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Thursday, 11 October 2012

derek jarman - a journey to avebury


A nod again to Derek Jarman's 1971 16mm film A Journey To Avebury, which ideally should be on permanent loop in some cupboard in your head, Coil's 1990s soundtrack adding a pulsing intensity to the atmosphere of a landscape where the accumulated past is present. More on Derek Jarman's film, his fascination with the Elizabethan magician John Dee, and why Jarman preferred Marcel Duchamp's alchemy to Aleister Crowley's black magic in a Tate gallery essay from 2009 about Magic And Modernity In British Art.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the essay link

    This alternative soundtrack fits well too:

    http://myrninerest.bandcamp.com/album/journey-to-avebury

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  2. My pleasure, and thanks for the alternative soundtrack - much appreciated.

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