Previously at the ICA - Films
21 Oct 2015
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Beatrice Gibson.
London-based artist and filmmaker Beatrice Gibson presents her recent films F for Fibonacci (2014) and Crippled Symmetries (2015); both inspired by William Gaddis’ novel JR (1975), which tells the story of an 11-year-old boy’s forays into business after a school trip to the New York Stock Exchange. Gibson takes Gaddis novel as a starting point to draw contemporary parallels between musical composition and finance, as well as the role of youth in interpretation and understanding.
F for Fibonacci (2014), 16 mm and 35 mm transferred to HD, colour, sound, 16 min 26 sec
Crippled Symmetries (2015), 16 mm and DV transferred to HD, colour, sound, 24 min
Beatrice Gibson (b. 1978) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Crippled Symmetries, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2015); Solo For Rich Man, Statements, Art Basel, (2015); and F for Fibonacci, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2014). Forthcoming solo shows will take place at MUDAM, Luxembourg and Grazer Kunstverein, Graz in 2016. Her films screen regularly at film festivals nationally and internationally, most recently in Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF), Projections, The New York Film Festival (NYFF) and Experimenta at the London Film Festival (LFF). She has been twice winner of the Tiger Award for Short Film, at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, received a nomination for the Max Mara Prize for Women Artists, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013-15) and most recently is the recipient of the 17th Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel (2015).