AC [Institute Direct Chapel] :
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3. AC [Institute Direct Chapel] 547 W. 27th St, #519 New York, NY 10001 www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri. & Sat: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm 5th Floor - #519-529 & North Alcove


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Live in the Limo Twitters & Around the Fairs, NYC


Dates:
Fri Mar 06, 2009 00:00 - Sat Feb 28, 2009

Holly Crawford and other, and that could be you, will be twittering art events from inside and outside the limo--Live in the Limo. If you would like to post or follow please let us know.

Holly Crawford
AC[Institute Direct Chapel]
547 W. 27th St., 519-529
NY, NY 10001

info@artcurrents.org


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CEOs & Outsourced Critics (MIA) Champagne Brunch


Dates:
Sat Mar 07, 2009 00:00 - Sun Feb 15, 2009

The AC Institute invites you to a VIP brunch. You’re invited to schmooze with 25 of the world’s most/least favorite CEOs alongside their faithful/faithless artist interpreter, Martin Gantman, who will also be in attendance.

“Empire:Davos” is a project which engages with the very real conception of an international economic empire and is the most recent work of Los Angeles-based artist Martin Gantman. With this work Gantman surveys and questions the corporate landscape by striving to portray the seemingly contradictory notions between bottom line economic performance and human welfare. Champagne anyone?

Curated by Holly Crawford, making a text appearance will be our “Outsourced Critics,” in the AC [Chapel]. These texts consist of essays, lists, stories, email correspondences and critical commentaries by Claude Closky, Eitan Buganim, Hemda Rosenbaum, Jerome Sans, Josette Balsa, Brian Curtin, Yonatan Amir, Vasif Kortun and Sven Lutticken, who were brought together with the assistance of Lillian Fellmann.

VIPs, help us to celebrate Martin Gantman and “rub elbows” with the Outsourced Critics by joining our champagne brunch on Saturday March 7th, 2009 from 10am-1pm in AC [Direct] I & II and AC [Chapel].

547 W. 27th St, #519 New York, NY 10001
www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org
Gallery Hours: Wed., Fri. & Sat.: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm
5th Floor - #519, #529 & North Alcove

The AC Institute, 501(3) c is under the Direction of Holly Crawford. This opening also coincides with building-wide brunches being hosted by participating galleries of 547 West 27th Street in Chelsea.


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"Live in the Limo" Armory Show Special VIP Event


Dates:
Fri Mar 06, 2009 00:00 - Sun Feb 15, 2009

The AC [Institute Direct Chapel]’s unmistakable white limousine is being hosted by 3 very innovative musical artists with an array of special guest co-Hosts.

Sawako, Joseph F. Di Ponio and Benjamin Lanz will collaborate and interact with other artists, musicians, performers, poets and you. All of these characters collide during this special moment in art in our movable white salon, toasting champagne as it provides us a temporary residence. Previous projects have included: "Critical Conversations in a Limo," "Sound Art Limo" and “Flatland Limo.” As part of the 2009 Armory Show, "Live in the Limo", will run from 3-6pm on March 6th, 7th, and 8th, making half-hour journeys (6 time slots available per day), to and from the entrance of Pier 92, upper level. Please E-mail info@artcurrents.org to reserve a seat and time as space is very limited.

Tokyo/Brooklyn-based Sawako, a sound sculptor, a composer/improviser, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist performs an improvised work drawing on the specificities of this peculiar, yet familiar space in motion.

New York City-based composer Joseph F. Di Ponio has created a work specifically for the limousine that will engage with the social and aesthetic relationships between composer, performer, audience and venue.

Trombonist/multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Lanz, working with various mutations of his instruments, improvises a series of miniature compositions that draw on our limo as a dynamic, yet at times contradictory, organism.

Our special guest co-Hosts traverse artistic boundaries and disciplines and include: Rainer Ganahl, Martin Gantman, Elizabeth Gower, Richard Kostelanetz, Taras Polataiko, Liselot Van Der Heijden, Lee Wells and Holly Crawford.

This event is FREE and open to the public. The AC Institute, 547 W. 27th St., 5th Floor, is a 501(c)(3) and is under the Direction of Holly Crawford. This event was co-curated by Sonya Hofer.