Category Archives: Film Screening

The Early Films of Derek Jarman | Stuart Comer in discussion with James Mackay

Film director, set designer, artist, writer and polemicist Derek Jarman (1942-1994) is widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His early experimental super 8mm films preceded a career that included Caravaggio (1986), Jubilee (1978) and Wittgenstein (1993).
Stuart Comer is Curator of Film at Tate Modern, overseeing moving image work for the Tate Collection and Displays. He recently co-curated the opening programme for The Tanks and organises an extensive programme of screenings, performances, events and exhibitions.
James Mackay worked alongside Derek Jarman for many years, producing some of Jarman’s most important films, such as The Angelic Conversation (1985), The Garden (1990) and Blue (1993). 

Wednesday 20th February 2013

5.30 – 7.00pm

Lecture Theatre
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

Admission Free, Open to All

This event has been organised by CCW Graduate School in partnership with CHELSEA space



Riddles of the Sphinx


In partnership with Afterall magazine, CHELSEA public programme presented ‘Riddles of the Sphinx’ (1977, 92mins).

Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s seminal experimental film combines first-wave feminism, film theory, film practice and psychoanalysis in a multi-layered study of a woman’s position within society seen through Oedipus’ encounter with the Sphinx. Known for its formal innovation as well as its theoretical content, ‘Riddles of the Sphinx’ was the second film made by the author of ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,’

This event also featured an introduction by Laura Mulvey and a post-screening discussion.

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, one of the world’s most prominent theorists of film and gender.

Image (c) Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen