Artist Talk: Beatrice Gibson – No Reading After the Internet

As a special No Reading After the Internet
edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited
to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of her film The Future’s Getting Old Like the Rest of Us.

 

As a special No Reading After the Internet
edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited
to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of her film The Future’s Getting Old Like the Rest of Us.

 

Featuring Cornelius Cardew’s The Tiger’s Mind and B.S. Johnson’s House Mother Normal

Cornelius Cardew was an avant-garde music composer whose work The Tiger’s Mind is an experiment in composition as prose. B.S. Johnson’s geriatric comedy House Mother Normal uses experimental typography to represent minds disintegrating into nothingness. Beatrice Gibson’s film The Future’s Getting Old Like the Rest of Us
takes Johnson’s experimental novel as its formal departure point,
while also employing the structural logic of a score. Gibson’s film
performs a sort of poetic activation, whereby the script becomes a
methodology for making people move: movement at the level of
production, manifest as the instigation of a collective production
process, and movement at the level of reception, manifest as a shift
in meaning and interpretation on the part of the viewer.

George Clark, Gibson’s collaborator on the film’s script, will join us as a special guest for the reading.

Participation in No Reading After the Internet
is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a
text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No
pre-reading or research is required. But, if you’d like to take a look
at the Cardew text beforehand, you can so do here.

Beatrice Gibson is
an artist based in London. Her practice concerns the politics and
poetics of everyday sites and spaces within and through the territory
of the urban. Working in diverse mediums, from text to performance to
film, her practice is site specific, research based and participatory.
Recent pieces have explored sociality through sound, investigating
aural dimensions of the relational. Referencing and employing the
methodologies of experimental film and experimental music practice
(from error to improvisation), these works touch upon a multiplicity
of themes, from the musicality of speech and the theatricality of the
everyday, to conflations of the factual and the fictional, the
impossibility of the document and the problem of representation. She
is currently a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Research
Architecture, Goldsmiths, with Eyal Weizman.

 

 

 

Related Event:
All Our Memories Significant in Retrospect
Fri 8 Apr 2011 5:00pm @ Jackman Hall, AGO

 

Friday 8 April 2011 13:00  

Non-members: FREE
Members: FREE

Location:
Gladstone Hotel  
1214 Queen Street West 
Toronto ON Canada