"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 (2012)
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Artist Mary Reid Kelley invites family members to perform with her in elaborate costumes and punning verse to create her new video "The Syphilis of Sisyphus" (2011) based upon her witty, feminist interpretation of aspects of the French Enlightenment.