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Launch of Flatness and the Manual Labours Manual / Wednesday 30 October, 6.30-8.30pm

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Flatness and the Manual Labours Manual

Wednesday 30 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Join us for the publication launch of Flatness and the Manual Labours Manual. The evening will include a screening of a new video by Pilvi Takala entitled Drive with Care, 2013 selected by Shama Khanna and a discussion with Sophie Hope, Jenny Richards from Manual Labours with artist-researcher Broderick Chow.

Both publications are printed and distributed using AND public.



Flatness is an ongoing research project engaging with the screen based image and immaterial culture after the Internet, initiated by curator, Shama Khanna. The publication Flatness, features a selection of texts and artworks from, an online exhibition space and research resource, which includes contributions by artists, writers and computer specialists engaging with the possibilities and limitations of the web as a creative site and space for viewing. The publication is, in part, an experiment to see which lasts longer – print or website.

Manual Labours

Manual Labours is a programme of practice-based research into physical relationships to work.  Manual Labours reconsiders current time-based structures of work (when does work start and end?) and reasserts the significance of the physical (manual) aspect of immaterial, affective and emotional labour. Research began during a week-long series of discussions, talks, film screenings and interviews in April 2013, following this, we produced the first issue of the Manual Labours Manual which can be read online here.



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October 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Launch of QGJCPLB / Friday 25 October 2013, 6-9PM

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Taking the seminal art journal OCTOBER as a point of departure, QGJCPLB playfully addresses the interstices between art, theory, historicity, critical writing and narrative. In revisiting and formally mutating OCTOBER, QGJCPLB questions the relationships between critical discourse and the supposedly cohesive and authoritative voices through which it has been historically staged. QGJCPLB is a collaborative endeavor between researchers in the Goldsmiths Art Research Programme and the curatorial team of FormContent.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of QGJCPLB with presentations of original works and drinks!

Supported by the Goldsmiths, University of London Graduate School Fund.


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October 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Launch of With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form by Maria Fusco / Wednesday 23 October 2013, 6.30 – 8.30pm

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With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form
By Maria Fusco
Published by New Documents, 2013
Book launch with a reading by Maria Fusco

“An entertaining and thought provoking addition to the reexamination of one of art history’s most mythologized exhibitions that demonstrates how language is attitude and how words are form.”

Jens Hoffmann, Curator of When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2012

Experimenting with the form and register of contemporary art writing, With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form re-figures the seminal artist’s book / catalogue When Attitudes Become Form (1969). Originally edited by Harald Szeemann to accompany the Kunsthalle Bern exhibition of the same name, When Attitudes Become Form brought together new tendencies in the art of its time including Arte Povera, Conceptual Art, and post-Minimalism, to conceive curatorial practice as a linguistic medium.

Working with Szeemann’s artist’s book/catalogue as case-study, With A Bao A Qu reflects on the form and structure of the artist’s book. By stylistically adopting a subjective literary voice, drawn, at least partially, from Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings (published in English in 1969), the book counter-intuitively shifts focus away from reading of art’s conceptual properties to those of its physical, material embodiment.

With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form
11.2 x 18 cm
142 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-927354-14-8
Published by New Documents
Los Angeles/Vancouver: 2013


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October 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Launch of Slide Shows curated by Charlotte Cheetham / Saturday 19 October, 7 – 9pm

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Released in conjunction with Issue 18 of Fillip magazine, Slide Shows documents a specially commissioned Web video project by French curator Charlotte Cheetham on the landscape of international art publishing and design. Originally taking the form of a series of video presentations by publishers, designers, and artists, Slide Shows offers one possible cross section of a newly emergent field of book production. This publication documents the project, serving as a pocket reference to each of the profiles included in the series.

2013, English‚ 14 x 21 cm, 40 pages‚ ISBN:978-1-927354-12-4

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Slide Shows, a series of self-portraits, offers one possible landscape of a newly emerging scene of independent and contemporary art publishing. Curated by Charlotte Cheetham  and produced by Fillip , the initiative begun in 2012 in conjunction with Fillip‚ Institutions by Artists conference in the fall of 2012 in Vancouver, and take the form of a series of video hosted on Tumblr. With the sequential rhythm of the pages of a book, the slideshows depict portraits of publishers, artists, designers, booksellers, and others working in the contemporary field of independent and art publishing.

This set gives form to one possible look at this field, staging the printed work and research of some of its leading figures. Through the familiar (nostalgic) format of consecutive captioned images, these slideshow videos are mobilized in the service of these characters, whose images and texts speak to a still developing landscape of practice, as if they anticipate the transmission of a still moving memory, thus captured for a moment. This partially decontextualized narrative space in which information is displayed in a state of silent diffusion (such as the book) can be freely visited, alone, on a computer, or with others in a less intimate space as was the case when the videos were initially presented. (A wink to the noxious zapping rhythm of information online, but here, presented so that its stories may be savoured, its collected archive is unpacked.) After a pocket guide that was printed and inserted into the Fillip #18, the project will culminate in a printed volume that will document each slideshow, available in 2014. Enjoy!

Slide Shows includes contributions by 4478zine, And publishing, Xavier Antin, Booklet, Cambridge Books, Cannon Magazine, Charlotte Cheetham, An Endless Supply, Grotto, David Horvitz, Int. Typo. Union, Erik Kessels, James Langdon, mono.kultur, Samuel Nyholm, Occasional Papers, Oslo Editions, Precinct, Michalis Pichler, Elias Redstone, David Senior, split/fountain, Eva Weinmayr, and Wendy Yao.

Slide Shows, a series of video self-portraits, offers one possible landscape of a newly emerging scene of independent and contemporary art publishing.

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October 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Evanescent Continents ) One hour of listening ( 8pm on Thursday 17 October 2013

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Human Fiction Tartini is proud to present EVANESCENT CONTINENTS, a new project in collaboration with Shoppinghour Magazine. The project is based on an ephemeral amassing of sounds. We present the listener with a momentary evanescent continent, a shared sonic landscape bound to temporal rather than spatial existence. In this hour of collective listening you will hear new compositions from Chris Wood and Mikatsiu built from recordings submitted in a global call for sounds. These are human fictions built from the detritus of existing sounds. This first edition of Evanescent Continents takes place at X Marks the Bökship.

))) One hour of listening at 20h (((

Thursday 17 October 2013
19h30 – 21h30

X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ
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Mikatsiu :::
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October 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

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Launch of E.R.O.S Journal / Saturday 12 October 2013, 7 -9pm

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E.R.O.S. Issue 3  |  Woman

Nina Power
The Purloined Sex

By Way of an Editorial

Naomi Pearce
Keep Strong (Before the Pain Turns to Tears)

Hannah Black
No Girl No Gun (Notes For a Story About Women)

Linda Stupart
National Velvet

Maija Timonen
The Phantom Film Syndrome

Beatrice Loft Schulz
Seduction as a Virtual Object

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711391 (Excerpts)

Clunie Reid
Bodies in Space/Bodies Without a Trace

Mother Knows Best (Or, A Young Girl’s Guide to Success)

Edd Bagenal
The Woman who was Mistaken by her Husband for a Hat

Jurgen Mealfeyt

Philippa Snow
The Diseases of the Era (Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy)

Rózsa Farkas
Writing Desire, Writing Self

Sami Jalili
Postcards from the Revolution

Cally Spooner
A Solo Event for Thinking (Version Two)

Alice Butler
Unbound, Unleashed, Unforgiving (Kathy Acker’s ‘Non-Fiction’)

Alice Entwistle
Digressing From Nowhere (Remarking Woolf)

Friedrich Nietzsche
Ariadne’s Lament


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October 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm