Flis Holland

Flis Holland (FI/UK, they/them) uses sci-fi to talk about crisis. They work with live performance, video, and spoken word, and often use mobile apps to stage and share their productions. In 2022 they are supported by Koneen säätiö.


My main project at HIAP is a sequel to my 2021 video “Subserotic Bulge” distributed by AV-Arkki. Mid-pandemic a large and fast-growing tumour mass appeared in my uterus. I documented its discovery, linking it to the fact that I’d recently eaten an iron meteorite. The iron fragments interfered with my MRI scan and medical staff were unable to diagnose my atypical uterus. Part Two will go deeper into the signal loss, asking if this act of blocking might also be an opening. I will also use the HIAP time to develop my use of mobile apps and accessibility tools.

Flis Holland’s residency is part of the HIAP Residency Programme for Finnish and Finland-based artists and art professionals.