Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard was commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival for Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture and will be exhibited as part of GIAF’s Autumn Edition programme from September - October, 2020.
In conjunction with Galway International Arts Festival's April 2019 tour to London, a First Thought Talk with John Gerrard took place at The Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain as part of a special reception hosted by Ambassador of Ireland, Adrian O’Neill, to welcome GIAF to London.
John Gerrard tells the story behind his new artwork, commissioned for C4 to mark Earth Day
John Gerrard's digital simulation, displayed on a 28 × 24 foot frameless LED wall at Lincoln Center, re-creates a Nevada solar thermal power plant and the surrounding desert landscape.
John Gerrard has taken digital technology usually employed by the commercial gaming industry to create virtual landscapes that simulate extremely detailed and authentic rural American farms and terrains.
His computer simulated videos use sophisticated computer software and algorithms to reproduce, for example, the annual orbit of the Earth around the Sun or a 24 hour journey from day-to-night.
Watch the audio slideshow which features the visual inspiration for this new ballet by Wayne McGregor. A world premiere for The Royal Ballet with artist John Gerrard introducing a virtual landscape to the stage -- astonishingly real but meticulously fabricated by the artist -- real time portraits unfold to the enigmatic Tippett score Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli.