At Your Own Risk
A Saint’s Testament
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Chapter 9 looks at how Jarman constructs the text At Your Own Risk in the context of the AIDS epidemic and his own HIV-positive status, using his own history alongside the personal histories of others to mark out a newly visible space in an often homophobic culture. He uses montage aesthetics to create activist work.

Luminous presence

Derek Jarman’s life-writing

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