The program begins with a screening of Kelley's short film Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #2–32 (2004-5, 29 min.) and continues with clips from his epic Day Is Done (2005), a rambunctious vaudeville video review distributed across a series of 25 sculptural viewing stations that culminates in a three-hour film. Welchman discusses both pieces, works that offer disturbing glimpses inside some of the obscure communities that exist in the heart of America.
Mike Kelley's Extracurricular Activities
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:30 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
John C. Welchman, professor of art history, University of California, San Diego, and chair, Southern California Consortium of Art Schools