Born 1986 in London, England
Lives in London
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 program 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’. Virtual biology and aquatic creatures are incorporated into an extended web; challenging our perception of evolution, adaptation and change.
Joey Holder’s ‘Abyssal Seeker’ depicts a slow, aquatic journey to a fictional brine lake at the bottom of an unnamed ocean: www.theabyssalseeker.life