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26 October 2009

Recording of the Week: Derek Jarman with Ken Campbell recorded in 1984

To mark the publication of his book of memoirs Dancing Ledge, filmmaker Derek Jarman talks about his life and times to theatre legend Ken Campbell. Campbell is unable to discuss the structure of the book, having dropped his copy and somehow got the pages mixed up:

ICA-talks 'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Institute of Contemporary Arts talks collection by Stephen Cleary, Curator of Drama & Literature recordings at the British Library Sound Archive. The ICA talks collection has 1,000 hours of recordings of events held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, in the Mall, London, recorded over the period 1981-1994.


I found more informations about Derek Jarmans work and life in a new book from the Austrian autor Martin Frey.

Martin Frey:
Derek Jarman - Bewegte Bilder eines Malers.
Home Movies, Super-8-Filme und andere kleine Gesten

The autor investigates the techniques of filming and the way of work of Derek Jarman. There is research into numerous of his Super-8-Films and on the films The Last of England, In the Shadow of the Sun and The Angelic Conversation. Influences of painting and literature, e.g. of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney und Yves Klein will be analysed.

It's in german and the translated title is:
Derek Jarman - Moving Pictures of a Painter.
Home Movies, Super-8 Films and other small gestures

There is also an informative website about this edition:

Thank you for the info Paul. I will look into acquiring a copy of Martin Frey's book for the Library.

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