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

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.

A Skeleton of Desire

 

A Skeleton of Desire was published by Garron Publishing in October 2018 as part of their Southern-Land Poets Chapbook series.

It contains 10 poems that are mostly based on the human body in various ways – the organisation of the bones in the arms, their muscles, their development, dysfunction and recovery. Much of the imagery is derived from re-interpreting the original meanings of the latin names for body parts, diseases, and the environment they exist within.

Most of these poems have been previously published, with the five cardinal signs of inflammation and High Dependency originally appearing in the Medical Journal of Australia. Sensurious (Works on Paper) is derived from texts accompanying an exhibition of drawings by Judy Morris that … 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.

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.