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By Our Selves – a film by Andrew Kötting

Andrew has launched a kickstarter campaign to collect funds for a new project. Read more.

 

THE OVERGROUND/UNDERLAND CONVERSATION. WALKING IN ONE DAY AROUND LONDON’S RAILWAY NECKLACE.

“While we were plodding, not yet foot-foundered, through Andrew Kötting’s familiar Surrey Quays territory, I told him how much I enjoyed his fragmented contribution to the anthology, “London, City of Disappearances”. All those clashing memory raids and riffs. He has a profound and undeceived sentimental attachment to streets, shops (selling hard hat, big boot, work-fetish kit), Italian cafés, Millwall chants, foot-bridges,  condemned tower blocks, heartstruck courtships, scrap yards, labouring years, gyms, mislaid friends, messenger boy dock-delivery anecdotes, drunk-drowned comedians, cabbies, skinny trees, slack rivers, gay junkshops thick with incense. Re-reading his fat hardcover ‘Deadad’ book, I found it as ripe as his films: a chaotic (but canny) collaboration of peers and siblings and then some potent autobiography, real writing. And so, as we munched our super-spiced slabs – ‘More mustard, more gherkins, more everything,’ he cries – I proposed a viewing of something from the notebooks he filled with such diligent neurosis. Then, moving down the line, and climbing over Peckham Rye, the Kötting memories turned to more explicit favours in remembered rooms, art school knockabout. And I forgot all about my request. Andrew didn’t, despite the wonky knee, the difficulty of hauling himself out of a pub in Kentish Town, for the last crawl, now on all-fours, to Pentonville and Islington and Hackney. Here is what he sent.”

Iain Sinclair

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Swandown + Q&A: East End Film Festival – Sat 7 July, 15:30, Rio Cinema

East End Film Festival – Sat 7 July, 15:30, Rio Cinema

http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme/1770/swandown

Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair will give a perambulation and performance around “Olympia”.

Please see the flyer below giving information regarding an exhibition of work by UCA staff and students at the Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury. The exhibition is open from 3 December 2010 to 14 January 2011, closed from 18 December to 9 January.

On Friday, 14 January at 2 p.m., Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair will give a perambulation and performance around “Olympia”.

More info click here.

SWANDOWN Private View – Monday 22 November 7.30pm

Please join us for the Private View of the SWANDOWN Installation at the Regency Town House

SWANDOWN is both travelogue and odyssey. For the last five or six years film-maker
and artist Andrew Kötting (GALLIVANT, THE FILTHY EARTH, IVUL) and writer Iain Sinclair have been
formulating a plot to pedal a Swan-shaped pedalo from Hastings to Hackney. As part
of the research they have walked the entire route and wherever possible followed
rivers, canals, seas and channels. This installation is a work-in-progress and includes
photographs, film loops and 7 Swandown Bookworks containing maps, plots, evidence,
postcards, correspondence and a website made in conjunction with Anonymous Bosh, Rob Bernard and Julien Lesage. The work might be seen as an endurance test or pedal-marathon undertaken in the spirit of Dada or the psychogeographical meander.

Monday 22 November 6.15pm

On the same evening a perambulation through The Regency Town House exhibitionin the company of Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kötting.
£4 – limited capacity, tickets must be booked in advance. 0871 902 5728 www.picturehouses.co.uk

Proceeds go to The Regency Town House renovation.

Link to the event website