Thursday, February 15, 1996

Leslie Thornton 1

Peggy & Fred in Hell - Complete Cycle

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

An astonishing, daring, seven-part cycle of films, videos, and their combinations made between 1985 and 1995, Leslie Thornton’s Peggy and Fred In Hell, is a science fiction-like chronicle of two small children making their way through a post-apocalyptic landscape. From the fragmentary remains of 20th century American culture they fashion a tumultuous, arbitrary world which teeters dangerously on the edge of nonsense and oblivion. The complete cycle was included in the Whitney Museum 1995 Biennial.