Responding to the particular environment of DKUK, this new live work traces through a look book of pop-cultural and mythical figures whose hair is key to their narrative. A protagonist who awaits her salon appointment flicks between these characters as if selecting a guise to adopt. The work explores image projection both literally and figuratively, interrogating the salon as a location where identity is formed and performed.
Holly Slingsby studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University (2003-2006) and the Slade School of Art, London (2008-2010). Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at Tintype Gallery, London (2015) and SHIFT., London (2012); and performances and exhibitions at museums and galleries including Matt’s Gallery, London (2014); Pump House, London (2014); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2014); Highgate Cemetery, London (2014); Spike Island, Bristol (2014); Modern Art Oxford (2010 and 2013); the Freud Museum, London (2013); Art Licks Weekend, London (2013); the ICA, London (2012); Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland (2012); the Barbican, London (2011); and FEM Festival, Girona, Spain (2010).