Kelly Richardson

Mariner 9, Kelly Richardson, Spanish City Dome, 2012. Photo by Colin Davison.

Mariner 9, 3-channel HD video installation, 43' x 9' (variable) with 5.1 audio

Kelly Richardson was invited as lead artist for the first Artists in Residence programme at Tyneside Cinema in 2011. This marked a research period for her to develop a Pixel Palace commission titled, Mariner 9.

Mariner 9 presents a panoramic view of a Martian landscape set hundreds of years into the future, littered with the rusting remains from various missions to the planet. Despite its suggested abandoned state, several of the spacecraft continue to partially function, to do their intended jobs, to ultimately find signs of life, possibly transmitting the data back to no one.

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Kelly Richardson shares her work in progress

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