Holly Slingsby

Holly Slingsby @ DKUK Salon, Nov 18 – 21

18 November 2015

Holly Slingsby takes over London’s DKUK Salon with a performance on November 18 to kick off a new live work that will run from November 19 to 21.

Slingsby’s new work begins with hair, tracing through a “look book” of pop icons and mythical figures for whom hair is integral to their narrative.

Showing a protagonist waiting at the hair salon while flipping between these figures as though she is selecting a guise for herself, the work explores the notion of image projection and the salon as a place where “identity is formed and performed”.

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Holly Slingsby in conversation @ Tintype, Jun 12

12 June 2015

Holly Slingsby‘s Behind the Curtain wraps this Saturday with a conversation with writer and broadcaster Morgan Quaintance at London’s Tintype Gallery tonight, June 12 at 6:30pm.

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.

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