In a variant on what used to be called a slide-illustrated lecture, Frances Stark pays homage to Kelley through a performative meditation organized around key elements culled from her most recent work, Bobby Jesus’s Alma Mater b/w Reading the Book of David and/or Paying Attention Is Free (2013), which is on view at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh.
Frances Stark (b. 1967) is a Los Angeles-based artist whose art makes use of the most ephemeral of means to wrestle the big bad outside world – its titillations and pleasures, as well as its discontents. Her work is deeply rooted in language, music and poetry. In recent years, Stark has used videos to exploit the contradictions of real time exchanges between virtually projected characters and worlds. My Best Thing, her breakout work in this vein, played at MoMA PS1 from October through July, 2012. Stark was also a student of Mike Kelley, and her program at the VW Dome revisits that seminal relationship.
Originally created in 1989 in collaboration between Mike Kelley and Los Angeles-based choreographer, Anita Pace, Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof is restaged by Pace for the opening day. The dancers are clad in silk scarves designed by Kelley and perform on a fashion show style ramp to Orgasmatron by British heavy metal band Motörhead.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Performance Times: 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM — 30 min