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Holmes, P. (2018, September). One and Three Discs (after Kosuth). Presented at Creative Legacies: Collaborative Practices for Digital Cultural Heritage
It is over 50 years since Joseph Kosuth’s conceptual work One and Three Chairs (1965) challenged its viewer to locate the “real” by choosing between an object & its visual or ...
Holmes, P. (2017). Gastric Tones
Audio recording and acrylic speakers.
In his previous sound works, Paul Holmes has captured and transformed recordings of the human voice; this is the first piece that makes ...
Holmes, P. (2017). Storm Piece
20 channel voice recording. Audio speakers.
The huge oceanic swells that hit the western European coast bring visitors from all over the world to experience the surfing. Th...
Holmes, P. (2017). Ballygunge Phari
HD Video, black and white, silent.
Named after one of South Kolkata's busiest intersections, this work captures the roaming inhabitants of the city, and its relentless strea...
Holmes, P. (2015). The Persistence of Vision
HD Video projection. Black and White, silent.
"Instruction painting separates painting into two different functions: the instructions and the realization. The work becomes a...
Holmes, P. (2015). These Measures are for your Protection
HD Video. Colour, sound.
The use of stress positions as an interrogation technique bordering on torture can be traced back to the Spanish Inquisition and before. In more rece...
Holmes, P. (2015). Outside the Box
HD Video, Silent, Black and White. Duration: 22 minutes.
To make this video artwork, the faces of jazz guitarist and composer Haftor Medbøe's quartet were filmed in extrem...
Holmes, P. (2014). Memory's Journey
Voice recording, outdoor speakers, wind-up stands.
This sound sculpture responds to resonances between the work of Robert Burns and Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Holmes, P. (2013). Time Machine
HD Video, shelf and polyurethane mesh. Black and white, silent.
In this piece, the artist performs facial work-out exercises in big close-up and extreme slow-motion. The hi...
Holmes, P. (2009). The Loop (by Paul Holmes and Wendy McMurdo)
Two channel HD Video. Colour, silent.
In this two-screen collaboration with artist-photographer Wendy McMurdo, a young girl on the right-hand screen appears to control the mo...
Holmes, P. (2018, March). Video Art as a Sculptural Form: An aesthetic investigation through practice. Presented at FICUNAM International Film Festival
The artist examines his practice from the past decade and the discoveries he has made about the sculptural nature of the form through his work.
Holmes, P. (2017, November). Gastric Tones: A Study in Sound. Presented at Cumulus conference Bengaluru 2017 – Letters to the Future
In this sound installation, the artist plays back stomach noises recorded before and after a meal, at 1/100th of their normal speed. Douglas Gordon discovered hidden performa...
Holmes, P. (2017, June). Temporal Sculptures: Beyond Narrative in the Moving Image. Paper presented at Troubling Time: An Exploration of Temporality in the Arts
Despite their growing presence in galleries, screen-based artworks present conceptual and theoretical challenges that have yet to be fully met (Mondloch, 2007). Extended film...
Holmes, P. (2016, December). Uncovering Music through Silence: "Outside the Box" by Paul Holmes. Presented at Azimuth Sound/Image
Paul Holmes speaks about "Outside the Box", his silent video portrait of composer and guitarist Haftor Medboe's jazz quartet.
Holmes, P. (2015, July). An Interactive Discussion with the Artist
On the final day of his solo show, "Outside the Box, an exhibition of new works by Paul Holmes", the artist delivers a lecture about his work.