Heidi Holmes was born in Melbourne, Australia where she completed a BFA (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently undertaking an MFA at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, CA. In recent years, Holmes has exhibited in solo and curated group exhibitions internationally and was recently featured in Angela Balzano’s book, 'To do away with the family, From abortion to post-human relationships', published by Meltemi Press.
This practice begins with the body, however nobody (no-body) is the location where this practice presently exists. I am aware that this is inconsistent - it's a developing situation. However, I ask you to please pause with me in these contradictory conditions and join me in the distinction that for now, this practice stems from symptoms that develop within a body and will then exist outside of a body as material. Currently, these materials are formed by the symptoms and conditions of Menopause. Formerly, these materials were determined by annals of failing and failed fertility. Current material investigations are utilising cosmeceuticals, health products, hair, water, heat, steam, smoke, body measurements and data and St John’s Wort. And installation outcomes that include reconstruction, pipes and drains, lighting, voids, heat, scent and the atmosphere.