Simon Fisher Turner, composer of so many soundtracks for the films of Derek Jarman, remembers Jarman’s diaries on the occasion of the publication of Derek Jarman’s Sketchbooks and the exhibition Derek Jarman: Pandemonium at the Cultural Institute at King’s, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House. Simon Fisher Turner has also contributed a piece called Silence to the exhibition and you can read his full text here.
Information about the exhibition which took place already in spring 2014 and also some beautiful and rare photographs of Jarman gives this article by Rob Wilkes: Alma mater marks Derek Jarman anniversary with insightful exhibition…
The detailed and beautifully produced book Derek Jarman’s Sketchbooks is an intimate portrait of the artist. It reveals a story about Derek Jarman and shows in details how he gathered, shaped and made his ideas. Containing Jarman’s poetry, drawings, pressed flowers, photographs, scripts and notes. It reveals the detailed planning, creative and emotional engagement of his filmmaking process . This book has 196 illustrations, where 187 are in colour. There are two editions of this book. One is the standard edition with 256 pages, for £28.00:
The other one is a deluxe edition in hardback also with 256 pages but limited to 500 copies, with the price of £150.00. Both books are edited by Stephen Farthing and Ed Webb-Ingall and published by Thames & Hudson.
Stephen Farthing is the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. Ed Webb-Ingall is a film producer who holds a research position at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
Both books can be bought online on the Thames & Hudson website on this link.