Performa 13 Pick: On Humor featuring Blowfly and Michael Smith

  • Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (MoMA PS1)

Guest Curator Mark Beasley, who co-curated the two day experimental music festival A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality with Kelley in 2009 and was curator of Kelley’s Performa 09 Commission and final New York performance The Judson Church Horse Dance (2009), presents an afternoon on humor featuring Blowfly, The Original Dirty Rapper, and performance artist Michael Smith. Blowfly was a favorite musical act of Mike Kelley, who enjoyed the obscene humor in Blowfly’s sexually explicit parodies of popular songs. Michael Smith, Kelley’s friend and collaborator, presents a performance featuring his personae, the deadpan everyman “Mike” and his diapered counterpart “Baby Ikki” who appeared in Kelley and Smith’s 2009 project A Voyage of Growth and Discovery.

At 2:00 PM, prior to the performances, Mark Beasley, Michael Smith, and Jayson Musson, the creator of Hennessy Youngman’s Art Thoughtz, discuss humor in Mike Kelley’s work.

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