Mike Kelley & Michael Smith: A Voyage of Growth and Discovery
2009, 86 minutes, DV, color, sound
Mike Kelley and Michael Smith’s video follows the bizarre journey of Baby Ikki over several days at Burning Man, the festival of “radical self-expression” held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Baby Ikki – pre-lingual and of ambiguous age – is a character that artist Michael Smith has been performing for over thirty years.
Mike Kelley & Michael Smith, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery. Exhibition view, SculptureCenter, 2009. Courtesy SculptureCenter.
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery was originally presented as an immersive installation featuring a six-channel video at SculptureCenter in 2009. See images of the exhibition at sculpture-center.org.