Liam Gillick, ‘Underground (Trailer for a Book)’, 2004, mfc - michèle didier

Underground (Trailer for a Book) has been created following Liam Gillick’s work Underground (Fragments of future histories) a work composed as a screenplay based on the very first science fiction novel, Fragments d’Histoire future, written in 1884 by Gabriel Tarde. Underground (Trailer for a book), screened on a Brionvegaâ Cuboglass TV, shows excerpts of Tarde’s text (translated in English) and Gillick’s screenplay, scrolling on the screen. Sentences appear and vanish in various colors and resolutions of image, accompanied by a slow numeric whirling.

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