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Confidentiality and Confession / Thursday 1 August 2013, 7-9pm

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Confidentiality and Confession
Thursday 1 August 2013, 7-9pm

A roundtable discussion to investigate the nature of environments that allow for the exchange of intimate knowledge. Looking at the relationship between counsellors and clients, priests and members of their congregations, this session looks at intimate forms of circulation; the forms of knowledge exchanged and the conditions that make this possible. The session will be hosted by T.E.S. with guest speaker Peter Bell, Sex Therapist for Relate. The session will be held in confidence.

Peter Bell works as a sex therapist for Relate Medway and North Kent. Until June 2012 he worked as Head of Clinical Practice for Relate Ltd. He has been a Relationship Counsellor since 1991 and as a Psychosexual Therapist since 1998. Peter has been a supervisor and a training coordinator all with Relate.

Peter is particularly interested in matters of confidentiality and in the ethics of counselling and psychotherapy and in the relationship between mental health and psychosexual difficulties. He joined the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) Board in 2009 and served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2012. He is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of COSRT.
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THE ETERPHILOUS SOCIETY explores visible and invisible sources of knowledge on intimacy, opening up platforms for public discussion and shared learning on intimacy today. The project is structured as a long-term research, developed within collaborative processes of co-research and focusing on the development of workshops, events and discussion as to create situations that feeds into a singular framework.

The project started from the discovery of the Witt’s collection of sketchbooks and manuscripts held in the British Museum and the collection from Pompeii and Herculaneum held in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. The discussion around the origins of those collections, their means and the ways have been founded, developed, destroyed, distributed, displayed and suppressed gives a perspective to look back in history and think about how sexual culture has been circulated in society and how it circulates now.

The research unfolds within the framework of a fictional society, The Eterphilous Society (TES), a society for the public exchange of private knowledge of the intimate. TES defines the discipline of eterphilogy and embodies the study of intimacy, looking specifically at the locality of the intimate and its sources of knowledge.  TES operates through intimate gatherings including talks, discussions, workshops and reading groups.

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July 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

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Launch of ‘I can be yours’ by Keef Winter / Friday 26 July 2013, 6 – 9pm

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Friday 26 July 2013, 6 – 9pm
Launch of ‘I can be yours’ by Keef Winter

‘I Can Be Yours’ is a self-published artist’s monograph of Keef Winter’s work in sculpture, installation and performance. The book consists of photographs punctuated by texts invited from a diverse group of contributors. It flows between images of gallery exhibitions, urban interventions and studio works.

Keef will be making whiskey sours from within a new work ‘pulpit bar’. Douglas Park, Anna Chrystal Stephens and Hannah Newell will read their contributing texts from the publication on the pulpit. Also on the night, Annabelle Stapleton-Crittenden will make a live response to Winter’s work.

Slavka Sverakova (Art critic and writer)
Douglas Park (Artist, curator and writer)
Hannah Newell (Art writer, features editor for ArtSelector)
Eriko Kimura (Assistant Curator at Yokohama Art Museum)
Anna Chrystal Stephens (Artist, co-founder of Vulpes Vulpes Gallery)
Dan Shipsides (Artist)
Adrian Duncan (Artist and co-editor of Paper Visual Art critical journal)
Rut Blees Luxemburg (Artist)
Steve Mykietyn (Artist and founder of Orgy Park Gallery)

available to buy on the night for £10 and online here —>
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Keef Winter (born 1980, Newtownards) lives and works in London. He studied Art and Architecture within the experimental pedagogical group Future Academy, Edinburgh College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. He has written a PhD at The University of Ulster based around his idea of a ‘Handyman Aesthetic’. He founded and co-directs Bruno Glint Gallery in Hackney curating exhibitions and events. He was awarded an Arts Council ACES award in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘By now each of us is several’, Bruno Glint Gallery, London; ‘I’m Squatting In Your Condo’, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo; ‘Hide Those Dirty Hands’, The Joinery, Dublin; ‘Scopophobia’, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Housing a Pig’, Flood Gallery, Dublin; ‘Arcade Park’, Brooklyn Fireproof, New York; ‘Speed Towerz’, Bahrain Fort Museum. Winter has exhibited at Scope Art Fair, New York and London Art Fair.

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July 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

Schizoanalysis and Schizotrategy / Thursday 18th July 6 – 9pm (talk begins at 7pm)

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Thursday 18th July 6 – 9pm [talk begins at 7pm]
Artist Talk: Plastique Fantastique with Oreet Ashery and John Cussans
Schizoanalysis and Schizotrategy

To accompany the exhibition at IMT gallery: Plastique Fantastique | Your Extinction Our Future!, Oreet Ashery and John Cussans will join David Burrows and Simon O’Sullivan to discuss Schizoanalysis and Schizotrategy (a termed coined by Reza Negarestani) and the themes of collapse, excess and the monstrous in relation to art and politics.

Oreet Ashery’s talk, titled ‘In the Space of Disparate Ghosts’, will present and discuss her work and ideas concerning excess, disassociation and genitals in the context of the political unconscious. John Cussans ‘Necrocracy and the Zombie Complex’ will discuss the political and cultural implications of different conceptions of zombies. David Burrows and Simon O’Sullivan will discuss the relation of myth, collapse and the imaginary in ‘Nueropath, Fux-Owl and other avatars’. John Cussans is an artist and writer and Associate Research Fellow at Goldsmiths and is currently writing a book on the politics and history of zombies for Punctum Books. Oreet Ashery is an artist, a lecturer at Goldsmiths and an honorary research fellow at QMUL. Her recent projects include the Artangel commission ‘Party for Freedom’.

Entry is free however due to limited space it will be helpful if you could RSVP.

The talk will begin promptly at 7pm at X Marks the Bökship, next door to IMT Gallery, however the gallery will be open from 6pm to give new visitors a chance to view the exhibition.


Plastique Fantastique is a group that investigates aesthetics, the sacred, politics and popular and mass culture through comics, performances, texts, assemblages and installations. It is envisaged as a group of human and inhuman avatars delivering communiqués from the extreme past and the future. Its works are baroque, transformative, express a subversive urgency and are frequently site-specific and participatory.
The list of individuals that make up Plastique Fantastique change dependent upon the circumstances. As a group it was originally conceived of by Simon O’Sullivan as the architects of the exhibition New Life at Chisenhale, London, a 2004 exhibition by the artist David Burrows. In Plastique Fantastique’s manifesto O’Sullivan proposed a group whose intentions are to shift potential participants “from work time (utility) into sacred time (play)” by executing practice as ritual. Since the appearance of the manifesto, the story of Plastique Fantastique has been narrated through their comics.

Plastique Fantastique is David Burrows and Simon O’Sullivan. It was formed in 2004 and has performed and exhibited in the UK and abroad including 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London; Outpost, Norwich; Apex, Portsmouth; Aliceday Gallery, Brussels and Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York. They have participated in ‘GSK Contemporary’ at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London, ‘The Chemical Wedding’ Tate Britain, London 2008 and the 2010 Tatton Park Biennial.

IMT Gallery
Unit 2/210 Cambridge Heath Road

Exhibition continues until the 28th July and open from Thursday – Sunday from 12 – 6pm
Forthcoming Performance: Plastique Fantastique | Your Extinction Our Future!
Saturday 27th July 6 – 9pm [performance begins at 8pm]

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July 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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Songs for reading into. Part 3: Simon Clark

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Friday 12 July 2013, 8pm
Songs for reading into. Part 3: Simon Clark

Songs for Reading into_Part 3


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July 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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‘I’ve never read her’ book club. Reading A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney

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Thursday 11 July 2013, 7pm
‘I’ve never read her’ book club. Short fiction and essays by women.
Reading A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney


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July 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

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Launch of THIS BOOK IS A CLASSROOM / Wednesday 10 July 2013, 7pm

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Wednesday 10 July 2013, 7pm
a publication about art education, self-organised institutions, and circular communication;
edited and devised by Lucie Kolb & Romy Rüegger, Passenger books and HIT

with contributions by Ellen Blumenstein, bolwerK, Vincent Bonin, Eva Egermann & Elke Krasny, Dani Gal & Achim Lengerer, Maaike Gouwenberg, Max Jorge, Hinderer & Irina Dumitrescu, Egija Inzule & Maja Wismer, Karl Larsson, Falke Pisano, Simone Schardt, Robin Simpson, Andrea Thal, Danna Vajda, Jacob Wren.

10th July 2013, 7pm
book launch with a live contribution by Annie Davey
X Marks the Bökship 210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9NQ

12th July 2013, 10am
informal discussion & free brunch at Rosalie Schweiker’s studio
20 Parade Mews, SE27 9AX London supported by a Space Station Sixty-Five studio bursary

THIS BOOK IS A CLASSROOM is part of the lecture & seminar series WITHWITH and was kindly supported by the Institute for Critical Theory and the Master of Fine Arts programme at Zurich University of the Arts.


“The story so far:

One point of departure was a three-part series of lectures, i.e. lecture performances, initiated by Lucie Kolb and Romy Rüegger. The series funded by the Zurich University of the Arts, the Corner College, the shedhalle and the Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kulturwissenschaft with artists and theorists was held in Zurich in the respective spaces of the Master of Fine Arts, Les Complices*, the Corner College, the Shedhalle and Folk Museum with a variety of settings. The lectures i.e. lecture-performances shaped the structure and the concept of the series as it progressed. The series focused upon the following key points: ranging from the analysis of essaysistic practices in the field of art that “do not cohere to form a single narrative approach, but instead introduce the precondition for a specific reality only to suspend it straight away” (Hito Steyerl), via methodologies involving historical material that question or undermine current discourse and the narrative model on (art) history upon which this activity is predicated, all the way to the focus upon the lecture as a “vocal setting” understood as a work which is simultaneously not deployed as a way to disseminate knowledge, but also as the self-situating of the speaker and as an instrument of critique.”


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July 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Launch of ‘Unreal’, debut Album by Hebronix and EGG010 Motor Manual

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Friday 5 July 2013, 6 – 9pm
Launch of ‘Unreal’, debut Album by Hebronix and EGG010 Motor Manual

Hebronix is a solo project by Daniel Blumberg (Yuck), produced by Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux / Howling Hex). ‘Unreal’ is his debut album out worldwide on ATP Recordings, July 8th 2013. Available on 180g vinyl or CD.

Boiled Egg is a publishing project used to publish the drawings, tapes and editions of Daniel Blumberg and friends. EGG10, the Motor Manual is an illustrated book of Blumberg’s latest drawings. The original artwork will be exhibited at X Marks the Bökship until Saturday 20th July.

Motor Manual
Drawings by db
32pp 140mm x 190mm

You can listed to ‘Unreal’ here:
And pre-order the album direct from the ATP Store at














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July 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm