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This Troupe Of Performers With Learning Disabilities Goes Far Beyond Workshops In Schools And Hospitals

The London-based company Corali does, in fact, do programs in those places, but they’ve also worked with Sadler’s Wells theatre and the Tate galleries and created a piece about filmmaker Derek Jarman. Their latest project will see them all impersonating the singular poet Edith Sitwell. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Derek Jarman, Wells, Sadler, Corali

Tilda Swinton: ‘My ambition was always about having a house by the sea and some dogs’

The actor opens up about her queer years with Derek Jarman and her latest clutch of films, and reveals her plans for a career change. And all while taking her five spaniels for a walkTilda Swinton is waiting for me when I land at Inverness airport. She’s smiling, and says she’s got a surprise. We head off towards her car, Swinton marching ahead imperiously. In the car there are four springer spaniels in the back and a fifth, the eldest, Rosy, is in the front passenger seat.Last time I interviewe...
Tags: Film, Culture, Pedro Almodóvar, Tilda Swinton, Volvo, Derek Jarman, Inverness, Swinton, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rosy, The Souvenir

The year the lights came back on – the best art and architecture of 2021

As the galleries reopened, Jean Dubuffet was recast as an incendiary prophet, Poussin revealed his raunchy side – and a giant Swedish ‘plyscraper’ showed the miracle of wood. Our critics rank the highlights of 2021 Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Sculpture, Exhibitions, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Derek Jarman, Whitechapel Gallery, Jean Dubuffet, Theaster Gates, Yinka Shonibare, Poussin, Windrush scandal

Saintmaking: the canonisation of Derek Jarman by queer nuns – video

This year marks the 30th anniversary of film-maker Derek Jarman’s canonisation by an activist group of gay male nuns known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. At the time in 1991, Derek Jarman was the most prominent person in the UK living openly with HIV. He was outspoken, radical and unapologetically queer. The perfect antidote, in the Sisters’ eyes, to Ian McKellen’s acceptance of a knighthood in the 1991 new year honours Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Activism, Film, UK News, Art and design, LGBT rights, Derek Jarman, Ian Mckellen, Documentary films

Anne Bean: ‘People said Yoko Ono ruined the Beatles. I think the Beatles ruined her’

The performance artist on her new 10-hour work, rethinking her distance from feminism, and why she told Malcolm McLaren her avant garde covers band was ‘unmanageable’Anne Bean has been revisiting her past. On 21 August the pioneering performance artist is taking part in a 10-hour “durational live event” as part of PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in the UK. Not only did this require her to look back on five decades of practice – her past work, she tells me, is “intimately linked” to her present ...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Yoko Ono, Culture, Art and design, Paul Mccarthy, Performance art, Derek Jarman, Moody, Malcolm McLaren, Bermondsey, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Andrew Logan, Anne Bean, Kipper Kids

Hear Isabella Rossellini Sing “Blue Velvet” in Its Entirety

Blue had a big moment in 1990’s European arthouse cinema, in films like Krzysztof Kie?lowski’s Three Colours: Blue and Derek Jarman’s auto-elegiac Blue, the last film the director made before his death in 1995; blue as a color of impossible love, loss, and death — moods and themes deeply intertwined with music in both films and both directors’ oeuvres. But where would the color blue in art house cinema be without David Lynch’s 1986 Blue Velvet, the surreal neo-noir that introduced ...
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'Two boys snogging was revolutionary': the greatest gay moments in cinema

From Gus Van Sant to Maryam Keshavarz, Terence Davies to Andrew Haigh, film-makers and writers recall the charged scenes that moved and inspired them – and even helped nudge them out of the closetGus Van Sant, director of My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, To Die For, Milk Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Society, Culture, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Sally Potter, Derek Jarman, Andrew Haigh, Terence Davies, Gus Van Sant, Van Sant, Drama films, Romance films, Maryam Keshavarz Terence Davies

Toyah Willcox: 'My mother always wanted me altered in some way. I was never right'

The singer and actor has had a productive pandemic – and gone viral from her kitchen. She talks about escaping her childhood, sexual harassment and persuading her rock star husband to dress in a tutuOf all the celebrity offerings that have come out of the pandemic, the gloriously weird videos made by Toyah Willcox and her husband, Robert Fripp, are surely the most compelling. It is possible, within each short clip, to cycle through every feeling from wanting to cover your eyes while being unable...
Tags: Music, Television, Film, Culture, Television & radio, Punk, Stage, Derek Jarman, Worcestershire, King Crimson, Willcox, Robert Fripp, Fripp, Toyah Willcox, Swan Lake Fripp

Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Sing the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK” While Dressed as Santa and Elf Yes, 2020 sucked. But not completely, entirely and thoroughly. Enjoy this brief sunny moment, courtesy of Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox. If you visit their Sunday Lunch playlist, you can watch them have fun with other classics by Nirvana, Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Kinks and more. Enjoy. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions wil...
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A Short Introduction to Caravaggio, the Master Of Light

Like many a great artist, the fortunes of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio rose and fell dramatically. After his death, possibly from syphilis or murder, his influence spread across the continent as followers called Caravaggisti took his extreme use of chiaroscuro abroad. He influenced Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velázquez—indeed, the entire Baroque period in European art history probably would never have happened without him. “With the exception of Michelangelo,” art historian Bernard Beren...
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Tesla is an unconventional biopic of a most unconventional man (ars technica)

Ethan Hawke stars in Tesla, an inventive new biopic from Director Michael Almereyda. The world is arguably overdue for a biographical film about the eccentric Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, and Director Michael Almereyda (Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story) has obliged with his new film, Tesla, starring Ethan Hawke. But this is not your traditional biopic. We know we're in for a very different, more dream-like, interior kind of movie in the very first scene. A woman's voice informs us that...
Tags: News, Tesla, Ethan Hawke, Nikola Tesla, Derek Jarman, Jennifer Ouellette, Michael Almereyda, Christopher Cooper, Alex Toth, Margaret Cheney, Almereyda, Stanley Milgram Story

Planted in Sickness, Derek Jarman’s Garden Still Gives Joy

The British filmmaker, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1994, found solace in gardening during a public health crisis.
Tags: Art, Movies, News, Derek Jarman, Derek, Jarman, Gardens and Gardening, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Dungeness (England

A $4 million crowdfunding campaign just saved Derek Jarman's home from private sale

The Art Fund campaign has raised over $4 million to save Prospect Cottage, the former home of visionary British filmmaker Derek Jarman.
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Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage saved after £3.5m campaign

Prospect Cottage in Dungeness had been at risk of being sold privately.
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Feeling overwhelmed? How art can help in an emergency by Olivia Laing

Novels, films and paintings offer more than escapism – they provide hope, which is a vital precursor to changeLong before the arrival of Covid-19, the speed and contents of the news had made me feel almost overwhelmed with fear. Faced with a flood of images that includes migrant children in cages, melting glaciers and forest fires, it has felt impossible to process information, let alone assess the best way to react.We’ve entered an era characterised by the twin forces of speed and instability, ...
Tags: Books, Culture, Charles Dickens, Margaret Atwood, Aids and HIV, Derek Jarman, Brexit, Olivia Laing, Science fiction books, Society books

Sandy Powell’s Signed Oscars Suit Is Up for Auction for an Artistic Cause (Guest Column)

I dropped out of art school in 1980 to go work with Lindsay Kemp, who I had heard of because he had worked with David Bowie through the Ziggy Stardust phase. I met him, approached him and said I wanted to work with him. I had worked in theater for a couple of years doing […]
Tags: News, Production, David Bowie, Derek Jarman, Sandy Powell, Women's History Month, Lindsay Kemp, Prospect Cottage

Costume Designer Sandy Powell Gets Stars to Sign Her Oscars Suit for Charity

Before film’s biggest night of the year, the stars hit the red carpet for fashion’s biggest annual event. While stars wore Chanel, Dior and Elie Saab to the Oscars, there was one outfit that stood out in particular; Sandy Powell’s cream suit. Powell was nominated alongside Christopher Peterson for their costume design work on “The […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Derek Jarman, Powell, Elie Saab, Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson, Chanel Dior, Prospect Cottage

Current Obsessions: Pale and Interesting

Above: Axel Vervoordt collaborated with Claudio Silvestrin and Vincent Van Duysen on this Hidden Hills house in LA for (guess the celebrity couple). See the whole project at Architectural Digest. Photography by Jackie Nickerson via AD. Our friends at The Modern House have launched a podcast; co-founder Matt Gibberd invites guests from the worlds of design, architecture, and the creative industries to share their top three favorite homes. First up: Cereal Magazine founder Rosa Parks.  Paul Rudo...
Tags: Books, UK, La, Heritage Auctions, Derek Jarman, Modern House, Architectural Digest, Palm Springs California, Design News, Current Obsessions, Jackie Nickerson, Vincent Van Duysen, Matt Gibberd, Axel Vervoordt, Paul Rudolph, Prospect Cottage

The Dungeness home of Derek Jarman could become an attraction

Campaigners are trying to raise £3.5m to buy the cottage, its contents and shingle garden.
Tags: News, Derek Jarman

A Six-Hour Time-Stretched Version of Brian Eno’s Music For Airports: Meditate, Relax, Study

Writing in his 1995 diary about his seminal ambient album Music for Airports, Eno remembered his initial thoughts going into it: “I want to make a kind of music that prepares you for dying--that doesn’t get all bright and cheerful and pretend you’re not a little apprehensive, but which makes you say to yourself, ‘Actually, it’s not that big a deal if I die.’” Created in 1978 from seconds-long tape loops from a much longer improv session with musicians including Robert Wyatt, Music for Ai...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Liverpool, Brian Eno, Derek Jarman, London City Airport, Eno, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Robert Wyatt, Ted Mills, La Guardia New York, Brussels Holland, San Diego International Writing, KCET Alex Zaragoza

IMMA Readies Retrospective for Derek Jarman After Lawsuit is Settled

The settlement of a lawsuit over the paintings of filmmaker and artist Derek Jarman has cleared the way for a major retrospective at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin in November. “We don’t know Derek Jarman the painter, but that was his primary practice,” says Sean Kissane, the curator at IMMA.  Read more at […]
Tags: Art, News, Dublin, Derek Jarman, Art News, Minipost, Imma, Irish Museum of Modern Art IMMA, Sean Kissane

Brian Eno Reveals His Favorite Film Soundtracks

Think of “interviewing Brian Eno” (listen to it here) like a piece of his generative music. Yes, the man has no problems talking and actually encourages it. But input the same old questions about those same four albums (you know them, right?) and you get the same old answers as output. Feed in a completely different subject--like his favorite film soundtracks--and lo and behold, a very intriguing 80 minutes follows. That’s what happened when Hugh Cornwell (lead vocalist of The Stranglers...
Tags: Google, Music, College, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Brian, Miles Davis, Oklahoma, Brian Eno, Derek Jarman, Adam Curtis, Bush, Eno, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Angelo Badalamenti

Industry Giant Brian Eno Talks Music, Global Politics

Few creative forces in the music industry are held in as high esteem as Brian Eno, noted for not only his musical contributions but also his work as a producer, writer, and thinker in the music business. Here he sat down to discuss his innovative musical work, as well as his involvement in global political affairs. ____________________________   Guest post by award winning  music industry journalist   Larry LeBlanc  from  Celebrity Access This week In the Hot Seat with ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Music, UK, England, New York, London, Microsoft, Iraq, Berlin, New York City, Israel, Toronto, Tel Aviv, America, Barack Obama

Shorties (Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist, A New Essay by Julien Baker, and more)

The 2018 Desmond Elliott prize (for debut novels) shortlist has been announced. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza We That Are Young by Preti Taneja The Oxford American shared a new essay by Julien Baker. April's best eBook deals. The Quietus recommended April's best albums. Alexander Chee discussed his new essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel with Interview magazine. Stream a new Illuminati Hotties song. ...
Tags: Music, Interview, David, Derek Jarman, Julien Baker, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, John Prine, Alexander Chee, Olivia Laing, Tin House, Oneohtrix Point Never, Paula Cocozza, Sarah Perry, Snail Mail, Robert Graves

New York – Zach Blas: “Contra-Internet” at Art in General Through April 21st, 2018

Zach Blas, Contra-Internet (Installation View), via Art Observed Currently on view at Art in General, artist Zach Blas has installed a striking interrogation and deconstruction of the internet itself, framing his show Contra-Internet through a language that fuses both classic frameworks of punk antagonism with a new generation of digital counter-cultures.  Centered around a contemporary remake of director Derek Jarman’s masterpiece of radical […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Derek Jarman, Art News, Featured Post, Art in General, Zach Blas, Zach Blas Contra

Coming Soon to a Stage Near You: Yesteryear’s Movies

“We’ve stopped having the idea that theater is essentially a literary form,” said Chris Goode, who adapted “Jubilee” from Derek Jarman’s film.
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Hear Dolores O’Riordan’s Beautifully-Pained Vocals in the Unplugged Version of The Cranberries’ 1994 Hit “Zombie”

Yesterday, amidst the many tributes and inevitable dissention over the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., a sad piece of news seemed to get buried: the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, at the far-too-young age of 46. The Irish vocalist not only “defined the sound of The Cranberries,” as her NPR obituary notes, she defined the sound of the 90s. Anyone who remembers the decade remembers spending a substantial part of it with Cranberries’ hits “Linger,” “Dreams,” and “Zombie” ...
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Hear Dolores O’Riordan’s Beautifully-Pained Vocals in the Isolated Track for The Cranberries’ 1994 Hit “Zombie”

Yesterday, amidst the many tributes and inevitable dissention over the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., a sad piece of news seemed to get buried: the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, at the far-too-young age of 46. The Irish vocalist not only “defined the sound of The Cranberries,” as her NPR obituary notes, she defined the sound of the 90s. Anyone who remembers the decade remembers spending a substantial part of it with Cranberries’ hits “Linger,” “Dreams,” and “Zombie” ...
Tags: Google, Music, Hbo, College, Northern Ireland, David Bowie, Npr, Ira, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Derek Jarman, Martin Luther King Jr, Chris Cornell, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Soundgarden

The 1991 Tokyo Museum Exhibition That Was Only Accessible by Telephone, Fax & Modem: Features Works by Laurie Anderson, John Cage, William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard & Merce Cunningham

The deeper we get into the 21st century, the more energy and resources museums put into digitizing their offerings and making them available, free and worldwide, as virtual experiences on the internet. But what form would a virtual museum have taken before the internet as we know it today? Japanese telecommunications giant NTT (best known today in the form of the cellphone service provider NTT DoCoMo) developed one answer to that question in 1991: The Museum Inside the Telephone Network, an ela...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Technology, College, Tokyo, Seoul, Derek Jarman, Orwell, Icc, Asada, Jeff Koons, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Renzo Piano, John Cage

Trending on Gardenista: Pastoral Fall

This week, as part of Gardenista’s Pastoral Rustic issue, the editors took cues from Scotland, visited one of England’s best-loved cottage gardens, and sourced 10 favorite wooden vases. Here’s a look. Above: This week, the Gardenista editors take inspiration from the wilds and moors of Scotland. See more in 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Scotland. Above: The only vase you need this fall is organic-looking and made of wood. Michelle rounds up her favorites in The New Organics: 10 Wooden Va...
Tags: Books, England, Scotland, Uncategorized, Ikea, Derek Jarman, Bay Area, Michelle, Design News, Trending on Gardenista, Gardenista, Groovy LA Look, Top Garden, Prospect Cottage