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Launch of Untitled (September magazine) By Paul Elliman / Monday 30 September 2013, 6.30 – 9pm

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September 25, 2013 at 4:21 pm

X100 / Saturday 14 September 2013, 6 – 10.30pm

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Saturday 14 September 2013, 6 – 10.30pm
X100. An exhibition of books from 100 launches
at X Marks the Bökship, 2008 – 2013

Since X Marks the Bökship opened in Cambridge Heath Road with Donlon Books in 2008, there have been 100 launches in the shop of books by independent publishers.

They include first issues of journals, pamphlets, artworks, box sets, an eBook, a website, a typeface, all published by artists, curators and designers who experiment with production as much as content. They range from photobooks to plays, printed in short-runs on Riso, Digital, Print-on-demand and Photocopier.

Each book launch is unique, accompanied by exhibitions, performances, readings and on-site production, often last minute, energetic and fun. They have bought together individual publishers to create a local publishing community producing an increasing body of work.

The 100th launch will be marked on Saturday 14th September with an exhibition of these books.
Publishers include: Wassinklundgren, The Coelacanth Press, Savage Messiah, Novel Publication, The Everyday Press, Nieves, Future Fiction, The Mock, Death Approaches, Succulent Legume, Vague Paper, The Book of the Film, Dis Voir, Don’t Bother, True True True, Primary Information, Stanley Picker Gallery, Preston is my Paris, LET, RCA, Uncanny Editions, Dark Windows Press, Palaver Press, Lazy Gramophone Press, Mono Paper, Monika Magazine, General Enquiry, Giorgio Sadotti, Anna Barham, OK Do, The Vanity Press, Bedford Press, The Woodmill, Schizm Magazine, Ditto Press, FormContent, Autonomedia, IRP, The Centre for Recent Drawing, Paper Tiger Books, Hato Press, Circular, Precinct, Savoury Days/1994 Editions, Ella Finer, Kuboaa, Monaco Magazine, Article Press, Rong—Wrong, LemonMelon, An Endless Supply, Focal Point Gallery, Unrealised Projects, Wysing Arts Centre, Publication Studio, Flee Immediately, Unfurnished Editions, Propeller Island, F.R.DAVID, Patrick Goddard, Disturber Magazine, Me and My Friends, Da Thirst, Spector Books, VerySmallKitchen, Bad Press, Misery Connoisseur, Corporeal, Works That Work Magazine, Ludovica Gioscia, Young, Fresh and Relevant, Project Paper, Daniel James Wilkinson, Tombstone Press, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Komplot, Nathan Witt, The Fernand Baudin Prize, Boiled Egg, Passenger Books, Allotrope Press, N0 Demand, X Marks the Bökship.

Exhibition runs until Saturday 26 October 2013.

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September 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Launch of MAN AARG! By David Berridge / Saturday 14 September 2013, 6 – 9pm

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Launch of MAN AARG!
Poetry, Essay, Art Practice
By David Berridge
Published by N0 Demand / X Marks the Bökship

‘Good afternoon. As writer in residence, I have been reading through the publications distributed – also, sometimes, performed, published, written, and conceived – at X Marks the Bökship, the bookshop and project space in Bethnal Green, London.

One dominant form amongst these publications is the script, by which I mean a piece of writing that uses the conventions of the traditional theatre playscript, including stage directions, characters, scripted dialogue, scenes and acts. I want to explore some examples of these scripts and suggest why it might be such a prevalent form within this recent convergence of experimental writing and arts practice.’

MAN AARG! Poetry, Essay, Art Practice is a 96 page book on books written by David Berridge in response to his residency at X Marks the Bökship. MAN AARG! is a jumbled exercise in reading about writing and writing about reading. A detour along the shelves of the past and the present tuning in to ‘a choral cacophony of diverse practitioners, testimony to a time and scene.’ MAN AARG is the first in a new artists’ writing series imprint, N0 Demand published by X Marks the Bökship, and the 100th book launched since the space opened in 2008.

‘A celebration of self-publishing as a constant throughout histories of art and literature,
not an embittered last resort.’

MAN AARG!
Poetry, Essay, Art Practice
By David Berridge
Published by N0 Demand / X Marks the Bökship
2013
96pp
£5

Man Aarg cube

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September 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm