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26 Sept - 26 Oct 2014

Thinking about how nature is ‘networked’ through it’s food webs and environment, Holder connects forms which have emerged through our human taste, culture and industrial processes to investigate complex digital systems that dissolve notions of the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’. GM products, virtual biology and aquatic creatures are incorporated into an extended virtual web challenging our perception of evolution, adaptation and change.

Joey Holder is an artist interested in the structures and hierarchies of the technological and natural world and how these systems are constantly abstracted. Mixing elements of biology, nanotechnology and natural history against computer program interfaces, screen savers and measuring devices, she sees no object or substance in any fixed state or with any permanent definition, identity or order; everything is transforming and morphing into something else; everything is a mutant and a hybrid.

HYDROZOAN was developed with support from Near Now and the Post Genomics and Plant Biochemistry departments at The School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham.