Bologna in Lettere 10th – Ian Gibbins – accidental (recalculated)

Bologna in Lettere 10th


stati di alterazione




International review of poetry

 videopoetry and video-art


a cura di Enzo Campi







Ian Gibbins – Australia


accidental (recalculated)






… the probability that accidents do happen, if you slip and fall, fly too close to the sun, if your car runs off the road, if you cut your finger, miss a secret assignation, catch (or not) a slip of the tongue, when words fail, when all you have left is abstraction, operators, a lasting approximation, a mathematician’s code … This video was a finalist in the Carbon Culture Review 2016 Poetry Film Contest: Screened at 17 Days (Day 9, Vol. 10) at The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, Alfred State College, NY (USA; August 28 – September 19, 2017) and Atrium Gallery, Western Michigan University (USA; November 6, 2017 – April 29, 2018). Featured in the Rochford Street Review 30 (December 2020).



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