‘Time No Line’ is a solo performance work presented as a live memoir, based on John Kelly’s 40 years of personal journal writing. This solo work utilizes physical movement, video projections, music and song, historic texts and live drawing as a non-linear narrative.
The main theme of this work is how Kelly’s life and work intertwined and unfolded during significant cultural and political events: the East Village performance art scene of the 1980’s, gender performance, the AIDS epidemic, the culture wars, LGBT and queer history, gentrification.
‘Time No Line’ uses the experiences of an individual to create a shared collective experience, an antidote to cultural amnesia and erasure, and an interrupted cultural dialogue. Kelly is a survivor who remains a part of New York’s evolving cultural landscape.
THE GOOD LINE – Looking Into a Light
THE EXPRESSIVE LINE – Rebel Rage
LINES OF THOUGHT AND ACTION – The Distended Aura
LINE DANCE – Reel Around The Fountain
DEADLINES – 6 Seasons In Hell 1989-1991
FINISH LINE – What Makes A Man