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Derek Jarman | My Very Beautiful Movie (Final Version) 1974 available to view online.

Derek Jarman, My Very Beautiful Movie (Final Version) 1974, S8mm colour & b/w, 6min 28sec, is available to view on the Paris Internationale website for the duration of the fair as part of the Amanda Wilkinson Gallery presentation of work by Derek Jarman and Joan Jonas until Sunday 23rd October

Derek Jarman My Very Beautiful Movie (Final Version) 1974 S8mm colour & b/w, 6min 28sec
Derek Jarman
My Very Beautiful Movie (Final Version) 1974
S8mm colour & b/w, 6min 28sec

Filmed at Fire Island beach on Long Island during his 1974 visit to the US, ‘My Very Beautiful Movie’ evokes a distant epoch, one of liberation and sunshine. The setting is remarkably similar to that in some of his earlier paintings – a figure in a landscape made of strong uprights clear horizons. A dance, almost a ritual, plays out against the rolling sea. It was shot mainly in black and white and a glass prism used whilst re-filming the image to add colour and distortion. The film, designated Final Version by Jarman to distinguish it from the slightly earlier film of the same name, is presented here with a new music track composed by Jarman’s long standing collaborator Simon Fisher Turner
James Mackay

Derek Jarman, My Very Beautiful Movie (Final Version) 1974 now viewable HERE

 

Courtesy LUMA Foundation, Music courtesy Simon Fisher Turner

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