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Tilda Swinton on Derek Jarman

December 9th, 2010
Tilda and Derek, Closer.

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He [Derek Jarman] supported the hunch I had long before I met him, and which drew me to him in the first place: that life is too short a thing to spend outside of your own urges and instinct. An artist’s responsibility is to remain self-determining at all odds: uncooptable and free. Derek modeled exactly this measure of a responsibility met head-on. It was his vocation, just as it is any artist’s – and his challenge, just as it is ours. And if not ours, then whose?

Tilda Swinton

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