Liam Gillick (born 1964 in Aylesbury, UK) works with a range of different medias. His art does not simply consist of spacious installations, graphically complex texts, and minimalist objects. He also publishes full-length books, composes film music, arranges exhibitions and produces architectural designs. The parallelism of his work is crucial. On the one hand his projects are a manifestation of free artistic expression; on the other,… Read more
About the artwork
The starting point of Underground (Fragments of Future Histories) by Liam Gillick is the first science fiction novel ever written—Fragments d'Histoire future by Gabriel Tarde published in 1884. In his novel the French philosopher, sociologist, and criminologist depicts the collective functioning of a society that has taken refuge in the heart of the Earth following a natural disaster. Liam Gillick produced a contemporary adaptation of Tarde's text by rewriting the English translation from 1904.