2018: ProjectsX-Publishing SchoolPublishing WorkshopsRoaming
X Publishing School offers roaming independent classes that teach ideas and skills for innovative and experimental publishing, across various sites and locations. Future classes include: Teaching + Learning at the London Art Book Fair, and Original Risographies at the London Centre for Book Arts.
The X Publishing School has written the programme for this years’ London Art Book Fair. It will take place across five spaces in the book fair, a lecture hall, a common room, an assembly hall, a reading room and a playground. The school takes Robert Filliou’s book Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts, (published by Koenig,1970, reprinted by Occasional Papers, 2014) as inspiration for its curriculum. Robert Filliou was a French artist associated with Fluxus, who produced works with a do-it-yourself philosophy and had radical ideas on participatory art making and teaching. Anders Kreuger MKHA’s Senior Curator will give a lecture introducing Filliou’s ideas in the Lecture Hall on Sunday.
In the Common Room and Reading Room people who have participatory practices or are interested in creating networks have been invited to host events. Design collective Evening Class are having a discussion on Commons and Community Economies, Feminist Print Network are running a peer-to- peer crit. Visitors to the book fair can enroll in collaborative workshops, publisher led seminars, reading groups and family friendly activities. There will be a reading list available as a handout of publications that supports these ideas that can be brought from publishers at the fair. Franz Koenig has selected rare material from the curator Seth Siegelaub to display in Koenig Books.
Don’t Miss:Thursday 6thSeptember, 6 – 9pmOpening of London Art Book Fair
Friday 7thSeptember 1.30pmSarah Lowndes talk on Friday lunchtime on The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing showing examples of alternative models from across the world. Free. Book here.
Saturday 8th September 12.30pmThe Bad Vibes Club on Saturday will discuss an excellent new book To Become Two by Alex Martinis Row in their reading group. It is a practical handbook of twenty new propositions for feminist collective practice, which were formed in collaboration with a network of contributors through experiments based on historical practices including those of the Milan Women’s Bookstore co-operative. Free. Book here.
Sunday 9thSeptember, 2pmOn Sunday Anders Kreuger, editor of Robert Filliou: The Secret of Permanent Creation, will discuss his book based on the transcript of an extensive conversation between the Filliou and the Brussels-based art critic Irmeline Lebeer, recorded on seven cassette tapes in Flayosc, southern France, in August 1976. The text is structured as an abécédaire and touches on a variety of topics to do with Filliou’s art and thinking, from amity (friendship) to zen. It was supposed to become an extensive monograph but was never published at the time. The recent discovery and publication of the text gives a direct insight into the mind and the practice of Robert Filliou. Free. Book here.
The Three Dimensional PageA four-day experimental writing workshop at Flat Time House14 –17 August 2018Tuesday to Friday, 10.30am-4.30pmPrice £100
The Three Dimensional Page workshops consider multi-dimensional sites for writing through discussion and practice-based writing and production workshops. Each day is taught by a new practitioner who has created a workshop that encourages the author to be a producer, developing their writing from the page, to a site, to performance and installation, to digital platforms and networks. We are looking for 10 artists and writers who want to create texts that can be translated and tested across multiple formats and sites. The cost of the 4-day workshop is £100 (£25 per workshop). The workshops take place in the studio home of artist John Latham (1921-2006).
Session 1D: Introduction to Flat Time and the work of John Latham, with Gareth Bell-JonesWorkshop: Writing between two points, with Eleanor Vonne Brown
Session 2D: Workshop: Situations of writing, with Sunil Manghani
Session 3D: Workshop: Speaking from an alternative perspective, with Patrick Goddard
Session 4D: Workshop: Hybrid strategies in network culture, with Ami Clarke
Arcades3 - day publishing workshop at The Whitgift Centre29 June -1 July 2018
Arcades is a workshop run by X-Publishing School at the Whitgift Centre over 3 days from 29th June to 1st July. You will learn how to create content for an Instazine (a digital magazine on Instagram) and learn how to edit, design and publish it. Classes will introduce you to the idea of the Walter Benjamin's flâneur as a way of navigating the shopping centre, systematically collecting material to use in skills based workshops on note-taking, collage, street photography, editing and graphic design. What is an Instazine?Skills: Content creation, photography, graphic designTeachers: Paul Finn, Lydia Garnett, Eleanor Vonne BrownStudents: artists, designers, photographers, writers, teens, adults, shoppers.Cost: £75, lunch included