LEE HOLDEN
Lee Holden’s video work I Used to Think, like all his work, examines the powerful
influence mainstream culture has upon the social conditioning of a person’s mental
state and emotional well-being. Utilising found footage, he focuses on how the mass
media construct and define conditions of normality, contingent on the engineering of
an individual’s sentiment and nostalgic response. Holden aims to exploit the
'Monoform', a term coined by the filmmaker Peter Watkins to describe the
techniques of contemporary propaganda, and further examines the operations of
advertising, television news, the National Lottery and other stereotypical forms of
address, so as to lay bare the fundamental contradictions inherent in their production
and presentation.

Lee Holden has exhibited widely at both national and international venues. His solo
show Hoax! in 2008 showcased a large-scale multimedia exhibition at Magazin4,
Bregenz Kunstverein in Austria and included a catalogue publication. Recent
exhibitions include, one-person show at Shift gallery, London (2011), video work in
Off Loop at the LOOP (The Screen from Barcelona Festival) 2011, a site-specific
work in JTP10 held at the James Taylor Gallery, London, and video work in The
House of the Noble Man, (across From Frieze Art Fair 2010).
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