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Event: Chaperone: Anna Craycroft Presents The Century of the Self, Ep. 1 & 3 (Adam Curtis, 2002)


June 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Anna Craycroft

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

Anna Craycroft works in a wide range of media on research-based projects that explore how specific cultural constructs shape our social selves. Craycroft’s on going project, Agency Of the Orphan, an in depth investigation of this culturally invented and psychologically manipulated archetype yielded an expansive solo exhibition at Tracy Williams, LTD with an accompanying publication in the spring of 2008. She has shown her work in public art projects, solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Art In General, New York; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles; Le Case D’Arte,
Milan; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; and a public installation in The Hague. Craycroft is represented by Tracy Williams Ltd in New York City where she lives and works.




Sponsorship provided by Magic Hat Brewing Co.