High Line Art will host a talk with artists Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator Patrick Kelley in conjunction with We’re Wallowing Here in Your Disco Tent, an exhibition in video format featuring five works by Reid Kelley on High Line Channel 14. Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley discuss their artistic process as well as the research and production behind The Thong of Dionysus (2015). Following the talk will be a screening of The Thong of Dionysus.
Mary Reid Kelley creates videos, photographs, and drawings all based on her humorous and poignant renditions of ancient Greek mythology and historical events. Produced with Patrick Kelley, the videos’ costumes, props, and black-and-white aesthetic pay homage to many visual worlds, including Cubism, early cinema, and cartoons.