GAY GARDENS

 

Derek Jarman (1942-1994) & Marcel Proust (1871-1922) 

British film maverick Derek Jarman meets French literary icon Marcel Proust, author of the 7 volume novel In Search of Lost Time. Through the mass of writings, films, journals, paintings and gardens they left us with, we seek to reveal the enigmatic genius of these two artists and their queer lives, unveiled within the scene of our modern nature, a nature now filled with loss, longing and extinction. 

Derek Jarman: Daniel Hay-Gordon 

Marcel Proust: Eleanor Perry 

Celeste/HB: Tim Spooner 

Music: Reynaldo Hahn, Brian Eno, Gustav Mahler, Oskar Sala, Daniel Teruggi, Allan Gray, The Four Freshmen, Brian Easdale, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Claude Debussy, Francesco Filidei, Kaija Saariaho, Georg Friedrich Haas

 

Film: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry, with Thatcher image by Hannah Hoch 

Faun costume: Pam Tait 

Costume & set design: Tim Spooner

 

Wigs & make-up: Darren Evans 

Lighting design: Lucy Hansom

Photos by Rosie Powell