Conversation: Mary Reid Kelley &
Patrick Kelley with Harry Thorne

July 6, 2019

Studio Voltaire, London



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Conversation: Mary Reid Kelley &
Patrick Kelley with Harry Thorne

Artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley are joined in conversation by writer, editor and critic Harry Thorne to discuss their new commission Rand/Goop at Studio Voltaire.


“… Mary and Patrick’s films are post-mortem parodies: disjointed variations on a theme that sees repetition deployed at an ironic remove. Under a metahistorical guise, they pounce upon the various hidden tyrannies of the contemporary age and, in making them equal parts legible and ludicrous, unveil their deep-set problematics. Call it Brechtian distancing with a burlesque twang.”


– Harry Thorne, ‘The Burlesque Worlds of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’, Frieze, 2018.


The event is free but ticketed.