Pirate Books in Peru: A talk by Andrea Francke / Friday 25 March / 7pm
The Piracy Project at X Marks The Bökship
Pirate Books in Peru: A talk by Andrea Francke
Friday 25 March, 7pm
Book piracy exists in many emerging countries and book pirates in Peru for example go beyond creating unlicensed reprints – they have even begun to interfere with the content. An entire genre of “improved” versions is emerging. All the books, in a sense, become legitimate versions. In this illustrated talk artist Andrea Francke will present the findings of her recent research trip to Lima, where she visited book stores, street markets and traffic lights, where pirated books are sold by street vendors. She returned to London with a heavy suitcase full of versions, which will be on display at the Bökship.
Pirate Book Production Centre at the Bökship Sunday 27 March 1–6pm
Come in and join us on Sunday afternoon, when we’ ll pirate X marks the Bökship in London. This is the first workshop in the Piracy Project, which explores the spectrum of copying, translating, paraphrasing, imitating, re-organising and manipulating already existing material. The books resulting from this activity are the first contributions to the new book collection at the Byam Shaw Library.
AND is an activity exploring print on demand technologies and publishing conceptually driven artists’ books. AND is directed by Lynn Harris & Eva Weinmayr and is based at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.