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Daniel James Wilkinson is Publisher of the Month

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Printed Matter

Daniel James Wilkinson’s work is based on archival research into forgotten societies and other speculative social systems. Presenting found material and reconstructing books; notes and documents, his installations and books explore the fringes of science, rationalism and belief. His works are layered with elements of nostalgic popular culture and modernist pictorial language. The works are rich in occultist design and devoid of literal explanation and are intricately constructed to recall/recreate the exuberance, excess and energy of a character or object.

Daniel will be presenting a selection of printed matter and limited edition publications he has produced over the last few years living being the Bökship. The latest issue of The Paragrin, a 1970s parody of a North Welsh newsletter will be released during the month.

Join us for a gin and tonic on Saturday 4 May from 6 – 9pm. James Wilkinson

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May 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

Spector Books Artist Talk “Songs & Clouds” / Thursday 20 December 2012, 7 – 9pm

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Thursday 20 December 2012, 7 – 9pm
Spector Books Artist Talk “Songs & Clouds”

Olaf Nicolai Escalier du Chant (Songs) and Helmut Völter Cloud Studies (Clouds).




How can songs reflect political events? How does a song become a political song? The artist Olaf Nicolai invited eleven international composers to write songs that reference political events which were of current relevance to them. Without prior announcement, a total of 58 songs were performed as a-cappella pieces on twelve Sundays in 2011 on the central staircase of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Visitors to the museum found themselves as actors in a staged performance for brief instances of time. The publication Escalier du Chant presents excerpts from the songs and commentaries by the composers in the form of 58 music sheets; the accompanying booklet contains various photographs of the performances. Including songs by: Tony Conrad, Georg Friedrich Haas, Georg Katzer, Liza Lim, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Enno Poppe and Marcel Beyer, Rolf Riehm, James Saunders, Elliott Sharp, Mika Vainio, Jennifer Walshe.


“Clouds are fleeting entities – studying them so as to correctly classify, name and read their forms was considered in the 19th and early 20th centuries an important step in coming to understand the secrets of the atmosphere. In its early stages photography offered scientists completely new ways of depicting clouds. They used cameras to make precise, lifelike images, which provided in turn insights into the interaction of clouds and the atmosphere.

Helmut Völter’s Cloud Studies presents six different stations of scientific cloud photography, from its beginnings in the 1880s to the images made by the first weather satellites in the 1960s. Each of the six chapters represents a very different scientific and photographic perspective of clouds.”

With an essay by Marcel Beyer; photographs by Albert Riggenbach, Ralph Abercromby, anonymous pilots of World War I, Ferdinand Quénisset, Philippe Schereschewsky, Philippe Wehrlé, Masanao Abe and the Tiros weather satellites; and excerpts from works by Jean Baptiste Lamarck, Luke Howard, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, John Ruskin, Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Clement Ley and others.


Olaf Nicolai and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Pinakothek der Moderne Munich (Eds.)
Triple case with 58 music sheets, including 32 page booklet
German/ English
Leipzig 2012
ISBN 978-3-940064-65-
£ 78.50


Helmut Völter: Wolkenstudien. Cloud Studies. Études des nuages
272 pages, 132 photographs.
German, English, French
Spector Books, Leipzig 2011
ISBN 978-3-940064-99-8

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December 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Launch of Sounds Like Silence. John Cage – 4’33” – Silence Today / Thursday 22 November 2012, 6 – 9pm

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Thursday 22 November 2012, 6 – 9pm
Launch of Sounds Like Silence. John Cage – 4’33” – Silence Today
Published by Spector Books 2012

7.30pm Introduction to the publishing practice of Spector Books
by publisher Anne Koenig and designer Pascal Storz.
Display of the current titles and back catalogue of Spector Books
Spector Books are distributed by Anagram Books

The title of this book and the exhibition it documents—Sounds Like Silence—is ambiguous.
On the one hand, silence effectively “sounds”—or as Cage put it, “There is no such thing as silence.”
On the other hand, sound needs silence in order to be heard. Even if complete silence does not exist, every sound implicitly conveys the notion of silence: there is no presence without absence. The double meaning of Sounds Like Silence therefore touches upon the central issues at stake in this project: what do we hear when there is nothing to hear; to what extent do we long for silence; and how much silence can we cope with—provided it even exists? John Cage’s 4’33” (four minutes, thirty-three seconds) premiered on August 29, 1952. This book presents new theoretical writings and artistic works referring to this groundbreaking work, together with original scores and the composer’s own variations, derivatives, and sequels of the “silent piece” in the years from 1962 to 1992.

Sounds Like Silence. John Cage – 4’33” – Silence Today
Edited by Dieter Daniels / Inke Arns
Published by Spector Books, 2012
ISBN: 978-3-940064-41-7
Retail Price £25.50
Special Launch Price £21.50

Spector Books are distributed by Anagram Books:

Spector books are Publishers of the Month at X Marks the Bökship
22 November – 22 December 2012

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November 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Trestle Records Present: TOUT / Sunday 16 September 2012

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September 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Publisher of the Month: Trestle Records

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Trestle records is a record label dedicated to putting out new instrumental music started by four friends in east london during 2011. Ranging from electronic to classical, pop to musique concrete supporting and distributing all manner of contemporary instrumental music is its principle. Trestle Record releases will be on display in the Bökship throughout September and they will be hosting two live gigs.

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August 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Book launch ‘everything’ by Marit Münzberg &; ‘was’ by Tamarin Norwood / Thursday 1 March 2012, 7pm – 9pm

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Publisher of the Month: LemonMelon
Book launch ‘everything’ by Marit Münzberg & ‘was’ by Tamarin Norwood
Thursday 1 March 2012, 7pm – 9pm

Please join us at 7pm on Thursday 1st March to mark the start of LemonMelon being the PUBLISHER OF THE MONTH at X Marks the Bökship for the book launches of everything by Marit Muenzberg and was by Tamarin Norwood (Title 3 and Title 4 of the series ‘Lemonade everything was so infinite.’)

everything Marit Münzberg
LemonMelon 2012 | £5 | Softback | 32pp | 29 x 21 cm | ISBN 978 1 908260 04 8
Hovering between anything and nothing, everything is/was or will be – perhaps.
Part of ‘Lemonade everything was so infinite.’ For more information on the series and to order a copy see the LemonMelon website.

was Tamarin Norwood
LemonMelon 2012 | £5 | Softback | 64pp | 29 x 21 cm | ISBN 978 1 908260 05 5
Like the kindly treatment of cut flowers, the word ‘was’ writes from death outwards, restoring the past to the present.
Part of ‘Lemonade everything was so infinite.’ For more information on the series and to order a copy see the LemonMelon website.


filling in the blanks
15th & 16th March 2012, 7 – 9 pm

filling in the blanks is a series of events, investigating how one could perform the blank book. With performances by David Berridge, Patrick Coyle, Marc Godts, Rupert Hartley, Sarah Jacobs, Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon, John Morgan and DJ Roberts.

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February 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Publication as Process workshop by Uncanny Editions / Saturday 5 November, 2 – 5pm

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Publication as Process workshop, by Uncanny Editions
Saturday 5 November, 2 – 5pm

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October 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm