F for Fibonacci is one of a series of films Gibson has made, inspired by William Gaddis’s epic 1975 capitalist satire JR. The novel follows an 11-year-old boy who creates a vast financial empire, with the help of his school’s resident composer. This film is structured around a conversation between Gibson and a real 11-year-old, Clay Barnard Chodzko, as he escorts her around his own Minecraft fantasy playground, built for his imaginary billionaire, Mr Money.
F for Fibonacci
Bloc Projects, 71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield
16 April – 8 May 2016
Interview by VERONICA SIMPSON
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
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Steven Claydon: interview, Art Sheffield 2016
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Mark Fell: interview, Art Sheffield 2016
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Martin Clark: interview, Art Sheffield 2016
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Art Sheffield 2016: Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange and Charm
For this citywide event, curator Martin Clark aims to inspire a connection between different parts of Sheffield in an event that revolves entirely around sound and video art. Studio International spoke to him and some of the artists involved