Antony Gormley, Rim, 1994, carbon and casein on paper, 19.5 × 14 cm, The British Museum, London, UK, © the artist

Blue is a film by the British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman which features a single static shot of the colour blue with a voiceover and musical soundtrack. The voiceover, written by Jarman, consists of a diaristic and poetic text documenting his AIDS-related illness and impending death at a time when he had become partially blind, his vision often interrupted by blue light. The film is Jarman’s last feature and was completed only a few months before he died.

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