350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Exploring ideas around gender, poetry and disobedience, Beatrice Gibson’s 16mm film was developed with two of the most significant living poets in the United States: CAConrad and Eileen Myles.
The film distils material shot on the eve of the 45th presidential inauguration in January 2017 and blends moments of perilous public authority with tender portraits and intimate scenes from Gibson’s daily life. Using poetry as a means to reckon with the present, Gibson’s film proposes a way of moving through chaos with intimacy and empathy. The film features a soundtrack by Laurence Crane and Pauline Oliveros and is shown alongside a programme of shorts selected by Gibson, including works by Basma Alsharif, Leslie Thornton and Ana Vaz.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between Beatrice Gibson and artist Corin Sworn.
I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead currently features in Crone Music, Gibson’s solo exhibition at Camden Arts Centre in London, which seeks out an explicitly feminist lineage through which to recast the syncretic, collective and participatory nature of Gibson’s practice. The exhibition continues until 31 March 2019.
Beatrice Gibson is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her films are often improvised in nature, exploring the pull between chaos and control in the process of their own making. Drawing on figures from experimental modernist composition and literature – such as Cornelius Cardew, Robert Ashley and William Gaddis – Gibson’s films are often participatory, incorporating co-creative and collaborative processes and ideas. Gibson is twice winner of The Tiger Award for best short film at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and winner of the 2015 Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel. In 2013 she was nominated for both the Jarman Award and the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Gibson’s films are distributed by LUX, London and Argos, Brussels.