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The Whalebone Box
The Whalebone Box
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THE WHALEBONE BOX

Directed by Andrew Kötting
United Kingdom, 2019
Documentary, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Some time ago, a whalebone box that was found washed up on a remote beach was given to writer Iain Sinclair. Once touched the box can change lives. In 2018 filmmaker Andrew Kötting, photographer Anonymous Bosch and Sinclair take the box on a reverse pilgrimage from London back to the Isle of Harris.

Synopsis

Some time ago, a whalebone box that was found washed up on a remote beach was given to writer Iain Sinclair. Once touched the box can change lives. In 2018 filmmaker Andrew Kötting, photographer Anonymous Bosch and Sinclair take the box on a reverse pilgrimage from London back to the Isle of Harris.

Our take

British artists Andrew and Eden Kötting and author Iain Sinclair venture into the depths of mythmaking to return a singular, mysterious artifact. Haunting soundscapes and a textured mix of analog and digital footage turn The Whalebone Box into a playful, highly surreal psychogeographic road movie.