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Tim Etchells

Vacuum Days


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.