Romancing the Anthropocene curated by
Ivan Jurakic and Crystal Mowry
Mariner 9, 2012
Photo: Colin Davison
Mariner 9 presents a life-size, panoramic view of a Martian landscape set hundreds of years in the future, littered with partially functioning craft from various missions to the planet.
Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9 is a life-size, 12-metre-long panoramic view of a Martian landscape set hundreds of years in the future, littered with the rusting remains of various missions to the planet. Despite its suggested state of abandonment, several spacecraft continue to partially function and do their intended jobs, seeking signs of life, transmitting the data back to no one.
Mariner 9 was created using scenery-generation software employed by the film and gaming industries in combination with technical data from NASA's missions to Mars to produce a faithful artist's rendering of a Martian terrain, populated by debris from centuries of exploration featuring real and imagined spacecraft in the centre of a dust storm.
Suitable for all ages
Commerce Court, 25 King Street West (East of Bay Street.)
This project is outdoors.