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Beatrice Gibson (b. 1978)


A Necessary Music (2009)
The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us (2010)

Beatrice Gibson (b.1978) is an artist based in London. Investigating the utterances that form people and place, Gibson’s films explore voice, speech, collective production and their representation. Referencing experimental music, her films deploy notation and conversation as paradigms for their production.  The script is treated as a formal proposition with compositional structures set to enable the production of speech. Re-stagings of varying voices and landscapes, the films' subsequent appearance as fiction, works to complicate the notion of the document. Gibson's film A Necessary  Music, made in collaboration with composer Alex Waterman, won the Tiger Award for best short at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Tiger's Mind, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, (2010), and The Future's Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us, Serpentine Gallery, (2010).  She is currently working on a new publishing project with editor and typographer Will Holder.


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Beatrice Gibson's films are available through LUX