Iain Sinclair is a leading writer, filmmaker, poet and psychogeographer, renowned for his walks in the borderlands of cities, derelict sites and urban redevelopments. His solitary walks in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool were the focus of a public talk at mima. Sinclair previously walked the M25 to write London Orbital, and his new book, Ghost Milk, is a road map of post-Olympics landscapes.
Iain Sinclair is a London-based writer and filmmaker. His novel Downriver (1991) won the James Tait Memorial Prize and the 1992 Encore Award. His work has often been associated with psychogeography, such as London Orbital (2002) that describes his trips tracing the M25 on foot. This was followed with Edge of the Orison, a reconstruction of the poet John Clare’s walk from a private lunatic asylum to his home. He has also collaborated with other artists and filmmakers, in particular with Chris Petit on The Falconer (1997) and with Andrew Kotting on Swandown (2012). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009.
Curated by AV Festival 12.