Storythings’ first publication – Vacuum Days by Tim Etchells – arrived from the printers in Croatia this week, and it looks *gorgeous*. We are huge fans of Tim Etchells’ work at Storythings, and feel very honoured to be publishing Vacuum Days as our first book. The book is based on his 2011 web project Vacuum Days, a year-long project announcing a rolling programme of absurd and unsettling imaginary events responding to, reworking and distorting those of the year. 2011 was quite a year for news – with the Arab Spring, Phone-hacking enquiry and Occupy movement – and Vacuum Days is a remarkable artistic response to those events.
You can pre-order the book at a special launch discout price of £15 at our Big Cartel site now – we’ll be shipping the books from the end of next week. We’re also hosting two launch events in London and Sheffield. The events are free, but please register on the links below if you want to come along. The book will be on sale at the Launch Discount price at both events, so if you want to save on P&P, come along and save even more money!
The London Launch will be at Battersea Arts Centre from 6.15pm on Friday, 23rd November. This will be part of ‘Neon Friday’, a larger event including readings from Vacuum Days, a performance of Forced Entertainment’s The Coming Storm, and a reading of another of Tim Etchell’s works, Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First. You can register for the book launch via our Eventbrite page and book tickets for the other Forced Entertainment performance from the BAC site.
The Sheffield Launch will be at Site Gallery from 6.00pm on Tuesday, 4th December. There will be readings from the text, and the opportunity to buy signed copies at the Discount Launch price. You can register for the Sheffield book launch via our Eventbrite page.
We look forward to seeing you there! In the meantime, here’s a shot of the inside of the book to whet your appetite: