John Gerrard in conversation with Paul Fahy

Technological Ecological

This talk will be recorded and available to watch on this page and on Galway International Arts Festival's YouTube channel on 30 August. All First Thought Talks will be available to listen to on GIAF's First Thought podcast later this year.

Artist John Gerrard is joined in conversation by Artistic Director of Galway International Arts Festival Paul Fahy for this event to discuss the making of and ideas behind the second part of Mirror Pavilion – Leaf Work.

Widely regarded as a key figure in the development of simulation within contemporary art, John Gerrard offers us incredible virtual portraits of the world and have helped us understand where art can go in the 21st century. Created using real–time computer graphics, a technology used extensively in the gaming industry, his works are created over the course of months and sometimes even years as evident in Mirror Pavilion, his spectacular installation at Derrigimlagh Bog in Connemara, Co. Galway.

Gerrard and Fahy will discuss using computing to address the environmental effects of accelerating technologies in addition to the potential impact of NFTs [non-fungible token] and blockchain on the arts worlds.

The seating of this event is arranged in socially distant pods of two persons known to each other. Unfortunately due to extremely limited capacity we are unable to accommodate single bookings at this time.

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