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PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE # 12: Drawing from Architecture with Guest Speaker Pablo Bronstein, Wednesday 7th July

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PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications

Wednesday 7th July
7pm – 8.30pm

Talk starts 7.10pm
Fee £2.50 per talk, pay on the night


# 12: DRAWING FROM ARCHITECTURE, Guest speaker Pablo Bronstein

PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
# 1: THE ARCHIVE. Guest speaker James Hoff
# 2: PHOTOBOOKS. Guest speaker Stephen Gill
# 3: BOOKS ON BOOKS. Guest speaker Arnaud Desjardin
# 4: ART WRITING. Guest speaker Fiona Banner
# 5: THE COLOPHON (Documents and Facts), REPRESENTATIONS OF COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION. Guest speaker Will Holder
# 6: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MAGAZINE PAGE. Guest speaker David Campany
# 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr
# 8: ARTISTS’ NEWSPAPERS. Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown
# 9: SLIMVOLUME/ THE GALLERY AS PUBLISHER. Guest speaker Andrew Hunt

# 10: APPROPRIATION, Guest speaker Michalis Pichler
# 11: WHY I LIKE MAKING BOOKS, Guest speaker Sara MacKillop
# 12: DRAWING FROM ARCHITECTURE, Guest speaker Pablo Bronstein

X marks the Bökship/ Donlon Books
210 / 3, Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

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PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE # 11: Some Things I Like About Making Books with guest speaker Sara MacKillop, Wednesday 23rd June

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PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications

Wednesday 23rd June, 7pm – 8.30pm
Talk starts 7.10pm
Fee £2.50 per talk, pay on the night

# 11: Some Things I Like About Making Books with guest speaker Sara MacKillop

http://www.saramackillop.co.uk/Artist.html

PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
# 1: THE ARCHIVE. Guest speaker James Hoff
# 2: PHOTOBOOKS. Guest speaker Stephen Gill
# 3: BOOKS ON BOOKS. Guest speaker Arnaud Desjardin
# 4: ART WRITING. Guest speaker Fiona Banner
# 5: THE COLOPHON (Documents and Facts), REPRESENTATIONS OF COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION. Guest speaker Will Holder
# 6: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MAGAZINE PAGE. Guest speaker David Campany
# 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr
# 8: ARTISTS’ NEWSPAPERS. Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown
# 9: SLIMVOLUME/ THE GALLERY AS PUBLISHER. Guest speaker Andrew Hunt
# 10: APPROPRIATION, Guest speaker Michalis Pichler
# 11: WHY I LIKE MAKING BOOKS, Guest speaker Sara MacKillop

X marks the Bökship/ Donlon Books
210 / 3, Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

https://bokship.wordpress.com


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June 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Statements on Appropriation, (June 9th 2010, X marks the bokship, London) Michalis Pichler

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Statements on Appropriation                        (June 9th 2010, X marks the bokship, London)

1. Probably the wheel, just as the telephone, too, was invented more than once.

2. The words in a new book might be the author’s own words or someone else’s words.
A writer of the new art writes very little or does not write at all.

3. there is as much unpredictable originality in quoting, imitating, transposing, and echoing, as there is in inventing.

4. Copying and Copyright have become such contentious issues because a gulf has sprung between post-Duchampian, postmodern artistic practice and a still Modernist-Romantic interpretation of copyright.

5.

6. Like Bouvard and Pecuchet, those eternal copyists, both sublime and comical and whose profound absurdity precisely designates the truth of writing, the writer can only imitate a gesture forever anterior, never original

7. We cannot precisely say what is not appropriation. Impossible to draw a categorical line.

8. Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century

9. For the messieurs art-critics i will add, that of course it requires a far bigger mastery to cut out an artwork out of the artistically unshaped nature, than to construct one out of arbitrary material after ones own artistic law.

10. It appears to me, that the signature of the author, be it an artist, cineast or poet, seems to be the beginning of the system of lies, that all poets, all artists try to establish, to defend themselves, I do not know exactly against what.

11. The authenticity of a thing is the essence of all that is transmissible from its beginning, ranging from its substantive duration to its testimony to the history which it has experienced.

12. Ultimately, any sign or word is susceptible to being converted into something else, even into its opposite.

13. Custom having once given the name of ” the ancients ” to our pre-Christian ancestors, we will not throw it up against them that, in comparison with us experienced people, they ought properly to be called children, but will rather continue to honor them as our good old fathers.

14. if a book paraphrases one explicit historical or contemporary predecessor in title, style and/or content, this technique is what I would call a “greatest hit”

15. Maybe the belief that an appropriation is always a conscious strategic decision made by an author is just as naive as believing in an “original” author in the first place.

16. Certain images, objects, sounds, texts or thoughts would lie within the area of what is appropriation, if they are somewhat more explicit, sometimes strategic, sometimes indulging in borrowing, stealing, appropriating, inheriting, assimilating… being influenced, inspired, dependent, indebted, haunted, possessed, quoting, rewriting, reworking, refashioning… a re-vision, re-evaluation, variation, version, interpretation, imitation, proximation, supplement, increment, improvisation, prequel… pastiche, paraphrase, parody, piracy, forgery, homage, mimicry, travesty, shan-zhai, echo, allusion, intertextuality and karaoke.

17. any text is constructed as a mosaic of quotations; any text is the absorption and transformation of another.

18. It is nothing but literature!

Notes

On June 9th, 2010, six one-sentence statements originated by Michalis Pichler for the purpose of this piece were mixed, in a container, with eighteen one-sentence quotes taken from various other sources; each sentence was printed onto a separate piece of paper.
Eighteen statements were drawn by “blind” selection and, in the exact order of their selection, joined together to form the “Statements on Appropriation,” for a presentation at X marks the bokship, London in the context of PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE / A short course on concepts of artists’ publications.

In the following bibliography the sources (…) may be found, although no specific statement is keyed to its actual author.

Roland Barthes, “The Death of the Author,” in Image Music Text, trans. Stephen Heath (New York: Hill and Wang, 1967).

Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” in Illuminations, trans. H. Zohn (New York: Schocken, 1963).

Marcel Broodthaers interviewed by Freddy de Vree (1971) in Broodthaers (Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1994), 93.

Ulises Carrión, “The New Art of Making Books,” Kontexts no. 6–7, 1975.

Giorgio de Chirico quoted in Allen Ruppersberg, The New Five-Foot Shelf of Books (Ljubljana: International Centre of Graphic Arts, 2003).

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle (Paris: Editions Buchet-Chastel, 1967) trans. Ken Knabb (bopsecrets.org: 1992); see: http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/debord/8.htm, paragraph 206.

Guy Debord and Gil J. Wolman, “Mode d’emploi du détournement,” in Les Lèvres Nues #8. See Ken Knabb, “A User’s Guide to Détournement” (2006).

T. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” in Selected Prose of T. S. Eliot, ed. Frank Kermode (London: Faber, 1984), 37.

Mark Getty, chairman of Getty Images, in an interview with The Economist (2000).

Kenneth Goldsmith, “Being Boring,” in The Newpaper 2, (2008), 2. http://thenewpaper.co.uk

Herakleitos of Ephesos, quoted by Plato in Cratylus, fragment 41.

Julia Kristeva, “Word, Dialogue and Novel,” in The Kristeva Reader, ed. Toril Moi (New York: Columbia
University Press, 1986).

Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse), Poésies (1870), ed. and trans. Alexis Lykiard (London: Allison and Busby, 1978), 68.

Dear Images: Art, Copyright, and Culture, eds. Daniel McClean and Karsten Schubert (London: Ridinghouse, 2002).

Allen Ruppersberg, “Fifty helpful hints on the Art of the Everyday,” in The Secret of Life and Death (Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1985), 113.

Kurt Schwitters, “i (ein Manifest),” in Kurt Schwitters—Das Literarische Werk, vol. 5, ed. Friedhelm Lach (Köln: Du-Mont, 1973-1981), 125.

Leo Steinberg (1978) in Schwartz Hillel, The Culture of the Copy (New York: Zone Books, 1996).

Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own, trans. Steven T. Byington, (New York: Benj. R. Tucker, 1907).

See also: Douglas Huebler, Variable piece #20, 1970.

About the Author
Michalis Pichler works and lives in Berlin. His most recent “greatest hit,” Der Einzige und sein Eigentum (The Ego and Its Own), is an appropriation of Max Stirner’s 1844 manifesto of the same name. http://buypichler.com/einzige.html

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June 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

# 10: APPROPRIATION with guest speaker Michalis Pichler

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PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications

Wednesday 9th June, 7pm – 8.30pm
Talk starts 7.10pm
Fee £2.50 per talk, pay on the night

# 10: APPROPRIATION with guest speaker Michalis Pichler

It appears to me, that the signature of the author, be it an artist, cineast or poet, seems to be the beginning of the system of lies, that all poets, all artists try to establish, to defend themselves, I do not know exactly against what.      M.B.

Related material

Theory & Practice:  Statements on Appropriation http://www.ubu.com/papers/pichler_appropriation.html

Practice & Theory (‘high’ culture): Der Einzige und sein Eigentum  http://www.buypichler.com/einzige.html

Practice (‘low’ culture):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOOQYrCsPFA

Michalis will put together a wall of bookworks that explicitly paraphrase or ‘steal’ from other books including Fiona Banner, Derek Beaulieu, Christian Boltanski, Ulises Carrión, Craig Dworkin, Cerith Wyn Evan’s, Jacob Fabricius (Ed.), General Idea, Kenneth Goldsmith, David Jourdan, Martin Kippenberger, Hugh Mendes, Simon Morris, Michalis Pichler, Peter Piller, Simon Popper, Bern Porter, Richard Prince, John Stezaker, Elaine Sturtevant, Nick Thurston, Andy Warhol, Eva Weinmayr.

PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
# 1: THE ARCHIVE. Guest speaker James Hoff
# 2: PHOTOBOOKS. Guest speaker Stephen Gill
# 3: BOOKS ON BOOKS. Guest speaker Arnaud Desjardin
# 4: ART WRITING. Guest speaker Fiona Banner
# 5: THE COLOPHON (Documents and Facts), REPRESENTATIONS OF COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION. Guest speaker Will Holder
# 6: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MAGAZINE PAGE. Guest speaker David Campany
# 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr
# 8: ARTISTS’ NEWSPAPERS. Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown
# 9: SLIMVOLUME/ THE GALLERY AS PUBLISHER. Guest speaker Andrew Hunt
# 10:
APPROPRIATION, Guest speaker Michalis Pichler

Next Talk:
# 11: WHY I LIKE MAKING BOOKS, Guest speaker Sara MacKillop

X marks the Bökship/ Donlon Books
210 / 3, Cambridge Heath Road
London E9 5NQ

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Street Reading, Times Square, 2003

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June 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Next Publication as Practice talk is on Wednesday 26th May

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SLIMVOLUME / THE GALLERY AS PUBLISHER with Guest speaker Andrew Hunt

Slimvolume Poster Publication is a yearly publishing project. It was initiated by Andrew Hunt at the end of 2000 to provide an open space for artists to expand their practice within a collaborative framework.

Andrew Hunt is the director of the Focal Point Galley.

http://www.focalpoint.org.uk/printed_matter/

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May 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE, # 8: ARTISTS’ NEWSPAPERS. Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown

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Wednesday 28th April, 7pm – 8.30pm
PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications
Talk starts 7.10pm Fee £2.50 per talk, pay on the night
# 8: ARTISTS’ NEWSPAPERS. Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown

This week we will sit down with the newspaper and look at the work of artists who use the language, visuals or format of newspapers in their practice.

PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
# 1: THE ARCHIVE. Guest speaker James Hoff
# 2: PHOTOBOOKS. Guest speaker Stephen Gill
# 3: BOOKS ON BOOKS. Guest speaker Arnaud Desjardin
# 4: ART WRITING. Guest speaker Fiona Banner
# 5: THE COLOPHON (Documents and Facts), REPRESENTATIONS OF COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION. Guest speaker Will Holder
# 6: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MAGAZINE PAGE. Guest speaker David Campany
# 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr
# 8: ARTISTS’ NEWSPAPERS. Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown

Upcoming:
APPROPRIATION, Guest speaker Michalis Pichler
SLIMVOLUME / THE GALLERY AS PUBLISHER, Guest speaker Andrew Hunt

X marks the Bökship/ Donlon Books 210 / 3, Cambridge Heath Road London E9 5NQ
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April 26, 2010 at 7:58 am

Publication as Practice # 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr

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Wednesday 14th April, 7pm – 8.30pm
PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications
Talk starts 7.10pm Fee £2.50 per talk, pay on the night
# 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr

This week we will look at the point where a publication meets its audience and projects that experiment with this exchange.

* DONLON BOOKS has moved all its books from Cambridge Heath Road to set up a bookshop at Glasgow International Festival of Art for one month. The shop is now empty and on Wednesday we will we will be talking about a project to use the space during this month.

PUBLICATION AS PRACTICE
# 1: THE ARCHIVE. Guest speaker James Hoff
# 2: PHOTOBOOKS. Guest speaker Stephen Gill
# 3: BOOKS ON BOOKS. Guest speaker Arnaud Desjardin
# 4: ART WRITING. Guest speaker Fiona Banner
# 5: THE COLOPHON (Documents and Facts), REPRESENTATIONS OF COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION. Guest speaker Will Holder
# 6: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MAGAZINE PAGE. Guest speaker David Campany
# 7: THE DEFINITION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITY OCCURS, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION.’ (Marcel Broodthaers.) Guest speaker Eva Weinmayr

Upcoming:

READING THE NEWSPAPER, Guest speaker Eleanor Vonne Brown
APPROPRIATION, Guest speaker Michalis Pichler
SLIMVOLUME / THE GALLERY AS PUBLISHER, Guest speaker Andrew Hunt

X marks the Bökship/ Donlon Books 210 / 3, Cambridge Heath Road London E9 5NQ
https://bokship.wordpress.com http://www.donlonbooks.co.uk

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April 12, 2010 at 7:46 am