Behind The Curtain | Tintype Project Space 2015 Holly Slingsby

6 May – 1 July 2015

Tintype Project Space 2015

Holly Slingsby creates performances that re-invent religious and mythical traditions. She is interested in mythological history and how it permeates contemporary culture. Slingsby uses her body like a shop dummy, pulling from bags or chests a series of props and improvised garments.

For Behind the Curtain, Slingsby makes the project space a cross between a performance and an installation. Three performers construct sets, costumes and props together. Tintype’s large gallery window becomes a kind of stage or frame housing temporary tableaux vivant as a counterpoint to the activity within.

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view

Holly Slingsby

Behind The Curtain, 2015

Installation view