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] Special Live Performance with SAWAKO - Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu Jun 11, 2009 00:00 - Thu May 21, 2009

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AC [Institute] Special Live Performance with SAWAKO - Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm

AC [Institute Direct Chapel] Presents:

Sawako

Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm

The AC is pleased to present Sawako as part of it’s live performance series. In an intersection and interaction between virtual, luminescent, digital, sonic and organic networks, Sawako performs in situ among Christine Sciulli’s dynamic installation planeSPACE currently occupying the AC [Direct] I gallery space.

This event is FREE and open to the public.
AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

About the Artist:
Tokyo/Brooklyn-based Sawako is a sound sculptor, a composer and improviser, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist. She is a multi-faceted artist in the urban life environment who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Once through the processor named Sawako, fragments of everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. She is interested in the soundscape, the signalscape and the mediascape of our digital era, while her activities also aim to make bridges between the public and the private, the virtual and the actual world.

She has 4 solo releases from 12k, and/OAR and Anticipate and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians such as Taylor Deupree, Andrew Deutsch, Kenneth Kirschner, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, asuna and Jacob Kirkegaard. Recent performances and events have included a feature as part of the 2009 MATA Festival and with the AC’s 2009 Armory Show special project, as well as those at: Harvestworks, Warm Up @ P.S.1, Tonic, Diapason, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Monkey Town, the Stone, Knitting Factory (all New York City); Glade Festival, Resonance FM, Institute of Contemporary Arts (all London); Loopline, Offsite (both Tokyo); MUTEK Festival (Montreal); Batofar (Paris); Corcoran Gallery (Washington D.C.); Berklee Collage of Music (Boston); UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich); Apple Store Sinsaibashi (Osaka); m12 (Berlin); OFFF Festival (Lisbon); among other venues in the US, Europe and Japan. Sawako obtained a Master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She was born in Nagoya, Japan and is trained in both classical piano and Japanese Nohgaku Theatre. More information about Sawako and her work can be found at: www.troncolon.com.

About the AC:
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.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 1-6pm, Thursday: 1-8pm
547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor - #519-529 & North Alcove
New York, NY 10001

www.artcurrents.org /info@artcurrents.org
Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3


EVENT

AC [Institute Direct Chapel] Openings


Dates:
Thu May 07, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

AC [Institute Direct Chapel] Presents
The 3rd Anniversary of the Work’s Premiere: Thursday, May 7th between 6-8pm

Openings

Richard Kostelanetz (2006)

With Featured Performers:
Laura Barger
Holly Crawford
Margaret Lancaster
Paige Taggart
Trio: Robert Dick, Joshue Ott and Morgan Packard

The AC [ Institute Direct Chapel ] continues in its performance series offering a program of a sole work—though presented in a fashion that is decidedly not solitary. With Richard Kostelanetz’s score Openings as our starting point, we traverse discipline and media offering a glimpse into the infinitely mutable possibilities of his work. What depth Kostelanetz’s work offers, in turn also reveals much about the reader, the interpreter, the performer. As such we are pleased to present 5 multi-faceted “versions” of this work highlighting the following performers in their unique renderings and also inherent collaboration with the score: Laura Barger; Holly Crawford; Margaret Lancaster; Paige Taggart; and Trio: Robert Dick, Joshue Ott and Morgan Packard.

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.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 1-6pm, Thursday: 1-8pm
547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
www.artcurrents.org / info@artcurrents.org
Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3


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AC [Chapel] Presents Dan Waber: A Depiction of a Broken Allegory May 14 - June 13, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

Dan Waber: A Depiction of a Broken Allegory
AC [Chapel] presents Dan Waber’s latest series of visual poems created by taking detailed rubbings from memorial plates on-site at local churches around Northeastern Pennsylvania. Entitled A Depiction of a Broken Allegory, these works grew out of a convergence of several ongoing areas of investigation with the primary motivation serving as an attempt to come to grips, both literally and metaphorically, with the way American culture uses language to intermix concepts of memorialization with those surrounding religion and politics.

Each rubbing was made in situ, using lumber crayons on paper—a set of tools whose rich potential Waber learned through the work of, and in correspondence with, visual poet David-Baptiste Chirot. Moreover, each individual piece limits itself to the language found on a single monument, though some monuments themselves yielded multiple pieces.

The artist’s hope is that the pieces operate on such a universal level that those who view them will, from that day forward, regardless of ideological agreement or disagreement, find themselves automatically locating the “anti-language” contained within the language of monuments.

Dan Waber is a visual poet, concrete poet, sound poet, performance poet, publisher, editor, playwright and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in a kaleidoscope of places, from digital to print, from stage to classroom, from mailboxes to puppet theaters, from Harvard to Smith. His expansive artistic range has currently led him to working, as he states, “on and everywhere in-between.” More information about Waber’s work and projects can be found at www.logolalia.com.

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.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel].

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3.

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


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AC [Direct] I Presents Christine Sciulli: planeSPACE May 14 - June 13, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

Christine Sciulli: planeSPACE
AC [Direct] I presents Christine Sciulli’s planeSPACE, the latest installation in her current series Intercepting Planes. Points of light map the intersections of light planes and network pathways.

The networks used in this body of work have utilized various materials. In earlier installations, a random, taut, linear network of string was used to define pathways and synapses in gallery spaces. Operating on a much larger scale, Intercepting Planes X mapped planes of light onto a network of tree canopies high above Duane Park.

In planeSPACE a mishmash of vines, roots and bramble forms a dense, organic network. Points of light variously slink, careen and collide along twisted pathways, the result of a projected line mapped onto the tangled network.

Christine Sciulli is a New York based video installation/intervention artist. Her works have been seen on the street, in New York area galleries and institutions. Recent exhibitions include: The Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and New York’s Islip Art Museum, where Janet Goleas described her installation of Intercepting Planes B to be “a quiet riot of controlled chaos.” In 2008, Sciulli exhibited a solo installation with Frederieke Taylor Gallery, had her second solo show with Chi Contemporary Fine Art (both New York), exhibited her outdoor video installation, "Everything's Rosie" as part of Plugged-In (Hudson, New York) and was a recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant to produce a roving outdoor video installation, Intercepting Planes X, in Duane Park (New York). Her collaborations with composers have been shown widely at European and American festivals. A recent collaboration featured her video and light work for the Mabou Mines waterfront piece, “Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting” by Ruth Maleczech, which was developed during her Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Residency at White Oak, Florida.

Christine Sciulli holds an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State University, and an MFA from Hunter College, where she was awarded the Esther Fish Perry Award, BFA merit award and the Leutz/Reidel Travel Grant. Sciulli’s work is part of the New Museum’s Rhizome ArtBase (Rhizome.org). More information about Sciulli’s work and projects can be found at: www.soundandvision.cc.

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.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel].

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3.

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


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AC [Direct] II Presents Mary Ivy Martin: Untitled Abstract No. 3 May 14 - June 13, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

Mary Ivy Martin: Untitled Abstract No. 3
AC [Direct] II features the installation Untitled Abstract No. 3 by Mary Ivy Martin. For Martin, absence and presence are important elements in her work, both literally and figuratively. Whether this presence is site-specific or metaphysical, it leads her to ask: What is missing in her life? How do we deal with the complexity of contemporary life? How do we relate to our surroundings and the natural world? How do our experiences differ?

To expand on these questions Martin collects objects that are often walked over, passed by and taken for granted. As such, extracting these objects from their element draws attention to their own inherent history and meaning: the appearance, texture and smell, all being significant.

Through the processes of collection and installation, the artist creates new relationships between familiar objects, the installation space and the viewer; consequently reanimating the objects. Moreover, grids, binding techniques, landscaping and placement are tools used to impose an unexpected or “un-natural” order upon the materials.

Untitled Abstract No. 3 demonstrates Martin’s current work with natural materials such as grass and dried leaves which conjure up a sense of nostalgia and longing within herself. The act of working with these materials addresses her heightened awareness of a certain disconnect with nature as a resident of New York City, while also alluding to contemporary movements of environmentalism, ecological art and a rebellion against the electronic age. The materials work as a kind of gateway for the artist to explore their rich histories, contexts, complexities and questions. As with Untitled Abstract No. 3, Martin’s work challenges the boundaries between indoors and outdoors as she re-evaluates the role of nature in daily life.

A multi-faceted painter, photographer and installation artist, Mary Ivy Martin is based in New York City and works with natural materials in an effort to confront a sense of detachment with nature in daily life. She studied photography at the University of Arizona, where she began to work with organic forms. Residency programs such as Art Farm in rural Nebraska and Sproutbau taking place within a reclaimed housing project in Bremen, Germany, have provided an essential escape from a highly urban atmosphere and have fostered her interest in sustainability and communal environments. More information about Martin’s work and projects can be found at www.maryivymartin.com.

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.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel].

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3.

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