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Holly Slingsby

Holly is a London-based artist whose practice centres on the performative, employing live action, video and drawing. Her recent work cannibalises and regurgitates visions of the divine from various cultural traditions. She is fascinated by the ways in which these images overlap, how a particular symbol is adopted and adapted as it passes from ancient pagan mythology to devout religion to modern secularism. These efforts to capture the divine (if indeed such a thing exists) inevitably fail but humanity’s continued attempts to do so lie at the core of Holly’s interest. This preoccupation extends into the way that classical figures have been subsumed into contemporary consumerism – Venus razors, Nike trainers, Mars bars – and the imagery this produces.

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