Exhibition: 30 August – September 16, 2017
Somewhere between there and then, I am here.
I’ve been waiting for a very long time to get there and I will wait longer.
Here doesn’t feel like there.
I can feel there from here.
Then, I thought about there.
Here, I thought about there.
When there is here, I will remember then.
If there is never here, I will remember then.
Somewhere between there and then, I am here,
contemplates the physical, emotional and
spiritual experience of in-between-ness.
I’ve been doing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for a
while, but now I’ve stopped. I hoped I would be
a mother, but I am not. I’m grieving. Where I
am now and where I will be soon is not clear. I
am only certain that because I’m an artist, I will
make-work from this position.
Heidi Holmes’ art practice is founded on a reflective interest in self-improvement in all facets of life, including mental health, relationships and the greater world. With a particular interest in making work that draws from the experience of the everyday, Holmes’ recent work has explored a personal account of undertaking In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment and the subsequent failings and consequences of the process. Holmes’ practice also often considers; feminism, relationships, aging and existentialism.
Materializing as drawing, beading, audio, scent, scripts, video and installation, these sometimes humorous, sometimes-devastating works propose, “Who are we?” and, “I am just like you (aren’t I?).”
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | heidiholmes.net
These exhibitions are part of TCB’s Prolegomenon series supported by the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Program, Creative Victoria and Hells Kitchen, which encourages intergenerational exchange between emerging and established artist.
TCB art inc. acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community, and the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.