We, the human race, are living through stupefying times. Ecological collapse is no longer a fantasy, a fiction or a dalliance with illusion. It is real, concrete and universal. How are visual artists expected to develop a counterstatement, both in their work and their attitude towards onrushing technologies, which are, by a wide margin, resisting ecological solutions? How can visual art make a difference, making the difference?
Frank Gillette is an American artist. He is a pioneer of multiple channel and time-delay
installations– work which often integrates the audience. His early work pays a parallel concern with visual observation, closely related to a scientific interest with an ecological passion for the natural world.
Read this artist’s catalog essay here.
Frank Gillette interviewed by Helen Harrison – Feb. 28, 2022