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Book Launch and Talk: Uncanny Magazine 3 / Publication as Process Friday 30 September 2011, 7pm

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Uncanny Editions is pleased to invite you to the launch of issue 3 of Uncanny Magazine – Publication as Process, with a talk by Karen Lacroix, Friday 30 September, 7pm.

The aim of this issue is to document and archive an essentially visual account of ‘publication as process’. The idea of making several publications during the illustration/ design process is a way of creating a platform for critical awareness. Not only does it generate space for discussion with other people, but promotes a big variety of solutions and alternatives to the work being produced, thus increasing the possibility of making a more considered and reflected decision through the act of publishing.

Issue 3 of Uncanny Magazine is divided into two sections: 1) a reproduction of a publication produced as part of the image-making process for an illustration project for the English Touring Opera, in its original size and form; 2) a selection of 11 of the 23 publications produced whilst making illustrations for the aforementioned design project.

Uncanny Magazine 3 – Publication as Process
Uncanny Editions, £15 (£12 on launch), soft back with z-fold,
52pp, 21 x 29.7 cm, numbered edition of 100, 2011

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September 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

Publisher of the Month: July / IRP

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Impulsive Random Platform are pleased to present their 14th issue at X Marks the Bökship, as July’s Publisher of the Month. Impulsive Random Platform is a publication which allows selected artists to show their work via a different outlet, often alternating between mediums each issue from print to performance and video.

Now internationally based (Baltimore, Amsterdam, in addition to their original London base), the creators will compile the issue in store in the run up to the event, where their entire back catalogue of issues, objects and books will also be available to buy.

IRP will be in residence at the Bökship from Friday 1st July – Sunday 3rd July compiling and producing issue 14. This will be presented on Sunday 3rd July between 4 – 8pm. Please come along to see the results and celebrate  the launch.

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June 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

Call for Submissions IRP Issue 14

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Call for Submissions IRP are now accepting submissions for the next issue of Impulsive Random Platform. The deadline for consideration for this issue is 5pm on Tuesday 28th of June 2011. Please email your submission to either as a 300 dpi JPEG for images or Word document for text pieces. Impulsive Random Platform, or IRP, is a London-based art publication made by graduates from the Slade School of Fine Art. IRP acts as both an extension of its creators’ individual studio practices, and an opportunity for selected artists of all disciplines to display and promote their work via an alternative outlet.

Please let us know if you have any further questions and we look forward to receiving your submissions.


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June 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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.

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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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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.


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210 / 3 Cambridge Heath Road
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.

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