Holden Head


December 2014

In I IS AN OTHER, Holden Head explores concepts of identity, sexuality, and death in a hospital­-like installation consisting of video, sculpture, and photography. Head is interested in the detachment we have at birth when we are literally severed from our mothers and how that shapes our struggle with selfhood in our attempt to connect with others. Sexuality drives that endeavour, however never fully able to satisfy the separation. Through scale, proximity, and material, Head brings awareness to our detachment and mortality.

Holden Embs Head (b.1990) is an interdisciplinary artist currently working in photography, performance, and new media. He is BFA candidate at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film and has exhibited his work throughout Nashville as well as many online publications. He is the recipient of the 2013 Anny Gowa Purchase Award. He currently lives and works in Nashville, TN.