Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: The Thong of Dionysus

As part of the Modern Classicisms workshop on 10 November, we will screen Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’s The Thong of Dionysus – the first presentation of the film in the UK. The New York-based artists have earned wide acclaim for their surrealist and darkly comic reimagining of ancient myths. Their films relate (and corrupt) ancient tales into cartoonish psychodramas, accompanied by pun-laden narratives. In this film, Dionysus and three maenads discourse on the nature of drunkenness, while propositioning Ariadne to join them on the island of Naxos.

‘Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts’ – the artists’ first solo exhibition in the UK – opens at Tate Liverpool on 17 November.

The screening on 10 November at King’s will be followed by an interview with Mary and Patrick.