Peter Greenaway trained as a painter for 4 years before turning his attention to film-making and it is with this earlier training that his artistic touch can be seen heavily in all the movies he has directed thus far. His eye for detail is second to none and has been showcased with critically acclaimed movies such as, The Draughtman’s Contract, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Drowning By Numbers to name a few.
More recently, his career has seen Greenaway give multi-media art performances where he does live video-jockeying, offering up clips of film and slideshow images with lights and music. Examples of these can be seen in Nightwatching and J’Accusse.
The Tulse Luper Suitcase VJ performance offered up a new form of ‘LIVE Cinema and Leonardo’s Last Supper, saw Greenaway use light manipulation to cast the famous painting in a new and enlightening way.