Faith Holland - Bullets and Bars
In an homage to the early web, Bullets and Bars gathers structural elements from the homepage era. When the web was dominated by user-generated content and form, the bullets, bars, dividers, buttons and arrows did not merely structure, but also styled. As the bricks of a good homepage, these web elements contributed to the themes and ideas of every site. Unlike the thin gray lines and muted tones of the contemporary web which users populate with their content, the web elements highlighted by Bullets and Bars are equally about form and content. Bullets and Bars is randomly composed of more than 4,500 elements and changes every time it is reloaded.
Faith Holland is an artist, curator, and educator whose multimedia practice focuses on gender, intimacy, and technology. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), NRW Forum (Düsseldorf), Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder), Boston Cyberarts Gallery (Boston), the Philips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Human Resources (Los Angeles), DAM Gallery (Berlin), and File Festival (São Paulo). Her work has been written about in Artforum, The Sunday Times UK, Elephant, Hyperallergic, Broadly, and ArtSlant among others. She was a 2014 NYFA Fellowship Finalist in Digital/Electronic Art. In 2016, she was an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Harvestworks and a finalist for Fotomuseum Winterthur’s Post-Photography Prototyping Prize. Her second solo exhibition, Speculative Fetish, with Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn was in 2017-8.
The next artist showing is Ad Minoliti, being invited by Faith Holland.
…by artists is an artist-led curatorial programme, where selected artists present online work and invite their peers to create a succession of content around the yearly theme for a period of two weeks. This strand of AOS aims to create networks between continents of digital artists as the current exhibiting artist is then asked to invite the next artist to participate in the project, keeping the chain going. The digital collage created through the ongoing series will become automatic, exploring various ideas as it develops, and aims to form a conversation between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.