Developed with American poets CAConrad and Eileen Myles on the eve of the 45th presidential inauguration in February 2017, I hope I'm Loud when I'm Dead, is shot throughout the following year in America and Western Europe, with reference to mass refugee migration across the Mediterranean, the Grenfell Fire in London, and the consequences of political upheaval and war. Yet Loud, Dead is also a deeply intimate work featuring benign images of Gibson’s family and domestic life. Seeking out the power of ritual, and casting the poet as prophet fit to navigate a different path through times of perilous authority, Gibson’s film proposes a way of moving through chaos with intimacy and empathy. Featuring a sountrack by Pauline Oliveros.
Premiered at TIFF (Toronto International Film festival) 2018