Gerard Byrne: Jielemeguvvie Guvvie Sjisjnjeli / Film Inside an Image

Gerard Byrne: Jielemeguvvie Guvvie Sjisjnjeli / Film Inside an Image
Library Shelf Location 18.BYRN
Publication Date 2016

This publication focuses on Gerard Byrne's video piece Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli: Film inside an image (2016). Filmed in a Swedish natural history museum, Byrne's film studies a 19th-century diorama of wildlife. An immersive representation of Nordic wilderness, populated by taxidermied birds and animals, the 19th-century diorama is a form of representation that anticipates the invention of both photography and cinema. Byrne's video work thus stages a confrontation between the photographic image and 
the forms of representation that it supplanted and raises questions as 
to what comes next.

ISBN 9780993424519
Pages 48pp
Editor Fiona Venables
Format Hardback in card sleeve
Publisher Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Related Artist Gerard Byrne
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords analogue photography, Film and video art, contemporary photography, Art and film, Multi-media installations, photography, Zoos (institutions), Zoo animals, Natural History
Artist's Nationality Irish

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