Published by Walther König, König. Foreword by Julia Stoschek, Phillip Fürnkäs.
The British filmmaker, set designer, painter and author Derek Jarman is well-known to a wide audience, but his earliest films, made in Super-8, are only recently beginning to be retrieved. Made in the early 70s, and already proposing key Jarman themes of sexuality and Englishness, these diaristic shorts predate his first feature Sebastiane (1976) and are reproduced here as stills.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Julia Peyton-Jones, Tilda Swinton, Chrissie Iles, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Brutal Beauty presents Isaac Julien's refreshing vision of Derek Jarman as a true Renaissance man--a painter, director, activist, diarist and gardener--whose infectiously prolific range of enterprises belies a consistent preoccupation with liberated sexual politics and the defiance of inherited mores.