Hungarian psychologist, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, describes the concept of flow as an optimal experience and single-minded immersion that requires focus and full concentration. He applies this notion to the creative process and states, “in flow we only feel what is relevant to the activity.” This project takes this idea, I hope, further in examining the complexities of the creative process from different spaces and structures. With multiple access points to an excess of information at any given time, I have been working in one direction, but this will allow me to start working in another; the flow is broken and redirected toward a new and exciting place.
Holly Crawford is cross media artist, curator and art historian. Her art and poetry gives new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Ephemeral and institutional critique are two areas of artistic process and research. Different spaces and places are used for exhibition. Many projects are site specific, participatory, and others are ongoing.
She has exhibited internationally. 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird site specific installations in Florence, Valencia, Berlin, London, New York City, Chile and Southern California. Offerings project was a participating .net project at Ars Electronica. Found Punctuation was screened at the Tate Modern in 2007. Sound Art Limo and Critical Conversations in a Limo were part of Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2007.
She has written and edited books and papers that include: Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay in, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008.
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. She has taught at UCLA in the Art Department and SVA.
She founded and is the director of AC Institute, a non-profit space for experimental work in NYC that was in Chelsea for 7 years and is now in midtown. She was born in California, had movesd around a lot and now lives in New York City environs for 15 years with her husband and Lokke is a dog. She is a member of AICA-US chapter and Art Table