Derek Jarman was the most important independent filmmaker in England during the 1980s. Using emblems and symbols in associative contexts, rather than conventional, cause-and-effect narrative, he created films noteworthy for their lyricism and poetic feeling and for their exploration of the gay experience. His style of filmmaking also links Jarman with other prominent directors of lyric film, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean Cocteau, and Jean Genet. This pathfinding book places Derek Jarman in the tradition of lyric film and offers incisive readings of all eleven of his feature-length films, from Sebastiane to Blue. Steven Dillon looks at Jarman and other directors working in a similar vein to establish how lyric films are composed through the use of visual imagery and actual poetry. He then traces Jarman's use of imagery (notably mirrors and the sea) in his films and discusses in detail the relationship between cinematic representations and sexual identity. This insightful reading of Jarman's work helps us better understand how films such as The Last of England and The Garden can be said to cohere and mean without being reduced to clear messages. Above all, Dillon's book reveals how truly beautiful and brilliant Jarman's movies are.
These essays make a unique contribution to the documentation of twentieth century landscape architecture. They address key moments in history that have sometimes been overlooked or forgotten, emerging moments, and potential moments of leverage. The essays present contemporary examples in architecture, landscape architecture and garden design that offer new models. Relating Architecture to Landscape will challenge accepted assumptions about the nature of landscape architecture.
Das Wesen der Kunst London in der nahen Zukunft: durch den Klimawandel herrschen dort jetzt beinahe tropische Verhältnisse. Die Menschheit hat den Krebs besiegt, aber in der Folge ist die Lebenserwartung drastisch gesunken. Vor allem die Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Gentechnik prägen das Leben auf der Erde: Häuser, Maschinen, selbst Raumschiffe sind künstliche Lebensformen, und sogar die Bildung wird über gentechnisch veränderte Viren direkt im Gehirn gespeichert. Die junge Milena ist immun gegen diese Viren, aber eine der talentiertesten Musikerinnen ihrer Zeit. Zusammen mit ihrer Freundin Rolfa, deren Erbgut so verändert wurde, dass sie es in den eisigen Temperaturen am Nordpol aushält, arbeitet sie an einer Oper, als sie vom Consensus, einer KI, die das Land regiert, kontaktiert wird. Nach und nach findet Milena heraus, dass der Konsens aus den aufgezeichneten Gedankenmustern von Millionen von Kindern besteht – und dass die KI große Angst hat. Milena setzt alles daran, der Maschine zu helfen ...
This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a marker of ontological difference, a promotional slogan, or a mystical evocation of cultural value. Moving beyond debates about the relationship between the live and the mediated, this collection considers what we can know and say about liveness in terms of processes of experiencing and processes of making. Drawing together contributions from theatre, music, dance, and performance art, it takes an interdisciplinary approach in asking not what liveness is, but how it matters and to whom. The book invites readers to consider how liveness is produced through processes of audiencing - as spectators bring qualities of (a)liveness into being through the nature of their attention - and how it becomes materialized in acts of performance, acts of making, acts of archiving, and acts of remembering. Theoretical chapters and practice-based reflections explore liveness, eventness and nowness as key concepts in a range of topics such as affect, documentation, embodiment, fandom, and temporality, showing how the relationship between audience and event is rarely singular and more often malleable and multiple. With its focus on experiencing liveness, this collection will be of interest to disciplines including performance, audience and cultural studies, visual arts, cinema, and sound technologies.
This pioneering study of Jarman explores the life and work of a complex and enigmatic man with many talents: director, painter, designer, chronicler of English history, radical gay activist, student of mystical thought and celebrated gardener. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a major artist who, like a latter-day William Blake, was patriotic and steeped in English life but acutely aware of the reality of social injustice and prejudice - especially in 80s Britain - which he cogently and angrily depicted in his films.
Provides details on the life and career of the activist and independant filmmaker, with details about his drug use, his art school experience at the Slade, his sexual life, and his work as the director of Caravaggio and Sebastiane.
This compiled and edited collection engages with a theme which is increasingly attracting scholarly attention, namely, religion and LGBTQ sexuality. Each section of the volume provides perspectives to understanding academic discourse and wide-ranging debates around LGBTQ sexualities and religion and spirituality. The collection also draws attention to aspects of religiosity that shape the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and shows how sexual orientation forges dimensions of faith and spirituality. Taken together the essays represent an exploration of contestations around sexual diversity in the major religions; the search of sexual minorities for spiritual ’safe spaces’ in both established and new forms of religiosity; and spiritual paths formed in reconciling and expressing faith and sexual orientation. This collection, which features contributions from a number of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, religious studies and theology, provides an indispensable teaching resource for educators and students in an era when LGBTQ topics are increasingly finding their way onto numerous undergraduate, post-graduate and profession orientated programmes.
Stephen Bann,Tate Britain (Gallery),Ulster Museum,Manchester City Art Gallery
the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day
Author: Stephen Bann,Tate Britain (Gallery),Ulster Museum,Manchester City Art Gallery
England has long been known as a land of gardeners. As such, the rich horticultural designs and and painterly experiments have proved to be of great inspiration for artists such as Turner, Constable and Freud, and this book celebrates their work and theyway in which they invoke the spirit of the garden.
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