Body Devices addresses both the sexualization and bodily maintenance aspects of our most personal devices. Each GIF is of a difference device displaying zoomed-in, abstracted swatches of skin appropriated from pornography. The devices are then activated by disembodied hands and objects—fingers zooming, scrolling, caressing; also makeup brushes applying powder, ambiguous droplets appearing on the screen, etc. Just as the body is a site for multiple uses, so are our technologies. We share our lives with our laptop, cell phone, and/or tablet; they provide us with pleasure and in exchange we offer care.
Faith Holland is an artist, curator, and educator whose multimedia practice focuses on intimacy with technology. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Human Resources (LA), DAM Gallery (Berlin), and File Festival (São Paulo). Her work has been written about in Artforum, The Sunday Times UK, Elephant, and Hyperallergic, among others.