The Blue Description Project – Free Screening of Derek Jarman’s ‘Blue’

From: 13th June 2024 6:30 pm

To: 14th June 2024 8:30 pm

Bonington Gallery

Bonington Gallery, Dryden Street, Nottingham, UK




The Blue Description Project is a new experimental version of Derek Jarman’s seminal film, Blue (1993), featuring expanded accessibility measures including audio description, creative captions and in-person British Sign Language interpretation.

Following the screening there will be a short interval before a Q&A with Elaine Lillian Joseph who is the audio describer for BDP, and Sarah Hayden who is the third collaborator who worked on the BDP project.

In 1993, Derek Jarman released Blue, an epoch-defining account of AIDS, illness, and the experience of disability in a culture of repressive heteronormativity and compulsory able-bodiedness.

Conceived by artists and writers Christopher Robert Jones, Liza Sylvestre, and Sarah Hayden, The Blue Description Project creates a new, experimental iteration of Blue on the 30th anniversary of its release and Jarman’s death.



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