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X, A Kiss Goodbye Closing Party, Saturday 19 April 2014, 6pm – END

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From 6pm, XALPHABET, preview of all of the 26 Xs by 26 artists

Xavier Antin, Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Rachel Cattle, Arnaud Desjardin, Roisin Dunne, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Christian Flamm, Marit Muenzberg, Rebecca Jagoe, Thomas Jeppe, Fraser Muggeridge, Hansjörg Mayer, Sara MacKillop, Ciara Phillips, Harsh Patel, Laure Prouvost, Michalis Pichler, Giles Round, Benjamin Sommalder, Giorgio Sadotti, Nick Thurston, Daniel James Wilkinson, Eva Weinmayr, Lucy Woodhouse, Rahel Zoller.

6pm, Easter X Hunt and Gin and Tonics

6.30pm, Launch of 3 books by Hato Press
Parts Manual 2014, James Capper
In the Garden, Emily Rand
AHA, Molly Kyhl

7pm, Launch of Notes on a Team Building Exercise by Jane Cheadle, Anna Pickering, Michaela Nettell, Lucy Parker, Jenna Collins

7.15pm, Launch
 of whipping jumpy squirts by Mark Pawson

7.30pm, Launch of Drawings by Roland Brauchli

7.45pm, Launch of Mona Lisa to Marge: How the World’s Greatest Artworks Entered Popular Culture by Francesca Bonazzoli and Michele Robecchi, Published by Prestal

8.00pm, Launch of Argos Catalogue, 1976, A project by Sara MacKillop for the Everyday Press.

8.15pm SONNET(S) & OTHER SONNET(S) by Michalis Pichler

8.30pm, Reading by Bökship Writer in Residence Rebecca Jagoe

8.45pm, Launch of…Or maybe it’s the same for everyone, a platform for artists’ short fiction and experimental writing. Published by Parvillionary Press

9pm Music and dancing
Jen (Das Hund DJ set)
Keef Winter(Not Squares)

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April 17, 2014 at 6:24 am

Launch of E.R.O.S: MAN / Friday 18th April 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Friday 18th April 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of E.R.O.S: MAN

Join us on Good Friday to celebrate the publication of MAN, the fifth issue of E.R.O.S.

Readings by Jamie Sutcliffe and Sami Jalili

John Baldessari
Sami Jalili
Federico Campagna
Emma Jones
Mark Fisher
Sharon Kivland
Ed Atkins
Patrick Staff
Andrew Calimach
Saul Newman
Simon Critchley
AA Bronson
Jamie Sutcliffe
Dan Walwin
Luke Burton
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
Richard Wentworth

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

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Join EROS on the 26th April for an evening of readings and performances at Senate House Library, from 6.00-7.30pm.
The event is convened by Sami Jalili and Sharon Kivland, with Mura Ghosh.

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April 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

Performance : To and for AT /October 2013/the seed in the chain of thoughts/calling up the spirit of the infinite /endless/equations/renamed March 2014

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IMT Gallery and X Marks the Bökship present…
A new performance by Clare Gasson

Thursday 17 April 2014, 7 – 9pm
The performance begins promptly at 8pm

Claire Gasson
Clare Gasson’s The River, performed at the South London Gallery, 2011

“To and for AT /October 2013/the seed in the chain of thoughts/calling up the spirit of the infinite /endless/equations/renamed March 2014” 2014 


as an explanation of sorts //a low rumble/sextet/ stop/ and/ start/ the voids strengthening/ negative becoming/positive/sixty minutes beyond twilight/the nature of it /drawings/research//essay found in a corner/the back /of a public space of deep shadows/ a spotlight shining/six pages on black/through the glass/offering back a lifeline/time //of work.

As part of the show Shaken from the Sky at IMT Gallery Clare Gasson has made a new performance based on a short essay by Alan Turing.  Shaken from the Sky was curated by NaoKo TakaHashi, featuring work by Clare Gasson alongside Rowena Hughes, Patricia Pinsker and NaoKo TakaHashi. The exhibition will be open late to coincide with the performance.

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April 15, 2014 at 10:51 am

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EAT ME: Rebecca Jagoe and Daniella Valz Gen

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April 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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EAT ME / Saturday 12 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Rebecca Jagoe

Bökship Writer-in-Residence Rebecca Jagoe and Daniella Valz Gen present two new readings.


It was nice, with African cichlids and tiger barbs in it and live plants, it was a beautifully kept fish tank, very clean. I used to like to just sit there and watch them swim around, basically. I used to enjoy the planning and the set-up, the filtration, read about how to keep the nitrate and ammonia down to safe levels and just the whole spectrum of fish-keeping interested me. I once saw some puffer fish in the store. It’s a round fish, and the only ones I ever saw with both eyes in front, like a person’s eyes, and they would come right up to the front of the glass and their eyes would be crystal blue, like a person’s, real cute. It’s a fun hobby. I really enjoyed that fish tank. It’s something I really miss.


The carnelian however, was perfect. It looked like honey, like deep red shiny honey, it was as if it was enclosed in white air, a very thin layer of white air. That’s how it looked against the light. It was shaped like an organ, a liver perhaps, a small crystalline liver. She brought it to her lips, she wanted to feel its temperature, and to check with the tip of her tongue if it in fact was not made of hard honey.



‘Through lecture performance and written pieces, Rebecca Jagoe explores the appropriation of texts and the practical application of the metaphysical to everyday life. Jagoe is co-editor of the art writing journal YFR. Recent Recent shows and performances include ‘Adoption and Divorce’ (HFBK, Hamburg, June 2013), ‘LUPAFETE’ (London, June 2013), and ‘Building Your House on the Edge of a Cliff’ (New Gallery, Peckham, March 2013). Her writing has been published in journals including 2HB, YFR and SALT. .’

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April 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Original Risographies

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April 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm