Money Cyant Fool Them Again
3rd November - 18th November 2018
A solo exhibition by Ashley Holmes
Money Cyant Fool Them Again is the first solo show by the British artist Ashley Holmes in Switzerland. The pieces shown have been produced specifically for this exhibition, which takes place in the frame of ∑, an event bringing together non-institutional, non-commercial initiatives in Basel. The focus of its third edition lays on the medium of the video. In his practice, Holmes employs video in various roles, often functioning as fragmented documentation.
The installation is activated with a playlist by Holmes and a set by Zurich based DJ/ producer Xzavier Stone on the opening night, as a part of a series of recent conversations, research and work based around a text by Steve Goodman, ‘Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect and the Ecology of Fear’. The text explores the production, transmission, and mutation of affective tonality - or: when sound helps produce a bad vibe, further complementing Holmes’s reflections on the politics of power and generational codes of conduct.
All images by James Bantone, courtesy of the artist & 1.1
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