Wanders: Longplayer (New Cross to Trinity Buoy Wharf)

“Witness, for instance, the establishment of settled ‘alternative’ or ‘independent’ cultural zones, which endlessly repeat older gestures of rebellion and contestation as if for the first time." - Mark Fisher The Longplayer walk ghosts a route to be taken on the 21st of June for a day long walked festival of arts in celebration of … Continue reading Wanders: Longplayer (New Cross to Trinity Buoy Wharf)

Wanders: Planet Stratford with John Rogers (London).

When recently interviewing the writer and filmmaker, John Rogers, the setting of our meeting place in Stratford played heavily upon my mind.  Such was the contrast between so many of the buildings and spaces within the area that many ideas came about just from a quick meander around its many new developments.  Because of this … Continue reading Wanders: Planet Stratford with John Rogers (London).

Interview: John Rogers on London Overground and Psychogeography.

John Rogers has been one of the most prominent psychogeographical writers and filmmakers of the last decade.  Fiercely independent and with a strong DIY sensibility towards his creative responses to London, his work is a vital component and documentation of a city still in a phase of hyper-development and gentrification.  Ahead of his adaptation/response to … Continue reading Interview: John Rogers on London Overground and Psychogeography.

Short Film – A Walk By Waiting (Harold Pinter, Iain Sinclair).

My walk around Harold Pinter's old haunts in the east end of London has produced a number of written accounts now that, with the film that sparked of the whole venture being finally public, I'm not quite sure what else to say about it.  The idea for the walk came about when I saw the, since … Continue reading Short Film – A Walk By Waiting (Harold Pinter, Iain Sinclair).

Trailer – A Walk By Waiting (Pinter/Sinclair).

Above is the trailer for a very short fragment of film made in collaboration with the writer, Iain Sinclair.  Though I had been thinking about doing something with the poems of Harold Pinter for the some time, I had left it to stew away rather than properly organise it as with other, simpler films.  With … Continue reading Trailer – A Walk By Waiting (Pinter/Sinclair).

Stasis In London (1994) – Patrick Keiller.

On watching all of Patrick Keiller's "Robinson" trilogy of films recently, it struck home how effectively stillness within a visual frame can traverse the geographical plain and recreate a journey that is both political and sociological.  This, of course, goes to the heart filmmaking itself, the relationships with cuts especially and its portrayal of time, … Continue reading Stasis In London (1994) – Patrick Keiller.