Eileen Mary Holowka Biography – Eileen Mary Holowka Wiki
Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer, editor, and PhD student who also makes games and music. Her current research focuses on feminist social media practices, “sick women,” and vulnerable acts of resistance. She has published on self-imaging, Instagram, online affective labour, and the intersections of media and trauma. For her master’s thesis, she created a digital narrative called circuits about the act of narrating sexual trauma within institutional spaces, according to a bio on her website.
Eileen has worked in theatre, including an intensive week-long workshop in London, England with ZUUK where she created a project that explored the intersections of performance and games. The same team has also performed multiple experimental shows in Montreal. In 2017, she worked in a team to create a playable art project (Place des ALTs) for Montreal’s largest ever public art event, KM3.
Eileen Mary Holowka Family
Eileen Mary Holowka is the sister of Alec Holowka, video game creator and founder of independent game companies Bit Blot, Infinite Ammo, and Infinite Fall.
Alec Holowka Death
Alec Holowka died on 31 August 2019. Alec Holowka’s sister, Eileen Mary Holowka, announced his death in a statement on Twitter. Eileen Holowka wrote, “Alec Holowka, my brother and best friend, passed away this morning.”
“Those who know me will know that I believe survivors and I have always done everything I can to support survivors, those suffering from mental illnesses, and those with chronic illnesses. Alec was a victim of abuse and he also spent a lifetime battling mood and personality disorders. I will not pretend that he was not also responsible for causing harm, but deep down he was a person who wanted only to offer people care and kindness. It took him a while to figure out how.
“Over the last few years, with therapy and medication, Alec became a new person – the same person he had always been but without any of the darkness. He was calm and happy, positive and loving. Obviously, change is a slow process and it wasn’t perfect but he was working towards rehabilitation and a better life.
“In the last few days, he was supported by many Manitoba crisis services, and I want to thank everyone there for their support. I want to thank Adam Saltsman for staying up late talking with us and reminding Alec that there was a future.
“My family has and always will be the most important thing to me. Please give us time to heal. We tried our best to support Alec, but in the end he had felt he had lost too much.”
Alec Holowka, my brother and best friend, passed away this morning. pic.twitter.com/NONUNSZ08q
— Eileen Mary Holowka (@derangedpoetess) August 31, 2019