Dan Kidner and Leslie Thornton in Conversation
Thursday 14 January 2016, 6.30pm

A screening of a selection of short films by artist Leslie Thornton will be followed by a conversation between Thornton and curator of ‘The Inoperative Community’, Dan Kidner, focusing on her work Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding (1984–2015).



Leslie Thornton (b. 1951, USA) lives and works in New York and Providence, Rhode Island, where she is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, Rhode Island. She has been working with video and digital media since the 1980s and her works have been presented at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, the Whitney Biennial, New York, and documenta 12, Kassel. Her first solo exhibitions, ‘Binocular’ (2011) and ‘Luna’ (2013), were held at Winkleman Gallery, New York.  




Leslie Thornton

Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding, 1984-2015

Still from 16mm film and video transferred to digital, 95 min

Courtesy the artist