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

"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.


EVENT

Jade Walsh: Pretty Funny Alone


Dates:
Thu Sep 12, 2013 06:00 - Wed Oct 02, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

This event is free and open to the public.

Jade Walsh: "Pretty Funny Alone"
September 12 - October 2

Exhibition Opening Reception, September 12, 6-8pm

Pretty Funny Alone is an exhibition of lively video, installation and performance exploring material, psychology and metaphors of heartache & courtship. It comprises a video work Pretty Funny Alone capturing the artist in her studio over time; an installation that forms a ‘Mixed-media Visual Diary’ featuring photos, prints, poems, comedic stories, drawings, and fabric overlays; and two performances; “Actions For No Action; Free”, a roaming performance and Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh, a one night event.*

* Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh is 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.

Jade Walsh is an inter-disciplinary artist living and working in Melbourne Australia. She blends screen-printing, photography, drawing, mixed media, painting, performance, video, autobiography and real life in her visual art. She has received numerous grants and overseas residency awards for silkscreen-printing and has participated in programs at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the Fabric Workshop & Museum, Lower East Side Printshop and the School of Visual Art in New York.

She received an MFA in 2010 from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. She has been exhibiting around Australia for ten years. This is her first exhibition in New York.

www.jadewalsh.com.au


EVENT

Babs Reingold: Luna Window


Dates:
Thu Sep 12, 2013 06:00 - Sat Nov 16, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

This event is free and open to the public.

Babs Reingold: "Luna Window"
September 12 - November 16

AC Institute announces a new installation, Luna Window, by Babs Reingold opening September 12, 2013 with an artist’s reception 6-8pm.

The installation, four organza-stained and hair-stuffed ladders poking from decaying windows and doors, chronicles Reingold’s continuing exploration into poverty, including a stay in public housing.

Her statement notes: “In 1940, public housing was constructed on the former 35-acre site of Luna Park, Cleveland’s answer to Coney Island. The housing project, Woodhill, was the city’s largest. I moved into Woodhill at age fourteen, white, Jewish and for all wants and purposes, alone.”

According to the artist, “Luna Window” is one in a series of exhibits that expose the irony of fantasy descending into a wretched reality. It is a narrative, she said, of broken homes, broken dreams and the despair of a prison, where trapped by fear, occupants press against the window unable to escape, peering at a society isolated from them.

Reingold fabricates her soft sculpture-like ladders in a laborious process. The shells are stained silk organza, which are stuffed with human hair and then sewn into the ladder shapes. The artist has collected hair from numerous beauty salons over the years. Its diversity from anonymous donors carries each person’s DNA, which remains intact even after death. Hence, the use of hair in the “Luna Window” installation exemplifies a human condition that exists even throughout the most pressing situations.

The Venezuela-born American artist has, for the past fifteen years, created alternate ambiguities with her wall art and installations, focusing on beauty, poverty and the environment. “The Last Tree”, an impact environmental installation, debuted this summer at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Soho. Another significant installation centering on poverty, “Hung Out In The Projects,” was shown at the Morean Art Center in St Petersburg and helped earn Reingold a 2010 Florida Fellowship. Other recent exhibits on this theme include “Flesh Art,” Jersey City University, NJ; “Robes,” College of St Elizabeth, NJ, and “Media Mix X4” at Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY. More at www.babsreingold.com.