The London-based artist’s solo show at the Essex gallery comes as part of Tintype Project Space, an annual event that invites an artist to use the gallery as a studio space, followed by an exhibition show. With Behind the Curtain, Slingsby enacts a cross between performance and installation, transforming the gallery’s large windows to the street into a temporary tableaux vivant.
In her performances, Slingsby plays with religious and mythical traditions, using her body like a costumed prop to question our familiarity and reliance on unquestioned tropes and traditions. To wrap up the solo show, she has one final conversation with Quaintance, discussing the inspirations, methods, and ideas that went into Behind the Curtain.
See the exhibition page for details. **