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“All of My Work is Pantomime”: Interview with Desirée Holman  
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11/24/09

San Francisco - It begins with a fake baby harem dance party and ends with a disembodied head. Given those two rather strange polarities, this interview with San Francisco-based artist Desirée Holman seems surprisingly linear. Make-believe as a phrase has a childlike innocence, but in the hands of Holman it takes on qualities of obsession, longing, and the grotesque. Her work takes the form of both videos where absurd situations are realized in effigies and pantomimes, but they also take form in beautif... [more]

Theway_itis Rejection Nation   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Michael Arcega, Orly Cogan, Anthony Discenza, Robert Eads, Kate Gilmore, Arthur Gonzalez, Jonn Herschend, Dee Hibbert-Jones, Desiree Holman, Steve Lambert, Kara Maria, Stephanie Syjuco, Nomi Talisman at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) April 4th, 2009 - June 20th, 2009
Posted 5/2/09

      I know, I know, the last thing you want to read here is more economy doom and gloom—and believe me, I'm the last person who wants to open that can of worms. But let's face it—rejection is the topic of the day right now. From the freshly laid off white collar worker reduced to applying at Starbucks because there just aren't any other jobs to the would-be homeowner who can't land a loan, everyone is tasting the bitter sting of rejection these days. And then, of course, there're the artists (... [more]

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