Gerard & Kelly: Performance Documents Gerard & Kelly: Performance Documents

Gerard & Kelly: Performance Documents

February 2 – April 2, 2016


Collaborative artists Gerard & Kelly present performance documentation that charts their prevailing concerns surrounding history, memory and the present tense of performance. Screened as a single-channel video projection, these “documents” underscore the artists’ inquiry into the relationships between performers and spectators, language and movement, intimacy and public space.

Wednesday, February 3, 7pm
University Art Museum 
Lecture: In Time and Out of Sync
In this performative lecture, the artists discuss recent projects and their engagement with legacies of feminism and queer theory in making time-based work.

Thursday, February 4,9 am - noon
University Art Museum 
Workshop: Witness the Process 
Observers are welcome to watch the artists as they conduct a workshop in which the score for their performance installation, Reusable Parts/Endless Love (2011), is transmitted to UAlbany students.

Friday, February 12 at 7pm & 8:15pm
Performing Arts Center 
Performance: Reusable Parts/Endless Love
Advance Tickets: $15 general public 
$10 students, seniors & faculty-staff
Day of Show Tickets: $20 general public
$15 students, seniors & faculty-staff

In this score-based, thought-provoking performance installation originally commissioned by Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, the performers transmit and transform the instructions for a kiss into a machine-like production of unscripted representations of intimacy. Doing away with fixed seating, the artists place the audience in a “catch-as-catch-can” interactive experience inviting them to roam freely to watch the action or stay out of its way. 

Get discounted tickets for the performance by purchasing the Dance in Albany package. Visit the Performing Arts Center Box Office page.

Funding provided by UAlbany’s Office of the President and Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the UAlbany Diversity Transformation Fund administered through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.

Additional funding for Gerard & Kelly exhibition and related events and performances provided by New York State Council on the Arts, the New York State DanceForce/Bessies Residency Fund, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Dance Alliance, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, and the Hampton Inn. As part of Sexuality Month 2016, the support is provided by the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program of the University Counseling Center, a student group recognized and funded by the Student Association. 


Image credit:

Gerard & Kelly: P.O.L.E. installation view at the New Museum, 2015, 
Courtesy New Museum, New York | Photo: Jesse Untracht Oakner


Press Release

Gerard and Kelly