Kelly Spivey

Poor White Trash Girl: Class Consciousness, 16mm, 6min, 2003
November 11, 2009, 8:51 pm
Filed under: films, Poor White Trash Girl


Poor White Trash Girl: Class Consciousness, is a semi-autobiographical fictional animation, based on the life of a poor white girl who lives amidst Fisherprice Little People.  In this episode, Class Consciousness, we observe poor white trash girl making sense of her middle class neighbor’s life and the jealous rage that results from the recognition of inequity. 2003 (click on image to view a YouTube excerpt)


polaroid, 24 x 30, oil, 2008
November 11, 2009, 10:15 am
Filed under: paintings


Stef, 23 x 35, tempura, 2008
November 11, 2009, 10:13 am
Filed under: paintings


Mom, 26 x 40, tempura, 2008
November 11, 2009, 10:12 am
Filed under: paintings


Keep Up With Medicine, super 8mm, 3min, 2001
November 11, 2009, 10:09 am
Filed under: films, Keep Up With Medicine

Medicine 3

Keep Up With Medicine is a super8 animation, shot using vintage advertising images cut from magazines. Getting shots, popping pills, and curing ills are practices examined and put under the micro lens of my super8 camera. The results of this medical exam are alternative routes to health and well being. 2001 (click on image to see a short YouTube excerpt)


Fish Under Delancey, 16mm, 26min, 2006
November 11, 2009, 10:02 am
Filed under: films, Fish Under Delancey


Traveling from Flushing to Manhattan via the subway, as well as throughout NYC, I became entranced by the tile murals that line many subway platforms. The tunneling of the subways through bedrock and beneath the city, the people who ride the subway, the sound of a screeching train, and the slogan, “If you see something, say something” inspired this stop-motion, eavesdropping, dreamlike journey film. The film also follows the poet and writer Eileen Myles on parts of the journey. 2006 (click on image to view YouTube excerpt)

Stein’s Cow, super 8mm, handprocessed, 3min, 2000
November 11, 2009, 9:58 am
Filed under: films, Stein's Cow

line cows

Stein’s Cow is a short experimental animated film using Xerox cut-outs.  It was originally shot on super8 film, hand-processed and rit-dyed fuchsia. Stein’s Cow is a visual play on the usage of the word “cow” in Gertrude Stein’s love poetry.  Theorists believe Stein used the word “cow” symbolically in place of the work “orgasm” in her writing.  Was this an attempt at hiding the lesbionic nature of her writings, or a playful, inventive re-assignment for the somewhat medical sounding “orgasm?” 2000 (click on image to view a YouTube except)