Ian Gibbins

Future Perfect

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



Words stripped of their ornamentation, pared back to monosyllabic cores… Are these the roots of language? Or are they the skeletal remains of a lost form of communication? Who is trying to speak here? What exactly are we being told? Perhaps a coded message. More likely, a cry for help.

Ian Gibbins is a widely-published poet, video artist and electronic musician living in Adelaide, South Australia. His videos have been shown around the world in diverse festivals, galleries, installations, and public art programs. In his former life, Ian was an internationally recognized neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy.