Penny Slinger: Exorcisms
  • October 20, 2020 through October 31, 2020
Free Virtual Screening

As part of her 1969 thesis presentation at Chelsea College of Art, London, Penny Slinger produced a series of films exploring connections between bodies, space, and the subconscious. In these rarely screened works, film becomes a lens to unpack a range of mediums. Combining dance, performance, sculpture, and collage, these early formal experimentations crystalize an emerging lexicon of symbols that would eventually form the basis for Slinger’s entire practice, documenting her early debt to, and meaningful break with, surrealism. 

Rhythm of Two Figures 5 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

1969 Exhibit 3.5 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

Bride in the Bath 3 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

Mouths and Masks 5 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

Stairs, Tunnels, and Mirrors 11 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

Max Ernst, Une Semaine de Bonte 12.5 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

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Feature Image: Mouths And Masks, 16mm film, Penny Slinger (c) 1969

These films are presented as part of “Penny Slinger: Exorcisms,” a weeklong virtual series focusing on the film work of visionary British artist Penny Slinger co-presented by Fillip and The Cinematheque. For more information on Fillip’s publishing program and public event series, please visit

This program would not have been possible without the help and support of Nicoletta Beyer. Special thanks also to the British Film Institute, Blum & Poe, Jack Bond, and Penny Slinger.