Bologna in Lettere 2021 – Ian Gibbins – The Long Slow Effect of Gravity

Bologna in Lettere 2021

Il Festival online



a cura di Maria Korporal




Ian Gibbins


The Long Slow Effect of Gravity




The Long Slow Effect of Gravity 04:51, HD video, stereo (2020)

“dancing toe to toe, a meeting place… lightning strikes, burns out the talk… the risk of shark attack… and the knees we fall upon… “ As we age and gravity wears us down, we face the inevitable dissolution of much that we know: our bodies, our social networks, our environment.





Ian Gibbins is a widely-published poet, video artist and electronic musician living in Adelaide, South Australia. Ian’s videos have been shown at festivals and exhibitions around the world, having won or been short-listed for multiple awards. His audio and video work has been commissioned for public art programs, and has featured in several gallery shows and installations. He has published four books of poetry, two in collaboration with artists, and all of which have themes based in science. In his former life, Ian was an internationally recognised neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy at Flinders University, South Australia.


For details of Ian’s creative work, visit