Joey Holder- artist research


Joey holder is a multimedia artist who relates the network theory to nature. A central focus in her work is the merging of matter that illuminates our relationship with matter. I find similarities in holders work to the works of Martin Coates ie the emphasis on anthromorphism. Holder expresses and highlights the idea that as humans we construct systems as a way to understand the world that we live in.

Joey Holder creates work that acts as a filter for the audience to make sense of the world and comfort the constant desire we have as humans to make sense of it. Her work is not only based on environment issues but also uses science, a lot of her work includes an element of how our eyes process different combinations of light patterns whilst linking this process with the relationship we have between animals, minerals, water etc.

Another scientific element Holder presents in her work is an avid interest in aquponics, which is the process of growing plants without soil. The process itself highlights the blurred lines between the natural and the manufactured, raising the barrier between what we produce as humans and what we call nature.

Another key interest in Holders work is how our bodies are digitized in the sense that our online data enables companies to make money from our data. Therefore, in essence companies digitize our genes highlighting the idea that our genetic code shares similarities to a computer programme code it is this aspect that allows companies to try to quantify us.

Holders recent work displays link to aquatics.In particular the cosmic circle of dna where Holder explores molecular biology cross linked with anthropologists. The eccentric sea creatures Holder displays attempts to show the weird and wonderful products of nature but I feel she also touches on maybe the mutation aesthetic that these creatures have in relation to the aftermath of man made process such as oil spills.


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