Mechanical Bodies and Dissected Detritus (HOLLY HENDRY)

September 30, 2021

Guest artist HOLLY HENDRY

joins ELIZABETH FULLERTON to chat about her work via Tom McCarthy's 2005 novel 'Remainder' in which the nameless narrator must re-learn body movements after a debilitating accident. He is awarded a ridiculous sum in compensation which he uses to re-enact past happenings in microscopic detail, increasingly absurd and violent in nature.

Holly is a lot more pleasant. However, she is also compelled to open up the surface of objects to discover what's inside. How things work. And when that cannot be done physically, it is explored as an idea. 

Elizabeth and Holly discuss her major recent, current and upcoming exhibitions:

Jan 2022 solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

29 May - 12 Nov 2021 'Invertebrate' De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

May 2021 - Mar 2023 group exhibition 'Breaking The Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945 An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition, for venues refer to

Oct - Mar 2022 group exhibition 'Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules' Somerset House, London

19 May - 30 Aug 2021 'Indifferent Deep' De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

Sep 2019 - Apr 2020 'The Dump Is Full of Images' Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield



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Andy Holden

Astrida Neimanis

Helen Turner, E-Werk Luckenwalde, Berlin

Isamu Noguchi

Le Corbusier

Louise Bourgeois 

Rebecca Horn


Albert Camus 'The Stranger'

Beatriz Colomina 'X Rays in Architecture'

Eric Carle 'The Very Hungry Catepillar'

J G Ballard 'The Drowned World'

Maggie Nelson

Miles Orvell 'The Real Thing'

Rebecca Tamas 'Strangers : Essays on the Human and Nonhuman'

Tom McCarthy 'C'


De La Warr Pavilion

Liverpool Bienniel

Professor Parick Goswami, University of Huddersfield

Royal College of Art


Somerset House

Stephen Friedman Gallery

The Baltic

The International Necronautical Society

Whitehall Fabrications

Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Buster Keaton

Pauline Oliveros

Robert De Niro

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'




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