Meta.Morf X – Digital Wild
March 5 – May 3, 2020
The sixth Trondheim international biennale for art and technology.
Kelly Richardson: Mariner 9
March 7 – June 28, 2020
‘Mariner 9’ returns to the UK this spring in a solo exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre.
Oct 31, 2019 – Feb 23, 2020
An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life.
In her significant new body of video installations and prints entitled Pillars of Dawn, Richardson imagines a desert landscape in which environmental conditions have crystallized the terrain. Sculpting every branch of each tree and populating the entire landscape with millions of individualised crystals has been a painstaking labour of love. Roughly speaking, there is one crystal in each of the landscapes for every species still alive today. We live in a time when many scientists believe humans are causing the mass extinction of thousands upon thousands of other species; Richardson’s work asks us what it is in the world that has value for humans. In each of the scenarios we encounter, we see a beautiful, empty, crystallised world. It is almost as though all life-forms had been transformed into pure carbon – that is, into the most concentrated forms of pure carbon in the natural world – diamonds. The majesty and infinite wealth of the Earth is revealed, although no humans appear present to appreciate it.
Sarah Cook, Madeleine Kennedy, Alistair Robinson, Emily Stamey, Carmen Victor
Published: March 2019
Editors: Janine Marchessault, Will Straw
Published: March 1, 2019
Anxious, strained, uneasy…
Review by Aidan Dunne
Sept 4, 2018