From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 19 2009 - 10:48:44 PST
Now Available Exclusively at Microcinema DVD
Day is Done - A Film by Mike Kelley
Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstructions #2 - #32 .
---- $US 40.00 SRP/EDU Eurpoean List Prices: 40.00 Euros / 26.99 GBP CATALOG # MC-926 UPC: 880198092694 Art / Artist 2006 . 150 min Satanic rituals and advertising jingles mingled with allusions to Godard, German Expressionist cinema and Stockhausen...a toxic-carnival...an amazing feat of industry and poetics." ---Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times 'Day Is Done', a major new video work by Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley, is a feature-length musical. It enunciates a career-long interest in American subcultures and folk events through the re-staging of 31 carnivalesque productions intermixed into a meandering semi-narrative. Each reconstruction is a live-action scene that has been extrapolated from photographs found in high school yearbooks. Their subjects are the kinds of institutionalized entertainments practiced within the American education system or the work place. These include such familiar diversions from the day-to-day routine as dress-up days, memorial speeches, religious spectacles, fashion shows, singles' mixers, and musical follies. The actors have been cast based on their resemblance to the figures in the found photographs, and the sets eerily recreate the original locales: harshly spot-lit stages, bland institutional hallways, meeting rooms, and gymnasiums. While each chapter of 'Day Is Done' is derived entirely from an image of a quite standardized folk ritual, Kelley disrupts the traditional structures of such events to construct a dizzying daisy chain of performances that results in an institutional landscape populated by dancing Goths, singing vampires, hick story-tellers, horse dancers, and the Virgin Mary. Originally presented as a 50 channel video/sculpture installation at the Gagosian Gallery New York, in December of 2005, this version of 'Day is Done' has been re-edited into a single channel format for private viewing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Microcinema International DVD - Over 500 International Titles * Art and artist documentaries * Animation * Social/Political * Short film and video compilations by award winning directors * Ambient DVDs created for plasma TVs * Fashion, typography, and motion design * Family films * Much more! For wholesale orders: +1-415-447-9750, FAX: +1-509-351-1530, email suppressed Billing in USD, GBP, or EUR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Microcinema International; 1636 Bush Street, Suite 2 San Francisco, CA, 94109, United States +1-415-447-9750 FAX +1-509-351-1530, email suppressed __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.