Born 1979 – London, UK
Lives and works in London and Nottingham.
Joey Holder’s work raises philosophical questions of our universe and things yet unknown, regarding the future of science, medicine, biology and human-machine interactions.
Working with scientific and technical experts she makes immersive multimedia installations that explore the limits of the human and how we experience non-human, natural and technological forms. Mixing elements of biology, nanotechnology and natural history against computer programme interfaces, screensavers and measuring devices, she suggests the impermanence and interchangeability of these apparently contrasting and oppositional worlds: ‘everything is a mutant and a hybrid’. Connecting forms which have emerged through our human taste, culture and industrial processes she investigates complex systems that dissolve notions of the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’. GM products, virtual biology and aquatic creatures are incorporated into an extended web; challenging our perception of evolution, adaptation and change.
Teletext works: Two snapshots each from the videos “Adcredo” and “Selachimorpha”
Joey Holder: Selachimorpha (2017)
Snapshots from: https://www.joeyholder.com/selachimorpha
Commissioned for Conspiracy Week at The Photographers Gallery (Media Wall), Joey Holder takes a particular scene from the 1975 film Jaws to look at the ways in which manipulated images are appropriated and circulated by Internet culture as ‘fact’. The scene, which shows a shooting star flaring behind hero Roy Schneider, has become fodder for conspiracy theories. Taking its name from a scientific classification for sharks, this project morphs between factual and fictional images, symbols and memes.
Joey Holder: Adcredo – The Deep Belief Network (2018)
Snapshots from: https://www.joeyholder.com/adcredo
‘Adcredo – The Deep Belief Network’ is a series of installations developed across several sites, as well as a research and discussion platform. ‘Adcredo’ is a Latin word meaning to put trust in to believe in, or to give credence to. Taking a fictional data-analysis company called Adcredo as her starting point, Holder explores the role that online networks can play in the construction of belief.