by Hollie Mackenzie

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June 6, 2017

Smash The Patriarchy is a feminist reconceptualisation of the classic fairground game, known as: Test Your Strength, High Striker or the Strongman Game. This interactive sculpture subverts the traditional version that aims to measure the arm strength of the participant...

June 6, 2017

According to Gilles Deleuze (1994), art is an experience that is distinct from the empirical moment. This distinction, Stephen Zepke (2008) explains through Félix Guattari, is conditioned by ‘heterogeneous durations’. These do not obey representational knowledge-claims...

June 6, 2017

Breakthrough is a melting wooden fence that brings into play the concept of the phallic One and the labial Other in order to investigate their co-existence and possibilities for difference. The One side is a reflection of the world we live in and its dominant patriarch...

January 18, 2016

Presenting the illusion of full-sized melting wooden lampposts, 'Obscurant' begins to challenge the dominant phallogocentric nature of thought and practice. Symbolising the phallic One, each lamppost presents a functioning light that could represent the dominant mascul...

November 4, 2015

Installation Not One / To Be Two was one experiment in commonisation. It was exhibited within the modern clinical white walled, hierarchical and bureaucratic seminar space named Anatomy Museum at Kingston University in London on 18th September 2015. Although, as an exe...

August 6, 2014

Encounter

2013

Wood, varnish

106cm x 200cm x 60cm

Hollie Mackenzie explores the notion of the impossible Utopia by creating her own version of a deviant reality in the form of sculpture. She encourages the viewer to interpret this deviant reality and its proximity to the w...

August 6, 2014

As art could be described as an exploration into pushing the boundaries of known phenomenons; the aim of my sculptures is to call for an unknown, unthought and unsymbolised 'labial' language and space in this patriarchal society. By presenting something that is as out...

January 13, 2014

Breakthrough

2013

Wood, varnish

183cm x 104cm x 13cm

Hollie Mackenzie explores the notion of the impossible Utopia by creating her own version of a deviant reality in the form of sculpture. She encourages the viewer to interpret this deviant reality and its proximity to th...

June 19, 2013

Encounter (2013) is an example of my artistic exploration into an alternative world and a reflection of Gilles Deleuze's conceptualisation of 'a thousand tiny sexes' which inspired its multiple differing drips. These drips melting in different directions could appear a...

May 17, 2013

My current artistic project is a theoretical investigation into the deconstruction of phallogocentrism; 'Breakthrough' is an example of Deleuze's conceptualisation of 'a thousand tiny sexes'1 which inspired the multiple differing drips. These drips melting in different...

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