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Book Launch: Rialto-Dolmio by Russell Walker / Saturday 3 September 2011, 6 – 8pm

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Rialto-Dolmio is a book of poetry by Russell Walker, published by Savoury Days and 1994 Editions:

“I wrote these poems in 2010. It took me a short time to initially write them, but quite a long time to edit them so that they made more sense, and captured more of what I intended when writing them. The subject of the poems vary: it could be said that they are mainly autobiographical in content, although not all are in the first person. This is an inconsistency that I could not be bothered to correct. Most of the things I wrote were lost when our computer overheated. According to my brother-in-law, when this happens there is no way of fixing it yourself, and it would perhaps be more effective to buy a new one. I wondered if it was worth offsetting the cost of repair with the potential of salvaging some of my writing, but then I though it might motivate me to write more things, which may be of a higher quality.”

Rialto-Dolmio launches 3 September at X Marks the Bokship with music by Mad Headed Octogram and The Plague.

Rialto-Dolmio Russell Walker
ISBN 978-0-9561769-2-9/SAVE13
Designed by Mathew Whittington
Printed by Hato Press
Savoury Days/1994 Editions, 2011
£4

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August 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Book launch: SNIMKY / Wednesday 24 August 2011, 7 – 9pm

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SNIMKY

Twenty eight disposable cameras sent to twenty eight photographers. Shot every season for a period of seven days, between 2008–2009, with concluding pieces in 2011. Collective everyday life beyond medium.

Featuring Emanuele Cardesi, Emma Giverny Sheridan, Alejandro Obando, Nerijus Rimkus, Ayline Olukman , Anna Margrethe, Sofia Rojas, Jessica Williams, Michael Otero, Mylinh Trieu Nguyen, Leon Batchelor, Noele Lusano, Patrick Nagle, Ricardo Baez, Hanna Terese, Katya Ford, Ugnė Straigytė, Simon Nunn, Sophie Curtis, Alex Howard, Gabriel Barbi, Jurate Gacionyte, Tatiana Leshkina, Mafalda Silva, Susu Laroche, Valeria Picerno, Tim Steer and Marie Valognes.

Edited and designed by Dario A. Utreras. Published for the first time as a full compendium, with the support of Hato Press. 60pp three-colour risograph.

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August 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Confessional Tales and Political Ends / Feelings are shit. The real trick is to disappear

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A two-night screening of films and readings by the self-described “failed filmmaker” Chris Kraus, the author of novels such as I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia and Torpor, co-editor of Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader and the founding editor of the Native Agents new fictions series also for Semiotext(e). Her most recent publication Where Art Belongs ‘examines artistic enterprises of the past decade that reclaim the use of lived time as a material in the creation of visual art.’

Originally receiving little to no attention when made, Kraus’ films toy with subjective positions, the intricate interplay of fiction and actuality and the blurring of boundaries between public and private, domination and submission. Programmed by Lucy Pawlak and Patrick Staff, three of these films will be screened alongside accompanying readings and films from artists courting conversations about the performance of the tricky powerplay, cultural dysmorphia and the multi-layered destabilisation also typical of Kraus’ oeuvre.

Confessional Tales and Political Ends
FRIDAY 19 August, 6pm onwards

The Golden Bowl of Repression (Chris Kraus, 1990, 12 mins),
How to Shoot a Crime (Chris Kraus, 1987, 28 mins)
With After School Special (Corin Sworn, 2010, 20 mins) and an exchange between mystery guests

Feelings are shit. The real trick is to disappear
SATURDAY 20 August, 6pm onwards

Gravity & Grace (Chris Kraus, 1996, 90 mins)
With Selected readings from Aliens and Anorexia (Chris Kraus, Semiotext(e), 2000) and a reading by Letitia Calin.

At X Marks the Bökship
210/ Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ
UK
http://bokship.org

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August 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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X / Thomas Jeppe

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XALPHABET  / 26 Xs by 26 artists
X by Thomas Jeppe
£15
Support the Bökship and buy an X !
bokship.org/xalphabet.html

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August 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

Posted in XALPHABET

X / Thomas Jeppe

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August 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

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