March 5, 2008

Derek Jarman's Blue and Travelex's Pink

blue_before and after, originally uploaded by scottburnham.

In 2000 curator Scott Burnham organized a projection of Derek Jarman's last film, Blue, on the facade of the National Theatre. Visually, the film consisted of a monochrome, electric blue inspired by Yves Klein. The audio, which included readings of Jarman's journals, was broadcast via localized, low-frequency radio.

The photo on the right was from 2007. After the successful proof of concept, the National Theatre could get down to business.

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