MIKE KELLEY: DAY IS DONE

16. 5. 2008.
20:00to22:00

*MIKE KELLEY: DAY IS DONE (2005/06)*
*Medijateka (udruga Filmaktiv) i koreografkinja suvremenog plesa Kate Foley (udruga Prostor Plus) predstavljaju hrvatsku premijeru videa Mike Kelleya Day is Done u Molekuli, 16. svibnja 2008., u 20:00 sati.
*(Uvodno predavanje i video su na engleskom jeziku)

A major video work by the Los Angeles artist, Day Is Done is a feature-length musical that examines American subcultures and folk events through the restaging of 31 carnivalesque productions based on photographs
found in high school yearbooks. The photographs depict dress-up days, memorial speeches, religious spectacles, fashion shows, singles’ mixers and musical follies. Kelley disrupts the traditional structures of such events to construct performances that results in an institutional landscape populated by dancing Goths, singing vampires, hick storytellers, horse dancers and the Virgin Mary. Written and directed by Mike Kelley, with original music by Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel, and choreography by Kate Foley. Kate Foley will be present at the screening to answer questions and speak about her experience working on Day is Done.

*Mike Kelley is an internationally acclaimed US artist who emerged from the west coast art scene of the 1980s. He works with performance, installation, drawing and painting, video, sound, and sculpture. Drawing from historical research, mass cultural sources, and psychological theory, his artworks reference both high art and vernacular traditions. His work is in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Germany Museum Moderner Kunst, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Copenhagen Stedelijke Museum, the Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

*Kate Foley* creates choreography for stage, film and specific sites. She founded and directed dance companies in New York (86-89) and San Francisco (89-98). She received her BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts in 1982 and her MFA degree in Dance in 2007 from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures. She currently lives and works in Rijeka.