John Gerrard

John Gerrard. Photo by Mark Glassner

John Gerrard was born in 1974 in North Tipperary, Ireland.

A key contemporary figure in the development of digital media, his works are simulations and virtual worlds deceptively looking like film or video. This works are made using real-time computer graphics, a technology developed by the military and now used extensively in the gaming industry.

At Manifesta 12 Palermo, Gerrard presents Untitled (near Parndorf) Austia 2018, a video installation that proposes to create a detailed virtual portrait of the wooded highway scene exactly as experienced the artist on Saturday 29 August 2015, as well as of the remnants of a human tragedy that were left behind in that place.