Gibson/Martelli

Gibson/Martelli
Golem (2016)
Digital Print

Gibson/Martelli
Tropical Left Back Thigh Wire (2016)
19" x 13" Digital Print

Gibson/Martelli
19" x 13" Digital Print

Gibson/Martelli
19" x 13" Digital Print

'Examining ideas of player, performer and visitor, European electronic arts duo Gibson / Martelli playfully address the position of the self – intertwining tropes of videogames and traditions of figure & landscape. Working with live simulation, performance capture, installation and video the artists create immersive virtual realities.'

'Gibson/Martelli's hybrid practice transcends the disciplinary boundaries that separate dance, film and contemporary art…In their work reality and fantasy are both staged as competing or complementary illusions.' - D. Surman 'Performance In Disguise: Notes on Gibson/Martelli'

Bruno Martelli graduated from Central St. Martins and Ruth Gibson from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Worldwide commissions include residencies in North America, China, Australia and New Zealand and exhibitions at The Barbican Gallery, Detroit Institute for Art, and The Venice Biennale.

Solo shows include 'Big Bob' (2015) at Jaffe-Friede Gallery in Hanover, USA, 'MAN A' (2015) at UNION gallery, London and '80ºN' (2014) at QUAD Gallery in Derby. They have exhibited in London in group shows: 'This Is Where We Came In' (2018) at Angus Hughes Gallery, 'Complicity, Artifice & Illusion' (2016) at Collyer Bristow Gallery, 'Splintered Binary' (2017) at Gossamer Fog and'Now Play This' (2017) at Somerset House. Nominated for a British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) the duo are recipients of several awards: a Henry Moore Foundation New Commission, a National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Award and in 2015 they won the Lumen Gold Prize.

Their virtual reality work MAN A VR was recently exhibited at FILE Electronic Language International Festival in SAO PAULO. Gibson is a Coventry Universities Creative Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research. The artists live and work in London.

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