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IMT Gallery and X Marks the Bökship present…
A new performance by Clare Gasson

Thursday 17 April 2014, 7 - 9pm
The performance begins promptly at 8pm


Clare Gasson's The River, performed at the South London Gallery, 2011

"To and for AT /October 2013/the seed in the chain of thoughts/calling up the spirit of the infinite /endless/equations/renamed March 2014" 2014


as an explanation of sorts //a low rumble/sextet/ stop/ and/ start/ the voids strengthening/ negative becoming/positive/sixty minutes beyond twilight/the nature of it /drawings/research//essay found in a corner/the back /of a public space of deep shadows/ a spotlight shining/six pages on black/through the glass/offering back a lifeline/time //of work.

As part of the show Shaken from the Sky at IMT Gallery Clare Gasson has made a new performance based on a short essay by Alan Turing. Shaken from the Sky was curated by NaoKo TakaHashi, featuring work by Clare Gasson alongside Rowena Hughes, Patricia Pinsker and NaoKo TakaHashi. The exhibition will be open late to coincide with the performance.


Friday 18 April 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of E.R.O.S Journal, MAN


Join us on Good Friday to celebrate the publication of MAN, the fifth issue of E.R.O.S.

Readings by Jamie Sutcliffe and Sami Jalili

John Baldessari
Sami Jalili
Federico Campagna
Emma Jones
Mark Fisher
Sharon Kivland
Ed Atkins
Patrick Staff
Andrew Calimach
Saul Newman
Simon Critchley
AA Bronson
Jamie Sutcliffe
Dan Walwin
Luke Burton
Franco 'Bifo' Berardi
Richard Wentworth


Join EROS on the 26th April for an evening of readings and performances at Senate House Library, from 6.00-7.30pm.
The event is convened by Sami Jalili and Sharon Kivland, with Mura Ghosh.
Read More http://erosjournal.co.uk/product/senate-house-event



Saturday 19 April 2014, 6pm - End.
X, A kiss goodbye closing party


You are invited to join us:

From 6pm, XALPHABET, preview of all of the 26 Xs by 26 artists
Xavier Antin, Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Rachel Cattle, Arnaud Desjardin, Roisin Dunne, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Christian Flamm, Marit Gluntzberg, Rebecca Jagoe, Thomas Jeppe, Fraser Muggeridge, Hansjörg Mayer, Sara MacKillop, Ciara Phillips, Harsh Patel, Laure Prouvost, Michalis Pichler, Giles Round, Benjamin Sommalder, Giorgio Sadotti, Nick Thurston, Daniel James Wilkinson, Eva Weinmayr, Lucy Woodhouse, Rahel Zoller.

6pm, Easter X Hunt and Gin and Tonics

6.30pm, Launch of 3 books by Hato Press
Parts Manual 2014, James Capper
In the Garden, Emily Rand
AHA, Molly Kyhl

7pm, Launch of Notes on a Team Building Exercise by Jane Cheadle, Anna Pickering, Michaela Nettell, Lucy Parker, Jenna Collins

7.15pm, Launch
 of whipping jumpy squirts by Mark Pawson

7.30pm, Launch of Drawings by Roland Brauchli

7.45, Launch of Mona Lisa to Marge: How the World's Greatest Artworks Entered Popular Culture by Francesca Bonazzoli and Michele Robecchi, Published by Prestal

8.00pm, Launch of Argos Catalogue, 1976, A project by Sara MacKillop for the Everyday Press.

8.15pm, SONNET(S) & OTHER SONNET(S) by Michalis Pichler

8.30, Reading by Bökship Writer in Residence Rebecca Jagoe

8.45pm, Launch of...Or maybe it's the same for everyone, a platform for artists' short fiction and experimental writing. Published by Parvillionary Press

9pm Music and dancing
Jen (Das Hund DJ set)
Keef Winter(Not Squares)

XALPHABET 26 artists, designers and writers have been invited to make an X. The X belongs to many people: mark makers, sign writers, mathematicians and musicians. An X can represent a letter, a number, a symbol, a sign, a pattern or hidden treasure. 
The X has been adopted by the subversive as a symbol of protest. A strike. A NO. And also as an affirmation. A signature. A vote. A YES. 
X ruptures the system and then fills in the space it creates.

Easter X Hunt 26 Xs have been posted in the surrounding streets. Can you spot them?

Hato Press is a speciality printing and publishing house based in London. They specialise in both screen-printing and Risograph / Riso printing processes.

Gin and Tonics Daniel James Wilkinson and Paul Lawrence mix free gin and tonics

Notes on a Team Building Exercise by Jane Cheadle, Anna Pickering, Michaela Nettell, Lucy Parker, Jenna Collins. The result of a one week residency at The Pit Theatre at the Barbican.

Drawings by Roland Brauchli, 16pp, folded sheets, each unique

Argos Catalogue 1976 by Sara MacKillop
Full colour digital print on paper, perfect bound.
Edition of 40, numbered
Published by The Everyday Press
Special launch price of £50
(r.r.p £60)

Ulises Carrión, Michalis Pichler
April 19, 2014

In 1972, Ulises Carrión produced his first artist's book "SONNET(S)" which consists of a 44 variations of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rosetti titled "Heart"s Compass". Using the language like a material, Carrión writes Rossetti's poem over and over again on a typewriter, in slightly different versions. This book today is considered Carrión's first "artists book", where he still uses language, but quite differently.
In 2009 Michalis Pichler, in a similar approach but using a computer program, probably word or open office, created 44 new variations and published a book titled "SOME MORE SONNET(S)". The last page of this book announced a multitude of OTHER SONNET(S), mostly imaginary.
The one-night-show at X Marks the Bökship sees the realisation of a giveaway sonnet written in BRAILLE as well as a sonnet reading performed in American Sign Language (ASL).
Besides, there will be NINE SWIMMING SONNETS.

...Or maybe it's the same for everyone is platform for artists' short fiction and experimental writing. It aims to 'sweep up' the interesting fallout from artistic practices and provide a new space for such things to exist.
Engaged with the printed object, each issue is handed over completely to a different designer to organise and present as they see fit. Issue Two features pieces by Martin Westwood, Annabel Frearson, Patrick Coyle and Lizzy Kane and was designed by Blue Firth at Pavilionary Press. £7 *with special launch price of 5*


X, a kiss goodbye

As many of you may now know because of a large rent rise myself and Daniel have to move out of our space at Cambridge Heath Road at the end of April and X Marks the Bökship is closing.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been involved with X Marks the Bökship up to this point, as a publisher, a visitor, a customer or friend. It has been fun.

Thanks also to the Arts Council and to the Elephant Trust for helping with funding for projects and to everyone who has supported the space in kind.

Answers to what am I going to do next are: I don’t know yet, have a little rest, make a book about the Bökship, do some pop ups and projects at other spaces, go on tour. I will keep you up to date.

If you are a publisher and you would like to collect any stock from me before I close get in touch to make arrangements or come and collect it between Thursday 17 – Thursday 24 April. 

With love
Eleanor X

X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ



  X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ