(Now Off You Go But Remember, You Must Not Turn Back Into Rags)

Andrea Slater

An installation work in three rooms
Cine City 2009

Exhibition:Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 1-5pm
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 1-5pm
Private View:Friday 4th December 7-9pm

The life of a story: fairytale, pantomime, film.

Everything had turned to dust and ashes and out of this there came a shoe.

A shoe that, all at once, was a test (of truth, beauty or identity), the key to success and a ticket out of despair. A shoe of transformation. A shoe that glittered more brightly than it ever could in the physical world of things that clumsily come into being, fashioned by mortal hands from mere stuff.

The most important thing about the shoe is that it didn’t exist.

Nuts and bolts, timbers and floors fall away leaving fragments in the salvage yard of your mind. As time goes on the pieces mix and meld with others to form a mutant concoction of a story that starts a life all of its own.

As part of the Cine City Festival, Grey Area presents Andrea Slater’s moving image installation based on the film ‘The Slipper and the Rose’ (Paradine Co Productions 1976).
Borrowing clips from the original movie combined with the artist’s own material, 'Cinders' is an exploration of the blurring of our memory of cinema and one’s own past.


Film montage: 8 seconds of ‘The Slipper and the Rose’ (Paradine Co Productions, 1976)

With thanks to David Frost, Naim Attallah and Tim Cochrane for their kind permission to use this material. For the content in the clips used in this installation, please acknowledge the following credits:

Director: Bryan Forbes

Producers: David Frost, Stuart Lyons

Music: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

Special effects: Ray Caple

Costume Design: Julie Harris

all other credits for cast and crew of ‘The Slipper and the Rose’ can be found on

Moon Projection & Text: Artist’s own material

Framed Picture: Print of ‘Sophia Charlotte, Lady Sheffield’ 1785-1786 by Thomas Gainsborough

Curation: Huw Bartlett

Construction & Technical Assistance: John Mildoon

Thanks to Daniella Norton & Clare Shepheard at The Grey Area, Miriam Randall at Lighthouse and Stephen Avis