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Future Fiction Launch

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Future Fiction
London presents:

Cities of Oblivion and Love Hotel City



By Stephen Barber

It’s the immediate future, and an all-engulfing digital crash has impacted on the global megalopolises and their populations, transforming the nature of memory itself. Violence and hallucination, ocular and sexual mutation, and the aberrant power of the film image, now form the raw sensory materials by which the final traces of human bodies survive.

Among the disintegrating alleys and corporate plazas of an East Asian megalopolis, an amnesiac film-archivist and a silent bar-hostess make an obsessive alliance in order to reactivate – or destroy forever – the life of cities, with extreme consequences for their own memories and bodies.



12 visions of Japan

12 of the UK and Japan’s most subversive authors

One visionary editor:



NB: There were no photographs taken at this event – which is fitting as after a reading by Stephen Barber – there was a discussion on the role of memory in an over documented society.

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March 31, 2009 at 9:12 am

Typewriters wanted

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March 25, 2009 at 4:43 pm

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Annika Larsson, Samuel Nyholm and Nazareno Crea, London Release
»Scenografi«, 2008, b/w, 65 min The film, shot in Berlin, partly on
16mm, follows the construction of a set design in wood, inspired by
the typical kind of rudimentary cartoons you find in the marigin of
newspapers or cross word magazines. Along with the construction and
deconstruction, the Scenografi of wood becomes an arena for
performances, dinners, friendly meetings, arguments, tears, nudity and
general decadence, including interference from invited and uninvited
guests such as: Tobias Bernstrup, Saralunden, SNOWP, Körner Union,
Michael Portnoy and the Sect of Wood.

The book, and the poster, made together with Nazareno Crea, consists
of outtakes from the film, transcripts of dialogue and documentation
of the process. In total 162 pages b/w offset, hand binded with
analogue interventions. It’s published by New Print International
Publisher in collaboration with Nieves Books (CH)

The book and a screenprinted poster can be purchased for a special
price during the the release.

The film will be shown the whole evening.

Annika Larsson is an artist based in Berlin and New York. Her interest
lies in rules, control and suggestion. Her films, often repetitive and
with a slowed down tempo, has a strong focus on gestures and the gaze.

Samuel Nyholm is an artist and illustrator. He works with the design
group Reala in Stockholm, the New Print International Publishing in
London and as graphic design teacher at ECAL in Lausanne.

Nazareno Crea is a spare electron, that is now gravitating in London,
before to find other nucleus. He is the Co-Founder of New Print
International Publishing. He is also now an artist career manager.

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Donlon Books / X marks the Bökship

210 / Unit 3 / Cambridge Heath Road (Bethnal Green, Central line)
London E2 9NQ


Naz and Sam stamping the books and posters

Naz and Sam stamping the books and posters



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March 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Poetry Might

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Wednesday 10 March at 7pm.

Bring along a poem to read to the rest of the group by an author who is not yourself – we will then talk about these poems and poets.



Kevin’s stained poem

Kev read Twat‘ by John Cooper Clarke

Rachel read ‘Aren’t you fucking dead yet?’ by Kevin Clarke

El (lip) read ‘The poem that was really a list‘ by Francesca Beard

Kev read his from his poems ‘Whiff of Piss’, ‘Suicide Pack’ and ‘Smoking Tan’.

Rachel  read her poem ‘Bread is my Life’

Nick read Kevin Clarke‘s poem ‘Whiff of Piss’ in his Canadian drawl

Nick read ‘The Sky goes Poo-Poo’, ‘Beautiful Gal’ and ‘Heaven’ by Georges Bataille.

Kevin Clarke is the current Poet in residence at the Bokship.

You can read more of his poems on his blog…

and he will be launching his Death Approaches Zine on Saturday 18 April.

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March 23, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Art Lab Savage School print edition

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March 23, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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The Judo Book Launch

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March 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Ian Whittlesea’s Judo collection on display

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March 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

BOOK LAUNCH: The Foundations of Judo

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The Foundations of Judo
By Yves Klein
Translated and Typeset by Ian Whittlesea

A transimile of the French 1st Edition published by Grasset, Paris, 1954
Special Launch Price

The Everyday Press Website

Friday 6th March 2009
6.30 – 8.30

Donlon Books / X marks the Bökship
210 Cambridge Heath Road

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March 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm

FormContent show

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It’s not for reading. It’s for making

For their new show at their Ridley Road gallery, FormContent asked over 30 contributors to suggest up to five book titles, according to what collecting or archiving is or might be to their understanding. The books gathered are an heterogeneous collection available for consultation at FormContent every weekend for the entire duration of the show. Swiss artist Luca Frei has especially designed the shelving system that hosts the collection, the open shelves offer open access to an archive in progress. A database of titles will be available on our website and, at the end of the two month project, a publication will follow documenting the final index of the temporary collection created at FormContent.
Far from a dusty library or a clinical reading room, FormContent will become a lively meeting point to discuss and question what might constitute a collection, how it may function and eventually what could be done with it.

A reflection on collecting and archiving with interventions by Luca Frei, Edgar Schmitz, Charlotte Moth, Guestroom, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Matteo Terzaghi & Marco Zürcher
12 February – 5 April 20

FormContent website

There will be a shelf at Donlon Books running in conjunction with this show  at the Cambridge Heath Store. Should be up by Friday.


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March 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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Tanya Leshkina

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Tanya Leshkina is the current artist is residence at the Bokship

Tania and I went to talk at LCC on independent publishing and her zine voidentity.
You can see the zine and more of her work here


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March 3, 2009 at 11:51 am