Gerard & Kelly Reusable Parts/Endless Love


Since 2003, the Los Angeles-based artists Gerard & Kelly have been working together to create installations and performance-based works which question the formation of the couple and the critical potential of intimacy. Honing in on the gaps between dance and language, Reusable Parts/Endless Love and Timelining examine the shapes that our most intimate relationships take on.
With their influences in minimalist dance, institutional critique and queer theory, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly develop work at the frontier between dance and contemporary art, and in which text, video and sculpture finds its place.
In Reusable Parts/Endless Love, four performers “perform” the sound description of a kiss between a man and a woman. Its inspiration lies in a performance by Tino Sehgal in 2010. This intimate and symbolic gesture is declined, repeated and transmitted in a potentially unlimited loop. This in turn reveals the mechanics of the act itself and sets forth a multitude of gender-related combinations. After all, isn’t this love ritual a performance just like any other?

Gerard & Kelly also present State of  at Palais de la Découverte and  Timelining at Centre Pompidou