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.
During the Rye Arts Festival there is the presentation of the book Super-8 by James Mackay. James Mackay, producer of twelve Jarman films, leading expert on Jarman’s filmography and the author of Derek Jarman Super 8 discusses the visually courageous and creative Super 8s with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz, author of Think Like an Artist. The talk will be accompanied by a screening of a selection of the films, all of which have been lovingly and painstakingly restored by Mackay.
Derek Jarman left his entire collection of ninty-two Super-8s to James Mackay, who has spent last twenty years archiving, restoring and digitizing them. The book features key stills and sequences from the films and has 780 ilustrations.
Venue: The Kino, Lion Street, Rye. Tickets: £12. 3th September 3:00PM – Midnight.
Here is the link to this book, that was published by Thames & Hudson.
There’s a new book out about Jarman’s Super 8 Films: Derek Jarman Super 8 from James Mackay, published by Thames & Hudson. It is a brilliantly edited selection of stills from Derek Jarman’s many short Super 8 films, curated and commented on by some of the biggest names in contemporary art and cinema.
Jarman’s friend and producer, James Mackay has overseen the restoration of 92 Super 8’s to prevent these rarely seen films being lost forever. James Mackay is custodian of Jarman’s Super 8s and the leading expert on Jarman’s filmography. He produced twelve Jarman films, including Caravaggio and The Last of England.
This book shows key stills and sequences from the films, as chosen and introduced by Liam Gillick, Wilhelm Sasnal, Sarah Turner, Gina Birch, Matthias Müller, Peter Fillingham, Neil Bartlett and Isaac Julien. The transient images isolated like paintings are the essence of Derek Jarman and the visual vocabulary of a great artist. This is an indispensable introduction to the Super 8s for all film historians, film students and cineastes. The book has 288 pages, 780 illustrations and costs £19.95. You can order it e.g. on this link from Thames & Hudson.
Sophie Mayer reads from Derek Jarman’s A Finger in the Fishes Mouth on the occasion of the presentation of the book at the London Review Bookshop on 19th February 2014:
An extremely rare poetry book from Derek Jarman, A finger in the fishes mouth has been published by Test Centre to mark the 20th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death. The book will be launched by a special event at the London Review Bookshop on 19th February 2014, 20 years to the day since Jarman’s death: Derek’s partner Keith Collins and his biographer Tony Peake are joined by Ali Smith and Sophie Mayer to consider the poetic in Derek’s oeuvre and to read from the collection. The evening is hosted by Gareth Evans.
This book has been originally published in 1972, but the majority of the first edition having been destroyed by Jarman and was unavailable for over 40 years. This edition makes it possible to have a view at this missing link. The facsimile retains the book’s original format, with a silver mirror cover, and an image accompanying each poem, printed in a striking green ink. Additional material comes in the form of a new foreword and afterwords by Sophie Mayer, Tony Peake and Keith Collins. This book is the only published book as part of Jarman2014 a yearlong season of events to celebrate Jarman’s life and work.