Mary Reid Kelley (US)

© Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley. Videostill from Swinburne’s Pasiphae, 2014

Mary Reid Kelley (US)

A prostitute, a First World War soldier, a mi- notaur, a 19th-century French grisette. These are just a few of the characters in the work of Mary Reid Kelley. She plays these historical figures in her videos, and uses costumes, masks and poetic wordplay to create black and white films that are strongly reminiscent of the graphic novel. She observes gender, desire and vanity, and connects classical tragedies with pop culture and contemporary literature. 

Museum M
17 - 20 November