Basalt by Ross Gibson – Lost Rocks (05)

Ross Gibson



  • A Published Event
  • 2017
  • 96 pages
  • Softcover
  • 18 × 11 × 1 cm

In teeming numbers the eels move through this vibrant world of water. Arriving during the rainy season when the remnant-lakes swell and the volcanic plain swells like a colander in a tub, the eels leave the salt water, summoned to the freshwater by a baffling endocrinal change that compels them landward to furlough as another kind of fish for a while.

Ross Gibson is an artist, writer and Centenary Professor in Creative & Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. Recent works include the books 26 Views of the Starburst World (UWAP) and Stone Grown Cold (Cordite Books) and the co-production of the ABC Radio National Feature ‚Energy Grids‘. Outside academia he was inaugural Creative Director at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (1998 – 2002) and a Senior Consultant Producer for the establishment of the Museum of Sydney (1993 – 96).

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