Prototype Seating For A Revised Production Centre
50 x ø 200 cm (19 3/4 x ø 78 3/4 in)
The blue seating/display ring Prototype Seating For A Revised Production Centre was created in 2005 and relates to the post-utopian scenario outlined in Construcción de Uno. The scenario was re-addressed by the artist in a number of exhibitions, performances and books of Factories in the Snow cycle.
Gillick’s project Construction of One — a book project (and 2005 exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris) — explores the story of a closing northern European factory and the fate of semi-contented former factory workers once they have exhausted their productive play in their former site of work. Their days get consumed attempting to evaluate new models of production towards an economy of equivalence, where one unit of input, whether intellectual or physical can produce one unit of output. Their economic and social models seem to improve and become more and more elegant as the book progresses until we realise that it is they who have become the drained element in the process.