image: 7000 Oaks by Joseph Beuys
Crunchtime2010 Special Events and Projects
Visiting artists will be presenting works on the city's street and sites, creating site-specific events that enable the audience not only to encounter the work but also to meet and engage with the artists.
See programme page for details of times, dates and venues.
Free International University, Amsterdam. Crunchtime2010 Artists in Residence will be planting an oak tree and placing a stone in central York as part of their ongoing worldwide project 7000 Oaks initiated by Joseph Beuys. The tree planting ceremony will take place on Wednesday 3rd February at approximately 2pm, and this ecological art action will leave a permanent reminder of the event and their visit. Site: New Walk, next to Skeldergate Bridge. During Crunchtime2010, FIU will be based in Gallery 2, 5 High Petergate. Here, they will show texts, videos and works from their World University collection and be available to talk and engage with during Crunchtime2010.
Karl-Heinz Jeron (Germany). An art and economics teach-in and happening, exploring how we make monetary decisions. Saturday afternoon 30th January. Venue: Gallery 1.
Art and Engagement Seminar. With artists Waldo Bien (Netherlands), Rashid Salim (Iraq) and Patricia Azevedo (Brazil). Thursday 4th February 1-5pm. Guildhall, St Helens Square. All welcome.
Lucrezia De Domizio Durini (Italy). Our special guest is a student of Beuys thought and an international curator from Italy. She has written 27 books, organised numerous international exhibitions and conferences and was invited to present collateral events at the last two Venice Biennales. She will be giving a talk and convening an open debate on global issues on the last afternoon of Crunchtime in the City of York Council Chamber. Come early. Max 100.
Clare Charnley (UKy) and Patricia Azevedo (Brazil). Leave Blank is an installation and intervention around isues of immigration by artists Clare Charnley (UKy) and Patricia Azevedo (Brazil). The installation will be sited on the side windows of City Screen whilst an associated action will take place on Friday 5th February from 2pm to 5pm on the site.
Wild Pansy Press (UKy). Based at the University of Leeds and organised by Chris Taylor and Simon Lewandowski. Wild Pansy Press have initiated their own artists’ call to produce the Rainy Day Book which will be premiered at Crunchtime2010.
Patrick Healy (Ireland). Writer, lecturer, philosopher and Professor at FIU Amsterdam, Patrick Healy will give a short reading on the banks of the river Ouse from 'De Markles van water' by writer Hilarius Hofstede. Saturday 6th February 1030-1130am, New Walk by FIU tree and stone. Patrick Healy will also translate for Lucrezia De Domizio Durini.
Graham Martin (UKy). Future excavation: a project by artist Graham Martin with the York Archaeological Trust. During Crunchtime2010 a metre pit will be dug and filled with the detritus of a day. The pit will be excavated one year later by archaeologists. The work touches on landfill, consumerism, climate change, imagination and evaluation, and the accelerating past in the contemporary age. Location: Hungate, York. There will also be a talk on site, time TBC.
Associate Exhibition at City Screen. The upstairs exhibition space will host an exhibition of photographs by Brighton-based Australian photographer Cath Farr (Australia), organised by Peter Boardman, from 21st January to 7th February.
Crunchtime2010 film night, City Screen York. An evening of Crunchtime films (certificate 12A) in association with City Screen. Artists videos by Armin Ardi, Guy Wouete, Johann Arens, and Mladen Miljanovic will be shown alongside the Italian movie classic THE BICYCLE THIEVES. Starts 6.15pm Tuesday 2nd February. Book either by telephone on 0871 704 2054 or online here or at the City Screen kiosk, Coney Street, York. Films start at 615pm Tuesday 2nd February, City Screen, Coney Street, York. Tel 0871 704 2054.