Whether questioning consumerist impulses, describing torture, or lamenting death and disease, Jenny Holzer's use of language provokes a critical response in the viewer. While her subversive work often blends in among advertisements in public space, its arresting content violates expectations. Holzer's texts have appeared on posters, as electronic L.E.D. signs, and as projections of xenon light.
Jenny Holzer is featured in the Season 4 episode "Protest" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".