This publication is based on an online project by renowned UK artist, writer and theatre director Tim Etchells.
Throughout 2011, Vacuum Days created online announcements like playbills for a rolling program of imaginary events. Spelled out in overzealous capitals and small print, the project website was updated each day in a process of call and response with unfolding political situations and events.
In this published version of Vacuum Days, Etchells’ explores the zone of sensationalist media, news-as-pornography, hyped-up current affairs, Internet spam, twitter gossip and tabloid headlines. Vacuum Days – a Dadaist year book of sorts – conjures a set of caustic, far-fetched, unlikely, absurd and uncomfortable performances, lectures, contests, fights, film screenings and other forms of public display.