hancock & kelly

Notes from Performing the Archive: Jackie Kennedy Flees the Scene of Her Husband’s Murder

Residency March 2019 | Performance March 23 at 7 PM

hancock & kelly will be in residence at 6018North for the month of March for the IN>TIME 19 festival. They are creating and then performing on March 23 their work-in-progress — a response to Goat Island’s first performance Soldier, Child, Tortured Man (1987). The final work will premiere at the Chicago Cultural Center as a part of goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it in March 29-30 at 7 PM and March 31, 2019 at 2 PM.

Unearthing an architecture of athleticism, spectacle and domination, the original Goat Island work explores the militarization of daily living on an individual and societal level. hancock & kelly’s research-in-response investigates power structures and points of resistance in relation to gender, toxic masculinity, complicity, and what they consider the white liberal project of cultural guardianship, based on dubious positions of wealth and entitlement.

hancock & kelly –  Union (Part IV: The Gilded Cage) –  Photo credit: Paul Samuel White, for ]performance s p a c e [

hancock & kelly – Union (Part IV: The Gilded Cage) – Photo credit: Paul Samuel White, for ]performance s p a c e [

hancock & kelly is the collaborative project of artists Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly. Since 2001, they have collaborated on a series of works questioning and provoking the gaps between subjects. Through an internationally acclaimed body of work spanning performance, choreography, video, photography, installation, and text, they have continually asked questions of where the limits of the body may be drawn, and separated from the knowledge and questions with which they are enmeshed. 

Issues of materiality, value, and embodied knowledge have been pivotal to the complex critical and aesthetic dialogues they undertake. Their practice moves fluidly between 'live' and 'object-based' work, and the resulting pieces have been a series of visceral and queer encounters, both moving and spectacular. For more information about the artists, please visit hancockandkelly.com.

This programming is a part of IN>TIME 19. For more information and a full event listing, please visit in-time-performance.org.

hancock & kelly –  I Feel Your Weight and My . . .  – Photo credit: Mathew Lewis

hancock & kelly – I Feel Your Weight and My . . . – Photo credit: Mathew Lewis