Penny Slinger: Exorcisms
- Penny Slinger: Early Films
- Great Britain1969
- Penny Slinger
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 fillip.ca.
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.