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.

In conversation with Rosanna Licari, editor of StylusLit

StylusLit is an Australian, bi-annual online literary journal, publishing poetry, short fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews. I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by editor Rosanna Licari about my writing practice and its relation to video poetry and more. I also have a poem based on my experiences living in Los Angeles in the early 80s.

An excerpt of the interview was republished on the Moving Poems website, along with an excerpt of another interview with video-poet Lucy English.

Click here to read the interview.

Click here to read the poem Vox Pops, LA ’82.

Click here to read the Moving Poems article.

Hexapod in Atticus Review

My video poem HEXAPOD has been published in Atticus Review,  a daily online journal that publishes fiction, poems, and creative nonfiction, as well as graphic art, mixed media, music essays, and, on occasion, blog posts, interviews, and non-traditional book reviews. It’s also been presented on Moving Poems weekly digest.

HEXAPOD previously was shortlisted and screened at 5th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition(Cork, Ireland, 2017) and screened at the 6th International Video Poetry FestivalAthens, January, 2018.

Click here to watch HEXAPOD at Atticus Review

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.

making BLUE MOON

My video poem BLUE MOON, has generated quite some interest in how it was made.

The underlying sequence of buildings panning along to a beachscape is actually a single still image that I built in Photoshop. It is constructed from about 100 images of buildings around the Adelaide CBD, North Haven, and Brighton. They were photographed on days with bright sunshine and clear blue skies so that the lighting was comparable across the shots. Even so, I needed to adjust colour, brightness, saturation, scale, perspective and so on to get the visual mix right. The blue skies also allowed for easier compositing later on. In the final mix, the background sky was processed to be the same in all … Click here for more.