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Charles Richardson

Headbone

2015

Sculptures and video (8:02 min)

The first element encountered in this multi-part work is a surprising medley of sculptural objects. Stepping closer, we hear the Afro-American spiritual song Dem Bones listing the basic elements of the human skeleton from head to toe. The video depicts two hollow figures created with a 3D photo scanner.

Charles Richardson explores how we construct our identities with devices, appendages and possessions, which rule us even in the virtual world. This idea is underlined by the floral-print sofa and the pregnant belly which appear both in the video and as physical objects in the space.

View six short videos by Charles Richardson: arsplus.fi

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Charles Richardson

Born in the UK in 1979
Based in Leek, Staffordshire

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