The launch of Crude
a novel by Sally O’Reilly
published by Eros Press
Friday 21st October 2016
10 Lancaster Gate,
London W2 3LH
If you would like to attend the launch, please contact manfred(at)sallyoreilly.org.uk
In a country called Academia, art critic Ida O'Dewey is at the top of her game –
until she misjudges the limit between satire and irresponsibility, live on radio.
She must retrieve her public reputation and avoid professional extinction,
but sources of power and methods of persuasion are never clear-cut.
An enigmatic group of radical sensualists, with an occult attraction to a glossy
black substance and a deep contempt for mainstream conceptualism,
present a possible way out. This stuff called 'oil', Ida intuits, could be the
perfect subject for a block-busting thesis.
Crude relates the non-sequiturs and irrational connections that make up
a complex society, where even the most specialised and experienced cannot
profess to be in control of their immediate future.
Brian Griffiths, some basic treatment, 2016
Launch event presented in association with Slate Projects
Issue 75 of the Henry Moore Institute's Essays on Sculpture series is dedicated to the opera,
The Virtues of Things, a collaboration between Sally O'Reilly and composer Matt Rogers.
The publication features the full libretto, images of the production and a roundtable discussion
exploring sculptural thinking, where O'Reilly and Rogers were joined by Professor Matthew Fox
(University of Glasgow), Lisa Le Feuvre (Henry Moore Institute) and Dominic Gray (Opera North).
Order a copy here.