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After a few technical problems, we finally managed to be all connected. Thank you so much for attending this beautiful talk.

In this conversation, Gretchen Andrew and Penny Slinger shared how their practice crosses in and out of the digital as a mean to subvert material and cultural expectations.

Gretchen Andrew (born in California, 1988) is a Search Engine Artist and Internet Imperialist who programs her vision boards to manipulate the internet with art and desire.

She trained in London with the artist Billy Childish from 2012-2017. In 2018 the V&A Museum released her book Search Engine Art.

Gretchen’s work has recently been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Artnet News, Dazed, Hyperallergic, Artillery Magazine, Fortune Magazine and The Financial Times.


Penny Slinger (born England, 1947) is an artist/author based in California.

A collage artist, she works in different mediums – including photography, film, sculpture and digital arts. A feminist surrealist, exploring the nature of the self.

Internationally exhibited, represented by Blum and Poe (LA) and Richard Saltoun Gallery, (London).


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This event was produced for you by our super Team of Volunteers. Lots of shine to: Samm Anga, Dean Botham, Alexandra Busila, Francesca Gransden, Matthew Harvey, Isabella Helms, Clemmie Melvin

►► Music jingle by Samm Anga

About the music

At the end, Intermittence by Matt Gibb aka Kinbote and Samm Anga

This is an example of some of the music Samm was involved in curating and collaborating in Aberdeen with fellow creative Matt Gibb, which explores connecting past and present by combining a sample of acapella singing from Music from the Mountain Provinces in the Philippines with an ethereal ambience over an infectious modern beat. More info on Samm Anga’s website.

What did we learn?

  1. How those two fabulous artists use digital art and off-line as a form of subversion in their art practice.
  2. How beneficial a relationship between mentor and mentee is for both artists.
  3. How political activism is manifested in the artists’ works.
  4. How we relate to nature and what we could do differently.
  5. How to approach, with a critical eye, the art world, the tech industry and activism.

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Artist’s Portfolio

Gretchen Andrew finised her Digital Residency at Gazell.io with the project called: The Next American President.

The Next American President video for content search engine purposes, primarily shared in segments on Gazll.io and Gretchen Andew’s Instagram account, here in full for archive and internet reeducation purposes Penny Slinger, In Her Image conversation © Courtesy of the artist.
Gretchen Andrew, The Next American President (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.

What’s Next for Gretchen Andrew?

Gretchen Andrew hits the Museums with her show at the Monterey Museum with her Show called “The Next American President”.

Gretchen Andrew “The Next American President” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.
Gretchen Andrew “The Next American President” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.
Gretchen Andrew “The Next American President” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.
Gretchen Andrew “The Next American President” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.

Artist’s Portfolio

Live From Miskatonic: PENNY SLINGER IN CONVERSATION © Courtesy of the artist.

What’s Next for Penny Slinger?

Penny Slinger “My Body in a Box” works are available on Blum and Poe.

This body of work was produced during the pandemic lockdown.

A mix of photo-collages, poetry reading and broadcast. The personality of Penny Slinger remains intact.

Penny Slinger, series “My Body in a Box” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.
Penny Slinger, series “My Body in a Box” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.

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