PENNY SLINGER - OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Available right now, on demand.



DIRECTED BY RICHARD KOVITCH

The incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, An Exorcism.

Coming of age against a backdrop of post-war austerity and the subsequent explosion of colour that characterised the 1960s counterculture, Slinger embraced her generation’s quest for personal freedom and sexual liberation, and channelled these desires into her ground-breaking collages, sculptures, and films (including collaborations with Jane Arden and Peter Whitehead). So powerful was her vision that fifty years later her work is still influencing contemporary artists.

“The photochemical summonings and seductive surfaces of Penny Slinger’s work still barely conceal their ferocious capacity to threaten, undermine, and interrogate the viewer’s gaze” – Peter Strickland

 

PRESS AND REVIEWS

Guardian – Penny Slinger interview feature 

Guardian **** Read full review here

Time Out London **** Read full review here

Little White Lies **** Read full review here

Another Gaze – In Conversation with Penny Slinger