As a part of the Quadriennale 2010 in Düsseldorf the JULIA STOSCHEK FOUNDATION e.V. presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the experimental film works of Derek Jarman from his Super-8 archives. It takes place in collaboration with James Mackay from 11th September 2010 to 26th February 2011 at the Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf .

Derek Jarman filmed over 60 Super-8 films from 1970 until his death in 1994; spontaneity and lightness on the one hand and symbolism and mythology on the other define them. 24 films have been digitalised from his Super-8 archive, complemented by a 16mm sound film and BlueRay version of a 35mm feature film. Those films are distributed over 2 floors and the basement cinema.

The first floor contains 12 films covering the social and (sub-)cultural world of Jarman and his circle of friends. On the second floor are 11 films from the group of works covering rituals, mythology and landscape. The exhibition ends in the basement in the cinema space, where you can see Derek Jarman’s film Blue.

There has also a catalogue been published by Verlag der Buchhandlung König, Cologne. It contains an essay by Jon Savage and Derek Jarman himself speaks about his creative work in an interview with Simon Field and Michael O’Pray from 1985.

More about this exhibition you can find on its website on this link.