Hollington and Kyprianou have been collaborating for over ten years producing installations, videos, publications, performance and site-specific interventions. They willfully disturb competing histories, subjectively comparing and combining elements to create new narratives that are simultaneously funny and un-nerving.
Their work has been shown widely in the UK including Tate Modern, ICA London and the Arnolfini as well as internationally at the 51st Venice Biennale, mainland Europe, Australia and North and South America.
Group shows include ArtPlatform LA, Paul Young Projects, Los Angeles (2011); Visions in the Nunnery, Bow, London (2000); Con Art, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2002); Prog:Me, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005); Nuclear:Art & Radioactivity, at the Nicholls & Clarke building, City of London,(2008); 'Adams & Smith, auctioneers of late-capitalist era artefacts', Arnolfini, Bristol (2009).
Solo shows include: 'Gravity versus Reason' BBQ Projects, Berlin (2001), 'The Invisible Force Field Experiments' Artsway, New Forest (2005); 'A Scientific Accident Investigation Group Report Into the Invisible Force Field Experiments', ICA, London(2005) and Mop Projects, Sydney, Australia (2005); Goodbye Vile Earth!' at South Hill Park, (2008); 'The Allenheads Findings', ACA, Northumberland (2011) 'What A Carve up'! PHP London (2012).
Their video work has toured in 'Figuring Landscapes' to Tate Modern; Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Bureau, Salford; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Vivid, Birmingham; FACT, Liverpool; DELL Gallery, Brisbane, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, James Cook University, Northern Queensland, Australia.
Other video work has been toured to Raindance Film Festival, London, (1997), Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, Falmouth Arts Centre, Side Cinema, Newcastle; International Film Festival, Annonay, France; Contemporary Art Ruhr, The Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site, Germany; Marseille Project, France; Back Door, Melbourne; and Castlefield Gallery, UK.
Their academic papers include 'The Nightwatchman' at the Nuclear Industry Research Group, University of Toronto, (2012); Technology and the Uncanny, EVA, London 2007 and 'The Invisible Force Field Experiments’, Science Fiction(s), Institute of Film and Television Studies, School of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham 2005.
Their publications include 'Transmission: Host-Hollington & Kyprianou’ (with Rose Butler) Artwords Press/ Art and Design Research Centre Sheffield Hallam University 2010; ‘The Invisible Force Field Experiments’ Artsway, DVD/Booklet, 'Adams & Smith' (with Spinwatch) 2009.
They have also contributed to 'The contingency of curation' 2010(MA Critical Writing Curatorial Practice (Chelsea College of Art and Design) Centre for Curatorial Studies (University of Essex) MA Contemporary Fine Art(Curating) (Sheffield Hallam University); The Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Presenting Futures By Erik Fisher, Cynthia Selin, Jameson M. Wetmore.