John Rogers has been one of the most prominent psychogeographical writers and filmmakers of the last decade. Fiercely independent and with a strong DIY sensibility towards his creative responses to London, his work is a vital component and documentation of a city still in a phase of hyper-development and gentrification. Ahead of his adaptation/response to Iain Sinclair’s most recent book, London Overground, I met up with him in the surreal dystopian zone of the Olympic park for a chat about his filmmaking, psychogeography and London.
Adam: So John, tell me a bit about where we are. It’s been quite a long journey out from Dulwich.
John: There was something around here, a deep freeze cold-storage place and the train used bring in the freight and load it into these freezers. Iain Sinclair worked there and there was a big industrial dispute there too so it was interesting. Iain did…
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