Leah Gilliam


Leah Gilliam credits a journalist mother and an abstract painter father with her early introduction to aesthetic thought and her difficult nature. Her recent video, CD-ROM and installation work examines the retro-futurist tendencies in the science fiction genre.She teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts Program at Bard College.

Project Description

Welcome to the End of the World.

Everything is different: Everything's the Same...

Split is an on-going CD-ROM project that investigates the science fiction film's unique relationship to representation, racial classification and allegory. Cycling through the B-movie thriller Omega Man (1971), the Aldous Huxley screenplay Ape and Essence (1949) and the Mars Pathfinder mission, Split reads a range of texts that are futuristic in scope but retrogressive in world view.