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Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London / Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm

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Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm
Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London

In conversation with Laura Braun, Dawn Lyon and Karen McQuaid

Métier, small businesses in London, is a book by photographer Laura Braun about small-scale independent and specialist businesses in London and the people who run them. In a time when the high-streets of London are taking on a more and more corporate character, this book about independent traders offers an unusual and interesting perspective on this city and an insight into the working lives of people who strongly identify with their occupation. Over 6 years Laura Braun slowly added to this collection of portraits and interior photographs of very individual London businesses. Her subjects are people with fascinating lives shaped by their longterm involvement with their line of work and business. The spaces they work in reveal interesting details about the persons inhabiting them and the work they do.

Laura will be talking to sociologist Dawn Lyon and photography curator Karen McQuaid about the project and the making of the book.

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January 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

Launch of To Have and To Hold Issue 4 / Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of To Have and To Hold Issue 4 Expanded 

Issue 4 of To Have and To Hold took over 15 years to make, please join us in this joyous occasion to mark its debut to the reading masses. This issue was made by nuns living in the remote reaches of the steppe of Russia, using handmade inks from the local landscape, giving its special colourful glean. To celebrate its publication, the nuns handpicked the best artists from around the world to expand on their contributions from this issue. Expect an evening of art and stuff.


Adrien Aldihni
Kirsty Buchanan
Diana Duta,
Ian Giles,
Anouchka Oler,
Grace Morgan Pardo,
AnnaMaria Pinaka
Deniz Unal

Issue 4 features work from Adrien Aldihni, Kirsty Buchanan, Olivia Dunbar, Diana Duta, Ian Giles, Anna Karolina Hagnefur, Inge Hoonte, Anouchka Oler, Grace Morgan Pardo, AnnaMaria Pinaka, Miho Shimizu, Irina Silviu Szekely and Deniz Unal. Edited by Deniz Unal, guest edited by AnnaMaria Pinaka


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January 27, 2014 at 10:12 am

London Launch of L.I.E LISTS OF TEN BOOKS / Saturday 11th January 2014, 6 – 9pm

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London Launch of L.I.E LISTS OF TEN BOOKS
Saturday 11th January 2014, 6 – 9pm

Since 2011, Library of Independent Exchange (L.I.E) have been inviting key proponents of ‘the book’ to submit a list of ten important titles that form part of their personal book collections.

The book includes 20 contributions from Ed Ruscha, Katrina Brown, New Jerseyy, Olivia Plender, Charlotte Cheetham, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jem Southam, Jeff Eaton, Benjamin Sommerhalder, Lionel Bovier, James Jenkin, OMMU, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Jeremy Millar, Alec Finlay, Fraser Muggeridge, Torpedo Press, An Endless Supply, Axel Wieder.

First edition of 100 copies. Printed in London by Hato Press.

Price: £7 (including a copy of L.I.E Notes Introduction)

100% of all profit goes back into the project. L.I.E is a non-for-profit project.


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January 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Launches, Readings & Performances at Wysing, Saturday 14 December 2013, 3 – 5pm

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Reading & Writing
Saturday 14 December 2013, 3 – 5pm
Launches, Readings & Performances

3pm – ‘The Wanderer by Franz Kafka’ by Rory Macbeth (audio extract)

Macbeth’s novel has been written by translating Kafka’s classic tale without knowledge of the German language or use of a dictionary. Rather than relying on computer-aided translations, Macbeth uses belief as a method for writing, forcing himself into a place where he simply believes the translation to be correct.

3.10pm – Launch of The Fox with introduction by Mathew Whittington

Although technically a first issue, The Fox ‘issue 4’ is loosely a continuation of the seventies journal of the same name produced by the artists’ collective Art & Language. This regenerated version, edited by Mathew Whittington, deviates from the concerns of the past publication, being more closely aligned with the ‘natural world’ and using the urban fox as a medium with which to explore attitudes towards the city, culture, nature, labour, architecture and design.

3.30pm – Launch of PERSONA including performance of East Coast/West Coast Re-presented, directed by Jessica Wiesner and performed by Paul Becker and Nadia Hebson, and introduction by Melissa Gordon

PERSONA is an artist-led magazine co-edited by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt and looks at the condition of self-presentation for the contemporary artist. In encompasses discussions on refusal, interiority, friendship, candour, and embarrassment. The launch will be marked by a performance of East Coast/West Coast Re-presented directed by Jessica Wiesner which reconstructs the original East Coast/West Coast – a videotaped argument between Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson conducted with Joan Jonas in 1969.

4.05 Short Break

4.15pm – Rebecca Jagoe, No Strange Men Shall Remove the Stone

Writer in residence for the duration of X-Operative, Rebecca Jagoe will bring together her collected writing and present a selection of new work created during her time at Wysing. She has been using the residency to explore an ongoing interest in the archaeological interpretation of megalithic structures, the devolution of technology, time capsules and nuclear waste.

4.30pm – Chris Evans and Will Holder, Errors hit Orient

Chris Evans went to British Library Newspapers, Colindale, to read B.S. Johnson’s football reports (published in The Observer in 1964 & 65) then suggested to Will Holder that they be set to music. Eight reports are scored for speech and eight improvised themes, played ‘bottleneck’ on bass guitar. Four modular, percussive and affective pieces accompany this, composing a commentary in the indeterminate manner of some of the author’s novels.

Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, Bourn, CB23 2TX Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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December 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Launch of A Strange Cross Between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightclub, Friday 13 December 2013, 6 -9pm

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Friday 13 December 2013, 6 -9pm
Launch of A Strange Cross Between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightclub

A Strange Cross Between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightclub is an artist book that comprises of illustrations, writing, photography and other miscellanea from Jonathan Baldock’s show at the Wysing Arts Centre in May 2013. Collaborating with artist Daniel James Wilkinson they have produced a playful reimagining of an exhibition catalogue.

Launch price £10

A Strange Cross Between a Butchers Shop and a Nightclub
By Jonathan Baldock
Text by Gareth Bell-Jones Kathy Noble and Lotte Juul Petersen
Edited and designed by Daniel James Wilkinson
Printed on Kylie at X Marks the Bökship
Cover printed and bound by Hato Press
Size 205mm x 287mm
Published by Behind The X, December 2013


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December 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Launch of OBJETS MINCES Part 2 / Thursday 5th December 2013, 6 - 9 pm

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La Houle is pleased to present OBJETS MINCES, a four-part publication project organised in collaboration with artists and authors. Each installment, containing folded papers, is published as a folder. A final print will conclude the series by gathering all the “Objets Minces”. This second instalment includes thin shards of ice, aluminium-embossed stupidity, and a formula of seduction. With : Xavier Aupaix Myriam Arseneault-Goulet Pierre Duys Emmanuelle Quertain Dieudonné Cartier Rebekka Seubert Guillaume Sinquin

La Houle is a Brussels-based publishing structure located 72 miles away from the sea, composed of Marie Lécrivain and Jef Caro. From contemporary art to fiction, our books try to build bridges between author, translator, artist, and publisher. La Houle will not follow a single path: through various encounters and collaborations, we choose to establish a methodology that will define itself along our publications. La Houle is a non-profit press. Our concern is to find economic ways of making and distributing printed matter, working in close relation to artists’ or writers’ practices.

At: X Marks the Bökship
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

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December 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

Print Shop: Victor & Hester TURNINGS | FSSMTWTF / Visit Friday 29 November 5 – 8 pm

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VictorandHesterPrint Shop: Victor & Hester


5 – 8 pm

Victor & Hester are at X Marks the Bökship, London, printing a new visual journal produced in-house over a week at the Bökship.

Victor & Hester is a non-profit artist run project, formed in 2010 by Amelia Bywater, Kirstin Carlin, Emma Fitts and Camillo Paravincini. Working collaboratively for the past three years with artists from Scotland and abroad Victor & Hester produces an ongoing and expanding journal and events series that places emphasis on the working processes and social spaces created around the presentation of new work. Since 2011 the project has been fluid in its format, and is currently structured around a collaborative practice between Amelia Bywater and Emma Fitts.


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November 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Motto @ Bökship / TLTRPreß Launch of The Significance of the Photographic Image in a Filmic Context / Thursday 7 November 2013, 6 – 9pm

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Motto @ Bökship
a temporary bookstore project
Thursday 7 November – Sunday 10 November 2013



Thursday 7 November 2013, 6 – 9pm

Launch of The Significance of the Photographic Image in a Filmic Context
By Paulius Petraitis.
Published by TLTRPreß

Most recent debates about the impact of digitalization on photography either advocate a rupture between analog and digital, or deny that there are any differences at all. The present project, however, wants to emphasize the continuity of several cultural aspects without denying the differences between the two ways of image-making. Paulius Petraitis’ text follows a trajetory around a less focused relation in film and photography and adds both to the so-called “classic” understanding of photographic images, as well as rejecting any rupture in the current cultural perception of photography.

— Sahar Askari

NEW TLTRPreß title out now:

Paulius Petraitis: The Significance of the Photographic Image in a Filmic Context
Motto @ Bökship
a temporary bookstore project
Thursday 7 November – Sunday 10 November 2013
Opens Thursday 7 November, 6 – 9pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12  – 6pm

Motto is a collection of temporary and permanent bookshops, a publisher and a distributor of independent publications. Motto distributes more than 150 publishers to a more than a 100 stores worldwide. Motto Berlin regularly functions as a space for book and magazine presentations, as well as special evenings dedicated to different discussions around publishing about art, graphic design, photography, typography and related matters.

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November 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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