New Book: 7 Days, My Art Life

New book, project, edited by me. I asked many artists, curators, collectors, critics, editors and publishers of art magazines, docents, art history professors, art dealers, art lawyers and other in the field of art to tell me about their art week. I did not share who was in the book and the submissions.

The book is printed in black pages with white text. It also a good read. 7Dayscover2017 - Copy (2)

The contributors: Doug Harvey, Anne McKeown, Tracey Snelling, Dee Hibbert Jones,  Fernando Galen, John Murchie,  Peter Frank, Eric Booth,  Nancy Lippe, Daria Hollowell, Molly Haslund, Linnea West,  Ischa Tallieu,  Brian Curtin, Cristin McKnight Sethi, Claude Closky, Lane Cooper, Peter Frankhauser, Raul Zamudio,  Seph Rodney, Terry Berne, Stephanie JeanJean, Martha Wilson, Orlan, David Raymond, Ann-Marie Lequesne, Mary Valverde, Jonathon Keats, Irina Tarsis and Edward Winkleman.

This book is distributed by RAM. Ask a museum bookstore and you college bookstore to order it.

 

New Performance: Ants on a Shrimp, Thoughts

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Performance at the Arena Theatre, September 23. It was as part of Dirty Practice, The Role of the Artist’s Studio, Residency and Symposium at  University of Wolverhampton School of Art

The text was broken into 126 postcards. The text on one side and collage that I created on the other side. The postcards were gifts for people who attended. During the performance I moved through the audience, snuggled up, and asked them on occasion to read what was on the card. The cards where then handed to them or if I read the card I tossed it at the audience or dropped on the floor.

Selected Text:

Where the hell are we?

….

Let’s have fun.

Everyday is a grind.

Let’s have fun.

…..

We’ll see

Thinker on a Spoon, 2016

Scupture that I I created as part of my Dirty Practice art residency. I also did a performance, Ants of a Shrimp, Thoughts.

One of the small sculptures that I created during this residency. It is deliberately per carelessly balanced, on false move or change and...you get it. It is part of larger installation that I did at the Wolverhampton School of Art, 20-23 Sept 2016

One of the small sculptures that I created during this residency. It is deliberately per carelessly balanced, on false move or change and…you get it. It is part of larger installation that I did at the Wolverhampton School of Art, 20-23 Sept 2016

Installation of 12 tiny sculptures mixe with other mixed media. I created the small sculptures as part of this residency.

Installation of 12 tiny sculptures mixe with other mixed media. I created the small sculptures as part of this residency.

Through the Cell Darkly, Turin 2015

Collaborative art installation in a cell in a former prison at the Others Art Fair, Stay Gold, Turin Italy. I created the installation that was changed daily and Roberta Marroquin took the photographs. I draped masses of white string, to appear to me webs, around the cell. Candles were light and the windows were blocked. Only three people at a time were allowed to entire the space with a small flashlight. The two heavy cell doors, that creaked, were then closed behind them. They looked at the space and the pictures of the prison that Marroquin took every night and were added the next day before the fair opened.

Through A Cell in  Time & Space Darkly, Prison Cell Installation by Holly Crawford photographs by Roberta Marroquin, Torino Italy, Stay Gold Art Fair
Through A Cell, in Time & Space, Darkly, Prison Cell Installation by Holly Crawford photographs by Roberta Marroquin, Torino Italy, Stay Gold Art Fair

We were interviewed several times and congratulated on using the cell as a cell. The prison was open from the late 1880s and closed in the early 2000. There is a long history of the prison that is posted on the next. It is a place filled with ghosts. People lined up to see this site specific installation. Over four long days approximately 1,000 people, that is a minimum number, saw this installation. Thank you!

inside the cell...detail

 

Art Alchemy, the other project listed here on a separate page, is a project that I did with people who were waiting in line to see Through the Cell Darkly. With the help of 80 participants, I transformed a gold envelop and black sealing wax into an art object that I then gifted back to the participants. I did not do this project on the last day.