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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OPPORTUNITY

Call for papers, texts on Artist-Endowed Foundations


Deadline:
Mon Jan 06, 2014 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

AC Books is accepting submissions for papers on the topic of Artist-Endowed Foundations.

According to the Aspen Institute, there are over 300 hundred artist-endowed foundations in the United States and the number is steadily increasing.

AC Books is editing a volume of essays and texts on this theme and is accepting papers, interviews, thought pieces on such topics as philanthropy, legal implications, taxes and monetary issues, social roles, art market influences, etc, as it pertains to the artist-endowed foundation.

Please submit your proposal, a CV, and a 10 page sample (double spaced, 12pt. Times New Roman) to submissions@artcurrents.org by January 5, 2014.


EVENT

Take the Square: A film by Oliver Ressler


Dates:
Thu Oct 17, 2013 18:00 - Wed Oct 30, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

On view October 17 – October 30, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm
This event is free and open to the public.

The emergence of the movements of the squares and the Occupy movement in 2011 can be seen as a reaction by people who opposed and began to fight the massive increase in social inequality and the dismantling of democracy in times of global financial and economic crisis. The movements of the squares are non-hierarchical and reject representation; direct democracy shapes their activities. The occupation of public places serves as a catalyst to develop demonstrations, general strikes, meetings and working groups on different focal points. Successful site occupancies in one place often inspire occupations in other cities, without a linear relationship.

The film “Take The Square” is based on discussions conducted with activists from 15M in Madrid, the Syntagma Square movement in Athens and Occupy Wall Street in New York. Re-enacting the format of the working groups of the protest movements, four to six activists discuss with each other as a group in front of a camera. The discussions cover issues of organization, horizontal decision-making processes, the importance and function of occupying public spaces and how social change can occur. The films were shot in the spring of 2012 in those places used by the movements of the squares for meetings and working groups: the Plaza de Pontejos, a quiet square in the immediate vicinity of the central Puerta del Sol in Madrid; at Plaza de la Corrala, a meeting place for the neighborhood assemblies of Lavapiès in Madrid; in Syntagma Square, the central assembly and demonstration point in front of the Parliament in Athens; and in Central Park in New York, where Occupy Wall Street held the “Spring Awakening 2012”.

The film brings together activists from three cities central to the movement. “I consider inclusiveness and respect used as a means to build horizontality and recover our power without the need to have somebody representing us very powerful,” says Ayelén from the Collective Thinking Work Group in Madrid. This rejection of representation also generally includes the parliaments; people should be politicized and invited to take their fate into their own hands. Babis Magoulas of the square movement in Athens says: “It’s the political process, the one that creates the man who is concerned with the commons, who participates and doesn’t allow the political to be taken over by the ‘experts’ whether they are syndicates or political parties. That’s why I’m saying it’s big. And direct democracy was not imposed; it was applied as the only way to convene. If it wasn’t horizontal, it would have had no meaning.” For Jen Waller of Occupy Wall Street, this has created, “the first people’s movement in this country that has called out the ruling class as the enemy.”


EVENT

"The Bull Laid Bear": A film by Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler


Dates:
Thu Oct 03, 2013 18:00 - Wed Oct 16, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In their second collaborative film Zanny Begg (Sydney) and Oliver Ressler (Vienna) focus on the financial and economic crisis post 2008. "The Bull Laid Bear" “lays bare” the economic recession (bear market) that hides behind each boom time (bull market). The film pokes fun at the slippery justifications made for the bailouts and austerity packages by exploring how governments in the United States, and other countries such as Ireland, turned a banking crisis into a budgetary crisis at the governmental level.

The Bull Laid Bear is structured around a series of interviews with US economists and activists including: William K. Black, a white-collar criminologist; Yves Smith, the author of the blog Naked Capitalism; Tiffiniy Cheng, campaign coordinator for A New Way Forward; and Gerald Epstein codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute in Amherst, MA. The material gathered from these four interviewees has been blended with hand drawn animations to create a quasi-fictitious criminal world of gangster bankers and corrupt courts.

Sydney based performer Singing Sadie provides a sound track for the film with a reinterpretation of Billie Holiday’s classic lament on money, God Bless The Child.

The Bull Laid Bear probes our collective “beliefs” in financial markets, unravelling responsibility for the 2008 financial meltdown and looking at some of the causes of the spiralling economic crisis in Europe.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1378513772369208/

Join us for the following screenings:

Take The Square: A film by Oliver Ressler
Opening Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm
On view October 17 – October 30

The Right of Passage: A film by Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler
Opening: Thursday, October 31, 6-8pm
On view October 31 – November 16, 2013.


OPPORTUNITY

OPEN END, an online participation project


Deadline:
Thu Sep 12, 2013 18:00

You are invited to participate in Open End, an interactive online visual and textual narrative using the Poetics app and uploaded to Twitter. This project is a conception of Holly Crawford and Seth Indigo Carnes.

The project launches on September 12, at 6pm, when Carnes will post the first two story panels to Twitter and the AC Institute’s website.

Carnes has arranged for a free download of the Poetics app for all participants from September 12th through the 14th on Apple's App Store. At any time during the project, participants may submit their work for the next story panel, based off the previous narrative panel. The narrative thus shapes itself across time, interactions and authors.

To submit one panel to the narrative, simply view the latest story panel(s) on the AC Website, then post your submission via Twitter, adding the project hashtag to your post.

The first project hashtag looks like this: #openend001, with the end number changing every Thursday. Beginning September 19th, the hashtag will be #opened002, and so on.

Visit the Apple App Store to download Poetics or visit http://www.poetics.me for more information.

For participation and project news via Twitter, please follow:
Seth Indigo Carnes: @soulincode
AC Institute: @ACDirect
Holly Crawford: @arttext


EVENT

Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh


Dates:
Thu Sep 19, 2013 07:00 - Thu Sep 19, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In conjunction with Jade Walsh: Pretty Funny Alone, AC Institute will host Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh, a one night event that will happen on Thursday, September 19th. Participants will draw each other while getting to know each other in a limited time while Walsh will also draw and host the event. The pictures will be posted on Walsh’s website during the show following the reception and documentation and notes of speed dating participants’ future interactions and dates will be posted.