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July 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm

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Drawing Room Confessions / Saturday 4 July 2015, 5 – 8pm

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Publisher of the Month: July
Drawing Room Confessions

Drawing Room Confessions is a printed journal named after a parlour game played by Marcel Proust, the Surrealists and others. Each book from the series uses exchanges and playful games to create a unique portrait of an individual artist.

Five different sections: The Egoist, The Blind Man, Two to Tango, For the Time Being and La Madeleine, plus the occasional appereance of The Double Dealer and Ekphrasis, comprise the Rules of the Game, which are the same in each issue. What changes are the players, or interviewers, who open each round of conversation with the featured artist and who come from a wide range of fields.Drawing Room Confessions is created by Manuela Ribadeneira and Vincent Honoré with Benjamin Reichen. Design by Åbäke

During July the full set of Drawing Room Confessions will be exhibited at X Marks the Bökship accompanied by the start of a collection of visual footnotes illustrating the complex referencing and citation that appears in each edition. Giving centre stage to the marginalia, the selected footnotes chosen by the publisher and distributor are represented by objects and prints and offer an entry point into the publications, which consciously choose to exclude images, and add another layer or player to the game.

Drinks will be served from 5pm and an audio recording of the transcript between Richard Wentworth and Tom Sachs in conversation will be played at 7pm.

www.drawingroomconfessions.com

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July 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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Paul Buck’s Pressed Curtains tapes / Tuesday 30 June 2015

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Paul Buck’s Pressed Curtains tapes
Test Centre Launch and Listening Event, 7 -9pm

On the 30th of June Test Centre will launch ‘Paul Buck’s Pressed Curtains Tape Project’, a boxed set of 10 cassette tapes from Buck’s archive, including material by Eric Mottram, Allen Fisher, Cris Cheek, Pierre Joris, Bill Griffiths, Jean-Luc Parant, Robert Kelly and Kathy Acker.

In the late 1970s Buck initiated a series of cassette releases tied to his magazines ‘Curtains’ and ‘Twisted Wrist’. Of a projected series, only a couple saw the light of day, made to order from master tapes and given handwritten labels. Beyond these 2 tapes (by Eric Mottram and, in combination, Buck and Ulli McCarthy) lay far more extensive recordings of magazine contributors, friends and correspondents.

Some were recorded at Buck’s home in Hebden Bridge, some were sent in correspondence, and others were recorded from public readings. A mixture of straight readings, performance pieces, or improvisations in the area of sound poetry, the archive is a unique collection which captures the experimentation and creative energies of an exciting and influential group of writers and performers.

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July 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

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Dial Stories Workshop / Saturday 27 June 2015

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Saturday 27 June 2015
Dial Stories
One day workshop and participatory performance for spatial creative writing and FM radio.
12 – 7pm

Sound artist Chris Wood is running a workshop on Saturday 27 June where you can write and record a piece of work and then have it broadcast on a short range FM transmitter placed around Mile End park and the canal. He will provide prompts for writing based on the space and history of the site, record your work in the Crystal Set studio and loop it on a transmitter. You can then use one of our FM radios to navigate the space around the gallery through your stories. We’ll end the day with a collective radio performance for 10 radio receivers.

Limited to 10 participants. Free .To reserve a space write to eleanor@bokship.org

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June 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

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The Cast of the Crystal Set. Recordings by Artists and Audio Publishing / Summer 2015.

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18 June – August 2015
The Cast of the Crystal Set
Recordings by artists & audio publishing

The Crystal Set is an evolving structure oscillating between a sound booth for recording and a stage for live listening events. This summer it will host a series of recording sessions, workshops and broadcasts from a cast of artists & publishers including: Test Centre, Paul Buck, Marcia Farquhar, Disembodied Voice Research Group, Drawing Room Confessions, Jenny Moore, Maria Guggenbichler & Amal Alhaag, Chris Wood, Typography Summer School, Sinkhole & more.

xx Crystal Set Poster BlackYellow

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June 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

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June Billboard by Test Centre and SJ Fowler

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June 22, 2015 at 11:19 am

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Launch of {Enthusiasm} by SJ Fowler / Wednesday 3 June 2015, 7 – 9pm

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{Enthusiasm} is the 7th poetry collection by poet, artist, curator and vanguardist SJ Fowler. It follows highly-acclaimed collections including The Rottweiler’s guide to the Dog Owner and Enemies: the selected collaborations of SJ Fowler.

The book’s 81 poems are intended as individual pieces in their own right, but are interlinked by subjects including battle and violence, infants and infancy, religion, economy and population, the self, modernity, and the past.

Fowler’s poetry is playful and allusive, international in its scope. His Enemies project, concerning the possibilities of poetry in collaboration, has curated over 70 events and 9 exhibitions in 13 nations – these possibilities feed into the possibilities of his texts, his awareness of different modes of expression. Likewise, {Enthusiasm} thrives upon the effect on language of modern modes of communication, and the book makes disarming use of accident, irony, and error.

A substantial collection, {Enthusiasm} marks a decisive step in Fowler’s tireless, expansive career.

{Enthusiasm} by SJ Fowler
Published by Test Centre, 2015

£12 | £25 + p&p. 225 x 151mm. 96pp. Section sewn. Printed offset black throughout.
400 copies, 25 of which are signed and numbered and contain additional holograph material.
Printed by Artquarters Press
Designed by Traven T. Croves

Enthusiasm

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May 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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