From 6pm, XALPHABET, preview of all of the 26 Xs by 26 artists
Xavier Antin, Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Rachel Cattle, Arnaud Desjardin, Roisin Dunne, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Christian Flamm, Marit Muenzberg, Rebecca Jagoe, Thomas Jeppe, Fraser Muggeridge, Hansjörg Mayer, Sara MacKillop, Ciara Phillips, Harsh Patel, Laure Prouvost, Michalis Pichler, Giles Round, Benjamin Sommalder, Giorgio Sadotti, Nick Thurston, Daniel James Wilkinson, Eva Weinmayr, Lucy Woodhouse, Rahel Zoller.
6pm, Easter X Hunt and Gin and Tonics
6.30pm, Launch of 3 books by Hato Press
Parts Manual 2014, James Capper
In the Garden, Emily Rand
AHA, Molly Kyhl
7pm, Launch of Notes on a Team Building Exercise by Jane Cheadle, Anna Pickering, Michaela Nettell, Lucy Parker, Jenna Collins
7.15pm, Launch of whipping jumpy squirts by Mark Pawson
7.30pm, Launch of Drawings by Roland Brauchli
7.45pm, Launch of Mona Lisa to Marge: How the World’s Greatest Artworks Entered Popular Culture by Francesca Bonazzoli and Michele Robecchi, Published by Prestal
8.00pm, Launch of Argos Catalogue, 1976, A project by Sara MacKillop for the Everyday Press.
8.15pm SONNET(S) & OTHER SONNET(S) by Michalis Pichler
8.30pm, Reading by Bökship Writer in Residence Rebecca Jagoe
8.45pm, Launch of…Or maybe it’s the same for everyone, a platform for artists’ short fiction and experimental writing. Published by Parvillionary Press
9pm Music and dancing
Jen (Das Hund DJ set)
Keef Winter(Not Squares)
Friday 18th April 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of E.R.O.S: MAN
Join us on Good Friday to celebrate the publication of MAN, the fifth issue of E.R.O.S.
Readings by Jamie Sutcliffe and Sami Jalili
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
Join EROS on the 26th April for an evening of readings and performances at Senate House Library, from 6.00-7.30pm.
The event is convened by Sami Jalili and Sharon Kivland, with Mura Ghosh.
Performance : To and for AT /October 2013/the seed in the chain of thoughts/calling up the spirit of the infinite /endless/equations/renamed March 2014
IMT Gallery and X Marks the Bökship present…
A new performance by Clare Gasson
Thursday 17 April 2014, 7 - 9pm
The performance begins promptly at 8pm
Clare Gasson’s The River, performed at the South London Gallery, 2011
“To and for AT /October 2013/the seed in the chain of thoughts/calling up the spirit of the infinite /endless/equations/renamed March 2014” 2014
as an explanation of sorts //a low rumble/sextet/ stop/ and/ start/ the voids strengthening/ negative becoming/positive/sixty minutes beyond twilight/the nature of it /drawings/research//essay found in a corner/the back /of a public space of deep shadows/ a spotlight shining/six pages on black/through the glass/offering back a lifeline/time //of work.
As part of the show Shaken from the Sky at IMT Gallery Clare Gasson has made a new performance based on a short essay by Alan Turing. Shaken from the Sky was curated by NaoKo TakaHashi, featuring work by Clare Gasson alongside Rowena Hughes, Patricia Pinsker and NaoKo TakaHashi. The exhibition will be open late to coincide with the performance.
Bökship Writer-in-Residence Rebecca Jagoe and Daniella Valz Gen present two new readings.
It was nice, with African cichlids and tiger barbs in it and live plants, it was a beautifully kept fish tank, very clean. I used to like to just sit there and watch them swim around, basically. I used to enjoy the planning and the set-up, the filtration, read about how to keep the nitrate and ammonia down to safe levels and just the whole spectrum of fish-keeping interested me. I once saw some puffer fish in the store. It’s a round fish, and the only ones I ever saw with both eyes in front, like a person’s eyes, and they would come right up to the front of the glass and their eyes would be crystal blue, like a person’s, real cute. It’s a fun hobby. I really enjoyed that fish tank. It’s something I really miss.
The carnelian however, was perfect. It looked like honey, like deep red shiny honey, it was as if it was enclosed in white air, a very thin layer of white air. That’s how it looked against the light. It was shaped like an organ, a liver perhaps, a small crystalline liver. She brought it to her lips, she wanted to feel its temperature, and to check with the tip of her tongue if it in fact was not made of hard honey.
‘Through lecture performance and written pieces, Rebecca Jagoe explores the appropriation of texts and the practical application of the metaphysical to everyday life. Jagoe is co-editor of the art writing journal YFR. Recent Recent shows and performances include ‘Adoption and Divorce’ (HFBK, Hamburg, June 2013), ‘LUPAFETE’ (London, June 2013), and ‘Building Your House on the Edge of a Cliff’ (New Gallery, Peckham, March 2013). Her writing has been published in journals including 2HB, YFR and SALT. .’
Thursday 3 April 2014, 6.30 – 9pm
Launch of A School for Design Fiction by James Langdon
Published by Spector Books, 2014
A School for Design Fiction is an itinerant school, in the tradition of the ‘invisible college’. This publication documents its founding, including contributions by Céline Condorelli, Sofia Hultén, Peter Nencini and K. N. W.
A school for Design Fiction was convened on 8 November, 2013 at Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction’ to assert storytelling as the primary function of design, assuming that every artefact has the potential to express the character of the culture that produced it. This publication documents and expands on the founding of the school through a series of imagined scenarios. These include a drama at the printer for architect Augustus Pugin in 1836, the history of the universe as observed on an English hillside in 1937, the first human trial of split brain surgery in California in 1961, and a Scottish speech synthesis studio in 2013.
Published by Spector Books
Distributed by Anagram Books
X Marks the Bökship
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