Flis Holland

Artist biography

Flis Holland (FI/UK) follows the collisions of trans and celestial bodies. Their solo exhibition “Off-Colour” was held at Helsinki Art Museum in 2023. Recent group shows include Pitted Dates, Pori Biennale and Bemis Center (US), and screenings at Rakkautta & Anarkiaa, Uppsala (SE), Kasseler Dokfest (DE) and BAFICI (AR). In 2023-2025 they are supported by Taiteen edistämiskeskus.

Project description

Subserotic Bulge (2021)
Digital video, 17′26′′
Captions (English), audio described

In 2019 an iron meteorite was filed to dust, stirred into cream, and fed to 36 people. Flis’s uterus was rife with tumours soon after. Their belly swelled as a fleshy block pushed its way out at astonishing speed. The first poke of a finger, WebMD, x-rays, MRI - each diagnostic tool came up short. From meteorite falls to trans experiences of the medical system, the video asks about diagnosis and how certain people’s testimony is dismissed as unreliable.

Commissioned for Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s programme “Rehearsing Hospitalities”.
Supported by Taiteen edistämiskeskus. Distributed by AV-Arkki.

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