Opening reception 16th September 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Until 16th November, 2019
Gillian Brett’s installation, In Silico, for BUNGALOW transforms the space into a phosphorescent eatery of the future where kebab meats, sausages and roasted chicken gleam in front of light boxes, revealing discarded technological devices suspended in resin, a toxic byproduct of petrol. In this sterile and brightly-lit environment reminiscent of a hospital or a laboratory, the notion of fast food is fused with “smart food” – the latest iteration within the Soylent trend. Deriving its name from the 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green, Soylent, the brand of meal replacement products launched in 2014, is the epitome of smart food, meant to optimize the basic function of eating to match the posthumanist goals of a rapidly progressing society. Forgoing the rituals of food-eating is the ultimate step towards capitalist efficiency, supporting the development of the superhuman, who is more productive than ever.
Gillian Brett was born in Paris in 1990. She lives and works in Marseille. The practice of Gillian Brett is dedicated to analyzing the delicate and complex relationship between the human being and technology, reflecting specifically on the ways and the processes by which it inevitably shapes and influences the surrounding world.
She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts at Villa Arson in Nice (France) and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK).
Group exhibitions include: Par Hasard, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille; La Relève, Galerie des Grands Bains douches et Galerie HO, Marseille, 2019; Trà e stelle, Les Charpentiers de la Corse, Piedigriggio, 2018; Sense & Sensibilia, cur. Luigi Fassi & Chiara Nuzzi, Galeria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei, 2018; Machine in the middle, Windows 93, Romainville, 2018; Programme Inventeurs d’Aventures, curated by Gaël Charbau, PACA, 2017; Vienna Art Week – Open studio, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, 2017; I Would Have Done Everything For You / Gimme more!, curated by Cedric Fauq, London, 2016; Prix Dauphine pour l’art contemporain, Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, 2016.
Solo exhibitions include: ART-O-RAMA, booth C+N Canepaneri, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille ; Due per due, C+N Canepaneri, cur. Chiara Nuzzi, Milan, 2019; Showroom Art-o-rama, cur. Stefano Collicelli Cagol, J1, Marseille, 2018; Quousque Tandem ? Exp. des lauréats du Prix Dauphine, Galerie du CROUS, Paris, 2016.
Photos by Andrea Rossetti.