This Is How It Feels explores the intimate stories of eighteen transgender men and their journeys of transition from female-to-male. Holcombe uses new media art techniques, including augmented reality, to give audience members a glimpse of the FTM transgender experience through their own perspective. The exhibition features manipulated QR (quick-response) codes that explore the relationship between the lived experiences of the transgender man and the fabricated world of social media. These codes, in turn, ask audience members to participate in a new context of social media, both inside and out of the gallery space.
This Is How It Feels serves as Holden Holcombe’s PhD in Fine Art exhibition from the School of Art.
Devices will be provided at the exhibition, but audience members who wish to engage on a deeper level are encouraged to bring their own devices with SNAPCHAT downloaded.
If you’d like to see more of Holden Holcombe’s work, please visit his website at http://www.holdenholcombe.com
Holden Holcombe will give a free curator’s talk on the 7th February 2019. Click here for more information.