First Glimpse: Scenic model for Jarman (all this maddening beauty)

Scenic Designer, Lisi Stoessel

Scenic Designer, Lisi Stoessel

We were particularly inspired by the image of Jarman in his studio subtitled “The Sky Capes 1971”. There is a sparse elegance to the composition of this environment that I invoke for our set design: a place to work, a place to rest, a lamp, a table, artwork on the wall.  Dashed across a calm white ground I imagine the exuberant, rough textures found in Derek Jarman’s sketchbooks and films: burnt canvas, splattered paint, a patch of green inside a baroque gilt frame, red flowers.  This space is at once an artist studio, a movie set, and a garden.  The swooping canvas shape on the wall, the translucent white curtains, and the painted floor all become surfaces to color and animate with projection.  -Lisi Stoessel, Scenic Designer for Jarman (all this maddening beauty)

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