Kelly Richardson: Odyssey

June 14 – August 11, 2024
Chatham, Ontario

Weaving myth and metaphor with scientific research and digital technologies, Kelly Richardson: Odyssey invites visitors on a journey through time and space in order to reflect on the present—through three large-scale video works. Origin Stories (2023) visualises the current extinction crisis through a seemingly endless field of diamond-like crystals, each of which represents a species lost to resource extraction and climate change. The HALO trilogy (2021) looks to a fiery moon for signs of the conditions we now face after decades of insufficient action. Finally, Pillars of Dawn (2019) brings viewers back to Earth—now hundreds of years in the future, as crystals blanket the planet in a beautiful but chilling representation of cumulative loss of complex life. Together, these three works ask visitors to consider what we truly value, raising an urgent call for humanity to responsibly reconnect with our living planet while time remains.