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.