Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Twenty years from his death, his standing has never been higher. And yet he remains a contradictory figure: a self-effacing exhibitionist, a well-to-do RAF child who embraced the possibilities of punk. For decades, he was a thorn in the establishment’s side and yet is now dangerously close to something he would have hated – the status of national treasure.
Jarman In Pieces is a performance collage comprising original songs, film, interviews with people who knew Jarman, ambient sounds and spoken word that aims to celebrate these contrasts rather than reconcile them. Performance length 50 mins.
“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” Scots Gay magazine.