The second year of FFF is marked by an image made by the American digital artist Laurence Gartel, pioneer of computer graphics. A rigid, square robot holds the number 2000. Pinna’s mouse-embryo seems to have taken on one of its possible forms here.
FFF2000 is a computer-generated work, as are all Gartel’s works. Since 1975 he has been experimenting with new graphic styles, manipulating and transfiguring real images with the use of digital tools.
The works of Laurence Gartel (b. 1956, New York) have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Princeton Art Museum, and are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History and the Bibliotheque Nationale. He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in the United States and Europe.
“Alex Pinna’s mouse embryo, the symbol of the 1999 Future Film Festival, has been transformed into an angular robot from the Seventies, with a good guy superhero’s naive face from the Fifties, transplanted into space like a mushroom on a brick.”