Gerrard’s works are simulations, virtual worlds deceptively looking like film or video. In both works, a number of leaf and straw covered mythical characters, whose movements respond to ecologies in hyper stress, are generated by an artificial intelligence to create a never-ending, constantly evolving performance.
The large scale and beautiful mirrored structure will reflect the environment around it. In addition, the Pavilion will reflect the individual viewer whose interaction with the work takes on an energy and life all of its own. Crucially, Mirror Pavilion will be powered by local sustainable energy sources.
John Gerrard is best known for his large scale and site-specific works which have been installed in urban spaces such as the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and alongside isolated locations including Palm Desert, California and a Norwegian forest.