Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is a new commission by John Gerrard, which is presented by Modern Art Oxford as a large-scale installation in a disused power station in Oxford, UK.
Further developing Gerrard’s realtime portraits of physical locations, the work harnesses advanced simulation and motion capture technologies to create a temporal collage in which disciplined athletic bodies perform a perpetual militarised exercise of strategic capability and intent. Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 extends themes that the artist has explored in other recent commissions, including Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) for Manchester International Festival and Live Fire Exercise (Djibouti), a collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet.
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