Art History: Friendship as a Way of Filmmaking Revisiting ‘Blue’
Presenter: Susan Potter
The blunt, single word title Blue belies its aesthetic hybridity and multiple material forms, just as the authorial attribution “Derek Jarman” fails to make legible its collaborative modes of creative development and production. This paper traces the genesis of Blue, including its prehistory as performance and audio recording (when it almost became Bliss rather than Blue), and its various manifestations as art installation, broadcast event, book, autobiographical AIDS documentary, CD-ROM and Blu-ray. The aim is to bring to critical visibility the collaborative processes and social effects of its making and ongoing exhibition.
This event will be held online via Zoom.
Other seminars this semester:
1 October Andrew Ward, ‘Space, time, and the limits of painting in the early work of Vija Celmins’
22 October Ann Elias, ‘Fish-Eye Points of View and Modern Culture’
29 October Stephanie Swanson ‘The Triumph of Death in Trecento Italy’
Ann Sutherland, ‘Two expatriate Australian painters: two continents’
5 November Scholars Forum: ‘At home in the World’
Chair: Kate Davidson, Contributions by: Donna Brett, Kate Davidson, Mark De Vitis, Mary Roberts
19 November Scholars Forum: ‘Museums as sites of civil society: Conversations with audience in the 21st century’, Chiara O’Reilly, Anna Lawrenson, Lee-Anne Hall