public art

Ian has contributed to several public art programs, either solo or as part of a group project.

25 Pirie Street: Heard on the Wind.  (dur: approx 45 min). Soundscape commissioned by Adelaide City Council, 7 September – 9 October, 2017.

42nds. Public art projection video loop for WORD! (dur: 0:45). Commissioned by Adelaide City Counciland Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT); projected nightly in Rundle Street, Adelaide, May – July 2017.

Situs Inversus. Commissioned video projection onto glass window (dur: 3:18). Part of Body of Evidence installation, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, Adelaide Convention Centre, June 2016.

Situs Inversus Viscerum Totalis. Commissioned video for large scale LED display (dur: 6:11). Part of Body of Evidence installation, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, Adelaide Convention Centre, June 2016.

Chandelier. From The Microscope Project, with Deb Jones and Catherine Truman. Installed in The Student Hub, Flinders University.

Tramstop 6: Way To Go. Glenelg Tram Line. Collaborative project coordinated by Mike Ladd and Cathy Brooks, with Jude Aqulina, Cathy Brooks, Indigo Eli, Alison Flett, Simon Hanson, Kerry Harte, Mike Hopkins, Jules Leigh Koch, Mike Ladd and Cecilia White, 2015.

Signs of Life. Bowen Street, Adelaide. Collaborative project coordinated by Mike Ladd and Cathy Brooks, with Jude Aquilina, Cathy Brooks, Jelena Dinic, Ian Gibbins, Kevin Gillam, Simon J Hanson, Fiona Johnson, Jules Lee Koch, Jack Ladd, Mike Ladd, Stephen Lawrence, Rachael Mead, John Pfitzner, Thom Sullivan, Heather Taylor-Johnson, Amelia Walker and Cecilia White, 2012.

heartsong. Video / performance / installation at Flinders Medical Centre and RiAus. Coordinated by Sally Francis, FMC Arts in Health. Produced and written by Cheryl Pickering, with music by Richard Chew and Ian Dixon, sculpture and installation by Dwani Oak, video and animation by Dan Monceaux and Emma Stirling, and poetry by Ian Gibbins, 2009.

Excerpts from ward rounds in signage around Flinders Medical Centre, 2005.

“Sensurious” video-poem short-listed for Red Room Co New Shoots Prize

Created by The Red Room Company, New Shoots, is a poetic partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park and Bundanon Trust. The project celebrates and cultivates poems inspired by plants and place. Sensurious, my video-poem featuring drawings by Judy Morris, was short-listed for the New Shoots Poetry prize, 2016. Click here to download the PDF of  New Shoots Anthology: Poems Inspired by Plants.  The text for Sensurious is on p. 32.

 

sensurious from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo.

video works, published, performed or exhibited

Click here to see all Ian’s videos on Vimeo. Click on titles to watch on Vimeo.

2017

20/20 Scope (dur: 31:19) and Page Turning (dur: 63:34). Video installations with Catherine Truman and Deb Jones. Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds, Jam Factory, Adelaide (July – September, 2017).

The Inexplicable Hardness of Things (dur: 2:25). Video poem with text in Verity La (June, 2017).

canine (dur: 2:29). Video poem, official selection for the 2017 Juteback Poetry Film Festival (Colarado, USA, 2017).

42nds. Public art projection video loop for WORD! (dur: 0:45). Commissioned by Adelaide City Council and Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT); projected nightly in Rundle Street, Adelaide, May – July 2017.

2016

Situs Inversus Viscerum Totalis (with sound track; dur: 6:11) and catclaws (dur: 4:19). Video poems selected for 5th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, 2016.

Sensurious. Video poem featuring drawings by Judy Morris (dur: 4:39). Short listed for Red Room Company New Shoots Poetry Prize (2016).

acccidentals (recalculated) Video poem (dur: 4:05) short-listed for 2016 Carbon Culture Poetry Film Contest (USA).

Situs Inversus. Commissioned video projection onto glass window (dur: 3:18). Part of Body of Evidence installation, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, Adelaide Convention Centre, June 2016.

Situs Inversus Viscerum Totalis. Commissioned video for large scale LED display (dur: 6:11). Part of Body of Evidence installation, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, Adelaide Convention Centre, June 2016.

open home. Video poem (dur: 3:04) in Uneven Floor (2016). Performed and shown at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014, and Queensland Poetry Festival 2014, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, August, 2014.

Game Over: Grand Final Edition. Animated GIF and video poem (dur: 3:15) published in otoliths 40.

2015

Looking and Seeing. Documentary (dur: 16 min) as part of Floribunda, a collaborative exhibition featuring drawings by Judy Morris and text by Ian Gibbins. Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia, 13 June – 26 July, 2015.

SPSS. Video poem (dur: 3:35) published in Cordite 50, No Theme IV.

cataplexy. Text with video poem (dur: 3:39) published in e•ratio 21. Performed and shown at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014, and Queensland Poetry Festival 2014, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, August, 2014.

2014            

Paroxysm Showcase. Five video poems (total dur: 15:00) performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014.

Conditions of Use (dur: 1:31), True Crime (dur: 4:32) and Lifelines 1.1 (dur: 3:30) shown as part of How to Write, Poet-in-Residence project at Adelaide City Library, Adelaide, March, 2014.

The Interference Effect, Parts 1 and 2. Nine video poems performed in two sequences (dur: 15:00 each) at Queensland Poetry Festival 2014. Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, August, 2014.

Page Turning (dur: 63:00) and JEOL JSM-35C (dur: 26:00). Video loop installations as parts of The Microscope Project, an art-science collaboration with Catherine Truman, Deb Jones, Angela Valamanesh and Nicholas Folland, curated by Fiona Salmon and Madeline Reece. Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, 26th July – 21st September, 2014.

editor’s selection. Video poem (dur: 1:29) published in Overland: photonic.

Bayside Reporter. Video poem (dur: 4:08) published in Australian Poetry Members Anthology 3.

2013

Rearrangements. Video poem version (dur: 10:00) of stage projection (dur: 50:48) that formed part of Arrangements, poetry and music performed with Tracey Korsten, Kerryn Tredrea and Cindy Macdonald, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival. The Wordbox, Adelaide, May and June, 2013. The text of Rearrangement 1 won the 2014 Satura Prize.

2010

Anatomy and Imagination. Two video poems, Abbess Chiara, Montefalco, 1308 (dur: 3:00) and The Boy With Two Bodies (dur: 7:34), performed in Anatomy and Imagination, a public lecture at The Royal Institution, Australia, Adelaide, May, 2010.

2009

With My Eyes Closed. Three video loop installations (dur: 25:00 each) as parts of Not Absolute, an art-science collaboration with Catherine Truman, Judy Morris, Gabriella Besetto, Vicki Clifton and Rachel Burgess, curated by Janice Lally. Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, 24th July – 27th September, 2009.

bluescreen (dur: 4:16), girl talk (dur: 1:35), and greater than (dur: 2:01) from With My Eyes Closed, selected and screened in the Moving Image Program, South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA), Adelaide, September, 2009.

Street video art

My video poem 42nds is now being projected onto the eastern wall of the Target building in Rundle Street, Adelaide, as part of a project funded by the Adelaide City Council and the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) along with 3 other vids by by Caroline Daish and Stewart Daish; John Denlay and David Chapple; and Jessica Lumb. If you can’t make it to the city, you can see it on the small screen, with sound, here.

42nds from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo.

“accidentals (recalculated)” – finalist in 2016 Carbon Culture Poetry Film contest!!

accidentals framegrab small

One of five international finalists for the 2016 Carbon Culture Poetry Film contest, accidentals (recalculated) uses the symbols of mathematics to explore the probability that accidents do happen, if you slip and fall, fly too close to the sun, if your car runs off the road, if you cut your finger, miss a secret assignation, catch (or not) a slip of the tongue, when words fail, when all you have left is abstraction, operators, a lasting approximation, a mathematician’s code…

Watch it on vimeo or check it out with the winner and other finalists here.

Click on the link to read the code: accidentals

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