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Screen Space - Mary Reid Kelley


Wed 21 Sep 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 22 Sep 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 23 Sep 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 24 Sep 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 25 Sep 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

One of a group of works made by young American artist Mary Reid Kelley that re-examine aspects of Greek mythology.

Combining humour and tragedy, the film focuses on a minotaur roaming a labyrinth beneath a gymnasium, waiting for members of the losing team to be sent down as food, and the posturing of one of the players, Priapus who, at the film’s end, will descend to destroy the creature.

As in all mythology nothing is black and white, and plot and sub plot weave over each other in this playful and inventive work.

Image credit - Mary Reid Kelly
Priapus Agonistes 2013 (still)
Single-channel HD video with sound, made with Patrick Kelley
Duration: 15 minutes, 9 seconds
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2015