Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 by John Gerrard was presented as a large-scale cinematic installation in the dramatic setting of a disused power station in Oxford. Originating in found documentary images of US military exercises in Djibouti (Horn of Africa) and informed by the artist’s research into athletic achievement, the work makes unprecedented use of emerging technologies to reflect on the relationship between competitive sport, military training, theatrical performance and dance.


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