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  • Made in the Dark : Amy Croft
    the various forms of her research which included interviews with the residents of Am Leopoldsgrund Puntigam built 1976 1982 and Eschensiedlung Deutschlandsberg built 1972 1992 documentary photographs of the homes and archival material Eilfried Huth s architectural projects held a strong political message and radical aspirations offering the future residents an opportunity to design and build their own homes while collectively establishing their own community Countless small homes and standard units are produced with a maximum of industrial prefabrication and imposed design It is a form of violence that makes people constantly insecure and dependent on the power structures in charge of housing production Quote from Eilfried Huth In the series of drawings and sculptural work shown at HDA the artist introduces specific instances from architecture and design history to highlight similarities in the way colour pattern and material combinations have been treated as political tools by both designers and users alike enabling self expression within an industry driven by consumption Key examples the artist references are The Memphis Group who led by Ettore Sottsass in Italy 1980 1988 developed a collection of furniture and products with the intention of breaking design rules The groups highly expressionistic pieces of furniture were the result of a collision of styles as the designers borrowed from both high or low cultural fashions as well as various vernacular trends Another point of interest which has informed the work is the fate of Le Corbusier s housing estate in Pessac Bordeaux built in the mid 1920 s This series of flats for Le Corbusier were the experiments which later informed his famous living machine However once tenants took up residence in the buildings they soon began adding to the structures finding them perfect shells to manipulate and improve upon with their own designs The sculpture

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  • Number Five : Amy Croft
    Adolf Loos 1870 1933 The way space has gained sexual connotations during this history is compared to the design and advertising of Coco Chanel s No5 perfume bottle launched in 1921 Through this comparison from an ornamental addition on a women s dressing table to the interiors of Adolf Loo s raumplans and the architectural scale of a buildings facade or Parisian city plan the work looks to highlight and link how such sexualisation of space is present in elements from our daily lives regardless of scale or function The screen s shape is taken from the original 1921 bottle for Coco Chanel s perfume No5 As with the fashion designers range of clothing her perfume bottle rejected the decorative and typically feminine floral motifs of the time instead favoring a stronger architectural form which it is claimed takes it s shape from Place Vendôme at the front of the Ritz Hotel where Chanel was resident The bottles link to architecture can also be seen in the way it is advertised as the starlet promoting the fragrance is often photographed behind the bottle pictorially framing her body or face and spatially housing her in it s form In both the

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  • Studio : Amy Croft
    down there BAND at Fluc Wanne Demoraum Akademie Wien Made in the Dark Number Five Studio CV Writing Links Interesting people and websites An artists website used to display completed

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  • CV : Amy Croft
    bildenden kunste Vienna 2010 BAND Fluc Wanne Wien Rundgang Akademie der bildenden kunste Wien Amy Croft Demoraum Akademie Wien Grazer Kunstverein Graz Demonstrationsraum Aula Akademie der bildenden kunste Wien Curator in residence 2009 10 Sören Grammel 2009 Made in the Dark Haus der Architektur Graz This is the Front Room The Elephant in the Corner at Madamme Lillies London 2007 Brickmanship Independents as part of Liverpool Biennale Liverpool Needle Drops and Invited Posters Parade London 2006 Open Doors D U M B O Art Under the Bridge Festival New York Put Into Play by Them at Play Within Them Graduate Exhibition Wimbledon School of Art London 2005 DingeKunst KunstKlub Berlin The Interventor Wimbledon School of Art London Counter Selfridges London EDUCATION 2009 2013 Studium Performative Kunst Installation Skulptur Prof Monica Bonvicini Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Vienna Austria 2003 2006 BA Hons Fine Art Painting First Class Degree Wimbledon School of Art London Dissertation title Where is the Wrong Place A discussion of how artists use place to position themselves in The Wrong Place 2002 2003 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Norwich School of Art and Design Norwich AWARDS And RESIDENCIES May September 2012 Residency in Marrakech Morocco Awarded by Dar Al Ma mûn Centre International de Résidences Artistiques Fondation Dar Al Ma mûn Marrakech March June 2009 Residency in Graz Austria Awarded by Haus der Architektur and Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes September 2006 Triangle Artists Workshop Brooklyn New York BIBLIOGRAPHY Barbara Kapusta on Amy Croft at the Kuenstlerhaus Vienna Barbara Kapusta This is Tomorrow 2011 UP THERE DOWN THERE Amy Croft Svoboda Ivan artycok tv 2011 The Band Members and the Band Martin Beck lecture given at the International Symposia Exhibition as the Artistic Medium Curator of Contemporary Art as the Artist The Changing Statuses of the Exhibition

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  • Writing : Amy Croft
    the Visible Possible Catalogue text about Barbara Kapusta s photographic series Photographing Sam and Miguel Chicago 2014 featured in the touring exhibition Self Timer Stories Self Timer Stories Edited by Felicitas Thun Hohenstein for The Austrian Federal Chancellery pub Schlebruegge 2015 SEPTEMBER 2013 Exhibition Review Frieze They She We Them by Barbara Kapusta http www frieze com issue review barbara kapusta JUNE 2013 Exhibition Review Springerin On Vanishing Land by

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  • Links : Amy Croft
    down there BAND at Fluc Wanne Demoraum Akademie Wien Made in the Dark Number Five Studio CV Writing Links Interesting people and websites An artists website used to display completed

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  • Interesting people and websites : Amy Croft
    director grazer kunstverein Austria since 2005 Link Stefanie Hödlmoser Artist Graz Link The Elephant in the Corner A group of five artists who since March 2008 have organised discussion groups and studio visits One of the group s aims is to encourage information sharing and dialogue bringing together and testing our different artistic processes and research practices The group consists of Zoe Anspach Katie Aston Amy Croft Virginia Phongsathorn and

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