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.