Introducing a new project by Ashley Holmes as the first Sheffield Platform Residency artist

, 30 January 2017

Ashley Holmes has been selected as the first artist to participate in Site Gallery‘s Sheffield Platform Residency where he will present new project Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash running from January 31 to February 11.

The project will look at “black British cultural production, unspoken coded languages and the history of black personae in popular culture” and will be multi-directional in its approach, bringing together DJs, cultural theorists and artists to “uncover a set of international common threads that exist in black communities, made visible through the Internet and its powerful ability to find links within the black diaspora.”

There will be five new video works presented, as well as a live research hub among music and other events that visitors are encouraged to drop in and engage with. Keep an eye out for the following events taking place during the residency:

Open Conversation – Feb 4

An open conversation based around archive and black persona with invited guests, including Evan Ifekoya, Black In The Day and more.

In Conversation and Closing Party – Feb 9

Ashley Holmes will be in conversation with Simeon Barclay, as well as a night of live DJ’s and a performances including London based artist Georgia Lucas-Going.

Film Screening – Feb 11

a screening of the 1980 film Babylon.

Visit the Site Gallery webpage for more details.**