With David Aylward, Claudia Barton, Anonymous Bosch, Jem Finer, Andrew Kötting, Eden Kötting, Alan Moore and Iain Sinclair.

21.06.17 HOME Manchester – Andrew Kötting Performance Q&A
23.06.17 ICA London – Andrew Kötting – Iain Sinclair Readings Q&A
25.06.17 East End Film Festival David Aylward – Claudia Barton – Jem Finer – Andrew Kötting – Iain Sinclair – 80 minute Film Performance
23.06.17 Tyneside Newcastle Andrew Kötting Q&A
24.06.17 Curzon Bloomsbury
02.07.17 Curzon Aldgate London Andrew Kötting – Claudia Barton Performance
02.07.17 / 03.07.17 IFI Dublin
03.07.17 / 04.07.17 / 05.07.17 Barbican London
07.07.17 Showroom Sheffield Andrew Kötting Q&A
09.07.17 Watershed Bristol Andrew Kötting Q&A
09.07.17 Broadway Nottingham
11.07.17 Chapter Cardiff
15.07.17 / 16.07.17 Queens Film Theatre Belfast
18.07.17 East Dulwich Picturehouse
19.07.17 Glasgow Film Theatre Glasgow Andrew Kötting Q&A
20.07.17 Filmhouse Edinburgh Andrew Kötting Q&A

Kötting’s project is in large part a lark; and it’s his mixing of fairly serious intellectual conjecture with whimsy, jokes and gossip that gives it its life – SIGHT & SOUND Film Of The Month

The future of humanity will be okay as long as artist, filmmaker and galavanting bohemian, Andrew Kötting, just keeps on keeping on.

He’s Chaucer with an iPhone, capturing the bruised landscapes of Olde Albion and keeping a record of his rambling, shambling pilgrimages, all in memory of fallen eccentrics.



Lost events: EDGELANDS

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Big brother is watching

I seem to have added Big Brother to the website. It’s a widget that tracks readers via geolocation. It’s interesting and quicker than checking the logs of the web server, but it’s kinda scary.

What do you think, readers? Should I remove it?


Stretched City: Pushing Against the Current in the Last London

21 June 2017 6 – 8 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1 6XA

Iain Sinclair explores the condition of perceived groundlessness in the stretched city that London has become, by way of memory raids, recovered texts, visionary encounters and the constant pressure to step beyond our knowledge, beyond our restricted permissions. His project: to make London a map of what we need, what we love.

The lecture is the second to be held by Livingmaps in memory of the work of William Bunge, pioneer of expeditionary geography and author of ‘Fitzgerald: diary of a revolution.’ It inaugurates a series exploring what it means to be a Londoner today, as part of an initiative to create a Citizens Atlas of London.

Applied Ballardianism – A Theory of Nothing

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Applied Ballardianism

A Theory of Nothing

by Simon Sellars 

The mediascapes of late capitalism reconfigure erotic responses and trigger primal aggression; under constant surveillance, we occupy simulations of ourselves, private estates on a hyper connected globe; fictions reprogram reality, memories are rewritten by the future…

Fleeing the excesses of ’90s cyberculture, a young researcher sets out to systematically analyse the obsessively reiterated themes of a writer who prophesied the disorienting future we now inhabit. The story of his failure is as disturbingly psychotropic as those of his magus—J.G. Ballard, a prophet of the post-postmodern, voluptuary of the car crash, surgeon of the pathological virtualities pulsing beneath the surface of reality.

Plagued by obsessive fears, defeated by the tedium of academia, yet still certain that everything connects to Ballard, his academic thesis collapses into a series of delirious travelogues, deranged speculations and tormented meditations on time, memory, and loss. Abandoning literary interpretation and renouncing all scholarly distance, he finally accepts the deep assignment that has run throughout his entire life and embarks on a rogue fieldwork project: Applied Ballardianism, a new discipline and a new ideal for living. Only the darkest impulses, the most morbid obsessions, and the most apocalyptic paranoia can uncover the technological mutations of inner space.

An existential odyssey inextricably weaving together lived experience and theoretical insight, this startling autobiographical hyperfiction surveys and dissects a world where everything connects and global technological delirium is the norm—a world become unmistakably Ballardian.

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