Bokship's Blog

X Marks the Bökship

Artists’ Billboard: Angus Braithwaite

leave a comment »

xanguscrop1

 

Artists’ Billboard Commission: Angus Braithwaite
Opens Saturday 2 April 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Join us for the unveiling of Angus Braithwaites playful billboard piece and his ‘further investigations into dowsing’ performance at 7.30pm.

The *Twinkle* cocktail will be served.

www.angusbraithwaite.com

Written by bökship

March 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Launch of Aesthetic Indifference by Lisa Penny / Saturday 5 March 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm

leave a comment »

Suits Image

 

Launch of Aesthetic Indifference by Lisa Penny
Saturday 5 March 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Performance at 7.30pm

Lisa Penny’s book ‘Aesthetic Indifference’ has developed out of a performance she presented during a residency at Eastside International in LA in 2015. It will be launched alongside a performance of the text at X Marks the Bökship on Saturday 5 March 2016.

Penny worked through the novel ‘Less Than Zero’ by Bret Easton Ellis to explore though interpretive reading, the social symbolism and culture poetics of clothing.

The reduced text is published with visual references, from personal photographs and found material, playing with the idea of clothing as a form of communication.

The text will be read by Carl Taylor Lewis, an actor based in London.

The cocktail Tequila Sunrise will be served.

Aesthetic Indifference
By Lisa Penny
Self published with the support from The Arts Council of England
Published March 2016
Retail price £7
Special Launch Price £5

X Marks the Bökship
^ Matt’s Gallery
42 – 44 Copperfield Road
Mile End
London E3 4RR

Written by bökship

February 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Artist Billboard: Jim Woodall

leave a comment »

jwinvite image

Artist Billboard: Jim Woodall
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 6 – 8.30pm

For the first billboard commission of 2016, Jim Woodall has cut up and reconstructed the layers of theprevious artists’ billboards to create a new collage work for the site.

Join us for the launch of the latest artist billboard, accompanied by a sound performance by Jon Lowe. Jim Woodall and Jon Lowe worked together as part of CutUp, from 2005-2009.

Working across diverse media, including sculpture, photography, video and installation, Woodall’s practice is rooted in intervention. He was a founding member of CutUp collective, an interventionist art group, from 2004-2009.

X Marks the Bökship
^ Matt’s Gallery
42 – 44 Copperfield Road
Mile End
London E3 4RR

Written by bökship

February 3, 2016 at 11:32 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Artists behind bars

leave a comment »

Friday 29 January 2016, 8pm – late
Artists Behind Bars, at The Horse Hospital

Artists behind bars

Kitty Finer presents Artists Behind Bars; a group show, where for one night shift only – the bar is the work of art, the artist is the bartender and the spectator is the punter. X Marks the Bökship, Kitty Finer, Marcia Farquhar, Jane Howard and Tai Shani will be building, installing, hosting and running their own bars. The Horse Hospital will be home to this collection of one night only bars – creating a total installation within the space that is one of central London’s last bastions of independent, experimental and DIY culture

The Bökship cocktail bar ‘Push Bar to Open’ will be propping up the Horse Hospital tonight so come along and do some bar crawling. All money goes to hellraising for the HH.

‘Push Bar to Open’ is a pop-up poor mans champagne and cocktail bar, which started life as a hatch bar in a fire escape beneath the billboard at X Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery. At book launches artists are asked to suggest a cocktail to tie in with their book that is served at the event. Head bar tenders are Eleanor Vonne Brown and Daniel James Wilkinson who have been mixing their drinks for years.

xillegalbar

 

Written by bökship

January 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Billboard by Mark Pawson

leave a comment »

Mark Pawson billboard1

Why don’t you….? Artists’ billboard by Mark Pawson. December 2015 – January 2016.

Written by bökship

January 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Friends with Books, Berlin

leave a comment »

Friday 11– Sunday 13 December 2015
Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Friends with Books.JPG

Written by bökship

January 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Launch of G.S.O.H./ Saturday 21 November, 4 – 7pm

leave a comment »

IMG_1161.JPG

Launch of G.S.O.H. The Rest is Dark, The Rest is Dark series by Book Works.
With Clunie Reid, Jennet Thomas, Maija Timonen, and Head Galley

Film, performance and readings by Jennet Thomas, Maija Timonen, and Head Gallery, and a new billboard work by Clunie Reid, for the Bökship’s artists’ billboard project kindly supported by The Elephant Trust.

PROGRAMME:

12 – 7pm 
Screenings of The Unspeakable Freedom Device, Jennet Thomas (2015), 40 minutes. The film will be screened every 40 minutes until 7pm: 12.00, 12.40, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40 etc.

4pm 
Book launch, drinks, BBQ and records played at intervals until 7pm.

5pm  
Readings from Maija Timonen’s The Measure of Reality, by November Channels, a feminist script writing group formed in 2015.

6pm 
A performance by Head Gallery, from Head, by Mo-Leeza Roberts.

The film, The Unspeakable Freedom Device by Jennet Thomas, was commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Book Works and Matt’s Gallery are supported by Arts Council England.

Billboard by Clunie Reid.

Cluniereidbillboard

Written by bökship

January 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 80 other followers