Mariner 9 by Kelly Richardson is a 3-channel HD video installation that will appear in Whitley Bay’s historic Spanish City Dome until August 19, 2012. She used images and data from the NASA archive to make the surface of Mars as accurate as possible.
About the piece:
Mariner 9 presents a panoramic view of a Martian landscape set hundreds of years into the future, littered with the rusting remains from various missions to the planet. Despite its suggested abandoned state, several of the spacecraft continue to partially function, to do their intended jobs, to ultimately find signs of life, possibly transmitting the data back to no one.