Part 2 of the Global Art Forum, an event designed to explore the ways in which artists, writers, technologists, historians, musicians and thinkers have imagined, and are shaping, the future.
How are technologies of simulation transforming the nature of violence, politics, power and the image in the contemporary world? Artist John Gerrard asks these questions through the complex virtual worlds he creates through a combination of photography, 3D modeling and gaming software. His painterly images make you feel as if you are standing inside an image and viewing it as a slow pan. Mesmerising and disorienting, Gerrard presents his realtime portraits of physical locations, harnessing advanced simulation and motion capture technologies to create a temporal collage shifting our understanding of the real and the record and the representation of our present and future.
John Gerrard (Artist) and Amal Khalaf (Artist, researcher, curator and Global Art Forum 10 Co-Director)
The 2016 Global Art Forum was commissioned by writer Shumon Basar, with artist/curator Amal Khalaf and anthropologist Uzma Z. Rizvi, who co-chaired this special evening of conversations, performances and music. The Forum continues at its home at Art Dubai, March 16-19, 2016, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Presented by Art Dubai in partnership with the ICA. Art Dubai's Global Art Forum is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and supported by Dubai Design District (d3).
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