Ashley Holmes

Ashley Holmes: A Free Moment, 2020

Ashley Holmes is a multi-disciplinary artist and DJ working across sound, moving image, radio broadcasts and performance. His work explores histories of resistance and anti-colonial resilience embedded in Black musical and sound-based practices to examine concepts of property, access and citizenship. In 2019 he started Open Deck, a series of gatherings giving space to collectively listen, discuss and document relationships to music and oral histories. He also hosts Tough Matter, a monthly show on NTS Radio. 

For the Radio Arts Catalyst Residency he will be developing a body of sound-based works and research that will explore the potential of broadcasting and sound production to consider the ways perspectives around migration, class and racial identities are embodied, gathered and disseminated in music and cultural traditions.