‘A kind of bliss’
Blue and Chroma
in Luminous presence
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Chapter 11 unpacks Jarman's creative use of colour as a queer strategy for creating history in the midst of crisis in the film and accompanying book of poetry, Blue, and the book Chroma. It considers the ethics of bearing witness in the face of trauma and loss, and the therapeutic possibilities of abstraction.

Luminous presence

Derek Jarman’s life-writing

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