X Marks the Bökship
Publisher of the Month: July
Drawing Room Confessions is a printed journal named after a parlour game played by Marcel Proust, the Surrealists and others. Each book from the series uses exchanges and playful games to create a unique portrait of an individual artist.
Five different sections: The Egoist, The Blind Man, Two to Tango, For the Time Being and La Madeleine, plus the occasional appereance of The Double Dealer and Ekphrasis, comprise the Rules of the Game, which are the same in each issue. What changes are the players, or interviewers, who open each round of conversation with the featured artist and who come from a wide range of fields.Drawing Room Confessions is created by Manuela Ribadeneira and Vincent Honoré with Benjamin Reichen. Design by Åbäke
During July the full set of Drawing Room Confessions will be exhibited at X Marks the Bökship accompanied by the start of a collection of visual footnotes illustrating the complex referencing and citation that appears in each edition. Giving centre stage to the marginalia, the selected footnotes chosen by the publisher and distributor are represented by objects and prints and offer an entry point into the publications, which consciously choose to exclude images, and add another layer or player to the game.
Drinks will be served from 5pm and an audio recording of the transcript between Richard Wentworth and Tom Sachs in conversation will be played at 7pm.
Wednesday 8 July 2015
You can’t win them all, ladies and gentlemen is a live radio show produced by Jenny Moore and a growing cast of contributors. With the episodes Happiness, Expectations, and Misunderstandings under our belt – the fourth episode will be made using Quality as our query.
For the Quality show, the recently-assembled You can’t win them all house band – “House Music” - will enter The Crystal Set to write and record an album in three days, performing it live on the fourth day in front of a live studio audience. Formed through interpretation, improvisation, desire and pressure, this experiment will finish off the first season of You can’t win them all ladies and gentlemen; it is a peak, a track, a jingle, a trip.
Good hard quality exists when demands and expectations
“House Music” is Jenny Moore, James Ferris, Holly Pester, Simon Clark, and Steven Ounanian. House Music will be recording from 5 - 7 July, and will do something in public at 7:30pm on the 8th July. All welcome.
*Disclaimer: this press release may not accurately represent the outcome of this event. While we aim for quality, we cannot guarantee that expectations will be met or that we have not already misunderstood each other, however we do hope that you will leave happy. Food will be present to aid this.
The Cast of the Crystal set is a project by X Marks the Bökship