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London E3 4RR

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X Marks the Bökship is moving to Matt’s Gallery for 6 months, opening a small bookshop and project space in the gallery foyer. The Bökship will be open on Thursdays and Fridays and evenings for events over the summer and throughout the autumn REVOLVER II exhibition.

REVOLVER II is a curatorial collaboration between Robin Klassnik and Professor Michael Newman. Beginning in September 2014, the exhibition will comprise a three-part show to investigate the manifestation of knowledge in relation to artists who work with or reference text and publishing.

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Saturday 23 August 2014, 3 – 6pm
Revolver II Trailer: 
Lizzie Hughes, The Making of Americans &
Bronwen Buckeridge, This is Not a Dog Show

On 23 August, Gertrude Stein’s nine hundred and twenty six page novel The Making of Americans will be read out loud in its entirety throughout Matt’s Gallery. Rather than a continuous reading, the text will be fragmented and multi-layered, creating a narrative soundscape that mimics the notoriously impenetrable nature of the book itself.

If you'd like to participate in this durational performance by reading an extract of the text, please contact events@mattsgallery.org  

This is Not a Dog Show by Bronwen Buckeridge is a live soundwork that uses the power of conversation, flowing water and a collection of dogs to tune your ears into a variety of frequencies; psychic, sonic and canine.


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Recent Events

Saturday 21 June 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of Operation Paperclip by Patrick Goddard


The first trailer event for REVOLVER II is the book launch of Operation Paperclip is the debut graphic novel by artist Patrick Goddard, a self published black comedy about identity politics, free will and anarcho-individualism. The novel will be launched with a commissioned text by Naomi Pearce and a debut of a new performance work by Goddard.

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Sunday 6 July 2014, 4 – 8pm
Unsettled By And Open To
Shady Dealings with Language, London

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Unsettled By and Open To gestures toward research led arts practice and celebrates the emergent, unexpected and the unruly by inviting presentations from artist writers; Emma Bolland, Neil Chapman, Linda Stupart and Nathan Walker.

In Pure Means, Yve Lomax considers the moment an action is somehow interrupted and the possibility of experiencing pure means arises – the very gesture of gesture. To illustrate, Lomax invites the reader to imagine an actor whose acting is doing everything to show the means of acting, and moreover, to show it is the means that are being shown. Pure Means demonstrates and explores these philosophical potentials through a poetry of terminology, ideas of subjectification and forms of government, and the figure of the author. 

We too want our effect and affect tight together. We seek a writing that affirms the affective, the somatic, while accounting for the analytic; a writing that moves toward a true politic.

Through a focused Sunday afternoon session of newly commissioned works and presentations, we invite you to make room for durational speech works, demonstrations and embodied critiques, installations of text and image, talks, discussions, food and drink.

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Thursday 14 August 2014, 6.30 - 8.30pm
LAUNCH OF THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 11

The event will feature a live performance by the artist Tom Barnett. 

For his live performances the artist TOM BARNETT adopts the persona of COLDEN DRYSTONE. Incorporating the recital of poetry and found texts (in this case drawn from the content of The White Review), Dada-esque sound pieces of the artist's own composition and patterns of repetition and feedback created on guitar, drum, radio, a live internet feed, vocals and a loop pedal, the works accumulate rhythms and repetitions from which emerge patterns of sound and language. In the course of these live actions he applies nails, spray-paints and clay to a wooden board, which survives the event as an abstract documentation of the event. The performance will last around 20 minutes, and begin at 7.30pm. 

http://www.thewhitereview.org/


X Marks the Bökship
^ Matt’s Gallery
42 – 44 Copperfield Road
Mile End
London E3 4RR

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Other News

The XARCHIVE is in Arnhem, NL
June - October 2014

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The XARCHIVE is collection of books that were launched at X Marks the Bokship between 2008 – 2014. They have been lent to the library at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, NL. http://www.werkplaatstypografie.org