December 01, 2008

December 1, Day Without Art

Taking a cue from Michael Buitron at Leap Into the Void (via MAN), rather than marking the 19th annual (but now somewhat invisible?) “Day Without Art” by shrouding an artwork or going dark for the day, I leave you with these wonderful stills from some of Derek Jarman’s earliest Super 8 mm films, with thanks to producer James Mackay, who provided them. Jarman was probably as well known for his very public homosexuality & his outspoken demand for gay rights as he was for his films. He died on February 19, 1994, of complications from AIDS.


Derek Jarman. Still from Fire Island, 1974, S8mm. Courtesy James Mackay.


Derek Jarman. Still from A Journey to Avebury, 1971, S8mm. Courtesy James Mackay.


Derek Jarman. Still from Studio Bankside, 1970, S8mm. Courtesy James Mackay.


Derek Jarman. Still from Ashden’s Walk on Møn, 1973, S8mm. Courtesy James Mackay.

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