Spermatogenesis Intervention (Reproductive System Replacement Neckpiece)

Holland Houdek

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Rochester, NY, United States
2021

18 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches

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“Hyperbolic Adornment (Implant Series III)” Artist Statement
This series focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. These hand-fabricated objects glorify the highly individual and personal nature of prosthesis and surgeries, while evoking notions of memento mori and the fragile nature of the human form. Using real medical implants as inspiration, I have re-invented and exaggerated these devices for imagined bodies. The intention is for viewers to consider their own physicality and to visualize the absent anatomies implied by the work.

Bio
Holland’s work focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. She has exhibited across the world, is the recipient of numerous awards including being a finalist for the inaugural Burke Prize, and she is currently an Associated Professor and the Art Galleries Director at Nazareth University in Rochester, New York.

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