The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us,

Gibson, Beatrice
Beatrice Gibson’s work explores the relationship between music and film, in particular the link between the scored and the scripted. Part documentary, part fiction, the script for her film The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest of Us (2010) was constructed from the transcripts of a discussion group held over a period of five months with the residents of four of Camden's Care Homes. Inspired by B.S. Johnson's experimental novel House Mother Normal: A Geriatric Comedy (1971) it employs the logic of a musical score, the script edited into eight simultaneous monologues.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 48 minutes
  • Edition: 1 of 5 + 1 AP
  • Material description: 16 mm transferred to HD video, stereo sound
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London.
  • Theme:
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC35/2017



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