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Zines Launch / Preston is my Paris/ Friday 13 May, 7pm – 9.30pm

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X Marks the Bokship presents Publisher of the Month: Preston is my Paris
Launch Event: Friday 13th May, 7- 9.30pm

On display will be the whole of the Preston is my Paris Publishing archive as well as original photographs and found objects that have been featured in the Preston is my Paris zine. We will also be launching 5 new publications that feature diverse subjects such as North East America, a Derby to Manchester train journey, a found map of Preston and a canal trip in Norfolk – these will all be available to buy for the first time here. Entry is free all evening and there will be a live DJ and refreshments available.

http://prestonismyparis.blogspot.com/
http://www.pppbooks.blogspot.com/

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May 9, 2011 at 6:31 am

Screening: The Films of Sally Cruikshank / Sunday 17 April / 6pm / Presented by The Coelacanth Press

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THE COELACANTH PRESS INVITES YOU TO A FREE SCREENING OF
‘THE FILMS OF SALLY CRUIKSHANK’
Sunday 17 April, 6pm

Sally Cruikshank (born 1949) is an American animator, most famous for her 1975 animation ‘Quasi at the Quakadero’, a cartoon that follows two ducks, Quasi and Anita, and a robot called Rollo at an amusement park with attractions such as the Tunnel of Youth, Think_O_Blink Paints Pictures of Your Thoughts, and Madame Xano and her Fabulous Dream Reader. ‘Quasi’ was a ‘midnight movie’ favourite at the time, and as well as being voted as one of the 50 greatest cartoons by members of the animation industry, was selected in 2009 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Her work has featured in many episodes of CTW’s Sesame Street and in title sequences for films such as Mannequin (1987). She was the head animator for Snazelle Films in San Franscisco from 1972 to 1981, and in 1986 Cruikshank won the initial Maya Deren Award for Independent Film and Video Artists given by the American Film Institute, along with Stan Brakhage and Nam June Paik. Today she lives in California. Sally Cruikshank at Snazelle Films in the 1970s.

An interview with Sally Cruikshank features in The Coelacanth Journal No. 6 – It Came in the Night.

The Coelacanth Press is Publisher of the Month at X Marks the Bökship.

A Coelacanth Reading List will be distributed at the event and a display of books and other material from the Coelacanth collection is available to view at the space.

YOURS THE COELACANTH PRESS
www.thecoelacanthpress.co.uk

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London E2 9NQ
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April 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

Pirate Books in Peru: A talk by Andrea Francke / Friday 25 March / 7pm

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The Piracy Project at X Marks The Bökship
Pirate Books in Peru: A talk by Andrea Francke

Friday 25 March, 7pm

Book piracy exists in many emerging countries and book pirates in Peru for example go beyond creating unlicensed reprints – they have even begun to interfere with the content. An entire genre of “improved” versions is emerging. All the books, in a sense, become legitimate versions. In this illustrated talk artist Andrea Francke will present the findings of her recent research trip to Lima, where she visited book stores, street markets and traffic lights, where pirated books are sold by street vendors. She returned to London with a heavy suitcase full of versions, which will be on display at the Bökship.

Sat 26 March Please join us for a day on the streets.  We will meet between 9.30 – 11.00 at the Bökship to make posters for the march. Then we will head into town to the meeting point. It will be close to ULU Malet Street. See also: Arts Against Cuts, draft of a letter for cultural institutions.
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Pirate Book Production Centre at the Bökship Sunday 27 March 1–6pm
Come in and join us on Sunday afternoon, when we’ ll pirate X marks the Bökship in London. This is the first workshop in the Piracy Project, which explores the spectrum of copying, translating, paraphrasing, imitating, re-organising and manipulating already existing material.  The books resulting from this activity are the first contributions to the new book collection at the Byam Shaw Library.

AND is an activity exploring print on demand technologies and publishing conceptually driven artists’ books. AND is directed by Lynn Harris & Eva Weinmayr and is based at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.

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March 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

The Piracy Project: Intro / Wednesday 16 March / Byam Shaw Library

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Publisher’s of the Month, AND are introducing the The Piracy Project at Byam Shaw Library (University of the Arts London, 2 Elthorne Road, London N19 4AG)
What Are We Doing?
Wed 16 March 2011, 6–8pm

A discussion on the implications of different strategies to fight the cuts from inside an art college. Join our ideas mining excercise with John Cussans, Eva Weinmayr, Neil Chapman, Margot Bannermann, Andrea Francke, Anna Hart, Lynn Harris, Edgar Schmitz, Cecila Wee and many more. Free School in a New Dark Age – The Library Project – Arts Against Cuts – The Precarious Workers Brigade

AND is an activity exploring print on demand technologies and publishing conceptually driven artists’ books. AND is directed by Lynn Harris & Eva Weinmayr and is based at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.

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March 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

AND Install

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March 3, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Publisher of the Month: AND Publishing

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AND
Publishing
will be hijacking (or pirating) the Bökship this March for the first of the Publisher of the Month series. An installation of their titles will be on display from 6pm on the evening of Thursday 3rd March (as part of First Thursdays)

During the month they will introduce their latest project The Piracy Project through a lecture by Andrea Francke on Book Piracy in Peru (Fri 25th March), a production workshop (Sat 26/ Sun 27 March) and a call for submissions. The Piracy Project is not about stealing or forgery. It is a platform to innovatively explore the spectrum of copying, translating, paraphrasing, imitating, re-organising and manipulating of already existing works.

AND is an activity exploring print on demand technologies and publishing conceptually driven artists’ books. AND is directed by Lynn Harris & Eva Weinmayr and is based at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.

X Marks The Bökship
210 / 3 Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9NQ

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March 1, 2011 at 9:42 am