Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts


Published in 2017 by Tate Liverpool
123 pages
Black & white
5.5″ x 5.5″
ISBN 978-1-84976-597-8

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A catalogue of their exhibition We Are Ghosts, which was on display at Tate Liverpool in 2017, and then at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2018. Through eerie and satirical poetic storytelling, costume design and performance, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley combine history and mythology in their short films. Their narratives often put a spotlight on perspectives of the past that may have been overlooked – the corpse of an unnamed woman who jumped off a bridge, or the crew of a fictional US submarine at the end of World War II. This book includes photos and scripts from two of their recent films, This is Offal (2016) and In The Body of The Sturgeon (2017), as well as essays by the curators and a foreword by Andrea Nixon and Christopher Bedford.