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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.

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

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

Thursday 28 July, 8pm

The Erotic Book Club

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

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

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