Joanna Holland / [SYNTAX ERROR]
Creative producer/curator Joanna Holland & [SYNTAX ERROR], a pseudonym used for her artist-self, will spend time researching narratives of [in]visible disability; looking to identify and better understand artistic practice which explores a more inclusive landscape. Resulting expansive dialogue, and disruption of unhelpful binary narratives, will ameliorate thinking on how the cultural sector/society can better represent and engage difference.
Building on Joanna’s background in feminist art histories, cultural inclusion, and biodiversity conservation, their practice investigates knowledge production and exchange. Often drawing on French Feminist Theorists Julia Kristeva and Hélène Cixous, they use acts of multiplicity to create inclusive, semiotic landscapes; part real, part imagined, but informed by lived experience - including soundscapes and an award-winning V-R landscape. And then everything I knew was true was true [CYANOPSIA], an immersive installation exploring [in]visible disability, has been shortlisted for a 2021 ‘UNLIMITED Emerging Artist Commission’.
They are interested in how we live with each other, and on our planet, sustainably. Driven by the belief that interdisciplinary and participatory approaches give meaning to our world and enable richer experiences for everyone; they work collaboratively, co-producing with different communities, alongside artists, scientists, and academics. They have worked with/for CCI, CC&I, NESTA, Tate and others.