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.’ Leviathan (2011) was filmed on Caddo Lake in a town called Uncertain in Texas. Richardson has digitally inserted a series of twisting, snake-like tendrils within the water, alluding to a creature or alien energy, perhaps a dangerous Leviathan beneath the swamps waters.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 20 minutes
  • Edition: 2 of 3 + 2 AP
  • Material description: HD video, 3 channel, 2.1 audio, 16:9 PAL
  • Credit line: © the artist.
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  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC33/2015



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