PERFORMANCES/READINGS/EVENTS

2010

“Mobile Homestead,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan. On the occasion of the maiden voyage of “Mobile Homestead,” sculpture christening, community spirit event, and opening remarks by John Sinclair and others.

 

2009

“Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #32, Plus,” PERFORMA 09, Judson Memorial Church, New York, New York.

“Close Radio #27.” On the occasion of a film program curated by Paul McCarthy. Film & Video Gallery, Whitney Museum, New York, New York.

Performance with Raymond Pettibon. SASSAS Benefit, Private residence, Los Angeles, California.

 

2008

Performance with Masaya Nakahara Hair Sylistics and Paul McCarthy. The Echo, Los Angeles, California.

“Close Radio #27.” Originally broadcast on KPFK between 1976 and 1979. Podcast made available in conjunction with the exhibition “Evidence of Movement,” Getty Reasearch Institute Galleries, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.

Performance. “BLAST! 3, SASSTER BLASTER” benefit for the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS). Performed at a private space, Brentwood, California.

 

2006

Light airplay of Day Is Done Soundtrack. WFMU 91.1 FM, Jersey City, New Jersey. Nov 2005-Feb 2006.

Reading with John Welchman. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

Lecture. Getty Institute for Research, Los Angeles, California.

Performance. Benefit for the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS). Performed at a private space, Los Angeles, California.

 

2005

“Radio Daniele” (sound art projects radio program), Bologna, Italy; Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

“Radiodays.” Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sound works broadcast airing The Poetics, “Nothing from Nothing.”

Lecture. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Performance. “Get Off the Grass & Blast 2” benefit for the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS). Performed at a private space, Los Angeles, California.

 

2004

“Borderline Extra 254.” Hosted by Dirk Liese, Freies Radio Kassel. 6 Feb 2004. Selected Compound Annex titles.

“Mike Kelley Selects: ‘Sod & Sodie Sock (Vienna cut),’ ‘Bridge Visitor (Legend Trip)’ and ‘Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #1 (A Domestic Scene)’.” New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, New York.

Performance by Extended Organ (Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Dave Muller). “Get Off the Grass & Blast” benefit for the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS). Performed at a private space, Los Angeles, California.

Destroy All Monsters performance. “All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Pontins, Camber Sands, East Sussex, United Kingdom. Curated by Jake and Dinos Chapman.

 

2002

Destroy All Monsters performance. “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Sonic Youth.

 

2000

“A Haute Voix.” Espace Franquin, Angouleme, France. Theatre performance in conjunction with the exhibition “>Mike Kelley</(Franz West)?”

 

1998

“The Thin Monotonous Piping of an Accursed Flute.” Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, California. In conjunction with the exhibition “Beyond the Pink.” Sponsored by the Cortical Foundation.

“Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Violent Onsen Geisha.” Secession, Vienna, Austria. Sound performance.

 

1996

“Sad and Sadie Sack USO Party.” P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Performance in collaboration with Paul McCarthy and Violent Onsen Geisha.

“Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley.” Stratos Selskapslokale, Oslo/RockFestival, Norway. Music performance.

“Jean Beaudrillard with the Chance Band.” Whiskey Pete’s Casino and Hotel, Stateline, Nevada. Music performance.

 

1993

“100 Reasons—Spank O Rama.” The Lab, San Francisco, California. Performance in collaboration with Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose.

 

1992

“Beat Of The Traps.” Wiener Fest Wochen, Expanded Art Festival, Vienna; Gindi Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. Exh. cat. Collaboration with Stephen Prina and Anita Pace.

 

1991

“Theory, Garbage, Stuffed Animals, Christ #2.” Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, California.

 

1989

“Theory, Garbage, Stuffed Animals, Christ.” Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, California.

“Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof.” A dance presentation of silk scarf series in collaboration with Anita Pace. Performed at a private space, Los Angeles, California. Sponsored by Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

1986

“The Peristaltic Airwaves.” KPFK, Los Angeles, California. Live radio performance. Co-produced by High Performance Magazine & KPFK radio station.

“Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile.” Artists Space, New York, New York.

 

1987

Reading. Lhasa Club, Hollywood, California. Benefit for Foundation For Art Resources, Los Angeles, California.

 

1985

“Bob Flanagan and Mike Kelley.” The Permanent Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Reading.

“Get It in Writing: An Evening of Readings by Dennis Cooper, Mike Kelley, John Miller, Benjamin Weissman.” Artists Space, New York, New York.

“Monkey Island Part Two.” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Theater, Los Angeles, California.

“Artificial Intelligence in the Arts, #1 Brainwork.” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria. Symposium in conjunction with the exhibition “Los Angeles Summer/Styrian Autumn.”

 

1984

“The Sublime.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in association with California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. Part of the “Explorations” performance series.

“Godzilla on the Beach.” Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, California. Performance in collaboration with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.

Reading. Anti Club, Los Angeles, California.

 

1983

“Confusion: A Play in Seven Sets, Each Set More Spectacular and Elaborate Than the Last.” Pilot 1 Theater, Los Angeles, California.

“Monkey Island.” Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, California.

“X-C.” Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, California. Performance in collaboration with Tony Oursler.

“Ericka Beckman/Mike Kelley.” Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York. Reading and video presentation.

 

1982

“Confusion: A Play in Seven Sets, Each Set More Spectacular and Elaborate Than the Last.” Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California; Film in the Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“The Artist in Television.” Telesatellite Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Live interactive performance with Michael Smith.

 

1981

“The Monitor and the Merrimac.” Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York.

“Meditation on a Can of Vernors.” performance at a private space. Sponsored by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

 

1980

“Three Valleys.” performance at a private space. Sponsored by Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles, California.

“The Parasite Lilly.” part of the performance festival “Public Spirit: Live Art L.A.,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles. Presented in association with the Highland Art Agents; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; University of California at San Diego, La Jolla; The Kitchen Center for Video, Music and Dance, New York; Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

1979

“The Monitor and the Merrimac.” Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles, California. Performance in conjunction with a collaborative exhibition with David Askevold.

“The Poltergeist.” Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Exh. cat. Performance in conjunction with the exhibition “Sound.”

 

1978

“Poetry in Motion.” Part of “An Evening of Performance, Audio Tape and Film.” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

“Dream Lover.” C.L.O.S.E. Radio Art Series, KPFK, Los Angeles, California. Audio tape by The Poetics (Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Don Krieger).

“Indianana.” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

“My Space.” La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California.

“A Big Question.” Part of the performance series “Airwaves and Stars.” The Exploratorium, California State University, Los Angeles, California.