Laura Grace Ford Presents: An Act of Unforgetting + Q&A

As part of Open City Documentary Festival this year, we have an event with artist and psychogeographer Laura Grace Ford. She’s curating a screening of archival television documentaries from the early 90s, exploring the poll tax riots, housing, architecture and the politics of the time. One of these will be an episode from the series ‘Summer on the Estate’, set on the old Kingsland estate, whilst the other is “The Battle of Trafalgar’ which looks at London more generally. 
 
Her work is really interesting, and she’ll be present to introduce and discuss the work she’s chosen, placing it within an idea of these films being “catalysts for new social imaginaries.” I thought this event might be of interest to you, considering that Iain Sinclair reviewed Laura’s book Savage Messiah for the Guardian back in 2011, and they’ve worked together on projects also.
 
At @OpenCityDocs 2019, artist and writer Laura Grace Ford (@LauraOF) will host ‘An Act of Unforgetting’: a programme of archival TV documentaries centred around social and political upheaval in London during the summer of 1990: http://bit.ly/LauraGraceFordOCDF
 
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Fascicle IV of Jeff Johnson’s The Works of Iain Sinclair: A Descriptive Bibliography and Biographical Chronology, covering the years 1988 to 1998, is now ready to order

Jeff Johnson is working on the most comprehensive Iain Sinclair’s Bibliography, which is being published in installments

Fascicle IV of Jeff Johnson’s The Works of Iain Sinclair: A Descriptive Bibliography and Biographical Chronology, covering the years 1988 to 1998, is now ready to order. 

Continuing directly on from Fascicles I-III (published last year), this volume covers Sinclair’s entry into the mainstream following the success of White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings. It ends in the aftermath of his first major bestseller, Lights Out for the Territory

It’s a transitory, patience-trying period of false starts, beginning with an aborted attempt to launch a Spitalfields documentary, serving as a metaphor for the next decade with many meetings, proposals, pitches, forays, and experiments leading into cul-de-sacs.

The few major publications, usually novels, that take physical form have a long gestation period, full of difficulties. An editorial role, a possible way to bring Revival poetry to a larger audience, proves to be as frustrating as the authorial one. Journalism (TV, radio, and print) proves to be the quickest way to get the work ‘out there’ and, unexpectedly, paves the way to mainstream success and the end of bookdealing as the scholarly autopsies begin.

This fascicle, pleasingly, ends with the broadcast of a twice-thwarted Spitalfields documentary and the presaging of several publications in the coming year.

Check out Testcentre website to order Jeff’s new installments

“London Overground” is now available on YouTube

John Rogers has put up LONDON OVERGROUND on YouTube.

 

23 ROOMS IN THE HOTEL BARDO

 
purge.xxx partners with HOTEL to leak the literary evidence of Stanley Schtinter’s HOTEL BARDO (after Brion Gysin).
 
 
Read Schtinter’s introduction to the Bardo project alongside a cut-up by Iain Sinclair / Norton
partisanhotel.co.uk/bardo-hotel
 
?. . . and watch ‘Norton’s Cut-Up’ here?: (embed video?) https://vimeo.com/258081216

NORTON’S CUT-UP (2) from PURGE on Vimeo.

 
 

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