Critical Writing Index

Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy

by Charles Reeve

Para-Para, Dec. 2000, no. 6

Reeve addresses the abject video and performance works of Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. He identifies themes materials, processes present in their art. Offering detailed descriptions of Family Tyranny: Modeling and Molding (1987), Out o’ Actions (1998), and Fresh Acconci (1995) - with general descriptions of several others – Reeve frames their oeuvres as radical challenges to binaries underpinning art and Western society.

Para-Para is an insert from Parachute Magazine. The insert included a second article in French, titled David Blatherwick: Optica.

ITEM 2000.133 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Family Tyranny: Modeling and MoldingPaul McCarthy

HeidiPaul McCarthy

Sod and Sodi SockPaul McCarthy

Out o' ActionsPaul McCarthy

Out o' AcionsMike Kelley

Fresh AcconciPaul McCarthy

Fresh AcconciMike Kelley

PryingVitto Acconci

Seed BedVitto Acconci