Item #5108 In the Shadow of the Sun. Derek Jarman with, Throbbing Gristle.
In the Shadow of the Sun
Derek Jarman with music by Throbbing Gristle

In the Shadow of the Sun

Nottingham: Doublevision, 1984. VHS Tape shrinkwrapped, as new condition. Item #5108

A film by Derek Jarman with a dark and atmospheric soundtrack by Throbbing Gristle. The film was shot on Super 8mm over the span of 1972-74 at the cost of approximately £100. The completed film with soundtrack was first screened at the Berlin Film Festival in February 1981. This tape was released by Doublevision, a video imprint started by Cabaret Voltaire in 1982 to release experimental video works by themselves and other industrial artists.

From the liner notes on the tape, “The result of this unique collaboration was always intended as a first move towards a genre of Ambient videos, watchable many times, in much the same way as Ambient music is used to enhance or complete environment. It has no linear, entertainment or musical intent outside that function.”.


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