Survey by Qualaroo

Gerry Bibby

Born in Australia, 1977, Bibby works with a range of references, from avant garde poetry to post-punk music, to interrogate the structures of cultural critique.

Gerry Bibby’s large-scale installation The Screens/The Islands is a poem realised in space. Built from concrete-covered sheets of paper, the seven “scenes” of the work expand through the exhibition space, allowing the artist to perform in the installation, and the audience to read the text while walking through the space. In this way, a spatial experience of the installation is necessary component to complete the work, which is presented as fragmented and disjointed. The viewer then creates their own imaginary reading.