The artist Mary Reid Kelley opens her Live Performance “This Is Offal” on the late evening of 5th July 2016 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The Opening will take place at 12 midnight.
The entrance to the performances is free.
A pun-filled work of existentialist feminist horror, “This Is Offal” by Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley ghoulishly enacts Camus’ philosophy of the absurd as a counter to suicide. As the organs liver, heart and brain argue over what happened at night in the pathology room, they also deny any hope of a rational, unified explanation for the most tragic and motivationally complex of human actions. “This Is Offal” is the artists first work for a live audience, debuting at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
“This Is Offal” is commissioned as part of Corpus, network for performance practice, and is produced by Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) and co-produced by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs.
Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Première: Tuesday, 5. Juli 2016, 12 midnight
Performances: Wednesday, 6th July to Friday, 15th July 2016
Artist talk: Saturday, 09th July 2016, 3:00 p.m. with Mary Reid Kelley, Patrick Kelley and Ellen Blumenstein as part of “How to Frame” at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Upper Foyer, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin.
Where? Berliner Festspiele – Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin
Image caption: This Is Offal, 2016, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Video Still.
Performance Mary Reid Kelley – Berliner Festspiele – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin