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.
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An impressive and enchanting film. As with Kötting’s other recent work, his films seem to now be more narrative / story-driven. However, they still mix up images and sounds as if half-snatched radio static, randomly plucked from the air. These include fragments of movie dialogue - from such cinema classics as The Thing’, and ‘Sunset Boulevard’ - as well as Jonathan Meades distantly discussing ‘oxidising’ and decay.