Liam Gillick, ‘Underground (Fragments of Future Histories)’, 2004, mfc - michèle didier
Liam Gillick, ‘Underground (Fragments of Future Histories)’, 2004, mfc - michèle didier
Liam Gillick, ‘Underground (Fragments of Future Histories)’, 2004, mfc - michèle didier
Liam Gillick, ‘Underground (Fragments of Future Histories)’, 2004, mfc - michèle didier

The starting point of Underground (Fragments of Future Histories) by Liam Gillick is the first science fiction novel ever written, entitled Fragments d’Histoire future and written in 1884 by Gabriel Tarde. The French philosopher, sociologist and criminologist depicts in his novel the collective functioning of a society that has taken refuge in the heart of the Earth, following a climatic disaster. Liam Gillick has made a contemporary adaptation of Tarde’s text, by rewriting the English translation from 1904 that had a preface by H.G. Wells; Gillick included a preface on his own by the Italian sociologist Maurizio Lazzarato.

Produced and published in 2004 by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier.

About Liam Gillick

Young British Artist Liam Gillick is primarily interested in analyzing structures, social organizations, and human interaction. Using mass-produced materials, such as aluminum, chipboard, and Plexiglas, Gillick creates modular objects that he arranges in site-specific installations to explore how evidence of our social, political, and economic systems are embedded in the built environment. An early practitioner of Relational Aesthetics, Gillick's cross-disciplinary practice also comprises music composition, writing, and curatorial projects.

British, b. 1964, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, based in New York, New York