Sea Interludes: Swandown & Edgeland Mutter

Posted on 16/02/2015


Swandown – as well as the short film Edgeland Mutter – will be screened on Friday 27 February at 7.30pm, followed by a Q&A with the acclaimed writer and psycho-geographer Iain Sinclair and film-maker Andrew Kötting. This account of Sinclair and Kötting’s ‘gloriously daft journey‘ Guardian, in a swan-shaped pedalo takes us on a circuitous route through the 160 miles of waterways  from Hastings to Hackney.

We are delighted to welcome noth artists to Towner this February for this special screening, which is part of Towner’s Sea Interludes film series.

Swandon 1[A] puckish, gently abstract, playfully absurd travelogue’ Telegraph ****

Swandown is a travelogue and odyssey of Olympian ambition; a poetic film-diary about encounter, myth and culture, as well as an endurance test and pedal-marathon.

With a nod to Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo and a pinch of Dada, the men are joined throughout by invited guests including comedian Stewart Lee, writer Alan Moore and actor Dudley Sutton.

Iain Sinclair is a prolific writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, and has collaborated on a number of film projects. Much of his work is rooted in London and he is leading figure in the field of psychogeography.

His first publication was Back Garden: Poems and Stories (1970), but it is with later books such as Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London (1997) and London Orbital: A Walk Around the M25 (2002) that he has reached the wider reading public.

Sinclair has become renowned for using London and its environs as a central theme and has been compared with writers such as William Blake and William Burroughs.

The evening will also feature a the duo’s short film Edgeland Mutter, described as a ‘reminisce and flawed celebration’ of Hastings.

Tickets are £5/£4/£3.50 members & blue monkey network and available to purchase online or by calling 01323 434670

For more information on the evening and other films in the series visit:

Sea Interludes is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery Funds distributed by the FBI Film Audience Network (FAN).