Rachel de Joode, ‘Sculpture in between the blinds’ (2012)
Derek Jarman‘s ‘Blue’ (1993)
Blue is Jarman’s final feature film, released four months before his death from AIDS-related complications. The disease had already rendered him partially blind at the time of the film’s release.
The film was his last testament as a film-maker, and consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack where Jarman’s and some of his favourite actors’ narration describes his life and vision.
Ad Reinhardt, ‘Symmetrical Male Figure (Woman in a Man’s Soul)’, ‘Symmetrical Three Figure Hatch (Male into Female)’, ‘Symmetrical Two Travelers’ (1946)
India ink on paper