A total eclipse of the moon…

A total eclipse of the moon, a blue moon, the second full moon in a month, a super moon, about as close as it ever gets to earth. Filmed from our front yard in Belair, South Australia, accompanied by our frogs (Crinia signifera) and a neighbour’s dog. The apparent movement of the moon is due to the rotation of the earth, here sped up by a factor of 3.

Lunar Eclipse, 31st January, 2018 from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo.

heist: what’s going on here?

My video-poem heist was shown recently at the 6th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens and has attracted quite a bit of interest… but what’s going on here? It’s not really a narrative, at least not in the traditional sense, but it’s got something to do with banks and code and presumably illegal activities linking the two.

The video’s subtitle, RAID IV, that appears in the credits, is a key clue. A RAID array is way of setting up computer hard drives so that data are written simultaneously to more than one drive, providing a secure form of back-up in the case of disk failure. Hence Drives C, D and E should have copies of the same files, if … Click here for more.