BEK at Bergen Art Book Fair

Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5 12.04.2024 17.0014.04.2024 17.00


BEK takes part in Bergen Art Book Fair 12–14 April, presenting two books and the newly made booklet Shit Out Here Purple by Roy Claire Potter.

Friday 12 April 17:00–20:00
Saturday 13 April + Sunday 14 April 11:00–17:00
Place: Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5

Find the books from BEK at BABF’s Art Book Buffet. We are at the stand Saturday 13–15, where you can look through or buy the following works:

Shit Out Here Purple (booklet), a booklet of detachable drawings that riff on the counter-cultural tradition of Eyeball Cards, made and shared at in-person meetings during the 1980s by users of the then-illegal Citizens Broadcast radio in the United Kingdom. Made by the British artist Roy Claire Potter for the premiere of the commissioned performance Shit Out Here Purple, responding to the linguistic protocols of amateur shortwave radio cultures, and how making ‘contact’ – or QSO – is centred and differentiated from ordinary conversation.

Structure and Synthesis: The Anatomy of Practice by multidisciplinary artist Mark Fell (Urbanomic, 2022) brings together diverse materials charting the development of Fell’s practice. The book interweaves diagrammatic sketches, procedural systems, drawings, and photographs with philosophical essays, cutting polemics, instructional texts, and fragments from the artist’s personal notebooks. NB: Few copies available.

BEK’s 20-year anniversary publication around which dissonant satellites cluster: 20 år med Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst (2021) are also available for purchase.

Bergen Art Book Fair (BABF) is an annual art book and self-publishing festival showcasing local, national and international artists and small press publishers.