I’ve put together a selection of books and a stamp for the Goldsmiths Art Writing Library.
Sunday 6 July 2014, 4 – 8pm
Unsettled By And Open To
Shady Dealings with Language
Shady Dealings With Language is a touring guest-curated event around art writing programmed by Claire Potter.
Unsettled By and Open To is the second event in the Shady Dealings With Language series and takes place at X Marks the Bökship this Sunday. It has been devised and produced with writer and publisher David Berridge of VerySmallKitchen. It gestures toward research led arts practice and celebrates the emergent, unexpected and the unruly by inviting presentations from artist writers; Emma Bolland, Neil Chapman, Linda Stupart and Nathan Walker. Read more on the performers here: http://www.shadydealingswithlanguage.org/london
In her book Pure Means (Copy Press 2013), Yve Lomax considers the moment an action is somehow interrupted and the possibility of experiencing pure means arises – the very gesture of gesture. To illustrate, Lomax invites the reader to imagine an actor whose acting is doing everything to show the means of acting, and moreover, to show it is the means that are being shown. Pure Means demonstrates and explores these philosophical potentials through a poetry of terminology, ideas of subjectification and forms of government, and the figure of the author.
We too want our effect and affect tight together. We seek a writing that affirms the affective, the somatic, while accounting for the analytic, a writing that moves toward a true politic.
Copy Press, 2013
Format: 160mm x 215mm
Paperback Extent: 112pp
Photography: 6 B&W
Saturday 21 June 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of Operation Paperclip by Patrick Goddard
The first trailer event for REVOLVER II is the book launch of Operation Paperclip is the debut graphic novel by artist Patrick Goddard, a self published black comedy about identity politics, free will and anarcho-individualism. The novel will be launched with a commissioned text by Naomi Pearce and a debut of a new performance work by Goddard.
X Marks the Bökship is moving to Matt’s Gallery for 6 months opening a small bookshop and project space in the gallery foyer. The Bökship will be open on Thursdays and Fridays and evenings for events over the summer and throughout the autumn REVOLVER II exhibition.
REVOLVER II is a curatorial collaboration between Robin Klassnik and Professor Michael Newman. Beginning in September 2014, the exhibition will comprise a three-part show to investigate the manifestation of knowledge in relation to artists who work with or reference text and publishing.