Tuesday, February 9, 2010
A memorial screening to celebrate the life and creative work of David Crawford 2/9/2010
still from "Stop Motion Studies Tokyo 2004"
David Crawford (1970-2009) studied film, video, and new media at the Massachusetts College of Art and received a BFA in 1997. He received several Turbulence.org Commissions, including Here and Now (1998), National Velvet (2000), and Stop Motion Studies - Tokyo (2003). In 2000, his Light of Speed project was a finalist for the SFMOMA Webby Prize for Excellence in Online Art. In 2003, Crawford’s Stop Motion Studies project received an Artport Gate Page Commission from the Whitney Museum of American Art, an Award of Distinction in the Net Vision category at the Prix Ars Electronica, and became part of the public collection of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (SMS - Series 6). In 2004, he received an MSc from Chalmers University of Technology and taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Crawford received his PhD in 2009 from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at Göteborg University in Sweden. His artwork has been featured by the Guardian and Leonardo. His writing has been published by Princeton Architectural Press and SpringerWienNewYork.