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If our previous installment of "landscape and capitalism" was a "meandering" or 
"zigzag" (*), then this one is going in circles. In two of the most devastating 
psychogeographic film projects ever undertaken in and around the British 
capital, Christopher Petit joins Iain Sinclair for his circumnavigation of 
London along the M25, while Patrick Keiller follows Robinson's spiralling 
expeditions around the city center. But "London Orbital" is not the portrait of 
a road: it is a stream of hallucinations that leak onto it. And "London" is not 
a journey through a city: it is time travel by means of urban exploration. Both 
films meet through the writers they choose as witnesses to their findings, and 
they share a dark, romantic materialism that, outside the films of Guy Debord, 
has rarely ever articulated itself in cinema. "It is a journey to the end of 
the world," opens "London". "To enter it is to enter dead time," "London 
Orbital" echoes. Yet these films don't just denounce the terror of motorized 
transportation or lament the disappearance of an entire city. In the end, each 
of them will reveal itself as an elaborated, apocalyptic, absurdist joke not 
only about London, but about the practice of filmmaking and storytelling itself.

(*) www.piratecinema.org/screenings/20150816


                                                            prⅳate cinema berlin
                                                                u kottbusser tor
                                                   sunday, september 13, 8:30 pm

                                                            9 pm: london orbital
                           iain sinclair & christopher petit 2002 77 min 1.04 gb

                                                                10:30 pm: london
                                             patrick keiller 1994 81 min 1.06 gb

                                                                  12 seats, rsvp
                                                          first come first serve
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