The Last Frontier

2013
Richardson, Kelly
Kelly Richardson creates large-scale immersive video installations of extraordinary landscapes. These eerie environments, entirely devoid of people, invite viewers to ‘insert themselves into the work’ and become its sole protagonists. As Richardson explains, ‘I’m trying to create contemplative places which are both beautiful and mesmeric but at the same time, unsettling.’ The Last Frontier (2013) features a pulsating, globe-like construction set within a barren landscape. As in all of Richardson’s work, the film’s narrative is calculatedly ambiguous: it is unclear whether the dome is a place to shelter from impending disaster, or the threat itself.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 20 minutes
  • Edition: 1 of 5 +2AP
  • Material description: High definition, 16:9 video with 2:1 audio
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  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC32/2015

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