On Friday, March 15, 2019 at sunset, screening of Derek Jarman’s Blue (1993) inside the exhibition Water Your Garden In the Morning, followed by a discussion and a red, pink or yellow drink with Edit Oderbolz, as part of Contemporary Art Weekend Grand Est.
"You say to the boy open your eyes
When he opens his eyes and sees the light
You make him cry out
O Blue come forth
O Blue arise
O Blue ascend
O Blue come in."
—Derek Jarman, in Blue, 1993.
Blue refers as much to the colour as to a mood, a concept, an object, a person who remains undefined, but also to Yves Klein: "Blue is darkness made visible." It's the last film by Derek Jarman (1942-1994). The script would later be adapted in Chroma: a Book of Colour, written at Prospect Cottage while Jarman was losing his eyesight due to AIDS-related complications.
The screening is proposed in the context of Contemporary Art Weekend Grand Est (March 15, 16 & 17) and Edit Oderbolz's exhibition, Water Your Garden In The Morning.