Performance Room: Mary Reid Kelley

BMW Tate Live 2015: Performance Room
Artist: Mary Reid Kelley
20:00 GMT, 19 November 2015

Mary Reid Kelley presented a new work inspired by Thomas Hood’s 1844 poem ‘The Bridge of Sighs’ in which the narrator laments the apparent suicide of a young woman, whose body he pulls from the Thames. Playing with the notion of performing live to an audience online, the artist took the role of the cadaver in this tragicomic work titled ‘This is Offal’.

Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived using online space as its primary medium. The performances themselves take place at Tate Modern in London but are filmed and broadcast live via YouTube to be experienced by an audience worldwide.

Watch live online and join in the conversation at #performanceroom.

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BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Tate and Capucine Perrot, Tate Modern.

Thumbnail image: Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Swinburne’s Pasiphae 2014. © the artist


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