RLVideo: Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly: When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved

When 27 Apr 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Where Ryan Lee Gallery
515 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States
Enquiry 212-397-0742

*This is an online program.

RYAN LEE has supported artists working in video since its inception, and during our temporary closure, we wanted to share a selection of works by some of our artists that are not otherwise available to view. Now you can watch them on our website from the comfort of your own home for a limited time.

Monday, April 27th at 11am – Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly: When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved

Shot in 2018 at the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved condenses a day-long performance by dancers into a 22-minute meditation on Shaker landscaping, architecture, song and dance as ways of organizing being-in-common. A Christian sect led to America by Mother Ann Lee in 1774, the Shakers were devoted to bringing about a utopian society founded on simplicity, celibacy and equality of race and gender. When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved navigates through the historic meeting house and pastures of Pleasant Hill, evoking the Shakers’ lost way of life through their enduring physical sites. The work is part of Performed Places, a long-running collaboration between Ghani and Kelly, and was most recently on view at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Please visit the gallery’s website to join the viewing.

Image courtesy of the gallery and the artists.