In 1986 Derek Jarman, one of the most prominent British film directors, author of Jubilee, Caravaggio and Edward II, learns that he is HIV positive. As a result of complications, he begins to lose his sight, but he does not stop working. He creates the avant-garde film Blue (a screen filled entirely with blue, which is the last color recognized by the artist) and writes the essay Chroma. The Book of Colors. It is a poetic record of the dying process, but also a political theory and history of colors.
Today, in the era of heated debates, in which colors become a carrier of disputes and values, Jarman’s intuitions become exceptionally topical. However, the creators of the show do not stop at immediate associations: - _In “Chroma” we are primarily drawn to the problem of loss of sight and (in)vision. We are overtired with an excess of images, we do not want to see anymore. We want to take a vacation from reality, enter the void, immerse ourselves in the blue.