In I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead artist Beatrice Gibson presents a highly personal account of her world set against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in 2017.

The film opens with the artist describing a moment of fear and then goes on to juxtapose footage of Gibson’s family with scenes of global unrest. Readings by American poets Eileen Myles and CAConrad (whose poem supplies the title for this film) also feature, alongside found images and music. Despite the fear and anxiety that is generated by some of the fast-moving footage, the tender family scenes provide an overriding narrative of strength and survival.

Gibson studied at Manchester University and Goldsmiths, London, and is best known for her work foregrounding queer and feminist perspectives.

I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead now joins the growing holdings of contemporary art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.


Purchase from artist's gallerist - Laura Bartlett

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