With the world as it now presents itself, there is something perverse, and probably dysfunctional, about a person who stays in the same house for 40 years. What about the expanding family syndrome, the school-lottery migration, the property portfolio neurosis? Have you no imagination?
There is an obvious connection, on the declining Roman empire's bread and circuses model, between political enthusiasm for public spectacles and the periods when we are least able to pay for them.
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The negotiation of city space has been made more difficult with the idea that redevelopment is an improvement for some vague future – but it’s never like that, is it? Once you get there, for economic reasons you have to generate the next project – so you’re immediately starting to dig up something else, and so it goes on.
|Birth:||11th June, 1943|
|Profession:||Documentary Filmmaker, Writer|
Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff, Wales. He is a Welsh writer and documentary filmmaker. Much of his work is rooted in London, most recently within the influences of psychogeography. He educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He attended the Courtauld Institute of Art and the London School of Film Technique. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009. He directed several documentary films include: The Falconer(also screenwriter) and London Orbital(also screenwriter). He has written several books include: The Birth Rug(poetry), Lud Heat(prose and poetry), Suicide Bridge(novel), Significant wreckage(poetry), Downriver(novel- won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 1992 Encore Award), Radon Daughters(novel), Lights out for the territory, Slow Chocolate Autopsy(novel), Liquid City, Rodinsky's Room(with Rachel Lichtenstein), Landor's Tower(novel), London Orbital, Dining on Stones(novel), Edge of the orison, and American Smoke.
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