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XALPHABET / 26 Xs by 26 Artists
X by Harsh Patel

26 artists, designers and writers have been invited to contribute an X.
A new X will be released every week between July and December 2011.
The individual prints will be for sale throughout the project for £15 with
sales going towards funding future projects at X Marks the Bökship.
http://bokship.org/xalphabet.html

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Tuesday 26 July 2011, 7pm

Film Screening: Plenty 9: Bouvier and Prusakova
Marya Alford, USA, 2005, 16mm, colour, sound, 25 minutes

A beautiful, simple, and moving film that subtly parallels the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy and Marina Oswald. The narration is drawn from Marina’s testimony to the Warren Commission; visually, the film is composed of shots of pink cherry blossoms against a blue sky.

PLENTY is a free monthly screening series selected by Mark Webber. It forms part of the “Brief Habits” programme curated by Shama Khanna.

FREE Admission
Doors 7pm, screening 7.30pm


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Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm

Book Launch: John Maus and the Truth of Pop / Published by Precinct

Precinct invites you to the launch of ‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop with a talk by writer Adam Harper.

John Maus is one of the most intriguing artists in the millennial wave of lo-fi pop, assembling his unique and intimate language from synth pop, disco, baroque classical and church music. Yet Maus’s work is much more than another exercise in retroist hybridity, and his overtures on truth and love are, upon further listening, no mere ironic posturing. Does Maus have something to teach us about arriving at the truth through personal musical expression, or is he on a doomed Romantic adventure? Has he really discovered Heaven – and can he take us there?

‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop by Adam Harper and designed by Wayne Daly is the first publication from Precinct, a micro-press which publishes books on art, design, writing, music and their allied activities.
Price: £5 / €6 / $8
www.precinct.cc
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Thursday 28 July, 8pm

The Erotic Book Club
http://www.theeroticbookclub.org/

At X Marks the Bökship
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd
London E2 9NQ
bokship.org

Also this week:
Arnaud Desjardin presents: BACK CATALOGUE EVENTS at Bloomberg Space

Friday 29th ­July, 6pm -7.30pm  – Evening Discussion
Clive Phillpot, Eleanor Vonne Brown and Arnaud Desjardin will discuss the past
and future of Artist¹s publishing, Chaired by Sacha Craddock.
Free, but booking advised at gallery@bloombergspace.com

Saturday 30th July, 11.00 – 5.00pm – One Day Event
One DAY Event at Bloomberg SPACE will provide a platform for the display,
reading, exchanging and distributing of publications. The social aspect of the dissemination of artist¹s books is an often overlooked aspect of the reality of artists publishing. This event will provide a setting where presentations and exchanges can take place. A variety of people; publishers, librarians, collectors, artists and curators involved in artists publishing will attend. A catalogue of the publications on display will be produced as a memento mori of the event.
Publishers include
: The Everyday Press, Occasional Papers, Dent-De-Leone, Information as Material, Fraser Muggeridge Studio, Ella Finer, Roland Brauchli, The Vanity Press, Sara Mackillop, A Circular, The Coelacanth Press, X Marks the Bökship and others. Events include a performance by Ella Finer 12.30 & launch of new book ‘Faded Paper’ by Sara MacKillop at 4pm.

At Bloomberg Space
50 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1HD

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July 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

X / Harsh Patel

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July 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

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Film Screening: PLENTY 9: BOUVIER AND PRUSAKOVA / Tuesday 26 July 2011, 7pm

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BOUVIER AND PRUSAKOVA
Marya Alford, USA, 2005, 16mm, colour, sound, 25 minutes

A beautiful, simple, and moving film that subtly parallels the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy and Marina Oswald. The narration is drawn from Marina’s testimony to the Warren Commission; visually, the film is composed of shots of pink cherry blossoms against a blue sky.

The screening series PLENTY proposes a new way of looking at artists’ films by showing only a single work, regardless of its duration. Each film is given the freedom to unfold on its own terms, and the viewer is given the time and space to consider it.

PLENTY is a free monthly screening series selected by Mark Webber. It forms part of the “Brief Habits” programme curated by Shama Khanna, supported by Arts Council England.

FREE Admission
Doors 7pm, screening 7.30pm

At X Marks the Bökship
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd
London E2 9NQ
bokship.org

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July 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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Book Launch: John Maus and the Truth of Pop / Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm

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Book Launch: John Maus and the Truth of Pop / Published by Precinct
Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm

Precinct invites you to the launch of ‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop with a talk by writer Adam Harper.

John Maus is one of the most intriguing artists in the millennial wave of lo-fi pop, assembling his unique and intimate language from synth pop, disco, baroque classical and church music. Yet Maus’s work is much more than another exercise in retroist hybridity, and his overtures on truth and love are, upon further listening, no mere ironic posturing. Does Maus have something to teach us about arriving at the truth through personal musical expression, or is he on a doomed Romantic adventure? Has he really discovered Heaven – and can he take us there?

‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop by Adam Harper and designed by Wayne Daly is the first publication from Precinct, a micro-press which publishes books on art, design, writing, music and their allied activities.

Author bio:
Adam Harper is researching for a PhD in home-recorded, ‘lo-fi’ popular music. His music criticism blog Rouge’s Foam has seen essays on subjects such as microrhythm and pitchbending in contemporary dance music and the framing of nostalgia in electronic music. He has written for Wire magazine and is the author of Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making (Zero Books, 2011).

Published by Precinct
July 2011
64pp, softcover, b&w / col cover
174.5 x 108 mm
ISBN 978-0-9569524-0-0
Retail price: £5 / €6 / $8
www.precinct.cc

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Precinct publishes books on art, design, writing, music and their allied activities. Precinct continues the work of its forerunner, For Further Information. FFI publications have been incorporated into the Precinct catalogue, adopting a minus number coding system.

For all enquiries please contact Wayne Daly: circulate@precinct.cc

At X Marks the Bökship
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd
London E2 9NQ
bokship.org

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July 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Journal Launch and Reading: A Circular / Thursday 21 July, 6.30 – 9pm

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A CIRCULAR is edited by Afonso Martins and Pedro Cid Proença.

Issue 1 features Stefan Themerson on why Decency of Means is the Aim of aims; Fay Nicolson’s pedagogy of circulation, Neither Odd or Even; Robin Fior on the graphic language of the British 60s/70s underground press, Mathew Whittington on the Marx Brothers, Casablanca and language as private property; Nathanael West’s short story The Impostor; Open Source Publishing’s letter to Monotype regarding intellectual property rights in typeface design; another instalment of Will Holder’s Middle of Nowhere; Maël Fournier-Comte’s notes for a letter to Jean-Luc Godard’s Une femme est un femme, and Xavier Antin throwing a rubber band in the air.

Between 7.30 and 8.30 pm:

1. Price of Sale will be randomly generated.

2. Minimum price is £3.50

3. Maximum price is £10.50

Fay Nicolson will read an extract of ‘Real Estate’, by David Antin.

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July 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm

What’s happening at the Bökship this week

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NEW Bökship Edition
XALPHABET / 26 Xs by 26 Artists

26 artists, designers and writers have been invited to design an X.
A new X will be released every week between July and December 2011.
The Xs will be exhibited at X Marks the Bökship on the website.
The individual prints will be for sale throughout the project for £15 with sales going towards funding future projects at X Marks the Bökship.
The edition is Xeroxed and is produced at X Marks the Bökship.
Size: A3 (297mm X 420mm) Portrait or Landscape
Colour: Black
Paper: CroXley Heritage Natural 250gsm
Each X is printed in a numbered edition of 26
A Boxette of all 26 Xs will be available at the end of the series.

The first X is by Hansjörg Mayer from his 1969 Last Alphabet series and is released this week – support the Bökship and buy one!

http://bokship.org/xalphabet.html

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Thursday 21 July, 6.30 – 9pm
Journal Launch and Reading: A Circular, Issue 1, Summer 2011

Edited and designed by Afonso Martins & Pedro Cid Proença

Contributors: Stefan Themerson, Fay Nicolson, Robin Fior, Nathanael West, Mathew Whittington, Will Holder, Maël Fournier-Comte, Xavier Antin

www.acircular.com

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Friday 22 July, 6pm – 8pm

Book Launch: Shadowboxing, Issue Four/ Five

The series of publications edited by the graduating students on the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the RCA as part of Shadowboxing has made visible the processes of discussion, collaboration and production between the artists and curators at different moments between February and July .The dialogue prompted by Giorgio Agamben’s text ‘What is an Apparatus?’ has been central to the development of Shadowboxing.

The contributions in this issue reflect upon the boundaries between private and public spaces, and how these can be tested or made contingent.

Each issue is also available to download from the Shadowboxing website.
For more information please visit
www.shadowboxing.rca.ac.uk

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Saturday 23 July, 1pm – 6pm
Book Launch / Lunch: Studio cookbook by Ken Kirton

Studio cookbook is a collection of recipes aimed to inspire social lunches at the workplace. The first edition is a collection from åbäke, Alex Bettler, Front yard company, Goodwin Hartshorn, Jerome Rigaud, Martino Gamper, Mind Design, Sara De Bondt studio and many more.

The book launch will be framed around an afternoon feast open to all. The launch, or rather lunch, will gather previous studio’s and new participants, to realise the form of the cookbook live at the Bökship.  Please join us for some food from 1pm.

Contributing chefs include:
Patrick Lacey (åbäke)
Jerome Rigaud (electronest)
Sarah Gottlieb and Dario Utreras (Household)
Holger Jacobs (mind design)
Sophie Demay (Department 21)
Holly Willats (Art Licks)
Louise, Ken and Jackson (Hato Press)
Patrick Coyle
PraxisPlay

http://hatopress.net/1/shop/studio-cookbook/

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July 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Book Launch / Lunch: Studio cookbook by Ken Kirton / Saturday 23 July, 1pm – 6pm

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July 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm