Launch — A day without olives is like a day


Today, Sat­urday Feb­ru­ary 16th, 2013 you are invited to the audio book install­a­tion dur­ing the day with an even­ing launch of a day without olives is like a day by Jack Piers Scott, pub­lished by Cor­por­eal, at X Marks the Bök­ship in Lon­don…


Install­a­tion at Good Press Gal­lery, 2013


‘a day without olives is like a day’ is the second book of poetry and prose from Jack Piers Scott and an audio ver­sion of the same work with the author in col­lab­or­a­tion with the com­poser Lucy Claire Thornton.

Writ­ten and com­piled over the past few years, the texts range from descrip­tions of voyeur­ist­ic well-dressed gen­tle­men, to roy­alty in the throws of an exist­en­tial crisis. This mix­ture of fact and fic­tion, of over­heard con­ver­sa­tions and char­ac­ter stud­ies, brings togeth­er a vast array of truths, ima­gin­ings and absurdit­ies, high­light­ing the shear mul­ti­pli­city found with­in life.

The audio ver­sion nar­rated by Bill Mil­ner (Son of Rambo, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll), the author and Paul McCle­ary, con­tin­ues this broad styl­ist­ic approach by com­bin­ing manip­u­lated audio, field record­ings and elec­tro acous­tic com­pos­i­tion, to pro­duce a wild and med­it­at­ive world of sound in which the spoken word exist.”
 — Bök­ship

X Marks the Bök­ship
210/ Unit 3 Cam­bridge Heath Road
Lon­don E2 9N

Feb­ru­ary 16th, 2013 from 12.30 to 9pm