Still from 'Fond_Inland_Born' by Ross Gibson (2021) as part of 'head_phone_film_poems'
Still from 'Fond_Inland_Born' by Ross Gibson (2021) as part of 'head_phone_film_poems'

ACMI presents

ART+FILM: Ross Gibson

Screening + in conversation with Maria Tumarkin

Ross Gibson | Australia | Unclassified (All Ages)
Screening & talk

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Tue 6 Jul 2021





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Explore Ross Gibson's approach to using archives as 'readymade' source material for his work through a series of curated short films.

Following the screening, Gibson will be in conversation with Maria Tumarkin. This Q&A will be livestreamed on the ACMI YouTube channel. Join us online from 7pm (AEST).

Tickets include a drink on arrival and bookings are essential.

ACMI's ART+FILM program showcases short and feature-length films by leading Australian and international artists. With a focus on single-channel works that harness the unique conventions of cinema, the program comprises internationally significant works from the ever-expanding field of artist films.

Don't miss Ross Gibson's new FREE online exhibition, head_phone_film_poems, now showing in Gallery 5.


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

If you can't make it to ACMI, you can watch the Q&A via livestream on the ACMI YouTube channel.

About Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor of Creative & Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. He works collaboratively on books, films, artworks and strategic-planning exercises, and he supervises postgraduate students in similar pursuits.

During the early 2000s he was Creative Director for the establishment of ACMI (known then as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) at Federation Square in Melbourne. Prior to that, while working at the University of Technology in Sydney, he was a Senior Consultant Producer during the development and inaugural years of the Museum of Sydney. Over the past two decades he has also held Professorial posts at UTS and the University of Sydney.

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Professor Ross Gibson

About Maria Tumarkin

Maria Tumarkin writes books, essays, reviews, and pieces for performance and radio; she collaborates with sound and visual artists and has had her work carved into dockside tiles. She is the author of four books of ideas. The latest, Axiomatic, won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award. Maria is a recipient of the 2020 Windham Campbell Prize in the category of nonfiction. She holds a PhD in cultural history and teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Melbourne.

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Maria Tumarkin

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10 Jun – 1 Oct

Ross Gibson’s new online exhibition features a suite of thirteen films that creatively remix an array of ‘readymade’ online archives.

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Ross Gibson- head_phone_film_poems - 10 Jun – 1 Oct

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