Beatrice Gibson describes her films as ‘an odd entanglement of the real and the imagined, or the fictional and the documentary.’ Informed by a wide-ranging knowledge of experimental music, literature and poetry, her approach is improvisational and open-ended, ‘leaving things to chance and letting many voices help construct the work.’ Though her earlier work took inspiration from muscular avant-garde music and prose, her recent films, particularly the dreamy and kaleidoscopic I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (2018), turn to poetry and feminism for guidance. While collaboration and ‘togetherness’ remain key, her collagist method combines many different techniques: 16mm film, digital video, iPhone footage and found images.
Beatrice Gibson (born 1978, London) lives and works in London and Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Gibson studied at the University of Manchester and Goldsmiths, University of London.
I use my practice to collaborate with friends, colleagues and people that I admire … It’s about making community through work; making life and work coalesce so that you can get the things you need to sustain you.
– Beatrice Gibson