Dignity… without a beginning… without end this is forever…one birth, one life, one death
The German-Dutch installation and performance artist Johannes C. Gérard shows land art and a performance. In his interventions that are close to nature, Gérard uses materials such as stone, wood and ropes, mostly in natural colors. He plays with the appearance of the used materials and, on the other hand, with the context of found and formed materials, e. g. stones from a Lüben building yard. On a deeper philosophical level of interpretation, Gérard incorporates a material symbolism inspired by Buddhism into his work. Weathering processes are also part of the temporary intervention in the natural environment.
In the performance “The plant” the artist acts himself in a fixed setting with table, chair, potted plant, glass of water. Following a strict choreography, Gérard visualizes the DIGNITY of time, silence and loneliness in carefully executed movements.
1959 born in Cologne
1977-1981 Doun Laoghaire School of Art & Design (today IADT), Dublin, Ireland
Art lecturer, leader of art workshops, leader of workshops on social sculpture
Artistic activity in numerous countries and continents
2019 “Conecta – No Conecta” – The Lab Program, Mexico City (Mexico)
2018 “Yerevan in March / Eriwan im März” – Goethe-Institut, Yerevan (Armenia)
2016 “Anticipating You” – Art Center Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg (Russia).
2014 “Silent Crossing Bounderies” – Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan City (Taiwan).
2013 “Flowing Worlds” – Mittelpunktbibliothek Köpenick, Berlin.
2020 “Aktionsraum 2”, Ebersberg Art Association, Ebersberg, Germany
2019 “HIT 1st International Festival of Relief Printing,” Haugesund (Norway)
2019 “UNI Graphica 2019,” Regional Art Museum, Krasnodar (Russia)
2018 “Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival,” Bilbao (Spain)
2017 “Reel on Hai Project”, 1st Karachi Biennale, Karachi (Pakistan).