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X Marks the Bökship is closed this week during the installation of the next Revolver II.

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X Marks the Bökship is closed this week during the installation of the next Revolver II show. Open again for the Revolver II preview and Toponym launch on Sunday 12 October, 2 – 5pm, then every Wednesday – Sunday 12 – 6pm.

REVOLVER II Part Two: Traverse
Bronwen Buckeridge, Lucia Nogueira and Joëlle Tuerlinckx with site-specific interventions by Craig Barnes, James Coleman, Peter Liversidge and X Marks the Bökship.

15 October to 9 November 2014
Open 12-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Preview: Sunday 12 October, 2-5pm
A curatorial collaboration by Robin Klassnik & Michael Newman


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October 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

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Launch of Toponym / Sunday 12 October 2014, 2 – 5pm

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Sunday 12 October 2014, 2 – 5pm
Launch of Toponym
By Lia Na’ama ten Brink
Published by LemonMelon 2014
£15 | Softback | 100pp | ISBN 978 1 908260 14 7 | 200 copies

‘Missionaries used to speak of dreams as the god of the savage, but through my hands they have always slipped like mercury …’

Toponym is a work of poetic-documentary montage, a journey through form that segues between found texts and images, traversing registers that are in turn technical, lyrical, scientific and archival. Its compass extends from the illuminators of medieval Central Asia to the nocturnal cormorant fishermen of 1950s Peking; from a surveyor’s passage through Victorian London to an historian’s taxonomy of shadow; and from Renaissance autobiography to the musicological diagrams of a modernist composer.
Where once narrative was shared in the ritualised gatherings of Boccaccio’s Florentine storytelling nobility, or imparted through the rites and festivities of the ancient Roman calendar, in Toponym it becomes a polyphony of verbal and visual fragments haunted by the placelessness that is the mark of the library, the archive and the imagination. The act of reading moves beyond language: unfurling across material surfaces, articulating the mineral and the molecular, the chromatic and the textile.

The Toponym book launch will take place in the Bökship during the opening of the second part of Revolver II at Matt’s Gallery. A small installation of archive films will be showing in the shop during the launch.


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October 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

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Sophia al Maria – The Girl Who Fell to Earth

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‘I’ve never read her’ book club reading short fiction and essays by women.
Wednesday 15 October, 7pm
Reading: Sophia al Maria – The Girl Who Fell to EarthBookclub

Sophia Al Maria is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. She works a great deal with the concept of “Gulf Futurism” a term coined by Al Maria to explain an existing phenomenon she has observed in architecture, urban planning, art, aesthetics and popular culture in the post-oil Persian Gulf. Her memoir ‘The Girl Who Fell To Earth’ was published by HarperCollins on November 27, 2012.

I’VE NEVER READ HER is a book club based in East London.  We read short fiction & essays by women, every second Wednesday of the month. Bring a bottle (or not) and your thoughts. Everybody is welcome. We also host screenings and events around the texts that we read.

Wednesday 12 November, 7pm
Hito Steyrl – In Defense of Poor Image (Essay)

Wednesday 10 December, 7pm
Caryl Churchill – Cloud 9 (Play)

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October 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

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