Derek Jarman

Moving Pictures of a Painter

Month: June 2016

Three new works presented by the Derek Jarman Lab

Two weeks ago, on Tuesday, 17 May 2016, the Derek Jarman Lab has presented two new works and one work in progress at the Birkbeck Cinema, London. All three works  combining film and research in new ways.


Fallen Women
Director: Lily Ford
Little is known about the unmarried mothers who had their babies taken in by London’s Foundling Hospital in the nineteenth century. This short film explores the predicament of these ‘blank mothers’; it is supported by an AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellowship.


Spaces of Psychoanalysis
Director: Bartek Dziadosz
Spaces of Psychoanalysis makes extensive use of drawings and collages offering a panoramic view of the Freudian legacy’s contemporary inflections and elaborations.


Lux Imperium (work in progress)
Directors: Noah Angell and Francis Gooding
Producer: Sarah Joshi

Lux Imperium is a new film project composed from hundreds of home movies and privately edited amateur films made during the dissolution of the British Empire.

The directors Noah Angell and Francis Gooding introduced the project and discussed the unique archive material and the ethical and scholarly issues that arise while working with it.

More information about this screenings here.

Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter: Now listed at Barnes & Noble.

The English translation of my book Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter: Home Movies, Super 8 Films and Other Small Gestures is now available at Barnes & Noble booksellers inc., New York and online as a paperback or nook ebook.






Derek Jarman Super 8 films as a Summer Solstice screening

DIY Space for London presents on June 20th on the occasion of the yearly summer solstice a screening of three Super 8 films of Derek Jarman:

  • Journey to Avebury 1971, 10′ (soundtrack by Coil)
  • The Art of Mirrors 1973, 6′ silent
  • In The Shadow of The Sun 1974-81, 54′ (soundtrack by Throbbing Gristle)

An introduction to the films will be given by Will Fowler, BFI Curator of Artists’ Moving Image and the Derek Jarman retrospective ‘Queer Pagan Punk’ at the BFI in 2014.

June 20th 2016, 7:30 p.m.
DIY Space for London
96-102 Ormside St

London, SE15 1TF United Kingdom

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