unvoiced in non-compliant 01: censorship

non-compliant is an amazing new project by Angelique Joy and Brent Leideritz bringing a wide range of subversive arts together. Existing at the intersection of culture, art, activism & thought leadership, non-compliant, is a curated, quarterly publication available online & in-print.

This video is one of the most extreme language manipulations I have done so far. It’s source is the text of Articles 18-22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, I have removed all the vowels, rendering the text unvoiced…

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42nds and SPSS screen at Adelaide Festival Centre

42nds screening outside the Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road

Two of my videos 42nds and SPSS were screened at the Adelaide Festival Centre during April 2019 as part of their Screening Artists program. 42nds was on a giant LED screen overlooking King William Road, one of Adelaide’s main thoroughfares, while SPSS was shown on a large LED screen in the main foyer of the Festival Theatre itself.

Click here for a link to the Adelaide Festival Centre info.

You can watch the videos themselves below.

floodtide

What will our cities look like when sea levels rise amid the permanent consequences of climate change?

At last, here is the final version of my “floodtide” video. I first showed and performed it at the Paroxysm Press Showcase event at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Nearly every scene in the video has been artificially composited and animated from multiple sources, comprising over 600 clips, originally filmed in various locations around the greater Adelaide area, the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, inner city Melbourne and its Port, Far North Queensland, and more…

Game Over selected for touring video poetry program

Poetry + Video: a touring program, curated by Marie Craven, is an hour-long collection surveying diverse contemporary expressions of poetry in video. A wide range of approaches includes: screen adaptations of page poetry, prose poetry, animations, poetry from found text and media, poetic cinema, text-on-screen, and spoken word. The program is designed to be highly portable, and easily obtainable on request to screening spaces in any location. It is available for small to medium-sized venues in Australia and other places during 2019/2020.

I’m very pleased to have my video Game Over: Grand Final Edition as part of this program.

The premiere screening will be on 4 May, 2019 at Garden Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia. See the program itinerary for more details. … Click here for more.

Gigs in February … and March!

UPDATE! After two sell-out shows and 5 star reviews, Alison Paradoxx presents Floral Peroxide at The Libertine by Louis will have an encore performance on 17th March. Click here for more info and bookings.

I’m doing a bunch of gigs with some truly fabulous performers in and around the Adelaide Fringe Festival during February! It would be great to see you there. Each one will be different!!

Friday 8th February, 7:00 – 10:30pm @ Red Rhino Room, Hilton

with singer-songwriters Khristian Mizzi and Fergus Maximus… I’m doing an extended set of poems. Click here for more info and tickets.

Sunday 10th February, 1:00 – 4pm @ Arty Records HQ, Christies Beach

In case you miss the previous event, or want some more, this time with singer-songwriters Khristian Mizzi and Nick West… I’m doing another extended set of poems. Click Click here for more.

osteoporosis screened at Festivals in UK and USA

osteoporosis from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo.

“… an imbalance, tomcats, unfamiliar sky, adrift or barely buoyant, a storm, particularly susceptible to fracture…” Built around images of a thunderstorm and an animated text sequence, this video poem has been short-listed and selected for screening at the 1st Newlyn International Film Festival in the UK, 6-8th April, 2018. Click here to see the full program.  It was also selected for screening at Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival  in Massachusetts, 20 October, 2018.

dog dazed!!

My video-poem dog daze was an official selection for the 2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium running in Los Angeles 26-29 April 2018 and ended up winning Best Video Poem!! It also won Honorable Mention for Best Animation and was screened at the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2018 (Worcester, MA, USA, 2018).

The video has also been shown as part of Brave New World: performance-poetry-film in Plymouth, UK, 31st May, 2018 and at the  6th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, January, 2018..

The video is constructed from sequences and stills taken around the Adelaide CBD. Each scene is animated using a complex series of layers and effects, some of which I made myself. The soundtrack was originally developed … Click here for more.