Author: Derek Jarman
Derek Jarmans Garden is the last book Jarman ever wrote. It is a fitting memorial to a brilliant and greatly loved artist and film maker who, against all odds, made a breathtaking garden in the most inhospitable of places the flat, bleak, often desolate expanse of shingle overlooked by the Dungeness nuclear power station. Here is Jarmans own record of how the garden evolved, from its earliest beginnings in 1986 to the last year of his life. More than 150 photographs by his friend Howard Sooley capture the garden at all its different stages and at every season of the year, revealing its complex geometrical plan, magical stone circles and the beautiful and bizarre scupltures. We also catch glimpses of Jarman at work on the garden. This beautiful book will appeal to all those who love gardens and gardening, as well as the legions of admirers of this extraordinary man.
The Mirror and the Sea
Author: Steven Dillon
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Performing Arts
Derek Jarman was the most important independent filmmaker in England during the 1980s. Using emblems and symbols in associative contexts, rather than conventional, cause-and-effect narrative, he created films noteworthy for their lyricism and poetic feeling and for their exploration of the gay experience. His style of filmmaking also links Jarman with other prominent directors of lyric film, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean Cocteau, and Jean Genet. This pathfinding book places Derek Jarman in the tradition of lyric film and offers incisive readings of all eleven of his feature-length films, from Sebastiane to Blue. Steven Dillon looks at Jarman and other directors working in a similar vein to establish how lyric films are composed through the use of visual imagery and actual poetry. He then traces Jarman's use of imagery (notably mirrors and the sea) in his films and discusses in detail the relationship between cinematic representations and sexual identity. This insightful reading of Jarman's work helps us better understand how films such as The Last of England and The Garden can be said to cohere and mean without being reduced to clear messages. Above all, Dillon's book reveals how truly beautiful and brilliant Jarman's movies are.
Author: Jan Birksted
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
These essays make a unique contribution to the documentation of twentieth century landscape architecture. They address key moments in history that have sometimes been overlooked or forgotten, emerging moments, and potential moments of leverage. The essays present contemporary examples in architecture, landscape architecture and garden design that offer new models. Relating Architecture to Landscape will challenge accepted assumptions about the nature of landscape architecture.
Author: Geoff Ryman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Das Wesen der Kunst London in der nahen Zukunft: durch den Klimawandel herrschen dort jetzt beinahe tropische Verhältnisse. Die Menschheit hat den Krebs besiegt, aber in der Folge ist die Lebenserwartung drastisch gesunken. Vor allem die Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Gentechnik prägen das Leben auf der Erde: Häuser, Maschinen, selbst Raumschiffe sind künstliche Lebensformen, und sogar die Bildung wird über gentechnisch veränderte Viren direkt im Gehirn gespeichert. Die junge Milena ist immun gegen diese Viren, aber eine der talentiertesten Musikerinnen ihrer Zeit. Zusammen mit ihrer Freundin Rolfa, deren Erbgut so verändert wurde, dass sie es in den eisigen Temperaturen am Nordpol aushält, arbeitet sie an einer Oper, als sie vom Consensus, einer KI, die das Land regiert, kontaktiert wird. Nach und nach findet Milena heraus, dass der Konsens aus den aufgezeichneten Gedankenmustern von Millionen von Kindern besteht – und dass die KI große Angst hat. Milena setzt alles daran, der Maschine zu helfen ...
Author: Matthew Reason,Anja Mølle Lindelof
Category: Performing Arts
This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a marker of ontological difference, a promotional slogan, or a mystical evocation of cultural value. Moving beyond debates about the relationship between the live and the mediated, this collection considers what we can know and say about liveness in terms of processes of experiencing and processes of making. Drawing together contributions from theatre, music, dance, and performance art, it takes an interdisciplinary approach in asking not what liveness is, but how it matters and to whom. The book invites readers to consider how liveness is produced through processes of audiencing - as spectators bring qualities of (a)liveness into being through the nature of their attention - and how it becomes materialized in acts of performance, acts of making, acts of archiving, and acts of remembering. Theoretical chapters and practice-based reflections explore liveness, eventness and nowness as key concepts in a range of topics such as affect, documentation, embodiment, fandom, and temporality, showing how the relationship between audience and event is rarely singular and more often malleable and multiple. With its focus on experiencing liveness, this collection will be of interest to disciplines including performance, audience and cultural studies, visual arts, cinema, and sound technologies.
Author: Derek Jarman,Julia Stoschek,Phillip Furnkas
Publisher: Walther Konig
The British painter, film-maker, set designer and author Derek Jarman is well-known to a wide audience, particularly as the director of distinctive films and music videos. Less widely known, yet a decisive part of his oeuvre, are the Super 8 films that Jarman made in the 1970s and 80s. Recorded from the subjective-personal perspective of his handheld camera, the staged compositions convey Jarman's artistic position, in which life and art constantly, and naturally, connect with one another. The stills from Derek Jarman's Super 8 films are published here as a series for the first time. I believe that we need a cinema that includes more of what is called 'self indulgent' and less of theory. We would have a much more vibrant cinema if people actually explored who they were. (Derek Jarman) English and German text.
Writing, Testimony, and the Work of Mourning
Author: Sarah Brophy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In a clear and accessible style, "Witnessing AIDS" illustrates how memoirs and diaries are used as self-theorizing documents that approach personal testimony as an intervention in cultural memory.
Dreams of England
Author: Michael O'Pray
Publisher: British Film Inst
Category: Performing Arts
This pioneering study of Jarman explores the life and work of a complex and enigmatic man with many talents: director, painter, designer, chronicler of English history, radical gay activist, student of mystical thought and celebrated gardener. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a major artist who, like a latter-day William Blake, was patriotic and steeped in English life but acutely aware of the reality of social injustice and prejudice - especially in 80s Britain - which he cogently and angrily depicted in his films.
Author: Tony Peake
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Provides details on the life and career of the activist and independant filmmaker, with details about his drug use, his art school experience at the Slade, his sexual life, and his work as the director of Caravaggio and Sebastiane.
die Aktualität apokalyptischer Motive als Herausforderung theologischer Hermeneutik
Author: Joachim Valentin
Category: Apocalypse in motion pictures
Author: Stephen Hunt
This compiled and edited collection engages with a theme which is increasingly attracting scholarly attention, namely, religion and LGBTQ sexuality. Each section of the volume provides perspectives to understanding academic discourse and wide-ranging debates around LGBTQ sexualities and religion and spirituality. The collection also draws attention to aspects of religiosity that shape the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and shows how sexual orientation forges dimensions of faith and spirituality. Taken together the essays represent an exploration of contestations around sexual diversity in the major religions; the search of sexual minorities for spiritual ’safe spaces’ in both established and new forms of religiosity; and spiritual paths formed in reconciling and expressing faith and sexual orientation. This collection, which features contributions from a number of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, religious studies and theology, provides an indispensable teaching resource for educators and students in an era when LGBTQ topics are increasingly finding their way onto numerous undergraduate, post-graduate and profession orientated programmes.
the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day
Author: Stephen Bann,Tate Britain (Gallery),Ulster Museum,Manchester City Art Gallery
England has long been known as a land of gardeners. As such, the rich horticultural designs and and painterly experiments have proved to be of great inspiration for artists such as Turner, Constable and Freud, and this book celebrates their work and theyway in which they invoke the spirit of the garden.
the films of Derek Jarman
Author: Chris Lippard
Category: Performing Arts
Die Bilderwelten des Noma Bar
Author: Noma Bar
Language is the New Identity
Author: Steve Morris
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Category: Business & Economics
Words are the oxygen of corporate identity. With e-business making real the dream of one-to-one marketing, corporate branding can no longer be one-dimensional. A brand needs to live, to speak, to communicate in this forum of connectivity. Customers are no longer passive listeners of corporate messages. They are communication partners involved in an interactive process.
Category: Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy)
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, California Council
A Saint's Testament
Author: Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman is known as a painter, theatre designer and maker of films such as Jubilee, Caravaggio, The Garden and Edward II. This book consists of a series of autobiographical fragments, interviews and newspapers extracts in which he celebrates homosexuality, articulating the pain, anxiety and rage which many homosexuals have felt under the physical, legal and cultural attacks of recent years.