We received the following communication from outer space – apparently from the empty void between galaxies. It appears to market an obscure object of desire…
“GENTLEMEN AT THE CONTROL ROOM
I TRUST THIS FINDS YOU IN FAIR HEALTH
THE READERS OF SINCLAIR MIGHT LIKE TO REPRESENT WITH THESE OFFICIAL NEW “FREE LONDON GROUND’ BADGES, ORIGINALLY PRODUCED TO GO ALONG WITH THE ENDLESS TAPE RELEASE, AN ADDITIONAL 25 ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE INDEPENDENT OF THE RELEASE.
THIS THURSDAY AT WHITECHAPEL GALLERY IN LONDON – GYORGY FEHER’S TWILIGHT!
TWILIGHT is the illegitimate child of Jim Thompson and Bela Tarr, locked into a Hungarian nightmare of Chris Petit’s Radio On… or, if True Detective was stripped of dialogue, colour, clique; set in an Eastern European hell-hole in 1989, and revolved around the never-ending shadow of a little girl with a pocket full of chocolate hedgehogs… it might be TWILIGHT. A secret masterpiece and my favourite film: an experience to be shared, savoured and considered unmissable.
Toppings Book Shop. Bath. ‘Black Apples of Gower’.
Link to the event page: here
Cities and Walking
with Matthew Beaumont, Iain Sinclair and Lauren Elkin
Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
â€˜The touch of Hackney gravity was countered, or flattered perhaps, by expeditions, outings, tramps to the west . . . West was a necessary otherness, never, quite, an aspiration . . . Westering took its place in the scheme of things as another managed neurosis. Nothing in London would move forward without it.â€™
Westering is a text compiled from notes and diary jottings of time spent in the West Country in the 1970s. Like RED EYE, published by Test Centre in 2013, it is material gleaned from the archive. The fragments of Westering are part of a larger unpublished collection of writings from the time. They include the poem â€˜Tides of the Ratâ€™, Sinclairâ€™s day-to-day journal at the period of composition of the essay material in Lud Heat (1975), put together while staying in Golden Cap, Dorset. The text also contains an introductory note by Chris Torrance.
Â£10 | Â£20 + p&p. 225mm x 170mm. 24pp. including 6 images from Sinclairâ€™s archive.
3 folded 8-page signatures, stapled, with additional bookmark, only available with this edition.
Risograph printed in blue ink.
Published in a limited edition of 150 copies, of which 26 are signed, numbered, and contain additional holograph material.
Designed and printed by Traven T. Croves.
The same 3 signatures will also appear as pages 65â€“88 in the journal Bricks from the Kiln #1, due to be published in December 2015.