Brian Gibson
Between thought and expression
Context
Residency
2010
Context
• History does not merely touch on
language, but takes place in it.
Theodor Adorno
Two things happening
at the same time
• News of another Neolithic site next to
Stonehenge has refocused my earlier ideas o...
Avebury
Avebury
Bath
Context
• Words are but symbols for the
relations of things to one another
and to us; nowhere do they touch
upon absolute ...
Colour Code 1
Colour Code2
Clour Code 3
Colour Code
• Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence. Day after
day he invents machines and dev...
Wire code
Code wall
St Ives
Wood code
Art is a foreign language
• There is something about words and their
connection to the past, how they are rooted in
our ch...
Drawing panel
Drawing panel
Drawing panel
Drawing panel
Drawing panel
Drawing panel
Taunton
Taunton
Taunton
Taunton
Tower code
Mother
Mother
Mother
Matrix code
Constructions
Glastonbury
• Photography has always played an important role in
my practice . One area I have been working in is with
inherited image...
Codex
Codex
• I think the tree is an element of
regeneration which in itself is a
concept of time. Joseph Beuys
Codex
Codex
Something old something new
• I am interested in the marriage between new
and old technologies. How new developments
can c...
Cross Stitch
Emma’s Cross stitch
Emma’s Cross stitch
Line
Maze
Code
Context
• There is no such thing as an empty space or an
empty time. There is always something to see,
something to hear. ...
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  1. 1. Brian Gibson Between thought and expression Context Residency 2010
  2. 2. Context • History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it. Theodor Adorno
  3. 3. Two things happening at the same time • News of another Neolithic site next to Stonehenge has refocused my earlier ideas of incorporating Semacode into the landscape of the South West . I have a deep affection for Avebury , to walk around the stones is to connect with the past and the land. Connections of time and place ... I was born and grew up very close to Hadrians Wall, as children we walked and played on the wall as part of our daily lives, it was not bound as some part of a museum. Avebury for me holds a sense of past and present co-existing within the same space .
  4. 4. Avebury
  5. 5. Avebury
  6. 6. Bath
  7. 7. Context • Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth. Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. 8. Colour Code 1
  9. 9. Colour Code2
  10. 10. Clour Code 3
  11. 11. Colour Code
  12. 12. • Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Jean Arp
  13. 13. Wire code
  14. 14. Code wall
  15. 15. St Ives
  16. 16. Wood code
  17. 17. Art is a foreign language • There is something about words and their connection to the past, how they are rooted in our childhood , past down to us . I am thinking about the words we inherit and the words we dont use , the space between words and how art can be like speaking without words… another language.
  18. 18. Drawing panel
  19. 19. Drawing panel
  20. 20. Drawing panel
  21. 21. Drawing panel
  22. 22. Drawing panel
  23. 23. Drawing panel
  24. 24. Taunton
  25. 25. Taunton
  26. 26. Taunton
  27. 27. Taunton
  28. 28. Tower code
  29. 29. Mother
  30. 30. Mother
  31. 31. Mother
  32. 32. Matrix code
  33. 33. Constructions
  34. 34. Glastonbury
  35. 35. • Photography has always played an important role in my practice . One area I have been working in is with inherited images/old family photographs that have been passed down to me. Using digital software, I have been able to take people from these photographs ( known and unknown) and re-set them into new environments that I have photographed. • The process of taking people from their original environment and putting them into a new setting creates a shift from their original identity which, in part, has been defined by time and place. I see this method of reconstructing the image as a way of revealing archetypal characteristics.
  36. 36. Codex
  37. 37. Codex
  38. 38. • I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time. Joseph Beuys
  39. 39. Codex
  40. 40. Codex
  41. 41. Something old something new • I am interested in the marriage between new and old technologies. How new developments can connect us to the past in a meaningful and fruitful way.
  42. 42. Cross Stitch
  43. 43. Emma’s Cross stitch
  44. 44. Emma’s Cross stitch
  45. 45. Line
  46. 46. Maze
  47. 47. Code
  48. 48. Context • There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. John Cage
  49. 49. Brian Gibson
  50. 50. Broadcast
  51. 51. Context Blog
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