Beatrice Gibson (b.1978) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Investigating the utterances that form people and place, Gibson’s practice explores voice, speech, collective production and the problems of their representation. Employing the score as a paradigm for their production, Gibson’s film scripts are developed through open ended compositional structures, that are, to varying degrees, given over to a collective apparatus. Subsequent material is then edited into a form of notation to be restaged. The resulting films, meticulous and formal portraits of exisiting landscapes and the voices that inhabit them, work to complicate notion of document. A Necessary Music, made in collaboration with Alex Waterman, won the Tiger Award for best short at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2009. Recent solo screenings, exhibitions and performances include: Beatrice Gibson, Anthology Film Archives, NY, The Tiger’s Mind, Chapter 2, Kunstverein Amsterdam, 2011, The Tiger’s Mind, Chapter 1, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2010, The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us, Serpentine Gallery, 2010, Beatrice Gibson, Park Night, Serpentine Gallery, 2010, A Necessary Music and ‘An Evening with Robert Ashley,’ with Will Holder, The Showroom, London, 2009, Beatrice Gibson and Alex Waterman, Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, 2008. Gibson was a studio artist in residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s ISP, during 2007/8, and since 2006 has been a PhD student in the department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths. She is currently working on a new film, co-commissioned by The Showroom London, Pavilion Leeds, and CAC Bretigny. Gibson’s films are distributed by LUX, London and Argos, Belgium.
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