About the artists:
Faith Holland is an artist, curator, and educator whose multimedia practice focuses on gender, intimacy, and technology. She has exhibited at venues such as The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), NRW Forum (Düsseldorf), Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder), Human Resources (Los Angeles), and DAM Gallery (Berlin). Her work has been written about in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times UK, Elephant, Hyperallergic, Broadly, and The Observer. She has been a NYFA Fellowship Finalist in Digital/Electronic Art, an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Harvestworks, and a finalist for Fotomuseum Winterthur’s Post-Photography Prototyping Prize. She opened Hard/Soft, her third solo exhibition with TRANSFER, online and offline in 2020 as well as Touchscreen at L’Unique in Caen, France. She is the recipient of a 2021 New York State Council on the Arts grant.
Hildegard Holland Watter is an emerging toddler artist who works across performance, drawing, and installation. She performed as part of Faith Holland Hard/Soft installation at Spring/Break Art Show New York 2020 and produced a performance-video work for Vicarious Touching, the online version of the exhibition at TRANSFER.
Hildy’s artistic output has been much greater than my own during this second lockdown. While I’ve struggled to make a test sculpture and a video that didn’t really go anywhere, she has made dozens of drawings and maybe another dozen installations. She has experimented with new materials and techniques: crayons, colored pencils, markers, toys, mommy’s things, water, and food. (I, too, have been experimenting with food, is that perhaps inspired by her?) And so, to keep up with her, I set off documenting all her artistic output. To begin, this was my contribution to our collaboration: recognizing the work she had done as art, framing it, and capturing it digitally. For Rise of the Care Machines, I have added my own interventions, conceiving Hildy’s output as a body of work and recontextualizing the work for the web, with her careful consultations.
“And now,” as Elmo likes to say, “let’s ask a baby! Baby, what do you think about making art with mommy?”
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“Hahaha,” I imagine Elmo replying. “Thank you, baby!”
View video online: faithholland.com/hildys-world
Work will be delivered digitally after purchase.