Derek Jarman

Psychic TV + Derek Jarman @ The Regent, Aug 10

9 August 2016

Psychic TV will live score Derek Jarman‘s In the Shadow of the Sun at Los Angeles’ The Regent Theater on August 10.

Jarman’s 1981 film —a multi-textural mix of Super 8 films shot between 1972 and 1975— is a poetic sequence of its creator’s go-to leitmotifs of mirrors, fires, and dancing bodies in motion, doubly-exposed and primarily tinted with psychedelic light leaks.

Co-presented by Berserktown, a music festival in its third edition, Psychic TV will reimagine the original score of the film, which was provided, at the time, by industrial noise pioneers Throbbing Gristle. Both Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV’s founding member Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and frequent Jarman collaborator will lead the live musical reinterpretation. The event occurs in anticipation of Psychic TV’s September 2016 release of their new album Alientist.

Psychic TV are also performing at Berserktown at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles from August 12 to 14. They will be performing their debut LP Force the Hand of Chance, along with a line-up that includes a long list of other artists such as Inga CopelandOdwalla88, Angels in America, and more.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Psychic TV @ The Regent, Aug 10

Derek Jarman, ‘In the Shadow of the Sun’ (1981). Film still. Courtesy the artist.

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London’s vanishing queer spaces @ BFI National Archive, Aug 12

11 August 2015

BFI National Archive cinema is presenting rarely-soon footage and a panel discussion concerning London’s LGBT communities, titled London’s vanishing queer spaces and taking place on August 12.

Working from the notions of visibility and erasure, BFI National Archive curator Simon McCallum will present rarely-seen footage of London’s LGBT communities, including a recently rediscovered record of 60s drag at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Derek Jarman’s videotape tour of long-gone club Benjy’s.

Following the screenings, McCallum will be joined onstage to reflect on the footage and discuss future directions with writer and historian Justin Bengry, archivist and DJ Tamsin Bookey, and critic Ben Walters, chaired by director and novelist Neil Bartlett.

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‘London Art Book Fair’ @ Whitechapel Gallery, Sep 13 – 15

9 September 2013

Five days of enjoying a medium that is far from dead with the dawn of the internet at London Art Book Fair running at Whitechapel Gallery from Friday, September 13 to 15.

Included will be The London Bookshop Map (12th), The Artist’s Books Weekend, Artist Book Aware and screenings and conversation with Tacita Dean, Cornelia Parker and Derek Jarman, as well as discussions around BOOK LIVE! and how artists think, plus workshopping with Ditto Press (also responsible for London’s shock press FUN, among things) and much more.

See the Whitechapel Gallery website for more details. **

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