Blowfly and Michael Smith An Afternoon on Humor presented with MoMA PS1

The VW Dome, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City MAP
$12 in advance; $15 day-of starting at noon

Blowfly, The Original Dirty Rapper, was a favorite musical act of Mike Kelley, who enjoyed the obscene humor in the sexually explicit parodies of popular songs. Michael Smith, a friend and collaborator of Kelley, will present a performance featuring his personae, the deadpan everyman 'Mike' and his diapered counterpart 'Baby Ikki' who recently appeared in Kelley and Smith's 2009 project A Voyage of Growth and Discovery. 

Before the performances, curator Mark Beasley, the creator of Hennessy Youngman's Art Thoughtz, Jayson Musson, and Michael Smith will engage in a conversation about humor in Mike Kelley's work.

The performances by Michael Smith and Blowfly are co-presented with MoMA PS1 and revisit the two-day experimental music festival co-curated by Mike Kelley and Mark Beasley for Performa 09.