Gillian Brett

Smart Food: better for you and the planet (2018–)

How do you feed a new breed of intelligent machines? With smart food, of course – kebabs and sausages made with electronic components baked in resin. This fast food for the future is part of Gillian Brett’s ongoing series of Smart Food sculptures taking our generation’s obsession with eating, convenience and enhanced performance to its absurd logical conclusion – bringing a whole new meaning to ‘microchips’.

Gillian Brett (b.1990 France, based in Marseille, France) analyses the delicate and complex relationship between human beings and technology, reflecting on the ways and the processes by which it shapes and influences the surrounding world. Her installations are often unusual, absurd and poetic representations of technological and mechanical devices removed from their context and constructed with a DIY aesthetic.