USA 2011, 392 pp., brochure, € 17.79Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.University of Minnesota Press
Written between May 1991 and February 1994, and ending just two weeks before his death from an AIDS-related illness, Derek Jarman's entries in »Smiling in Slow Motion« pick up where »Modern Nature« left off. Friends and enemies are reviewed as he races through the last years painting, filmmaking, gardening, and annoying his targets through his involvement in radical politics. Infused throughout with honesty and wry humor, these journals are a life-affirming expression of an artist engaged in living life to the fullest, a document of endeavor, remembrance, and love. You will find entrances on his work as a stage designer, artist, writer, gardener, and outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist in the UK and the US.