The Voice Remains

Mary Kelly

The Voice Remains

Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2017
Designed by Pacific
Texts by Juli Carson, Rosalyn Deutsche, and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Softcover with flaps
184 pages, 8 ¼ × 10 ½ inches


The Voice Remains is the first monograph to document Kelly's work with compressed lint over the past two decades. "Mea Culpa is fabricated out of compressed grey lint gathered from the filter of the artist’s home dryer in which black and white clothes had been dried. Kelly attached letters to the filter and in this way produced intaglio words in the lint. She then joined together 20 units of lint, all retaining the dimensions and curved shape of the filter, to form five sixteen- to twenty-foot-long horizontal panels, each matted and framed as a separate work and titled with the site and date of a historical—which is to say, politically motivated and collective—trauma ..."
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