Underground (Fragments of Future Histories), 2004

Basel 2015
mfc-michèle didier
Work on Paper
Artist's book
14.0 x 20.0 x 1.0 (cm)
5.5 x 7.9 x 0.4 (inch)
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. 104 pages 20 x 14 x 1 cm Special limited edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, each one covered with a unique jacket made by the artist Produced and published in 2004 by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier ©2004 Liam Gillick and Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier