Edith: A Performance
Directed by Andrew Kötting
A special live film-music-performance event, incorporating spoken word from Iain Sinclair, with music and soundscapes by David Aylward, Claudia Parton, Jem Finer and Andrew Kötting, set to the spectral images of Kötting’s latest film Edith Walks.
Edith Walks (2016)
A 60 minute 66 second feature film documenting a pilgrimage from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex, in memory of Edith Swan Neck. Bits of King Harold’s body were brought to Waltham for burial near the High Altar after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck is seen cradling him in a remarkable sculpture at Grosvenor Gardens on the sea front in St Leonards. The film re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation. The route is as the crow flies, but it’s embellished with glorious curlicues of eccentricity.