Modern Nature #6
Waiting for the dread invasion
Sat 4 September 2021
Live automated captions
A film still from Derek Jarman's film The Garden
Inspired by the filmmaker Derek Jarman and his beloved garden at Dungeness, Modern Nature takes its name from Jarman’s autobiographical novel, published in 1991. Together, the group will read some writing on and by Jarman, watch extracts from his films, and delve into his queer gardening methodologies – cuttings, foraging, beachcombing.
Modern Nature will grow alongside the development by GAMIS of Batson Street Laboratory (Bat. Lab.): a temporary outdoor cinema and social space beside the historic site of Govanhill Picture House.
For our sixth gathering, we will read and discuss Chapters 9 - 10 (August & September) of Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature. The meeting will take place online via Zoom. Automated captions will be available throughout the event, and audio and text versions of the reading will be provided in advance.
You can listen to previous recordings on Soundcloud.
This month's reading group will be accompanied by a screening of The Garden (the filming of which is documented in this month's readings). This event will be held at the Bat. Lab. on Thu 12 August, with an introduction from Jarman's producer and long time collaborator James Mackay.
About the organisers
Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios (GAMIS) are a voluntary group working with artists, architects and historians towards bringing cinema and the arts back to the historic site of Govanhill Picture House.
Glasgow Seed Library is a living repository of organic, open-pollinated seeds, designed to be freely borrowed and deposited by growers across Glasgow. Initiated in 2019 and hosted by CCA, Glasgow Seed Library aims to cultivate climate, food and community resilience.