Re-imagining October


Re-Imagining October originates from two very distinct starting points: firstly, Derek Jarman‘s film, October, a work that both evokes the homophillic world of the Soviet military while alluding to the homosexuality of the groundbreaking Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, after whose seminal 1927 work ‘October’ Jarman‘s film is named; and secondly, Abderrahmane Sissako‘s 1993 Octobre, a film that explores the social context surrounding an inter-racial relationship between an African student and his Russian girlfriend.

Catalogue editors: Isaac Julien & Mark Nash
Preface by Isaac Julien
Curator’s essay by Mark Nash
Designed by Russell Warren-Fisher
48 pages, softcover, colour 
ISBN 978-0-9563899-2-3, 2009