Watch Two Classic Paul McCarthy Videos Co-Starring Mike Kelley

02/11/2010 9:48 AM |

Tank.tv, an amazing and free online gallery of video art that I’ve only just discovered, adds videos to their catalog every month with a new exhibition, and until February 28 they’re showing two demented domestic Paul McCarthy videos from 1987, one of which co-stars Mike Kelley. In “Cultural Soup”, McCarthy plays a father explaining his recipe for a soup made mostly of mayonnaise and dolls in a cooking show parody, and in “Family Tyranny” (which he discusses below) he abuses the shit out of his son, sometime played by a toy, sometimes by Kelley: “Daddy did this, you can do this to your son too.” Both are hilarious, terrifying, and shed light on his more recent video projects.
(art21Blog)