All are welcome to come and enjoy a special free screening of Derek Jarman’s final film, Blue, with an ongoing plant trade to celebrate life this Spring! In the spirit of Jarman’s garden, we encourage you to participate in an open plant exchange.
Thank you to Rachel Kessler and Matthew Fielder for initiating this event!
Tuesday June 14
PWNW || 4625 SE 67th Ave.
7pm: Bring your indoor or outdoor plants, seeds, cuttings, stones, or creative garden paraphernalia to trade starting at 7pm.
8pm: The film, consisting of Jarman’s audio narration over a blue screen, will begin at 8pm. Seating will be informal and participants are welcome to come and go throughout.
A bit about Blue
Blue 1993 is a film by the British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman which features a single static shot of the color blue with a voiceover and musical soundtrack. The voiceover, written by Jarman, consists of a diaristic and poetic text documenting his AIDS-related illness and impending death at a time that he had become partially blind, his vision often interrupted by blue light.
On Derek Jarman’s Garden
Prospect Cottage was Jarman’s solace. It was where he created not only one of England’s most famous gardens but also where he shot films, painted pictures, created sculptures, entertained friends and wrote the diary that was to become Modern Nature. In 1989, he observed: ‘There are no walls or fences. My garden’s boundaries are the horizon.’