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Saturday 4 June 2011

Video clip of Russell Hoban "Map Marathon" interview

Russell Hoban in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist from The Serpentine Gallery on Vimeo.

A couple of days ago The Serpentine Gallery put up a selection of videos from its Map Marathon event last October, including the full interview of Russell Hoban by Hans Ulrich Obrist. SA4QE posted a partial transcript of the interview with photos back at the time but this is the first video we've seen. Although only a brief interview, it's a highly enjoyable 15 minutes and well worth (re)visiting to hear Russ talk about how maps have influenced his life and work, from childhood scouting days to Riddley Walker and The Mouse and His Child. He also talks a bit about The Kraken fan community and SA4QE. There are some eccentric camera moves in this video, but the audio is excellent throughout, and it's worth sticking with for some terrific close-ups.

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