X Marks the Bokship is setting up shop at Wysing Arts Centre for a five week exhibition that includes specially commissioned artist-made display structures by Adam Burton, Sophie Demay, Rory Macbeth, Beatriz Olabarrieta and Keef Winter, a bookshop, publishing space and series of events on the themes of distribution, production, reading, writing and performance. For the duration of the exhibition Rebecca Jagoe will be the Bokship's writer in residence at Wysing.
X Marks the Bokship is a bookshop and project space for independent publishers in London. It specialises in small press publications by artists and designers. It promotes contemporary publishing activity through book launches, events and production resources that bring together individual practitioners to create a local publishing community.
Saturday 16 November 5-8pm
Preview and Launch event
Launch of exhibition with readings and performance by Lucy Woodhouse
Saturday 30 November 1-5pm
Discussion Group and Workshop
Day for the exchange of ideas led by Bokship founder Eleanor Vonne Brown
1-2pm Publishers lunch
2-5pm Reading and discussion group, workshops on the themes of distribution and production
Saturday 7 December 3-5pm
Screening of Adam Chodzko's Plan for a Spell (2001)* followed by an in-conversation with the artist and Rob Young, author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
Saturday 14 December 3-5pm
Launch of new publications and journals with talks and readings from The Wanderer by Franz Kafka by Rory Macbeth, PERFORMA and The Fox.
*Adam Chodzko's Plan for a Spell was commissioned as a Film and Video Umbrella Touring Exhibition in association with Mappin Art Gallery. Supported by Arts Council England. This event is part of Film and Video Umbrella's 25 Frames.