Ross Gibson: head_phone_film_poems
Ross Gibson’s new online exhibition head_phone_film_poems is a collection of thirteen films that creatively remix material from online archives including the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), film material in the National Archives of Australia, crime scene photographs from the Justice and Police Museum Sydney, and Gibson’s own social-media-stored collection of strange late-night phenomena filmed in his neighbourhood over the past decade.
Drawing on these caches of ‘readymade’ footage, the head_phone_film_poems are shaped by three guiding principles: they must be produced entirely on the iPhone, they must feature some visualised language and they must suggest an enormous amount more than they show.
See head_phone_film_poems in Gallery 5, ACMI's virtual exhibition space dedicated to art that reflects, celebrates and interrogates the internet and digital culture.
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