Gerard Byrne
Gerard Byrne and Sven Anderson, A Visibility Matrix, 2018, installation view, Secession 2019, photo: Iris Ranzinger

Gerard Byrne

Upon all the living and the dead.

February 1 – March 31, 2019

Gerard Byrne uses video, film, photography, and performance art to address fundamental questions concerning the relationships between images and time. His exhibitions play with display formats and reflect on the changing technical and cultural realities underlying his work and its presentation. Upon all the living and the dead gathers Byrne’s most recent works for the first time, activating a dialogue between the proto-cinematic moment of Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli (2016), the evasive temporality of In Our Time (2017), and A Visibility Matrix (2018), a new work co-authored with the artist Sven Anderson that borrows aggregation methodologies from early media art and cybernetics to picture current conditions of visibility. Across the works, underlying patterns and recurring interests become visible.


Gerard Byrne was born in Dublin in 1969 and lives and works in Dublin.