Mary Reid Kelley
“This Is Offal”
Uncertain Places. Eine Nachtausstellung
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. Mary Reid Kelley, born in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1979, often produces her videos in collaboration with her partner Patrick Kelley. “This Is Offal” is their first work for a live audience, debuting at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.