In Pursuit of the Slow

John Gerrard, Cuban School (Community of 5th October), 2010. Realtime 3D software, custom made monitor (69x115x30cm) or projection, dimensions variable. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Simon Preston Gallery, New York. Reproduced with permission. Collection of mima, purchased with assistance of the Art Fund supported by the Sfumato Foundation.

John Gerrard, Cuban School (Community of 5th October), 2010. Realtime 3D software, custom made monitor (69x115x30cm) or projection, dimensions variable. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Simon Preston Gallery, New York. Reproduced with permission. Collection of mima, purchased with assistance of the Art Fund supported by the Sfumato Foundation.

In our world where the digital is almost by definition associated with high speed, quick manoeuvrability and near instantaneousness, it is an inspiration to learn of John Gerrard’s deliberately slower paced work – the subject of this month’s column for the British Computer Society and premiering in March at AV Festival 12  in conjunction with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Read it here: http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/43887

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