Flare [Oceania] 2022 centres on a simulated generative form which hovers between a gas flare and national flag.
This data object is set within a seascape based on photographs taken by activist and artist Uili Lousi of his heating ancestral ocean near Tonga. Gerrard’s new work represents an ecology in hyper distress and a world faced with the existential threat of rising seas.
Flare will be shown as a large–scale 7M x 7M LED wall at Galway Docks and streamed live online. John Gerrard is best known for his large–scale and site–specific works including Mirror Pavilion GIAF’s commission for Galway 2020.
Flare has been commissioned by Bridgitt and Bruce Evans