Liam Gillick

Underground (Trailer for a Book)

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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. 

6’58’’, in loop
Screened on Brionvega Cuboglass TV 1969 / 1992
Dimension of the installation: variable
Limited edition of 5 copies and 2 artist’s proofs
Produced and published in 2004 by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier
©2004 Liam Gillick and Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier