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We (the website and facebook and twitter duo) are not directly involved with By Our Selves. Nonetheless we’d like to thank all those that have pledged for Iain and Andrew’s project.

American Interior: Gruff Rhys and Iain Sinclair

“I am delighted to say that Iain Sinclair is up for interviewing Gruff on 15th July, nice timing as his American odyssey, American Smoke is out in paperback mere weeks before.”

Organizer: LRB.




A benefit event for the Horse Hospital Fundraising Campaign

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Dave McKean is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans comics, illustration, animation, film-directing, installation, music and performance.
He is a long-standing collaborator of author Neil Gaiman on cult works such as Sandman, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Coraline, and has designed album covers, books and posters from everyone from Richard Dawkins to Tori Amos, from the Rolling Stones to John Cale.
He is also a prolific filmmaker and his work with moving images echoes his illustrations with a heady collage of 2D and 3D, live narration and dreamlike journeys through impossible landscapes of the imagination.

Iain Sinclair is “a british writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist”.
His recent works center around psychogeographical explorations of London from a variety of different angles, from Hackney’s history to the Olympic debacle, from the London Orbital to the resurrected Overground route. His work exposes the sediment of all the visible and less visible stories, histories and culture that have accumulated in the city through time, creating a continuity through the charmed act of storytelling.

Dave and Iain will meet at the Horse Hospital for one very special night of communal storytelling, exploring their friendship, their own individual journeys so far and those stories that have brought them to cross paths along the way.

Featuring moving image and live narration.

MONDAY 14th JULY 2014
doors open at 7, screening begins at 7.30pm prompt

The Horse Hospital
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury
London, WC1N 1JD

(£5 on the door)

A film made for BBC’s Newsnight about ‘Edge of the Orison’

Somebody just sent me a link to a film made for BBC’s Newsnight about ‘Edge of the Orison’. We were covering the same ground as the recent ‘By Our Selves’ walk. But with a more strident political agenda.

At 05:03 a very interesting section of the video, with Iain talking of an anonymous modern building in the middle of a roundabout.
“A center of alien intelligence”
“Where are the people? There are no people. It’s post-human. It has no actual purpose.”

John Clare and a straw bear (and Iain Sinclair) by MICHAEL CAINES

From the TLS Blog

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