Holly Márie Parnell
Holly Márie Parnell is an Irish/Canadian artist based between Glasgow and Wexford. Working across moving image and expanded cinema, her practice explores the ways we impart meaning and value through layers of authority and language. Taking a documentary approach, the work is built from personal encounters and is motivated by the subtle yet powerful truths of embodied knowledge and lived experience. Her work has been exhibited and performed across the UK and abroad, with recent projects at Cell Project Space, Humber Gallery, B3 Biennial, Jupiter Woods and will be touring nationally and internationally with aemi’s upcoming 2023 programme Súitú. She is a recent alumnus of Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship, and an MFA graduate of the Slade.
Inner and outer space interpolate in this series of films exploring relational dynamics between public and private worlds. Instagram filters, YouTube tutorials, dating apps and a wearable eye tracker become interfaces through which to perceive shifting notions of bodily autonomy in contemporary life.