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Exiles of the Shattered Star

© Kelly Richardson

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© Kelly Richardson

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Kelly Richardson

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Kelly Richardson

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Kelly Richardson

Canadian, born 1972

Exiles of the Shattered Star, 2006

single-channel high definition video, stereo sound

Edition: artist's proof

running time: 29 minutes, 51 seconds

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Harold M. Esty Jr., Sherman S. Jewett and The Gerald S. Elliott Funds, 2008

2008:6

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Class

Video art

Work Type

Single-channel video

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Filmed in the English Lake District, Exiles of the Shattered Star depicts a seemingly tranquil, picturesque countryside showered with an asteroidal rain. Based in the dual realms of fiction and reality, this narrative balances on the periphery of fear and fascination. Evoking biblical as well as science-fiction imagery, Kelly Richardson created this work in response to the increased occurrence of cinematic depictions of Earth being ravaged by a natural—or in this case, an unnatural—catastrophe. Such images, as the artist has commented, “are not dissimilar to those created by earlier painters of the apocalyptic sublime.” These imaginative visions of how the world will end surely reflect an increasing collective anxiety about an uncertain future.

Label from Kelly Richardson: Legion, February 16–June 9, 2013

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