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TWO SPECIAL EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE

70x70 FILM CAN - LIMITED EDITION OF FIVE

70x70 can
70x70 can

A special limited edition, or cabinet of curiosities, containing relics, books, DVDs and archival materials associated with the 70x70 film project of 2013 – 2014.

Eleven numbered copies have been produced. Copies 6 – 11 are for presentation to promoter, author, designer and others associated with the curation. The first five copies only are offered for sale.

Housed in a polycarbonate tray inside a 35mm movie metal film can, stencilled with the 70x70 ident, the contents are:

(1) A hardback first edition of Iain Sinclair’s 70x70. Unlicensed Preaching: A Life Unpacked in 70 films. King Mob, 2014. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Designed by Slim Smith. This being a full history of the curation, including notes and mini-essays on the chosen films, alongside interviews and conversations with Chris Petit, Andrew Kötting, Alan Moore, Gary Walkow, Colin MacCabe, Barrie Keeffe, Paul Tickell, Schtinter, Paul Smith, Susan Stenger, and Gareth Evans.
Numbered 1/XI, these copies are signed by Iain Sinclair (author), Paul Smith (promoter), Slim Smith (designer), and Schtinter (facilitator and film-can chauffeur).

(2) A copy of the 70x70 newspaper produced by King Mob. The papers were made available at venues for the original screenings. Illustrated in colour. With film notes and introduction by Iain Sinclair.

(3) Subversion in the Street of Shame. Disobey, 1994. A stiff-covered catalogue for three days of performances, talks and screenings at the Bridewell Theatre. Promoted by Paul Smith. Curated by Iain Sinclair. Designed by Slim Smith. The catalogue is introduced by Iain Sinclair, and contains pieces by Bruce Gilbert, Patrick Wright, Emanuel Litvinoff, John Healy, Christopher Petit, Robin Cook (Derek Raymond), Brian Catling, cris cheek, Aaron Williamson, Marc Atkins, Peter Whitehead, Alan Moore, Stewart Home. Signed by Iain Sinclair.

(4) ‘In the Wake (all senses) of 70x70.’ Draft version printout typescript of Iain Sinclair’s ‘Dairy’ piece for London Review of Books (6 November 2014). 13pp. Draft differs from published version. Numbered and signed by Sinclair, with holograph material.

(5) ‘FRAME GRABS.’ Postcard from Sinclair archive. Each card is different and relates in some way to the film curation. Signed and numbered by Sinclair with holograph material.

(6) ‘Dear Darling.’ 2 signed and numbered cards by Andrew Kötting, relating to Deadad and Swandown projects. With holograph material. Image by Andrew and Eden Kötting.

(7) Niagara. Paintings on art card by Emma Matthews, inspired by frame grabs from Henry Hathaway’s Niagara. Featuring Marilyn Monroe and Jean Peters. Numbered and signed by artist.

(8) Relic. Unique frames of film shot by Stanley Schtinter, in Hackney, on the morning of Iain Sinclair’s 70th birthday. Frames are preserved with 70x70 card in glassine envelope.

(9) DVD. Subversion in the Street of Shame. Highlights from the 1994 Disobey event at the Bridewell Theatre. Never-before-seen footage documenting the last public readings of Robin Cook and Kathy Acker, as well as the first Moon and Serpent performance by Alan Moore. Other performers include Iain Sinclair, Chris Petit and John Healy. Presented in a specially designed sleeve with cover images of Brian Catling and group portrait of Bridewell performers.

(10) DVD. Marine Court Rendezvous. Directed by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair. With soundtrack by Susan Stenger. Originally presented in 2008 at the Sketch Gallery as a 12-screen video installation, Marine Court Rendezvous is a documentary-fiction shot in and around the 1930s ghost-ship building in St Leonards-on-Sea. Presented in specially designed sleeve with grid of images from film.

(11) CD. HACKNEY GHOSTS. Original audio by Susan Stenger, installed and performed, in collaboration with Iain Sinclair, as ‘Hackney Ascension Day’ at St Augustine’s Tower, on March 21st 2009. Presented in specially designed sleeve. Signed by Susan Stenger.

(12) CD. Berlin Alexanderplatz: 14 Boxes/Ruin Value. Original score to film of the same name composed and produced by Vindicatrix, to celebrate journey from London to Berlin to collect film print for 70x70 screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz. Directed by Schtinter, featuring Iain Sinclair and Martin Mueller. In specially designed sleeve. Signed by Schtinter.

There is one remaining edition of the five for sale.

Enquiries about the limited edition of five - info at kingmob.net

70x70 BLACK BOX EDITION

70x70 black box
70x70 black box

A special limited black-box edition, containing relics, books, DVDs and CDs associated with the 70x70 film project of 2013 – 2014.

30 numbered copies have been produced, housed in black boxes, silver-stamped with 70x70 ident, contain:

(1) A hardback first edition of Iain Sinclair’s 70x70. Unlicensed Preaching: A Life Unpacked in 70 films. King Mob, 2014. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Designed by Slim Smith. This being a full history of the curation, including notes and mini-essays on the chosen films, alongside interviews and conversations with Chris Petit, Andrew Kötting, Alan Moore, Gary Walkow, Colin MacCabe, Barrie Keeffe, Paul Tickell, Schtinter, Paul Smith, Susan Stenger, and Gareth Evans.

(2) A copy of the 70x70 newspaper produced by King Mob. The papers were made available at venues for the original screenings. Illustrated in colour. With film notes and introduction by Iain Sinclair.

(3) Relic. Unique frames of film shot by Stanley Schtinter, in Hackney, on the morning of Iain Sinclair’s 70th birthday. Frames are preserved with 70x70 card in glassine envelope.

(4) DVD. Subversion in the Street of Shame. Highlights from the 1994 Disobey event at the Bridewell Theatre. Never-before-seen footage documenting the last public readings of Robin Cook and Kathy Acker, as well as the first Moon and Serpent performance by Alan Moore. Other performers include Iain Sinclair, Chris Petit and John Healy. Presented in a specially designed sleeve with cover images of Brian Catling and group portrait of Bridewell performers.

(5) DVD. Marine Court Rendezvous. Directed by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair. With soundtrack by Susan Stenger. Originally presented in 2008 at the Sketch Gallery as a 12-screen video installation, Marine Court Rendezvous is a documentary-fiction shot in and around the 1930s ghost-ship building in St Leonards-on-Sea. Presented in specially designed sleeve with grid of images from film.

(6) CD. HACKNEY GHOSTS. Original audio by Susan Stenger, installed and performed, in collaboration with Iain Sinclair, as ‘Hackney Ascension Day’ at St Augustine’s Tower, on March 21st 2009. Presented in specially designed sleeve.

(7) CD. Berlin Alexanderplatz: 14 Boxes/Ruin Value. Original score to film of the same name composed and produced by Vindicatrix, to celebrate journey from London to Berlin to collect film print for 70x70 screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz. Directed by Schtinter, featuring Iain Sinclair and Martin Mueller. In specially designed sleeve.

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"Sharp-witted, cussed and writhing with insights,
70X70 is a tribute that breathes fire."
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Iain Sinclair
70x70
Unlicensed Preaching: A Life Unpacked In 70 Films

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Turning 70 years old on 11th June 2013, Iain Sinclair – writer, filmmaker, poet, walker, perpetual seeker of the perimeter and reluctant magus of the media school of psycho-geography – found it hard to resist the offer of the opportunity to make his choice of 70 films that related to, and are oft interwoven across his entire writing career. This was a chance to have these films shown in venues and resonant locations across London – a city Sinclair has made his own, a city he has (re)defined.
This book features both Sinclair’s initial 17,000 word exposition of the films chosen and their relationship to his novels and his life along with the resultant forensic documentation of this epic curatorial journey – film as mirrors, film as portals, film mutated through radio waves –additions to the teaming city ghost voices, film as a journey to no fixed abode.
Sinclair spoke at many of the events, a constant updating and realigning, placing his choices in the here and now and soon to come. Predicting, proposing, provoking. He was aided and abetted by old friends, fellow writer Alan Moor, film-making co-conspiriators Andrew Kotting (Swandown) and Chris Petit (London Orbital), along with film academics Colin MacCabe and Gareth Evans and other manifestations from his fictional/factional role call. All 70 of the events were documented and these words and images now form an impressionistic memento of Iain Sinclair’s 70x70 year, a defining corollary to this writer’s extraordinary life.

Published: 23 October 2014
ISBN 9780992643454
Published by: King Mob in association with Purge and Volcano Publishing
Distributed by Central Books - email bill@centralbooks.com
Hardback book – 166 Pages
Fully illustrated with photos and artifacts from the 70x70 events.

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