Conference on Feminist Writing
Please join us on Friday 6 June 2014
Goldsmiths College, New Arts Building, LG01

The questions of what to write, how to write, and where to write have always been central to feminism.
Writing matters not only in the dissemination of knowledge but also to the creation of feminist publics.
The history of feminism includes a history of materials that have been passed around. In this workshop
we hope both to return to some of these histories of feminist writing (to consider, for example, the role of
feminist presses, the uses of brochures and pamphlets as well as experimentations with genre) as well as
to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for feminists raised by digitalization. We hope to open up
theoretical questions about the materiality of writing, the relation of writing to bodies and worlds, as well as
practical questions about how we write, publish, distribute, own, access or display feminist work
(from literature, art, performance, to blogging, journalism and academic books). By 'writing' we thus not only
refer to scripts or texts, but all forms of communication.

It's a pretty amazing programme (download here) organised by Sara Ahmed and Sarah Kember
The conference is free and open for all.

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Woop! Woop! Hourra!
Variable Format has been selected for
Surface habitable/Living Space
Chaumont Design Graphique
Chaumont, France
May 17-June 9

The work was selected by Loraine Furter from the Fernand Baudin Prize
as part of the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival

Books will be presented in a space designed by Mathias Schweizer and Dimitri Mallet.
The duo conceived "a common space and known domestic space to talk about shapes
and domesticated productions".

http://www.cig-chaumont.com

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Livre Imaginé – Dans Cinquante Ans d'Ici
Exhibition from March 12 - April 4 2014

Les Territoires
372 rue Sainte–Catherine Ouest
5e étage, porte 527
Montréal (Québec)
H3B 1A2, Canada

A group exhibition on the remainder of the book and other variable formats, with:
AND Publishing & Åbäke, Xavier Antin, Ruth Beale, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Elena
Damiani, Aurélien Froment, Ryan Gander, David Jablonowski, Laurie Kang, Boris
Meister, Klaus Scherübel, and Sebastian Schmieg & Silvio Lorusso

curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating

www.theofficeforcurating.com
www.lesterritoires.org
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The Junk Ships on Alibaba
by Joanne McNeil

Please join us for the launch of Piracy Paper #3
Joanne will be reading.

Friday 28 Feb 7–9pm

X marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ
www.bokship.org

Order Piracy Papers #1-3 here.
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Putting The Piracy Collection On The Shelves
Join us to decipher and discuss where the books belong

Saturday 25 January 2014 * 1.30–3pm

Grand Union
19 Minerva Works, Fazeley St
Birmingham B5 5RS

Copies of books held in the Piracy Collection circulate the world through
underground circles of distribution. Some are sold as artists’ books, some
are made for private use, and some are one-offs made especially for this
collection. All bring up peculiar questions about who the authors are and
what is the actual content. How do we classify when traditional categories
don't apply anymore? How do we name the author of borrowed, copied,
appropriated and modified material?

Join Karen Di Franco (archivist for Book Works and curator at CHELSEA space),
with Piracy Project founders Eva Weinmayr and Andrea Francke, to find better
terms of classification in an open discussion at Grand Union.

You can visit the Piracy Project at Grand Union until 8 February 2014,
12–5pm Thursday to Saturday.
www.grandunion.org.uk

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Books Launching!

Please join us for the launch of text...image...format experiments
that were developed during our publishing short course

Working in the Edges I & II*

20 January 2014 * 6–9pm
The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ

Participants include:
II: Olga Koroleva, Vicky Turnbull, Gabriel Humberstone, Ania Bas, Tatiana
Baskakova, Rosalie Schweiker, Tom Kemp, Joy Gerrard, Rahel Zoller

I: Rachel Dowle, Kate Mahony, Camran A Mirza, Sarah Dorrington, Shelley Calhoun,
Melanie Sweeny, Lidia Ginga Cozzupoli, Manjinder Sidhu, Edward Gillman, Joyce Cronin,
Veronica Peat, Lucy Soni, Shela Sheikh, Mélanie Dautreppe-Liermann, Margherita Huntley

*This short evening course explored histories, concepts and methods of print-on-demand. We tested
the mechanics of the automated process and developed direct responses to the limits of the medium
by intervening and disrupting it. We produced self published books through POD services or borrowed
desktop copier/printer and found ways to customise, improve or challenge the limitations they come with.

www.theshowroom.org

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Please come by our Piracy Collection Reading Room in Birmingham.
And don't miss our events in December.

Grand Union
19 Minerva Works
Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS
Open: 12.00–5.00pm Thursday – Saturday
www.grand-union.org.uk

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We're very happy to be invited to
The Dublin Art Book Fair 2013
8-10 November 2013
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Ireland

Come join us for a workshop and talk...

Saturday 9 November from 10:30 to 16:30
AND workshop: The Container and the Contained

Sunday 10 November at 13:00
AND talk: Mechanical Inventions

Lynn Harris in partnership with Visual Arts Ireland

www.templebargallery.com
www.visualartists.ie
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Please pass by at Salon Light#10 in Paris this weekend,
where we will set up a kiosk to find investors in the chapters
of our forthcoming book.

Salon Light#10
05—06 octobre 2013
night of Octobre 5th Saturday from 7 pm – 7 am.
Gymnase des Pyrénées, 296 Rues des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris

www.cneai.com


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Help us Explore the Language of Piracy

Join us in exploring the blurred spaces between these terms.
How does plagiarising challenge the common perceptions of originality?
What are the political connotations of gleaning? Is there a moral conundrum
when forging? Each of these words frames the relationship we build to some-
body else's work and carries a distinct set of values, which we aim to challenge.

We need your help!
Become a patron of a chapter in the book!

Help us to finance an essay to explore your favourite word, or the one
you hate the most, or the one that puzzles you. Each term needs 12
shares at 25£ each to be commissioned. A few of them have already
been funded by different institutions but we would like to explore all
20 terms as part as the forthcoming book.

Choose the word you’d like to adopt and easily donate through PayPal.

The funding window ends on 2 November 2013 ... when we auction
the last remaining shares at Publish And Be Damned, Plymouth Art Centre

Your name will be credited in the respective chapter.
Do get in touch, if you have any question.

Don’t wait—click today

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SHORT COURSE IN OCTOBER - SIGN UP NOW!

Working In The Edges 2:
Self Publishing With Print on Demand at The Showroom

Due to a successful first short evening course we're running another one.
Please join us for 5 Monday night sessions in October & November.

7 October 6:30-8:30pm
Session 1 : What is print-on-demand?

21 October 6:30-8:30pm
Session 2 : Pixel into paper: the format of the book

28 October 6:30-8:30pm
Session 3 : Practical mock making

11 November 6:30-8:30pm
Session 4 : In circulation - How to create a public?

25 November 6:30-8:30pm
Session 5 : Practical intervening and improving

Course fee: £150
To book a place please contact: eve@theshowroom.org
For more detail, please see The Showroom website.

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Please come and visit us at
Miss Read : The Berlin Art Book Fair
hosted by abc – art berlin contemporary
Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6
10963, Berlin, Germany
www.artberlincontemporary.com

19-22 September 2013
www.missread.net

MISS READ is organized by argobooks,
Michalis Pichler and KW Institute for
Contemporary Art.
Advisor: AA Bronson


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A Day At The Courtroom
Saturday, 15 June 2013, 2–5pm

In a performative debate our three guest lawyers will use their different legal backgrounds
to explore concepts of legality, illegality and the nuances in-between assessing selected
cases from The Piracy Collection.

Lionel Bently is the Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University
of Cambridge and author of several books about Intellectual Property including
“Copyright and Piracy, An Interdisciplinary Critique”.

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is a New York based artist who practices art law (The Law
Office of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento) and runs the Art and Law website Clancco.com.

Prodromos Tsiavos is legal project lead for Creative Commons England, Wales
and Greece, advises the National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic Research
Foundation and runs CIMPA (Creativity: Models for Innovation and Access).

Entry £3. Please pay at the door.

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ
www.theshowroom.org

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Stephen Wright (Paris)
18 May 2013, 2–5pm
round table at The Showroom

Usership: “... I feel more comfortable with a notion of "poaching" instead of piracy:
poachers are those who in the shadow of the night make forays behind the enclosures
of the owner's land,capture their prey, and withdraw. I guess poaching, too, has a bad
name, but I think both the scale and mode of intervention is more appropriate to describing
off-the-radar cultural practices today.” “Usership stands opposed to the whole conceptual
institution of ownership -- the very thing that piracy, in its contemporary cultural coinage,
like poaching and hacking, is supposed to challenge”


photo: Neil Cummings: Stephen Wright is pointing to the limits of authorship, ownership and copyright
Listen to the podcast
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We are happy to announce AND's residency at The Showroom in London. Here
the Piracy Collection has found a temporary home. Please come along to visit
The Piracy Reading Room, which is open to the public. We use this opportunity
to explore the current controversy around intellectual property. The discourse
has become more and more binary through the debates between open culture
and copyright advocates. Through a series of events and a publication we will
explore the shades and nuances in between.

We’d like to invite you to three events at the Showroom in London.
Each event will cost £3 (payable in cash), no need to book, please just come along.


Translating (Polyglott Piracy)
Prof Eva Hemmungs-Wirten (Stockholm)
23. March 2013, 2–5pm

Polyglot Piracy: Translation and the Instability of Texts - As a catalyst for conflicts
over the perceived stability of the literary work; the relationship between authors
and readers and the geopolitical tensions between producer- and user nations,
Professor Wirtén suggests that translation offers a complementary, productive,
and still largely unexplored approach into the authorship/copyright conundrum
relevant for copyright historians as well as scholars of print culture.

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Using
Stephen Wright (Paris)
18 May 2013, 2–5pm

Usership: “... I feel more comfortable with a notion of "poaching" instead of piracy:
poachers are those who in the shadow of the night make forays behind the enclosures
of the owner's land,capture their prey, and withdraw. I guess poaching, too, has a bad
name, but I think both the scale and mode of intervention is more appropriate to describing
off-the-radar cultural practices today.” “Usership stands opposed to the whole conceptual
institution of ownership -- the very thing that piracy, in its contemporary cultural coinage,
like poaching and hacking, is supposed to challenge”

In a presentation Stephen Wright will touch on the 'user-friendly' words listed above challenging
the use of the word 'piracy' in our project. In a subsequent round table discussion we'll try to
reveal the ideologies that hide behind this word.

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A Day At The Courtroom
Prof Lionel Bently (Cambridge)
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento (New York)
Prodromos Tsiavos (Athens, London)
15 June 2013, 2–5pm

In a performative debate our three guest lawyers will use their different legal backgrounds
to explore concepts of legality, illegality and all the nuances in-between. As evidence they
will use items taken from The Piracy Collection.

about the speakers

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén
is Professor in Library and Information Science at Uppsala
University and author of several books on Intellectual property including “Terms of Use:
Negotiating the Jungle of the Intellectual Commons”.

Stephen Wright is an art-writer and curator based in Paris. His writing has focused
on the politics of usership and art practices with low coefficients of artistic visibility,
which raise the prospect of art without artworks, authorship or spectatorship.

Lionel Bently is the Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University
of Cambridge and author of several books about Intellectual Property including
“Copyright and Piracy, An Interdisciplinary Critique”.

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is a New York based artist who practices art law (The Law
Office of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento) and runs the Art and Law website Clancco.com.

Prodromos Tsiavos is legal project lead for Creative Commons England, Wales
and Greece, advises the National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic
Research Foundation and runs CIMPA (Creativity: Models for Innovation and Access).

The Piracy Project is an international publishing and exhibition project exploring the philosophical,
legal and practical implications of book piracy and creative modes of reproduction. Through research
and an international call for submissions The Piracy Project has gathered a collection of more than
150 modified, appropriated and copied books from all over the world.

The collection is cataloged online and open to the public at The Showroom
during gallery opening times or by appointment.

Please contact: info@theshowroom.org

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ
www.theshowroom.org


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Please come and visit us at
Publish and Be Damned
at the ICA
Saturday 2 March 2013
11 - 7pm
www.ica.org

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OPEN CALL: Working In The Edges
Self Publishing With Print-On-Demand

A short evening course led by AND
at The Showroom, London
February - March 2013


24hr residency at OCAD, Toronto

Make your own book

This short evening course explores histories, concepts and methods of print-on-demand.
We will test the mechanics of the automated process and develop a direct response to
the limits of the medium by intervening and disrupting it. You will produce your own book
through one of the POD services available and find a way to customise, improve or chal-
lenge the limitations they come with. The resulting books will be distributed through our
open publishing platform AND Public.

Session 1: What is print-on-demand? Technology impacts the way we publish
Session 2: The ethos of print-on-demand and independent publishing
Session 3: In circulation - How to create a public?
Sessions 4 & 5: Improving automated printing processes by human intervention
Session 6: Launch of the outcome
Read full course description

course fee £120
Sessions run from 7-9 pm
Dates all Mondays: 4 February, 11 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 8 April

To book a place please contact: eve@theshowroom.org
www.theshowroom.org

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Book Of The Ships
exhibition, lecture and workshop

OSLO 10
Oslostrasse 10, CH-4142, Münchenstein/Basel
info@oslo10.ch, www.oslo10.ch

Wednesday, 14 November 5.30 pm
Guestcorner with Eva Weinmayr Institut Kunst der Hochschule für Gestaltung
und Kunst (FHNW) Theodor Baerwart Schulhaus, auditorium, 2nd floor

Thursday, 15 November 7 pm, Oslo10
Opening: Books of the Ships
The Piracy Project presents an exhibition with a collection of pirated books, recipes
and entertainment electronics, as well as films and a lecture at Oslo10.

Fri/Sat 16 and 17 November 10 pm – 5 pm, Oslo10
Piracy Lab
A two-day workshop on issues raised by cultural piracy in collaboration with the Institut Kunst der
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (FHNW). Interested participants from all disciplines are welcome
(with registration until 29.10.2012)! The results of the workshop will be presented within the exhibition
at Oslo10 until the beginning of January 2013. The workshop will be held in German and English.

Further information at:
www.oslo10.ch
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cneai = SALON LIGHT #9
curated by Sylvie Boulanger and Charlotte Cheetham
19th -21st October 2012

Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris, France

For the 9th edition of Salon Light will showcase meetings and dialogues with 53 independent
publishers and bookstores, and three research and performance seminars on publishing practices.
The players in the field of micropublishing are experimenting in all directions and playing with the
usual boundaries between the art practices as well as the theoretical categories. Linked directly to
the most innova- tive creation and broadcasting techniques, publishing practices open the field of
art and its borders: humanities, graphic design, sound, poetry... A new generation of curators took
the independent publisher as a role model in its capacity to dynamically adapt to the changes of the
contemporary world, where the many parts of publishing (author, publisher, graphic designer,
collector, photographer, curator, bookshop, reader) are alternatively played by the same players.
A new «silk road» travelled by a growing number of actors thriving to break free from financial art
and wishing to reinvent a complex and knowledgable art that would be naturally different from the
luxury item. For Salon Light #9, Cneai transforms the usual book fair into a true exhibition space
for the publishing practices.

www.cneai.com
www.palaisdetokyo.com

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Spike Island Book and Zine Fair
Experimental Design and Literature
20th September 2012 12-5pm
133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Spike Island’s fourth book and zine fair brings together international independent publishers,
designers and collectives whose work focuses on experimental design and literature.
Participants include: An Endless Supply / B.Books / Bedford Press / Book Works / Bronze Age
Editions / City Edition Studio / Colin Sackett/ UniformBooks / Copy / Eastside Projects / Foyles /
G39 / Hato Press / Hyphen Press / Influx Press / Laydeez do Comics / Library of Independent
Exchange / Mule Press / Museums Press / Nom de Strip / Penned in the Margins

Spike Associates Reading area: Åbäke / AND Publishing / APFEL / Sophie Dutton / Gratuitous
Type / Teller / Weng Nam Yap

www.spikeisland.org.uk

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Institutions by Artists
THE CONVENTION

12th -14th October 2012
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, Canada

Institutions by Artists is a three day, international event that evaluates and activates
the performance and promise of contemporary artist-run centres and initiatives.

Convening a world congress of artists, curators, critics, and academics, Institutions by Artists
will deliberate, explore, and advance the common interests of artist-run centres, collectives,
and cultures, creating a catalyst for new as well as divergent assessments and perspectives
on such phenomena today. Using experimental formats, performative frameworks, and
participatory vehicles, the three day series of events is designed to challenge and generate
new thinking about artist-run initiatives globally, examining their many dimensions whether
urban or rural, fixed or mobile, and local or regional, among others. Inspired by the many
artists wrestling creatively with building, using, shaping, and deploying institutions by artists,
we will explore economies of exchange and knowledge; institutional time and space; as well as
intimate and professional networks, among other critical interrogations.

download programme pdf
http://arcpost.ca/conference

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Vancouver Art Book Fair
5th - 7th October 2012
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St, Vancouver

Is printing on demand really only just adding water?
Please join us for discussion on 6th October at 4pm

Kathy Slade (Publication Studio, Vancouver), Brian Kennon (2nd Cannons Publications,
Los Angeles) and Eva Weinmayr (AND, London) explore the potential and limitations of
print on demand publishing. Looking at current examples that utilize the conceptual and
creative possibilities of this specific mode of production, this informal discussion will share
practicalities, knowledge and anecdotes around print on demand publishing and distribution.

Vancouver Art/Book Fair is hosted by Project Space and Fillip and runs from 5th-7th October.

www.vancouverartbookfair.com

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If you're in Graz Austria please stop by Truth is Concrete,
where The Piracy Project is the camp library for the week.

Truth is Concrete
21st September - 28th September 2012
Steirischer Herbst Festival

Sackstraße 17 / 8010 Graz / Austria





A 24/7 marathon camp where around 150 artists, activists and scientists
will lecture, 
perform, play, produce, debate and collect artistic strategies
in politics and political strategies 
in art. The marathon is a machine,
running in the centre, inspiring and frustrating.

The Piracy Project asks participants and speakers and audience of the
marathon to provide books they have engaged with by adding thoughts,
replies, challenges or any other alterations in the form of, for instance,
annotations, underlined passages or ripped-out pages. These books
make visible hidden dialogues between authors and their readers.
Facsimiles of the original books will be produced and added to the
camp library which will be open to the public during the whole festival.

www.truthisconcrete.org

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Please join us this Sunday for the launch of Variable Format,
where we'll discuss the creative potential of digital publishing
and offer advice on your own book project in one-to-one surgeries.

23rd September 2012 from 2-4pm
London Art Book Fair
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Please book here: www.whitechapelgallery.org

Conceived by Lynn Harris, Published by AND and designed by Åbäke with Pierre Pautler,
Variable Format is an experimental sample book that considers the materiality
of the page, binding, cover, spine, and differences in print and graphic reproduction.
The book has been produced in twelve formats using different options of print on demand.

11” x 14”, pp 64, colour, newsprint, fold bound, printed by Newspaper Club
11” x 14”, pp 384, softback, colour, white coated paper, wire-o bound, printed by HP Magcloud
8.25” x 10.75”, pp 384, softback, colour, white coated paper, perfect bound, printed by HP Magcloud
8” x 10.5”, pp 600, softback, b&w, cream matte paper, perfect bound, printed by Espresso Book Machine
8” x 10”, pp 240, softback, colour, Proline uncoated paper, perfect bound, printed by Blurb
8” x 10”, pp 240, hardback with dust jacket, colour, Proline pearl paper, perfect bound, printed by Blurb
8.5” x 8.5”, pp 88, softback, colour, white text stock, saddle stitch bound, printed by Lulu
6” x 9”, pp 800, hardback with dust jacket, b&w, cream uncoated paper, perfect bound, printed by Lulu
5.83” x 8.27”, pp 80, softback, colour, Cyclus paper, saddle stitch bound, printed by AND recycled
5.5” x 8.5”, pp 740, softback, b&w, premium publisher grade, perfect bound, printed by Lulu
5” x 8”, pp 440, hardback/image wrap, colour, white uncoated paper, perfect bound, printed by Blurb
3” x 3.5”, pp 100, softback, colour, white coated paper, perfect bound, printed using iPhoto

www.whitechapelgallery.org

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Please join us for performative discussion
Walking away from Facebook?

On Saturday from 4-7pm
During Various Fires in Publishing
At Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art
15th - 16th September 2012

In conversation with Renée Turner, Director of the Piet Zwart Institute,
AND will discuss how useful Facebook is for us today for distributing our
ideas and building our audiences. We’ll look behind Facebook’s public (inter)
face to discuss the limitations and opt out clauses that aren’t so evident.
We’ll also discuss alternatives to this monopolizing social network, while
deciding whether or not to end it there and then and publically remove
ourselves from Facebook on stage.

Various Fires in Publishing is a series of presentations by small
press/self-publishers and workshops exploring collaborative printing practices
as well as self-publishing. Organized for festival Wereld van Witte de With,
this project continues Witte de With & PrintRoom’s on-going collaboration.
Presentations and workshops by AND Publishing, Lemon/Melon and Fucking
Good Art.

www.wdw.nl
www.printroom.org

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The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON

Exhibition Preview: Tuesday 11 Sep, 6.30-8.30pm
12th September – 27th October 2012
Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Including works and projects by: AND Publishing, ASK! (Actie Schone Kunsten),
Domestic Workers Netherlands with Matthijs de Bruijne, Enemies of Good Art,
Andrea Francke, GDR Library, Annette Krauss, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, kleines
postfordisches Drama, Travis Meinolf, Martina Mullaney, Christian Nyampeta,
Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Our Autonomous Life?, Read-in, Helke Sander,
Joseph Williams, Rehana Zaman

www.theshowroom.org

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Please join us for Artquest's next Self Assembly Seminar:
Self Publishing with Print on Demand Platforms

2nd September 2012 from 3-5pm
William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park, Forest Road
Walthamstow, London E17 4PP

As part of E17 Art Trail events, Artquest and AND Publishing present a practical
seminar to help you decide if self publishing through print on demand is appropriate
for your work and how to go about finding the right platform.

Price: £4.00
Booking: www.artquest.org.uk
www.wmgallery.org.uk
www.e17arttrail.co.uk

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Please join our Piracy Debate on 16 August 2012
at HELP/LESS Printed Matter summer exhibition

14th – September 29
Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011

For its summer exhibition, Printed Matter is hosting an ambitious instore exhibition entitled
HELP/LESS, organized by artist Chris Habib. The store-wide show includes over 180 books
that explore the fluidity of authorship in artists' books and multiples.

Including original artworks, book objects, prints and a tremendous selection of artists' books,
HELP/LESS looks to the various modes and methods of appropriation in contemporary art,
including: plagiarism, re-authorship, identity subversion, copyism, substration, redaction,
curation from the Commons, collective authorship, forgery, theoretical translation, narrative
appropriation and reprography. The books gathered in the show represent many of the signi-
ficant works that have, by choice or not, framed the conversation about fair use, derivation
and the nature of contemporary practice. In the spirit of the books, ephemera and multiples
it presents, HELP/LESS re-considers the exhibition space as an object to upset.

www.printedmatter.org
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Unravel | Unauthorise | Upcycle
Self-Publishing Workshops and Discussion Event
Brought to you by Extra Special People at Eastside Projects

Daytime workshop: Strategy and Approach led by AND Publishing
Evening discussion : With contributions from AND Publishing, An Endless Supply and Gavin Wade
When: 21st July (workshop 1-5pm/discussion 6-8pm)
Where: Eastside Projects

Second workshop : Production and Critique led by An Endless Supply
When:18th August (1-5pm)
Where: Eastside Projects

Apply for a place on this intensive self-publishing project. Over the course of two workshops and
a discussion event, different strategies and ideas will be introduced that will enable you to develop
a publication and take it to print. Using ‘Upcycle this Text’, Gavin Wade’s manifesto focusing on the
concept of upcycling from the viewpoint of the arts as a starting point for thinking, this project offers
the opportunity to learn new skills and put them into practice in a critical environment.

In preparation for the project you will be sent a PDF of ‘Upcycle this Text’ and invited to bring
a new idea, proposal or product to the first workshop. Led by AND Publishing, you will develop
your publication in collaboration with other participants. In the evening, a discussion event
with contributions from AND Publishing, An Endless Supply and Gavin Wade seeks to unpick
thinking around self publishing by interrogating the structures and systems that limit and subvert
the flow of information and ideas.

The second workshop, led by An Endless Supply at Eastside Projects, is held a month later
allowing participants time to develop their projects. This session will focus on giving feedback
on projects and looking at how to prepare files for print, with practical advice on publishing
methods. Input into the critical discussion will be given by Eastside Projects Director James Langdon.

Whole project cost (2xworkshop & discussion event): £25/£20 per person
Discussion event only: £4/£2/ Free to ESP members

www.extraspecialpeople.org

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AND Talk and Workshop
PrintRooM, Rotterdam

Talk: Fri 8 June 2012 @ 7 pm
Workshop: June 8-11 2012


Illustration by Nikolai Lutohin. Found on Yogodrom.

This three-day workshop is a creative collaboration with our everyday digital devices
(laptops, voice recorders, smartphones, scanners, digital cameras). Tracing the glitches,
flaws and corruptions that occur when a message/short story is passed through a line of
devices we will explore the implicit transformation processes and their invisible background
operations. The resulting material will form the content of a publication, which will be
printed on the last day of the workshop.

This experiment is based on Whisper Down the Lane, Broken Telephone, Stille Post,
the famous children's game that explores how easily information can become corrupted
by errors typically accumulating in the retelling of one story. Replacing the human
imagination with digital devices we will take this game to a different level.

Please get in touch with PrintRoom to book a space. And if possible, please bring your
digital gadgets, laptop, mobile phone, smart phone and similar.

Workshop time:
Saturday - Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00
Monday from 11:00 to 14:00 (optional)

www.printroom.org
info@printroom.org

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Le Saloon du Livre Lectures/Book Fair and Blank Book Makers Exhibition
Curated by Izet Sheshivari and Ramaya Tegegne at Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

"I have nothing to say and that's what I said." John Cage.

Book Fair June 2-3, 2012
Conference June 2-3, 2012
Exhibition June 2-17, 2012

Please join us at 6pm on Saturday, 2nd for lecture As a Means of Encounter as we
discuss our latest interests and share our most recent titles. Lectures are organised
in partnership with HEAD – Geneva, University of art and design. Participants include:
AND Publishing, art&fiction, Boabooks, Boekie Woekie, Coracle press, dasein, Editions 75
Edition Fink, Editions Nord, Greatest Hits, Héros-limite, Incertain Sens, Innen zine, JRP-Ringier
Mark Pezinger Verlag, Nieves, Occasional Papers, OMMU, Westphalie Verlag, Zédélé Editions
www.saloondulivre.ch

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eShelf
A collection of artists’ online publishing activities and a series
of events curated by Rahel Zoller and X Marks the Bökship

A-M Talks May 2nd, 2012
N-Z Talks May 9th, 2012
Exhibition May 18-25, 2012

Please join us on May 2nd, as we discuss contemporary forms of digital publishing
practice. Lynn Harris will talk about AND Public. Including Fillip, if:book, Nieves,
How to Sleep Faster, Dracula V, The Metapress, Or-bits, Self Publish Be Happy,
Very Small Kitchen, Preston is my Paris, Triple Canopy, Publication Studio
www.bokship.wordpress.com

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The Impermanent Book essay on Rhizome
April, 19 2012

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XXFor more information
AND Public Self Publishing Surgeries, April 18 - May 23, X Marks the Bokship"
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The Piracy Project at SALT Istanbul

March 06 - March 31

image Joseph Redwood-Martinez

Throughout the month of March, Eva Weinmayr will be in residence and bring
The Piracy Project to İstanbul in the form of a temporary reading room at SALT
Research. Through the residency, parallel events, and reading room, Weinmayr
will develop a platform to discuss unauthorized approaches to the recontextuali-
zation of cultural works—focusing not only on artists and writers, but also on
publishers, programmers, academics, and business people who are challenging
existing structures and authorities as well as ways of producing and redistributing
cultural products and values.

www.salstonline.org
The Piracy Project blog
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Publish and Be Damned Fair at the ICA
Saturday 17 March, 12-8pm

Please join AND Publishing as we participate in panel discussion:
3 pm, Cinema 1
I Don't Want to Make a Book
Lynn Harris (AND Publishing, London)
Marc Herbst (The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Los Angeles)
Nick Thurston (Information as Material, York)
Chaired by Kit Hammonds (Publish and be Damned, London)

And we share our latest AND Public titles:
Three Letter Words - OMG / Publish And Be Damned
Collapse / Cullinan Richards
New Society of Dilettanti / The Black Merkin
kuboaa Issue 2 / Rob Carter
Community Without Propinquity / Inheritance Projects & Milton Keynes Gallery
Grey Plover / compiled and edited by Larry Time
Kafka and I and I / Rahel Zoller
Skeleton Book / Rahel Zoller
A Faithful Image / Sonya Derman, Jill Gardner, Mary Hallam,
Daphne Marr, Jean Stanford - published by the Royal College of Art

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
www.ica.org.uk
www.publishandbedamned.org

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SALT Beyoğlu

Please join us at “One day, everything will be free...” as part of
series of talks: FUTURES AND OPTIONS

March 15
18.00 Eva Weinmayr, The Piracy Project
19.15 Laurel Ptak, Publishing In Process: Ownership In Question

March 16
16.30 Özgür Uçkan, Wikileaks: Welcome to the New World Order
17.45 Coffee break
18.00 Caleb Waldorf, Interface and Labor
19.15 Matteo Pasquinelli, Surplus and the Common


Photo: Joseph Redwood-Martinez, 2012

Situated throughout SALTonline.org, SALT Galata, and SALT Beyoğlu,
“One day, everything will be free...” consists of a series of projects
that engage with the promises of free economies, contemporary finance,
and the cultural institution. This much is known: the task at hand is to
implicate the relationship between SALT and the funding institution. But in
order to do this, the project begins with a detour, a direct detour, directly
into that which is made to disappear from view: associative histories and
certain technical aspects of the job; knowledge economies, cultural piracy,
class relations, and structural contradictions.

Matteo Pasquinelli, Laurel Ptak, Özgür Uçkan, Caleb Waldorf, and Eva Weinmayr
have been invited to give lectures and research presentations for a program
titled FUTURES AND OPTIONS, scheduled for March 15th and 16th at SALT
Beyoğlu. This series of talks will allow us to hear from a range of protagonists
who have variously engaged with the topics under consideration in the long-
term research project, “One day, everything will be free…” This program will
also provide a setting to invite the range of responses that will carry this
project forward, or perhaps derail it entirely.

curated by Joseph Redwood-Martinez

SALT Beyoğlu, Bankalar Caddesi 11, Karaköy 34420 İstanbul Türkiye

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JANUARY 18TH, 2012

TODAY, WE ARE STRIKING AGAINST CENSORSHIP

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE STRIKE!


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MISS READ, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin
Friday, 25 – 27 Nov 2011

We will show recent publications and selected projects from the Piracy Collection.
Please come along, if you are in Berlin or send your friends.

I am a pirate, are you?
an Open Mic debate on
Sat 26 Nov 5–6 pm

We are interested in the methodology of piracy and its significance for contemporary
culture. The word piracy is applied to very different activities ranging from file sharing
to attacking freight ships, from the production of counterfeit goods to mixing culture
and – to political parties. We, The Piracy Project, are not only interested in your
bit-torrent or fake goods, but whether you use the works of others to build your own?
Have you been pirated yourself and feel robbed of your intellectual property?
Where are the limits in our engagement with culture?

We would like to hear from you! Your input can be a lengthy declaration
or as short as one sentence.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69, D-10117 Berlin

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Spike Island Artists' Book and Zine Fair
Saturday 8 October, 12-5pm

Please join AND Publishing/The Piracy Project as we take part in Miniature Essay/
Happy Hypocrite readings hosted by Maria Fusco and Spike Associates.
Andrea Francke and Lynn Harris read excerpts from:

The New Guide of The Conversation, In Portuguese and English, In Two Parts
Republished by Atlas Projectos, Berlin, August 2010. The first edition was originally
published in Paris in 1855. The present book is a verbatim re-print, made available
by the University of California through Google Books.

You can also find other versions of the book re-published here:
Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Harvard College Library, Cambridge MA, USA

This edition has been donated to The Piracy Project collection by Alexis Zavialoff, Motto.

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AND Public is a print-on-demand platform, where you can create,
display and sell your publishing projects online.

Please join us for an introductory discussion and workshop.

7 July from 3-5pm
Byam Shaw Library
2 Elthorne Road
London
N 19 4AG

How it works
1. You develop your book - we give you tips.
2. You decide which print-on-demand service is right.
3. You upload your pdf to the printer’s online server.
4. The printer will process, print, bind and ship to you.
5. We’ll display and sell online and at X Marks the Bokship.

To reserve a place, please get in contact.

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The Piracy Lectures

As part of The Piracy Project we would like to invite you to join a series of lectures
around book piracy, the concept of authorship and politics of copyright.

5 MayThe New Pierre Menard: digitisation and everything after, James Bridle
12 MayCopy and Paste: re-reading uncreative writing, Eleanor Vonne Brown
19 MayAuthorship & Originality in Art, Daniel McClean
26 MayThe Incunablum and the Plastic Bag, Maria Fusco
2 JuneThe Copy Continuum: cultural perceptions of piracy, and the future of ideas, Bobbie Johnson
9 JuneOf Pirates and Archivists: the boundaries of copyright limitations and exceptions
and the underground archiving movement,
Prodromos Tsiavos

We will also run a Pirate Lab prior to the lectures.
Please come in for conceptual or practical support for your book project.

When: Lectures start at 6.30 pm, Pirate Lab runs from 3 – 6 pm
Where: Byam Shaw Library, 2 Elthorne Road, London N19 4AG

Please see our open Call for Contributions for piracy book projects.

Speakers:
James Bridle is a publisher, writer and artist based in London, UK.
He makes things with words, books and the internet; sometimes the results look like
businesses, and sometimes they don't. He speaks at conferences worldwide and writes
about what he does at booktwo.org.

Eleanor Vonne Brown set up X Marks the Bökship, a London based project space for
independent publishers. Specialising in publishing works and projects by artists and designers,
books by independent publishers, journals and discourse. The Bök in Bokship refers to Christian
Bök, an experimental poet of the North American Conceptual Writing movement.

Daniel McClean is an independent curator, writer, and art-legal adviser. McClean is a solicitor at
Finers Stephens Innocent LLP where he specializes in art, media and intellectual property law.
McClean writes regularly on art legal matters. He was the editor of The Trials of Art, (2007) and
Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture
, (2002)

Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer based in London. Her first collection of short stories
The Mechanical Copula has just be published by Sternberg Press. She is founder/editor of
The Happy Hypocrite a semi-annual journal for and about experimental art writing, and
Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Bobbie Johnson is a journalist, writer and trouble-maker based in Brighton who specialises
in covering the intersection of technology and society. He has written for a range of outlets
from the BBC to Wired, and acts as European editor for technology blog GigaOM.
He was previously an editor and reporter with the Guardian for nearly a decade, based in
London and San Francisco.

Prodromos Tsiavos is the legal project lead for the Creative Commons -England and Wales
(CC-EW) and Greece (CC-Greece) projects, and an associate in Avgerinos Law Firm in Athens.
Among other academic engagements he is a research officer at the London School of Economics
and has worked for the European Commission and Oxford University. He advises the Greek Prime
Minister's e-Government Task Force on legal issues of open data as well as the Special Secretary
for Digital Planning.

The Piracy Project is developed by Andrea Francke, Lynn Harris and Eva Weinmayr.
If you have questions please get in touch with Andrea (contact@andreafrancke.me.uk) or Eva, Lynn (and.publishing@csm.arts.ac.uk)

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AMASS: Towards an Economy of the Commons

Saturday 16 April 2-6pm

Please join us as we participate in AMASS: A platform for discussions
exploring new models and practices for sustaining the commons today.

Including:
Stevphen Shukaitis
Amateurist Network (Eva Weinmayr and Sion Whellens)
Anthony Illes
University for Strategic Optimism

Organised by Doxa, …ment and Amateurist Network, three independent
collectives based in London, this one-day event addresses the question,
‘What is the protocol of the commons?’. Artists, academics and policy-
makers debate culture-led regeneration, precarity in the cultural economy
and open source practices in the digital domain.

Chisenhale Gallery
64 Chisenhale Road
London E3 5QZ
www.chisenhale.org.uk


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Art as Muddiness: Unpacking Where the Art Is Under Advanced Capitalism
a perfomative joint publication by Andrea Francke, Josefine Wikström and AND

Thursday 7 April 6-9pm

Please join our publishing experiment as an editor, binder, printer or collator. Become 
a creative labourer to help us publish a dislocated, relocated discussion between two 
positions. Andrea and Josefine will read excerpts to fuel the production line.

As part of It's Your Write: A Celebration of the Self-Published!
An event by The Papered Parlour

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London
E2 9PA

Andrea Francke graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design with an MA in Fine Art, 2010
And Josefine Wikström from the last Aesthetics and Art Theory MA at Middlesex University, 2010


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Pirate Books in Perua talk by Andrea Francke

Fri 25 March 7 pm

Book piracy exists in many emerging countries and book pirates in Peru
for example go beyond creating unlicensed reprints – they have even begun
to interfere with the content. An entire genre of “improved” versions is emerging.

In this illustrated talk artist Andrea Francke will present the findings of her
recent research trip to Lima, where she visited book stores, street markets
and traffic lights, where pirated books are for sale. She returned to London
with a heavy suitcase full of versions, which will be on display at the Bökship.

X marks the Bökship
210 / Shop 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ


March For the Alternative
, Sat 26 March 10 am
Please join us for a day on the streets. We will meet at 10 am X Marks the Bökship
for a "one hour poster making workshop" and leave to join the march at 11 am.
See also: Arts Against Cuts, draft of a letter for cultural institutions.

Pirate Book Production Centre, Sun 27 March 1 - 6 pm
A workshop to explore the spectrum of copying, translating, paraphrasing,
imitating, re-organising and manipulating books at X marks the Bökship
(and material we collect at the March for the Alternative on Saturday).

The Piracy Project at X marks the Bökship
210 / Shop 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

Bökship blog
AND will be hijacking (or pirating) the Bökship this March for the first of the
Publisher of the Month series.
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What Are We Doing?

A discussion on the implications of different strategies
to fight the cuts from inside an art college.

Wed 16 March 6 – 8 pm at the Byam Shaw Library

Join our ideas mining excercise with John Cussans, Eva Weinmayr,
Neil Chapman, Margot Bannermann, Andrea Francke, Anna Hart,
Lynn Harris, Edgar Schmitz and many more

Free School in a New Dark AgeThe Library Project
Arts Against CutsThe Precarious Workers Brigade

Thank you to all those who attended.

Byam Shaw Library
2 Elthorne Road
London N19 4AG
nearest tube Archway

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Call for proposals, February 2010

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