X marks the Bökship


Here is the PDF screen version of the publication ‘Please Respond: & Re-portrait Yourself’. [1.7MB]

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On 14th May I do a project based on re-photographing portraits called Re-portrait Yourself. You are very welcome to contribute by coming over to the X Marks The Bökship but if you can not make it you can still be a part of it by sending a scan of your photo from the following sources:  passport, ID cards, driving license or diploma or any kind of certificate. Please e-mail your photos to: czas@free.art.pl Below there is more details about the project.

Saturday14 May 2011, 2pm - 8pm
Re-portrait Yourself
Visual flow coordinated by Waldemar Pranckiewicz

One big collective portrait will be created on Saturday 14 May at X Marks The Bökship. The Re-portrait Yourself event is about appropriating existing photographs from various documents and creating a new photographic work out of them.

Everybody is welcome to participate - all you need to do is bring a photograph of yourself, a partner or friend.  This photograph should be taken from the following sources:  passport, ID cards, driving license or diploma or any kind of certificate.

The photograph you submit will be re-photographed using a low quality mobile phone camera. It will then be printed out and used to create a spatial catalogue out of all re-photographed portraits.

The Re-portrait Yourself project focuses on portraits of yourself taken by others (or by an automated photo booth) which have then been used to represent you in your official documents. The more images you provide the better. Images of you taken in different periods of your life are also welcome.
(Please be aware that results of your participation could be used in the future projects or public presentations.)

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Please Respond:
Textual interaction by Waldemar Pranckiewicz
Thursday, 5th May 2011, 3pm – 9pm

X Marks the Bökship
210 / 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ
http://bokship.org
Map - Bethnal Green tube / Bus 253 / Bus 106

Over a 6 hour period on Thursday 5th May you are invited to pop in to the X Marks The Bökship at anytime to take part in the following scenario:

1. Create a sentence out of provided text material
2. Use a mobile phone to text the sentence to a chosen person/persons using the prefix: ‘Please Respond:[your sentence]’
3. Stick the sentence to the paper provided and write down any response that you receive.

The scenario, materials and any technical assistance are given – you perform a textual exchange. Every topic, name and comment written down, texted or forward is accepted. (Please be aware that results of your participation could be used in the future projects or public presentations.)

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On Satruday 22nd January 2011 from 12pm to 6pm I will be doing a project called Body Drawing for Bookworms during the Art Book Fair in North London. I will have with me a little sketchbook with drawings of reading people and anyone visiting the fair can choose one drawing to be done in approx. 10 minutes time on desirable part of the arm. Looking forward to see you all bookworms there!

Location of the Art Book Fair: 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT (Click to see a map)

Body Drawing for Bookworms is accompanying a stall of X marks the Bökship which shows new work from independent publishers. Please visit the Bökship blog to find out more about presented publications and artists.

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