Gary Kibbins

Gary Kibbins is a media artist and writer currently living in Kingston, Canada. He previously taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, and now teaches in the Department of Film & Media at Queen's University.

A collection of his essays and scripts titled Grammar & Not-Grammar is available from YYZ Books.

Artist Code: 049



2017, 07:30 minutes, Colour, English

Or So We Say

2017, 10:01 minutes, colour, English

The Child's Concept of Chance

2017, 04:52 minutes, colour, English

The Wide Wide World

2016, 08:47 minutes, colour, English

Ocean View

2016, 10:44 minutes, colour, English

We Move Only Ourselves

2015, 10:27 minutes, colour, English

Grading Greek Philosophers

2014, 03:22 minutes, colour, English

Only Believe Things That Are Easy To Understand

2014, 06:31 minutes, colour, English

God Hates Himself

2012, 22:26 minutes, colour, English Subtitles

Girl Sitting on Blue Chair

2012, 28:48 minutes, colour, English

The Unlucky Sailor (9 Unread Chapters of Finnegans Wake)

2010, 36:00 minutes, colour, English

Horse Runs Away; Driver Escapes

2009, 14:35 minutes, colour, English

7 Questions About Bicycles

2009, 13:43 minutes, colour, English

How to Lose Consciousnes

2008, 16:35 minutes, colour, English

Brain Worm #3

2007, 17:00 minutes, colour, English


2006, 08:00 minutes, colour, English

The Harvest Is In

2006, 14:00 minutes, colour, English

A Triad in 3 Parts

2006, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Brain Worm

2006, 24:00 minutes, colour, English

10 Phrase Studies

2006, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

APRIL 1967

2004, 07:20 minutes, colour, english


2003, 38:00 minutes, colour, English

52 Gods

2003, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Grammar Lesson

2003, 08:00 minutes, colour, English

Limbic Moments

2002, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

Carl Andre's Overalls

2000, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

The Alien Seaman

1998, 20:00 minutes, B&W, English


1996, 70:00 minutes, B&W, English

P & NOT - P

1994, 27:00 minutes, B&W, English

Mead Lake

1992, 28:00 minutes, B&W, English

Only Human

1990, 18:00 minutes, colour, English

A Short History of Water

1989, 16:00 minutes, colour, English

The Long Take

1988, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Good Clean Fiction

1988, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

Cop Out

1987, 18:00 minutes, colour, English

Canadian Diamonds

1987, 58:00 minutes, colour, English

Henry Kissinger Won the Nobel Peace Prize

1986, 12:00 minutes, English


1985, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Curatorial Incubator v. 16: Living in Hope
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2021.
Showing off the '80s
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Feb. 10, 2007.
The Curatorial Incubator v.4: That 80s Show
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2007.
On Gods, Grammar and Nonsense: Gary Kibbins' Grammar and...
by Earl Miller. Fuse, 2006, v. 29, no. 3.
Gary Kibbins and his Grammar Lessons
by Andrew James Paterson. Grammar & not Grammar, June Summer 2006. YYZ Boooks, 2006.
Nostalgic & Nervous: Even queers seem to prefer troubled childhood...
by Jon Davies. Xtra!, Mar. 31, 2005, no. 533.
Images 2005 A Sneek Peek
by Jason Mcbride. LIFT, Mar. 2005, v. 25, no. 2.
Gary Kibbins - Grammer Horses
by Jan Allen and Gary Kibbins. Grammer Horses, 2003. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Gary Kibbins, 2003.
Gary Kibbins: Grammar Horses
by Janet M Brooke et al.
Fringe Experientiality
by James Missen. Public, 2002, v. 25.
Like Mangoes in July: The Work of Richard Fung
by Helen Lee and Kerri Sakamoto. Insomiac Press, 2002.
Flaming Creatures: New Tendencies in Canadian Video
by Gary Kibbins. LUX: A Decade of Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome, 2000.
The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses
by Laura U. Marks. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000.
Total recall: History, memory & new documentary
by Sara Diamond and Gary Kibbins. Trade Initiative, 1998. Vancouver: Satellite Video Exchange Society, 1998.
Tapes that think
by Gary Kibbins. Kingston: Agnes Eterington Art Centre, 1996.
Videos eye economics and bodily functions
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Oct. 26, 1995, v. 15, no. 8.
Videos eye economics and bodily functions
Corporal Economics, 1995. Toronto: Mercer Union, 1995.
Mirror Machine: Video and Identity
by Janine Marchessault. YYZ Books, McGill University, 1995.
Tapes That Think.
by Gary Kibbins.
Tested Fictions & Twisted Fragments
by Susan Rynard. Fuse, Spring 1990, v. 13, no. 4.
Awareness of image and gender sparked Toronto's top films of 89
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 4, 1990, v. 9, no. 17.
Kibbins stems tide of ceaseless ideas
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 13, 1989, v. 8, no. 31.
How The West Was Wonderful
by Gary Kibbins. Fuse, Sept. 1988, v. 12, no. 1 & 2.
Cold Snaps: Images 88, Northern Visions showcase of new film and video
by Andrew J. Patterson. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1988, no. 155.
Film/Video Interface
by Geoffrey Shea. Cinema Canada, Feb. 1988, no. 149.
Video News
by Kim Tomczak. Fuse, Nov. 1988, v. 12, no. 3.
In Flagrante: Canadian Video Caught in the Act
by Sara Diamond and Gary Kibbins. 1988 American Film Institute Video Festival, Fall 1988.
Video Exhibition: Total Recall
by Sarah Diamond and Gary Kibbins.
Doing the Documentary-Suggestive and Didactic
by Gary Kibbins. Fuse, Summer 1987, no. 46.
"Habits" by YYZ, Toronto: Invitation To A Screening
by Phil Van Steenburgh. Cinema Canada, July 1986, no. 132.
Making privateness public in stunning art
by Christopher Hume. The Toronto Star, Apr. 4, 1986.
Habits:Five Video Premieres
by Varda Burstyn. Canadian Art, Fall 1986, v. 3, no. 3.
Love Means Never Having to Tell a Story
by Gary Kibbins. Fuse, Feb. 1986.
Elizabethan Video
by Gary Kibbins. Fuse, May 1986, v. 9, no. 6.
The art of anti-censorship
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, June 7, 1985.