The finale event of Iain Sinclair's year-long 70th birthday celebrations – his epic, citywide, film curatorial and writing project entitled 70x70.
Iain is joined in discussion by fellow travellers artist/poet Brian Catling and performer/composer Susan Stenger. The discussion will be chaired by Gareth Evans.
Event running time approx. 150 min
They (Dublin with Tom Baker
UK 1964 Dir Iain Sinclair 15 min
Ah! Sunflower (Allen Ginsberg in London)
'In my early twenties, returning to London from Dublin, I was faced with the challenge I thought I wanted: to make a coherent documentary on Allen Ginsberg’s summer stop-over in 1967... Ah! Sunflower is an awkward, youthful exercise; a brightly coloured chart presenting discriminations of failure. But also a small historic record, glimpses of the real: we were there, we logged a piece of it.'
UK 1967 Dir Robert Klinkert and Iain Sinclair 30 min
Hackney 8mm Diary Films
'Moving to new territory initiated a project of mapping, recording, documenting. The plainest sequences, in the spirit of early cinema, citizens walking under railway bridges and the like, now carry the most potent charge.'
UK 1969–1975 Dir Iain Sinclair 45 min
Maggot Street/Maggid Street
'A film in two forms: the 8mm silent original from 1972: an alchemical fable, assembled rather than edited (or edited in camera), and running for as long as slow-projection will allow. The second version, reduced, finessed by footage of book-wrapping rituals in Rodinsky’s room (shot by Chris Petit)... and Dave McKean provided titles and graphics. The first version is what it is: documentation of an era. The second remains, definitively, a work-in-progress.'
UK 1972 Serially revised (with Dave McKean graphics and John Harle sounds) Dir Iain Sinclair (with Renchi Bicknell, Brian Catling, Tom Baker) 30 min
This event is part of:
70x70: Iain Sinclair Finale
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time
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