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LAUNCH OF THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 11, Thursday 14 August 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Thursday 14 August 2014, 7 – 9pm

We are happy to announce the launch of The White Review No. 11 at X Marks the Bökship, on Thursday 14 August. There will be readings and/or a performance – stay tuned for more details.

The White Review No. 11 features interviews with artist PHILIPPE PARRENO, novelist PIERRE GUYOTAT and poet ALICE OSWALD. We’re excited to be publishing new fiction by Argentinian author POLA OLOIXARAC, the extraordinary EVAN LAVENDER-SMITH, and RUBY COWLING, winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2014. Essays are provided by McKENZIE WARK, on the science of climate change, ALEXANDER CHRISTIE-MILLER, on the falconers of the Black Sea, and BASIA LEWANDOWSKA CUMMINGS on a new style of cinema; the featured poets are SOPHIE COLLINS, ROB HALPERN and GËZIM HAJDARI (translated from Italian).

There is a focus in this issue on photography, film and (in the case of Parreno’s work) exposure to light, and we are pleased to welcome the artists SARAH JONES and VICTORIA JENKINS into its pages. NATASHA COX provides the cover. With the editors having retired from writing editorials, a foreword is this time provided by ADAM THIRLWELL.

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July 31, 2014 at 8:32 am

Launch of Operation Paperclip by Patrick Goddard, Saturday 21 June 2014, 7-9pm

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Patrick Goddard


Saturday 21 June 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of Operation Paperclip by Patrick Goddard

The first trailer event for REVOLVER II is the book launch of Operation Paperclip is the debut graphic novel by artist Patrick Goddard, a self published black comedy about identity politics, free will and anarcho-individualism. The novel will be launched with a commissioned text by Naomi Pearce and a debut of a new performance work by Goddard.


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June 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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

Original Risographies

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April 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Launch of Flat White Wall Machine / Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 – 8.30

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Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 – 8.30
Flat White Wall Machine
Published by Fictional Address

Launch of new publication by MA Fine Art Kingston University students, produced at the Bökship.




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March 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Launch of The Junk Ships on Alibaba by Joanne McNeil / Friday 28 February 2014, 7 – 9 pm

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AND Publishing would like to invite you to the launch and reading of The Junk Ships on Alibaba, the third addition to the Piracy Papers series. We will be joined by the author, Joanne McNeil from New York. The Piracy Papers are a series of printed pamphlets with material previously published on the internet, as well as personal correspondence or essays that have been written specifically for us in connection with our research around books, authorship and how we relate to the work of others.

*The Junk Ships on Alibaba* is a short story by Joanne McNeil, describing a series of encounters with different types of counterfeit cultures around the world and their interaction with digital technologies.


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February 25, 2014 at 12:24 am