Dry run part 2 : How to save your skin when disaster strikes without warning 2013
In the 12 hour durational performance DRY RUN part 2: How to save your skin when disaster strikes without warning (known also as ‘Book of Survival’), LOW PROFILE read, try to learn from and test each other on the survival advice offered by the 1960s publication, The Book of Survival by Anthony Greenbank. Once read, the book offers the promise to leave its readers mentally equipped ‘to survive’.
Throughout the 12 hours of the performance, the artists and audience navigate the strange content of “The Book of Survival”, repeatedly putting this promise ‘to the test’. Questions are composed from the facts, information and guidance read out and the reader is repeatedly interrupted with these, expected to answer them to the best of her recollection. As the room fills with questions stuck to the walls, it becomes increasingly difficult to remember the ‘correct’ answers to questions composed hours earlier.
• 12 hour durational sound recording of live performance
• gallery installation of durational sound recording
The performance and resulting installation Dry run part 2 : How to save your skin when disaster strikes without warning was presented at Exeter Phoenix as part of LOW PROFILE’s solo exhibition Against all Odds.