Penny Slinger - Out of the Shadows and Life and Work Brought Back from the Edges of Things / Psychological Strategy Board: Wanderings, Explorations and Signposts 18/52 - A Year In The Country
Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows is a documentary film directed by Richard Kovitch which focuses on a particular section of the life and work of artist and writer Penny Slinger, who achieved a considerable degree of recognition and even notoriety for her work in the 1960s and 1970s but who by the 1980s in terms of the art world had largely disappeared from view - although more recently her work has been rediscovered. The soundtrack to the documentary was created by Psychological Strategy Board, which is Paul Snowdon (Time Attendant) and Maybury and is released by Front & Follow. This perfectly compliments the film and in itself is an immersive experience; heard in conjunction with Out of the Shadows its ominous drones and often disquieting atmosphere put me in mind of some lost and forgotten early black and white David Cronenberg film, while the likes of The Synthetic Profile from the soundtrack also brings to mind a more ambient, shadowed in the distance of awareness take on the industrial explorations of earlier Einstürzende Neubauten.