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#53
Almost Bliss:
Notes on Derek Jarman’s Blue

curated by Donald Smith

29.01.14 – 15.03.14

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Events


DEREK JARMAN: ALMOST BLISS

A day of talks, performances and screenings that relate to the work of Derek Jarman.

Almost Bliss
Image: Derek Jarman, Avebury Series No.4, 1973. Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

 

Friday 14 February, 2014
11am - 5pm

Banqueting Hall
Chelsea College of Arts

16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Entrance via Atterbury Street (opposite Tate Britain)

Working with specialists, friends and fellow artists the day will examine the space produced by Jarman’s work, whether it be through works on paper, painting and film, or his connection and influence on choreography and performance. Speakers include Philip Hoare, James Mackay, Christopher Hauke, Peter Fillingham, Jo Melvin and a panel discussion chaired by Donald Smith with Stephen Farthing, Ed Webb-Ingall and friends and colleagues of Derek Jarman. The event includes a screening of films by Derek Jarman and Joachim Koester and a performance by Patrick Staff.

With thanks to the Luma Foundation and Jan Mot Gallery.

For more information and further programme details,
contact Karen Di Franco: info@chelseaspace.org

Or click here to book via the UAL website.

This event, and our gallery exhibition, are part of a year long celebration of the the life and works of Derek Jarman (1942-1994).
Go to www.jarman2014.org to see more.

 

Derek Jarman: Almost Bliss - Part 1/6

 

Derek Jarman: Almost Bliss - Part 2/6

 

Derek Jarman: Almost Bliss - Part 3/6

 

Derek Jarman: Almost Bliss - Part 4/6

 

Derek Jarman: Almost Bliss - Part 5/6

 

Derek Jarman: Almost Bliss - Part 6/6

 

 

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Donald Smith with Neil Tennant and Keith Collins

 

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Philip Hoare and friend

 

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Keith Collins and Neil Tennant

 

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Audience member just before the day started

 

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The audience assembles before the day starts

 

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Philip Hoare made the first presentation

 

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Screening of Sulphur, introduced by James Mackay

 

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Lunchtime

 

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Laurin the 16mm projectionist sets up Joachim Koester’s films

 

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16mm projection of To navigate, in a genuine way, in the unknown necessitates an attitude of daring, but not one of recklessness (movements generated from the magical passes of Carlos Castaneda), 2009

 

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16mm projection of Reptile brain, or reptile body, it’s your animal, 2012

 

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Patrick Staff, with Antje Hildebrandt and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Mental Effort Before Action: 1-5a-5b

 

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Patrick Staff, with Antje Hildebrandt and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Mental Effort Before Action: 1-5a-5b

 

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Christopher Hauke

 

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Donald Smith introduces the panel discussion: with Jo Melvin, Peter Fillingham, Dudley Sutton, Ed Webb-Ingall and James Mackay

 

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Peter Fillingham and Lynda Morris