30 agosto 2011

Optical Sound pubblica in un'edizione limitata a 500 copie un triplo cd di Simon Fisher Turner con le musiche utilizzate per l'esposizione Derek Jarman: Super 8 curata a Düsseldorf dalla Julia Stoschek Foundation tra il settembre 2010 e il febbraio di quest'anno. Dalle note del catalogo della mostra: "The British painter, film maker, set designer and writer Derek Jarman (1942–1994) is best known to the wider public primarily as the director of stylistically influential feature films and music videos from the 1980s and early 1990s. Less well-known, but vital to his oeuvre, are the over 60 Super8 films that Jarman filmed from 1970 until his death in 1994. Taken from the subjective-personal perspective of his hand-held camera, the scenic arrangements mediate Jarman’s artistic approach in which life and art constantly connect with one another as a matter of course. The often autobiographical film documents, which he himself called a “cinema of small gestures”, are defined by spontaneity and lightness on the one hand and symbolism and mythology on the other. The 24 digitalised films from the Super8 archive, complemented by a 16mm sound film and the BlueRay version of a 35mm feature film, are distributed over both floors of the exhibition space as well as in the basement cinema. Simon Fisher Turner, who was responsible for the soundtracks of many of Jarman’s feature films from the 1980s onwards, has developed a special sound concept with atmospheric and space-specific soundscapes for the exhibition."