504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

A major new video work by Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley, Day is Done is a twisted semi-musical that examines American subcultures. It is composed of 31 sketches, each a reconstruction of photographs found in high school yearbooks, with such familiar events as dress-up days, memorial speeches, religious spectacles and fashion shows. Kelley disrupts the traditional structures of such events to construct a dizzying daisy chain of performances resulting in an institutional landscape populated by dancing Goths, singing vampires, hick storytellers, horse dancers and the Virgin Mary (2005/06, 169 min, video).

$8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers and YBCA Members

Official Website: http://www.ybca.org

Added by nglnd_lzbth on May 22, 2008

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