TRANSFER IS PLEASED TO PRESENT ‘TECHNOPHILIA’, the first solo exhibition from Faith Holland.
Technology connects us to porn, our partners, and whatever other bodies we might desire. We lust after bodies “behind” the screen or “inside” the device but all the while we interact, always, with a thing–a machine.
Holland writes “I sleep inches away from my phone; it is the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see in the morning, regardless of who or what else is in my bed. I gently massage my laptop’s pressure points as I write this text. I caress screens throughout the day. I softly cup a mouse in my right hand as it grazes across my desk. This is the new intimacy.”
‘TECHNOPHILIA’ includes Holland’s ‘Visual Orgasms’ a series of looped moving images that playfully expose popular media’s pressured attempt to make sex visually consumable. New installation work from Holland will also be on display along with two new large-scale ‘Ookie Canvas’ abstractions composed of collaged cum shots which Holland collects from pornography and her own open call for submitted photographs.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with essays by Nora O’ Murchú and Seth Watter, printed with a signed and numbered centerfold. ‘TECHNOPHILIA’ will conclude with a collection of ‘GIFs to Have Sex By’ created by invited artists, screening at TRANSFER on July 11th.
A full inventory of work from ’TECHNOPHILIA’ is available from the gallery. Please inquire with the firstname.lastname@example.org to request information.
About the Artist :::
FAITH HOLLAND (1985, New York) is a NYC-based artist and curator whose practice focuses on gender and sexuality’s relationship to the Internet. She received her BA in Media Studies at Vassar College and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Elga Wimmer (New York), Axiom Gallery (Boston), the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Xpo Gallery (Paris), and File Festival (São Paulo). She was a 2014 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Finalist in Digital/Electronic Art. Her work has been written about in Artforum, The Sunday Times UK, Art F City, Hyperallergic, Animal New York, Artnet, The Creator’s Project, and Dazed Digital.
For more information: faithholland.com