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Launch of Forth & Back a new publication from The Everyday Press and Furnished Editions

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Launch of FORTH & BACK
Thursday 3 May 2012, 7- 9 pm

In autumn 2011 fifteen artists were invited to design a poster, post it somewhere and document the piece in its chosen location. The posters were anticipated as temporarily situated objects, announcements or simply as gestures put forward.

Forth & Back is a new publication from The Everyday Press and Furnished Editions that documents these posters together with their brief contexts.

The contributors to Forth & Back are: Richard Bevan/ Melanie Counsell/ Sean Edwards/ The Everyday Press/ Richard Healy/ Ian Homerston/ Pernille Leggat Ramfelt/ Sara MacKillop/ Jonathan Monk/ Catalina Niculescu/ Ben Öztat/ Colin Sackett/ Jake Tilson/ Watts of Goodwill/ Ian Whittlesea

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Forth & Back
Price £10
97 pages
145 x 205mm
ISBN: 978-0-9561738-5-0

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April 26, 2012 at 7:53 am

Book Club: ‘I’ve never read her’, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers

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‘I’ve never read her’. Short fiction and essays by women.
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the Month
Next book club: Thursday 10th May 2012, 7pm

Our May read will be The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, a short story by acclaimed American author Carson McCullers. It is 40 page novella. Read the book and come along to talk about it with a small group. Men and women welcome. More info at


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April 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

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eShelf / C D E F

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eShelf / C

Close-Up aims to make film culture and history accessible through its library, film screenings and the online publication of Vertigo Magazine. Established in 2005, the company has built up its activities on the basis of reinvesting all its profits into creating an extensive film resource.The Library’s collection of over 15,000 titles specialises in early cinema, classics, world cinema, documentaries, experimental films, video art and independent films. It includes rare films exclusive to Close-Up and by independent filmmakers not represented by distributors.Vertigo Magazine

Vertigo Magazine was established in 1993 to promote and discuss independent film and cinema culture, aimed alike to audiences, academics and practitioners. Vertigo welcomes feedback and dialogue on any aspect of the publication or its contents and actively seeks pieces (image – or text-led) for consideration.

eShelf / D

Dracula V is a digital book containing a selection of photographs, press clippings, digital imagery and miscellaneous flat works accumulated by the artist, James Jarrett, in the five years between 2006-2011.
As well as being a variation on the artist book theme, Dracula V is also a reevaluation of Bram Stoker’s original novel Dracula (1897).The work, launched as a digital publication, attempts to develop the manifestation of the body of work beyond the seeming finality of the book format. The launch of Dracula V at New Gallery London started this process by substituting the physicality of the book for a projection of images and a QR code, which enabled visitors to download it onto a Smartphone.
Find publication here.

eShelf / E is a platform for publishing and archiving possible studies about the Edgware Road, London. Created by artists CAMP during their residency at the Serpentine Gallery. It is an open publishing platform for local research to be printed and distributed as journals, placemats, pamphlets and webcasts.

CAMP is a Mumbai-based organisation of artists and programmers, who test the ground between art and the public, often working with “infrastructures” such as the internet, transportation and trade systems, CCTV systems, radio, electricity, water and video.

eShelf /  F

Fillip, no.13, Spring, 2011

Fillip is a publication of art, culture, and ideas released three times a year
by the Projectile Publishing Society from Vancouver, British Columbia.

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April 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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eShelf / B

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Booksonline is a project run by the French designer Pierre Hourquet. Using the format of a book as a conventional method of displaying photography, Booksonline is a good example of an updated version of this convention, introducing a refreshing digital form for the art book and zine.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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eShelf / A

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AND Public is a platform for the production and dissemination of artists’ self-publishing using print-on-demand.

Print-on-demand is a printing process in which new copies of a book are
not printed until an order has been received, allowing for short runs,
low production costs, immediate response to an audience, and almost no storage.
We see this as an extension of a creative and sustainable practice.

How it works

1. You develop your book – AND give you tips.
2. You decide which print-on-demand service is right.
3. Upload your pdf to the printer’s online server.
4. The printer will process, print, bind and ship to you.
5. AND will feature your book in our online shop and at X Marks the Bökship.

AND Public is also currently holding a Self-Publishing Surgery.
Find out more information here.


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April 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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eShelf @ X Marks the Bökship

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eShelf is a collection of artists’ online publishing activities and a series of events introducing digital publishing projects, initiatives and resources.

At eShelf, online publishing activities will be collected and compiled into an A – Z online index.

There will also be a series of live events hosted at X Marks the Bökship, where publishers can introduce their projects to other publishers and individuals working across similar platforms.

The aims are to:
_ Introduce a selection of online independent publishing activities
_ Show examples of creative and experimental uses of online publishing
_ Bring together publishers working across similar digital platforms
_ Offer advice and resources available to artists and independent publishers

Please contact eShelf at
eShelf is a online publishing project initiated by Rahel Zoller.

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April 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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Launch of TERRAIN VAGUE حركات غير مكتملة PERSISTENT IMAGES / Saturday 28 April 2012, 6 — 7.30pm

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April 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

Launch of SCHIZM MAGAZINE Issue 4 / Friday 27 April 2012, 7 – 9pm

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This Spring Bumper issue of Schizm Magazine incorporates material from fifteen past contributors and fifteen new contributors. As a thematic idea or working subject for issue Four the editor proposed; NOW (obsolescence, regeneration & criticality)

Contributors: Bob Ajar, Shahin Afrassiabi, Michael Andreae, Noah Angell, Caline Aoun,, Mike Ballard, Sam Basu, Manuela Barczewski, Paul Buck, John Chilver, Ami Clarke, Craig Cooper, Alexandre Da Cunha, Doyle and Mallinson, Alasdair Duncan, Deborah Farnault, Charles Gute, Michael Hampton, Friederike Hamann, Ed Jones, Dean Kenning, Sara Knowland, Cedar Lewisohn, Leonard Manasseh, Alastair Mackinven, Sascha Mikloweit, Anne Redmond, Giorgio Sadotti, Stephen Setford.

Edited, Designed & Produced by Emma Holmes
Schizm Magazine is a bi-annual publication.
First Edition 300 copies.

For more information please visit:
Or visit the Schizm Magazine website at:

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April 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

The Erotic Book Club 3rd Birthday: Confessional / Thursday 26 April 2012, 8pm

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Each year on our anniversary we turn the tables and set our readers a writing challenge. This year we’re asking you to anonymously submit a short confessional story to be read out at the April Book Club.

We’ve set up a special page on our site for you to submit your piece without letting us know who you are, so no need for red faces. Stories should be no more than 1500 words.

Thursday 26 April 2012, 8pm
Bring bubbly, birthday cake and filthy minds.

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April 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

Reading Evening: STS, Lisa Schonberg & Bee Lavender / Monday 23 April 2012, 7 – 9pm

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An evening of readings from STS (Golden Brothers), Lisa Schonberg (Fieldguided) & Bee Lavender (Lessons in Taxidermy)

Golden Brothers by STS
Golden Brothers 
is the debut novel of musician, ‘zine writer (“Way Down Low,” “The Gay Hotel,” “Nightmare Girl”) and Queercore activist STS. It’s a beautiful, utterly strange tale, a “gay alien sci fi pornographic love story,” says sts. Eileen Myles says “Golden Brothers is made out of the strange uncommon beauty that fills the empty spaces outside of capitalism. Scenes change swiftly as music. Life and death are moments.”
Golden Brothers  is the first book in Publication Studio’s new Fellow Travelers series which extends the pioneering work of Paris-based Olympia Press’s Traveller’s Companion series of the 1950s and ’60s, It is co-published with Gay Bird Press.
$16 soft cover; $10 DRM-free ebook

Fieldguided by Lisa Schonberg
In this book, entomologist Lisa Schonberg presents her research from summer 2010, through drawings, text, and sound recordings. The book includes 9 tipped-in newsprint “plates” and a free download of eleven field recordings that is also available here. Lisa studied neotropical entomology at The Evergreen State University in Olympia, Washington. She is a drummer and played with the bands The Strangers, Kickball, Explode Into Colors, and STLS, among others. Her previous book, The DIY Guide to Drums, is available here.
$24, softcover. $10, DRM-free ebook.

Fuck You Seattle by Bee Lavender, from the Madonna & Me anthology
Bee is a zine publisher and activist from the Pacific Northwest who emigrated to England eight years ago. Her books include the critically acclaimed memoir Lessons in Taxidermy and the anthologies Breeder and Mamaphonic. Her work regularly appears in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, and radio programs in both the United States and the United Kingdom. More information about Bee is available here.

+ STS and Lisa Schonberg are also playing at Power Lunches on Sunday 22 April with their band STLS.

Reading at X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

Tube: five minutes from Bethnal Green Tube walking towards Hackney
Train: two minutes from Cambridge Heath Road overland station
Bus: 253, 106, D6, 55, 48, 26 stop at Cambridge Heath Road station

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April 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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