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.

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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

Rencontres de Bandits-Mages 2016

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Dans le cadre des Rencontres de Bandits-Mages 2016, PUMP sera projeté au théâtre Jacques-Coeur à BOURGES le 9 novembre à 18H.

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EDITH (the chronicles)

EDITH (the chronicles) 

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A Book made as part of the EDITH project commissioned by Hastings Borough Council for the ROOT 1066 International Festival with support from UCA. 338 pages full colour, published by Badbloodandsibyl edited by Andrew Kotting and designed by Lisa Wrake.

It is a remarkable thing of wonder and delight with contributions from David Aylward, Claudia Barton, Anne Caron- Delion, John Clare, Gareth Evans, Jem Finer, Heinrich Heine, Nicholas Johnson, Ben Hopkins, Sarah Lloyd, Kristin O’Donnell, Alan Moore and Iain Sinclair.

Packed full with both pinhole and digital pinhole photographs by Anonymous Bosch and additional photographs by Iain Sinclair, the book is set to become a must-have for all connoisseurs of high-end fine art book-works.

PRICE £20.66 including postage in UK through badbloodandsibyl@btinternet.com

 

A limited edition of 10(66) is also available with book signed by Andrew kotting and iain Sinclair and a signed cd of edith field recordings by Andrew kotting & jem finer – rrp £40.66

ALSO

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A cd release by JEM FINER & ANDREW KOTTING. produced as part of the EDITH project commissioned by Hastings Borough Council for the ROOT 1066 International Festival

 

SOUND RECORDINGS WERE MADE BY JEM FINER AS WE WALKED FROM WALTHAM ABBEY TO ST LEONARDS ON SEA VIA BATTLE ABBEY – 108 MILES IN 5 DAYS – WE PERFORMED AS WE WALKED UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE ANGELS OF HAPPENSTANCE WOULD PROVIDE FOR US – THEY DID – THE RECORDINGS ARE PRESENTED CHRONOLOGICALLY FROM THE DAYS ON WHICH THEY WERE RECORDED – FRIDAY 3RD JUNE UNTIL TUESDAY 7TH JUNE 2016

 

THE WALKERS AND PLAYERS WERE DAVID AYLWARD – CLAUDIA BARTON – JEM FINER – ANDREW KOTTING – ANONYMOUS BOSCH & IAIN SINCLAIR – ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDING OF ALAN MOORE WERE BY DOUGLAS TEMPLETON AT SEAVIEW IN NOTTINGHAM – THE CD WAS PERSPECTIVE FILMS BY PHILIPPE CIOMPI

 

TRACK 1 WALTHAM ABBEY TO GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL

TRACK 2 GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL TO GREEN STREET GREEN ROUNDABOUT

TRACK 3 GREEN STREET GREEN ROUNDABOUT TO TONBRIDGE CASTLE

TRACK 4 TONBRIDGE CASTLE TO BURWASH HIGH STREET

TRACK 5 BURWASH HIGH STREET TO ST LEONARDS ON SEA

 

PRICE £10.66

including postage in UK through badbloodandsibyl@btinternet.com

www.andrewkotting.com

Related links:

Hastings festival of contemporary art

Hastings sculpture trail guide

Andrew Kötting photos

Performance

The blackShed gallery

Hastings council press release

Andrew Kotting Masterclass: The Interplay between Performance, Sound and Film | Open City Documentary Festival

Source: Andrew Kotting Masterclass: The Interplay between Performance, Sound and Film | Open City Documentary Festival

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 – 16:00
£5

“By Our Selves” at the Hackney Picture House – special screening + Q&A

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UK premiere of Andrew Kötting’s film By Our Selves, which retraces English poet John Clare’s journey from Epping Forest to Northamptonshire. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in Clare’s footsteps exactly 150 years after his death. En route they bump into Macgillivray, Dr Simon Kovesi and the wizard Alan Moore. Meantime the journey is narrated by Toby’s father Freddie, a maverick actor who featured in numerous David Lynch films. An epic march through hunger and madness, By Our Selves is an English journey to set beside ‘A Pilgrim’s Progress’. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with Andrew Kotting, Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore and Toby Jones, hosted by Gareth Evans.