PIP8: Double 6, Ashley Holmes & R.I.P Germain9th August 2019
Location: Courtoom, Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow
Audiovisual installation and performance, drop-in anytime between 17.00 and 20.00. Free event, all welcome!
Poor Image Projects and Index Festival present: Double 6, a new, collaborative audio-visual installation by Ashley Holmes and R.I.P. Germain.
Unfolding as a one-night performance in the former courtroom of Leeds Town Hall, Double 6 takes conjunctures of race, class and British popular culture to consider the wider political and social value of Black life under the microscope of public courts of opinion. The work utilises the context and architecture of the courtroom to present a combination of textiles, painting, music and performance.
Ashley Holmes (b. Luton 1990) is an interdisciplinary artist who works across moving image, sound installation, radio broadcasts, performance and music to explore how Blackness occupies shared online and physical spaces. Holmes studied at Sheffield Hallam University graduating with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Fine Art in 2013. Recent selected exhibitions and projects include Survey, Jerwood Arts, London, UK; ...and their tooth, finest gold, Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland; Cry Then Win Then Lose Reaction (solo), Two Queens, Leicester, UK (all 2018); Money Cyant Fool Them Again (solo) 1.1, Basel, Switzerland; Starless Midnight, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (both 2017)
R.I.P. Germain (b. 1988, Luton) is a conceptual artist and lecturer. His work primarily focuses on the inner and outer wars that pertain to the black male. He completed his BA (Hons) at Kingston University in 2011 and has lectured at Universität der Künste Berlin, University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts and University of Illinois. His debut show 'Gidi Up' opened in September 2018 at Peak in London and was commissioned by Arcadia Missa in November 2018 to provide a visual essay for their HTSF publication.