Mike Kelley

Animation 19 (Kandors), 2007

Animation, color/sound, continuous loop
22×14×3 (56×36×8cm)
Flat screen monitor with speakers

Artist’s ‘Kandor’ series takes its name from the capital city of the fictional planet Krypton, where Superman was born. When looking at images of Kandor, Kelley was fascinated to find the city similarly difficult to reconstruct: since its design was never standardized.

“Kandor is the home that can never be revisited, the past that can never be recovered. Yet there it is, shrunken to the size of a dollhouse – an ageless memento in real time.” – Mike Kelley


Mike Kelley