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THE ERUDITION
2010 | HD 3-screen video installation | 48' x 9' (variable)

RELATED TEXT AND MEDIA
Modern Art Notes Podcast: Shirin Neshat and Kelly Richardson
Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green (interview)
Kelly Richardson: 'Legion' and 'The Erudition'
Photomonitor, Paul Carey-Kent (review)
Legion, Mariner 9, Orion Tide
Journal of Wild Culture, Tom Jeffreys (review)
Kelly Richardosn: Mariner 9 and Legion
This is Tomorrow, James Smith (review)
Kelly Richardson: Legion at NGCA
Corridor8, Rebecca Travis (review)
Kelly Richardson: The Erudition
Canadian Art Magazine, Shannon Anderson (review)
The Last Frontier: Natural Histories
Canadian Art Magazine, Adam O'Rielly (review)
The Last Frontier
Akimblog, Sue Carter Flinn (review)
Whyte: The world rendered as an alien landscape
Toronto Star, Murray Whyte (review)
zingmagazine Interview: Kelly Richardson
zingmagazine, Devon Dikeou (interview)

SUPPORTED BY
Southern Alberta Art Gallery Artist Residency Program



Mining the aesthetics of cinema and science fiction, The Erudition presents a lunar-esque looking landscape with what appears to be an unlikely monument or proposal, consisting of holographic trees blowing in fictional wind. Is this slightly malfunctioning display a forgotten site for proposed colonization? Better yet, is this some kind of alien artwork?

"Richardson’s contribution to the genre is both a technical virtuosity and a nerdy ambivalence that doesn’t critique our mediated world so much as take it as a given. As trees flicker and crackle in and out of frame, there’s a sense of a very distant future trying, in its techno-sterile way, to recreate virtually something it never actually knew. Richardson produces a future-world that was, now not so much remembered as stored in the dull chill of a multi-terabyte hard-drive: gone, forgotten, but forever clickable." Murray Whyte, Toronto Star