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Video artist, MacArthur fellow Mary Reid Kelley on recovering history’s lost narratives

A still from “You Make Me Iliad” by Mary Reid Kelley. Photo courtesy of the artist and Fredericks & Freiser, NY What voices have been lost to history? That’s a question that absorbs Mary Reid Kelley, a newly-named MacArthur fellow who leads viewers of her films through a black-and-white historical maze. Kelley works with her partner Patrick Kelley to create films that attempt to fill in the gaps between established facts, often telling the stories of people on the margins of history books.
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