“Our Late Familiars” – Standard Edition 0 with text by Iain and photographs by Ian Wilkinson

Mike Goldmark has published Our Late Familiars: Witnessing the Palermo Catacombs (my text, photographs by Ian Wilkinson), to be launched at Swedenborg House on 2 April at 6.30pm.

Our Late Familiars (Standard Edition) from Goldmark Gallery on Vimeo.

“A small selection of prose-poems from South America, Fever Hammer Yellow has been published by Earthbound.”

A small selection of prose-poems from South America, Fever Hammer Yellow has been published by Earthbound.

Secrets of the city on YouTube

Iain and John Rogers walk through the City to discover some secrets


The Whalebone Box. A new collaboration with Andrew Kötting

Artist, writer and director Andrew Kötting has built up a string of quintessentially British films. The Whalebone Box is another of his experimental jaunts made with his regular collaborators and this time with his daughter Eden in the lead role. Shot in Super 8, 16mm and with an inspired use of archive material, this is a strange, haunting and magical film … with a sting in the tale. 

A box made of whale bone, entangled in a fisherman’s net was washed up on a remote beach in the Outer Hebrides. Is it an enigmatic object containing a secret? A relic, a survivor from a mysterious shipwreck or perhaps possessing magical powers? No-one knows except that it was given to writer Iain Sinclair who sets out with Kötting and the artist Anonymous Bosch on an expedition to return the box to its place of origin on the Isle of Harris. 

And all the while Eden Kötting narrates the story, working as both muse and soothsayer. She tries to make sense of the strange and mystical goings on as the journey unfolds, sometimes awake and sometimes in deep sleep. Ultimately the whalebone box is finally buried in the sand on the very beach from which it came all those years ago.

+ IN FAR AWAY LAND Dir: Andrew Kotting. UK 2019. 6 mins
A companion piece to The Whalebone Box, featuring Eden Kötting’s animated drawings, collages and paintings by the artist Glenn Whiting and the voices of John Smith, Miranda Pennell, Mikhail Karikis and Marcia Farquhar.

Followed by a Q&A with director Andrew Ko?tting and Iain Sinclair

LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair


Join LRB contributors and editors at the London Review Bookshop in the month of the paper’s 40th anniversary, as they reflect on the last four decades through the lens of subjects they’ve written about in the pages of the LRB. In the first event of the series, Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair will discuss shared preoccupations starting with London.