An Exorcism (signed)

Penny Slinger


Edition : First / London / Villiers/Empty Eye / 1977 / Hardback. / VG+ / VG+
Oblong 4to, 148pp. Black boards with gilt in photographic dustwrap. Numerous Black & White and Duotone plates. Flatsigned by Slinger to titlepage.

Powerful, haunting and surreal collages from London born Slinger. Very new wave (late seventies/early eighties not 50s), echoes of Ken Russell, Helmut Newton. Her work is dark, menacing and beautiful. Slinger has been the subject of contemporary re readings of 70s fine art practices, in particular with regard to second wave feminism, and has been included in various retrospectives and group shows internationally. This- her second book, titled An Exorcism is a ‘unique, powerful, and compelling Photo Romance’ and a “grotesque and militant contribution” with a “loud message about silence.” As the author herself notes, ‘the images and accompanying captions present a record of the unravelling of the Self from dualistic limitations and the projections of others.’

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