PATRICK POUND | Museum of Holes | Castlemaine State Festival


PATRICK POUND exhibits his new installation based work "The Museum of Holes" at the Castlemaine Gallery and Museum from 13 - 22 March 2015 as part of the Castlemaine State Festival in Castlemaine, Australia.

Conjuring up a surprising range of meanings, from the cave to the grave, wishing wells and open-cut mines, portals and punctures, burrows and beehives, PATRICK POUND’s "The Museum of Holes" is an amusing installation. Like a crossword puzzle of things, it emphasises the idea of a hole, rather than the hole, itself.

Created from the artist’s own encyclopedic collection, along with artworks and objects from the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, "The Museum of Holes" is a cabinet of curiosities and a thinking machine that temporarily recasts everything through a single poetic idea.

‘I want to upset the false need for things to be fixed in their meaning.  I want them to behave more like words; to give them more flexibility and put them back to work. The collection becomes a thinking machine, a memory machine and a picture puzzle.’
Patrick Pound 2014

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