'London Orbital' is an extraordinary and visionary film by Chris Petit and lain Sinclair about the world's largest by-pass, the M25. 'London Orbital' is a road movie, a cinematic excursion into the futuristic literature of a century past, and a film dialogue between two writers who are also filmmakers (and vice versa). The video includes 3 exclusive features:
An extended interview with Chris Petit and lain Sinclair about the genesis, production and afterlife of 'London Orbital', about its relationship with lain Sinclair's acclaimed book, about its unique visual language, and about why it is more a film about alien invasion than a documentary on the M25.
Extracts from a 3-screen re-mix of additional 'London Orbital' footage created by Chris Petit for a one-off performance event at London's Barbican Centre.
A filmed feature on lain Sinclair and Chris Petit's follow-up project: a virtual film about the A13, inspired by Sinclair's novel Dining on Stones, and taking the form of a walk and an allusive exhibition at The Wapping Project in the summer of 2004.
Iain Sinclair is the author of 'London Orbital', a book about his walk around the 120-mile road. Chris Petit elected not to make 'the film of the book' and chose instead to drive, and to capture in images the peculiar hallucinatory state that driving provokes.