- What’s On
The innovative Irish artist John Gerrard’s latest exhibition explores the technology behind simulations. Using the same software that enables the operations behind entertainment, industry and warfare, Exercise explores the violence of technology and the optimisation of the human in relation to discipline and choreographed display.
In the series, Gerrard has developed a sophisticated method of trans-historical collage, overlaying terrain, figure, image and gestures captured from real bodies and sites using satellite data, intensive photographic documentation, 3D scanning and motion capture. The resulting works are installations that exist in virtual space, within environments that include complex algorithmic choreographies, multiple moving viewpoints and realistic cycles that unfold in ‘real time’ over the course of an entire year.