Mike Kelley, still from The Banana Man, 1983.
Mike Kelley, still from The Banana Man, 1983.

Mike Kelley at Home

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and Electronic Arts Intermix are pleased to co-present At Home with Mike Kelley, a series of online screenings and conversations about the moving-image work of Mike Kelley. Featuring videos that span from the 1980s to 2012, this series underscores the varied and inventive art practice of Kelley, praised widely for his use of lowbrow pop cultural material and everyday arcana to interrogate the basic structures of American life. These semi-weekly online events will pair Kelley’s video work with conversations between artistic collaborators, writers, curators, admirers, and other interlocutors to parse the artist’s work and legacy. 

This screening series will stream live at eai.org at selected times through July and August, accompanied by live conversations and audience Q&A. Additionally, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts will make available Kelley’s reflections on the  videos at their website mikekelleyfoundation.org, bringing forth further perspectives on and approaches to Kelley’s prolific output.

The series will begin this month with screenings of The Banana Man and BLIND COUNTRY, with additional events throughout August to be announced.  

Tuesday, July 14th, 5 pm PDT / 8 pm EDT:

Mike Kelley, The Banana Man (1983)

Followed by a discussion with Michael Smith, Cauleen Smith, and Ying Liu, moderated by Mary Clare Stevens and Rebecca Cleman.

Tuesday, July 28th, 5 pm PDT / 8 pm EDT:

Mike Kelley and Ericka Beckman, BLIND COUNTRY, (1989) Followed by a discussion between Ericka Beckman and Jamillah James

For more info on the series click here.