A Book of Colour - June '93


Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559030

Category: Art

Page: 160

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In Chroma, Derek Jarman explains the use of colour in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great colour theorists from Pliny to Leonardo. He also talks about the meaning of colours in literature, science, philosophy, psychology, religion and alchemy. The colours on Jarman's palette are mixed with memory and insight to create an evocative and highly personal work.

Roland Schimmelpfennig - Ja und Nein

Vorlesungen über Dramatik


Author: Roland Schimmelpfennig

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3957490154

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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Roland Schimmelpfennig, vielfach ausgezeichnet und in Deutschland wie international einer der meistgespielten deutschsprachigen Dramatiker, gibt in "Ja und Nein" erstmals ausführlich Auskunft über sein künstlerisches Selbstverständnis und darüber, was Theater ist und sein soll: einfach, verdichtend, ein Kunstwerk, ein Spiel, erzählend, ein Raum für Dialog, ein Gesprächsangebot. Es ist steter Versuch, die Welt spielerisch zu durchmessen. "Ja und Nein" basiert auf drei im Rahmen der 2. Poetikdozentur für Dramatik an der Universität des Saarlandes im Winter 2012/13 in Saarbrücken gehaltenen Vorträgen. Einkreisend, ernst und selbstironisch, gelegentlich scharf, erläutert Schimmelpfennig seine Dramatik: Einflüsse aus Film, Musik und Literatur, die Entstehung seiner Stücke, sein Verhältnis zum Stadttheater, zur Theorie, zu Jürgen Gosch und zum Inszenieren, zu Kritikern, zu Euripides, Sophokles und Shakespeare, zur leeren Bühne als dem magischen Ort des Theaters, zum Theater nach den Theaterrevolutionen. Er zitiert aus seinen Stücken und konturiert Schritt für Schritt den Kern seiner Poetik: die Erzählung auf der Bühne, das narrative Theater, in dem nicht die Sprache, sondern der Mensch im Zentrum steht.

Peter Greenaway

Museums and Moving Images


Author: David Pascoe

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 9296

This extensively illustrated book examines Greenaway's vision from a number of perspectives and traces a shift of sensibility in his work. David Pascoe examines not only Greenaway's films, but also his paintings, exhibitions and installations. "[Pascoe] tirelessly explicates the numerology and mytho-mania that are the film-maker's organising principles"—The Guardian "A supremely intelligent, utterly tuned-in, definitive exploration of the ultimate British auteur's back catalogue, helpfully illustrated at every opportunity. . . illuminating"—Empire

HIV in World Cultures

Three Decades of Representations


Author: Dr Gustavo Subero

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403843

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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This book analyses the way that HIV/AIDS is often narrativised and represented in contemporary world cultures, as well as the different strategies of remembrance deployed by different (sub)cultural groups affected by the illness. Through a close study of a variety of cultural texts; including cinema, literature, theatre, art and photography amongst others, it demonstrates the trajectory that such narratives and representations have undergone since the advent of the ‘discovery’ of the disease in the 1980s. Acknowledging the central - yet often overlooked - role that cultural products have played in the construction of public opinion towards the condition itself and those who suffer it, this ground-breaking volume focuses on a variety of narratives, as well as strategies of coping with HIV/AIDS that have emerged across the globe. Bringing together research on the UK, North and South America, Africa and China, it provides rich textual analyses of the ways in which the HIV positive body has been portrayed in contemporary culture, with attention to the differences between specific national contexts, whilst keeping in view a space of commonality amongst the different experiences reflected in such texts. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists and scholars of cultural and media studies, concerned with cultural production and representations of the body and sickness.

Die Kindfrau

Lust, Provokation, Spiel


Author: Andrea Bramberger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 309

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Derek Jarman

Dreams of England


Author: Michael O'Pray

Publisher: British Film Inst


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 9454

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.

Art and death


Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: I. B. Tauris


Category: Art

Page: 157

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This highly sensitive and beautifully written book looks closely at the way contemporary Western artists negotiate death, both as personal experience and in the wider community. Townsend discusses, but moves beyond, the "spectacle of death" in work by artists such as Damien Hirst to see how mortality--in particular the experience of other people's death--brings us face to face with profound ethical and even political issues. He looks at personal responses to death in the work of artists as varied as Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Derek Jarman, whose film Blue is discussed here in depth. Exploring the last body of work by the the Kentucky-based photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Jewish American installation artist Shimon Attie's powerful memorial work for the community of Aberfan, Townsend considers death in light of the injunction to "love they neighbor."

Derek Jarman


Author: Tony Peake

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9781585673315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 613

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The freewheeling life and career of this activist independent filmmaker is chronicled here, with details about his drug use, his art school experience at the Slade, his sexual life, and his groundbreaking work as the director of Caravaggio, Sebastiane, and other great films. Reprint.

Colour after Klein

re-thinking colour in modern and contemporary art


Author: Nuit Banai,Barbican Art Gallery

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 2892

Colour After Klein explores the use of color in the work of 20 of the most influential contemporary artists. Through essays, artists profiles and personal writings by famous artists, this book provides new perspectives on the emotional, conceptual and aesthetic significance of color.

The Reader


Author: N.A

Publisher: Constable Limited


Category: English fiction

Page: 470

View: 6398

'Is there any better gift for a writer than the chance to put a book together of writing by others that she or he has loved? Is there any truer gift to a reader from any writer?' Ali Smith This is a collection of what Ali Smith has loved over the course of her reading life, in her twenties, as a teenager, a child. A book full of pieces from wonderful writers - Plath, Grassic Gibbon, Spark, Morgan, Grace Paley, Yeats, Atwood. But also full of lesser known writers about which readers will be very happy to hear, like Joseph Roth, only just gaining proper reputation status now, Clarice Lispector, the Brazilian genius who's far too underpublished here, like Leonora Carrington, the socialite who ran away to be a surrealist, and Armando, the artist whose writings are beautiful and lucid. Full of pieces by brand new wonderful writers; full of surprises, like how good Lee Miller was at journalism, how beautifully Dilys Powell writes about Greece. Full of unexpected things - turning the page to find the lyric of 'It's only a Paper Moon', or Beryl the Peril, or The Little House on the Prairie. Throughout, each piece is edited so as to read discretely, and arranged into a book which will reveal more about the writer who's edited it than a hundred press interviews ever would. This book is a classic about the sheer love of reading that every real reader knows.

The Cinema of Sally Potter

A Politics of Love


Author: Sophie Mayer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

View: 6916

"Sally Potter has always been Britain's most independent director: as a feminist filmmaker, a leading light of the BFI Production Board generation, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and a pioneer of digital cinema. Drawing on exclusive access to archival materials and in-depth interviews, The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love opens up vivid historical, political and cultural vistas to give the first full account of an extraordinary career. From Thriller, which galvanized the new feminist cinema in 1979, to Rage (2009), a digital docu-fiction about information in the age of globalisation, Potter has refashioned cinematic looking and listening through her attention to what dominant culture neglects and suppresses: labour, performance, beauty, poetry, listening and the spirit of place. This volume argues that, by putting the unseen on screen, Potter's films fill the viewer with wonder and desire, enacting the possibilities of cinema as love." --Book Jacket.

Panic Attack!

Art in the Punk Years


Author: Mark Sladen,Ariella Yedgar

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 681

This edited work offers a vibrant and powerful visual account of an exciting, innovative period in British and American art. It features the work of 30 leading artists, among them Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Derek Jarman and Robert Mapplethorpe.

By angels driven

the films of Derek Jarman


Author: Chris Lippard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 6960