Invention for Destruction/The Syphilis of Sisyphus

28 Jan 2022
7 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 401 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147


Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Blood Moon, 2021, installation view, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.

As part of The Fabric Workshop and Museum's Blood Moon project, multidisciplinary artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley curate an evening of two films: The Syphilis of Sisyphus, a 2011 short film by the artists set in 19th-century Paris, and Invention for Destruction, a Jules Verne-inspired 1958 feature by Czech director Karel Zeman about a scientist and his doomsday machine.

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Blood Moon is an immersive installation centered on the presentation of two new film works—Blood Moon and I’m Jackson Pollock—amid a world of sculpture and drawings across two floors of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.