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

Clipper by Adam Hurwitz


Dates:
Thu Feb 19, 2015 18:00 - Wed Mar 04, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Reflective nostalgia thrives in ‘algia,’ the longing itself, and delays the homecoming — wistfully, ironically, desperately.
-Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia

"Clipper" is part of an ongoing project entitled "Reflective Nostalgia" after the term coined by Svetlana Boym. The project is a series of looping, non-narrative videos, each attempting to convey the texture and melancholy of memory — the interstices of life — rather than specific remembered events. The unsentimental recollections are created from the ground up, using computer animation software. The CGI software imparts an uncanny, dreamlike imagery to the simulacrum of life. Adam Hurwitz’s experience as a painter has guided the work and the resulting videos exist somewhere between painting and film.

"Clipper" is based on the memory, and near universal experience, of radio towers seen from the highway during summer road trips. The viewer endlessly loops around the blinking, monumental masts in lazy circles at twilight.

Biography:
Adam Hurwitz is an artist living and working in New York City. His current focus on computer generated video comes out of his knowledge of and experience in painting and drawing. He received his MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in New York, Boston, Maryland and elsewhere. Adam Hurwitz received a 2014 fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Spring 2015.

adamhurwitz.com


EVENT

The Future is Here Again: Visual Language


Dates:
Thu Jan 22, 2015 18:00 - Sat Feb 07, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Text-based art, or vispo, marries verbal and visual language. There are many ways to form this union: words and letters can dissolve into gestures, be obscured, faded or obliterated, or play with one another in ways that create multiple meanings. They can even evolve beyond legible text into shapes, forms and colors that only the imagination can read.
The intent of this exhibition is to share the various ways that text can transform into something far removed from the literal. Some contributors approach the work as poets, others as artists, yet each uses text, words, and gestural marks as compositional elements. In addition, their investigations playfully combine humor and wit, calligraphy and letters, participation and poetry, social commentary and linguistic ambiguity.

Featuring works from The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry and COLDFRONT vispo as well as works by Martha Wilson, Richard Kostelanetz, Richard Humann and many more.


EVENT

Aleksander Johan Andreassen: stille day (silent day)


Dates:
Thu Dec 11, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Aleksander Johan Andreassen’s work is based in the traditions of experimental and documentary film. During the last couple of years he has focused specifically on the subject of mental health, exploring individual perspectives on normalcy, spirituality, passivity, and belongingness. The personal work stille dag (silent day) was the first video made in this ongoing series.
stille dag uses time-lapse photography to follow the artist’s mother for 24-hours from a fixed position. The audio track consists of two edited conversations between the artist and his mother about her passive lifestyle.

Biography

Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian artist who primarily works with the moving image. His works have been screened at exhibitions and film festivals worldwide. Andreassen has done video design for live theatre as well as cinematography for the stop motion film Orfeus (2012). He holds a BFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway and is currently pursuing an MFA at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.
cargocollective.com/aleksanderjohan


EVENT

BABA MAGANA/hot issue


Dates:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (aka Akirash) seemlessly blends painting, sculpture and performance to investigate the invisible power structures that govern our daily existence and perpetuate a culture of violence. BABA MAGANA/hot issue re-envisions common materials in an installation that questions the relationship between weapons and wealth, power and fear. The work pushes us to consider if it is the people or the weapons that incite violence.

Working in the tradition of such artists as El Anatsui, Calixte Dakpogan and Romuald Hazoumé, Akirash repurposes plastic toy guns, newspaper and galvanized wires to open our eyes to the death and violence we often choose not to see. This site-specific installation is built around a cardboard coffin covered in gun paint, which will play a central role in a performative funeral to be held at the exhibition’s closing.

Biography:
Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (Akirash) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Austin, TX. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Akirash originally studied bio-chemistry before hearing his calling for art. He has received several awards, grants and fellowships throughout the world and held numerous international exhibitions. Most recently Akirash completed a residency at the University of Texas (Austin, 2014). In 2000, Akirash founded ARTWITHAKIRASH, a nonprofit art organization in the Republic of Benin dedicated to community development through creative empowerment.

artwithakirash.com


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Alona Rodeh: Barking Dogs Don’t Bite


Dates:
Thu Oct 30, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Alona Rodeh’s diverse practice uses a wide range of media to construct time-based installations that are often described as “performance without performers.” Through her work, Rodeh tests systems and cultural phenomena by agitating objects, spaces and situations into choreographed, extreme and often humorous performances.

Barking Dogs Don’t Bite (2012) is a video that showcases the same vacant gallery space activated anew. Filmed from two different points of view, the gallery enters into a cyclical process that seems to be self-inflicted. One by one, all of the defense mechanisms of the empty space are set off and a smoke bomb erupts. As the drama unfolds, passers-by pay no attention, leaving the viewer as the sole witness to the orchestrated absurdity.

Biography
Alona Rodeh was born in 1979 in Israel and is based in Tel Aviv and Berlin. Holding an MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2009), she has presented large-scale commissioned projects and solo shows at several international venues including Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Herzliya, 2014), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2014), Helena Rubinstein Pavilion (Tel Aviv Museum, 2013), The Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv, 2013), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, 2012), and The Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon, 2012). Rodeh has performed at the 54th Venice Biennial and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. From 2013-2014, she was an artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

alonarodeh.com