Artists and long-time collaborators Constance DeJong and Tony Oursler return to The Kitchen to restage their performance Relatives after a hiatus of more than twenty years. Originally commissioned by the ICA Boston in 1988 and performed at The Kitchen in 1989, Relatives combines spoken text and video in a duet between a television and a performer. Two worlds of storytelling (electronic and oral) deliver a genealogy of family members who belong to a visible yet overlooked group: history’s bit players; their collective story is traced through a succession of appearances in painting, photography, the movies, television, and video games. Organized by Matthew Lyons.
March 23–24, 8pm
Tickets $20 General / $15 Members
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Constance DeJong & Tony Oursler: Relatives is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Howard Gilman Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: © Paula Court. Constance DeJong at The Kitchen, 1989. Courtesy of the artist and Bureau.
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