LOW PROFILE were invited to contribute to Looking, Encountering, Staging edited by Anke Bangma and published by Piet Zwart Institute & Revolver Books. The text-work that appears relates to LOW PROFILE’s performance ‘LOW PROFILE presents: An Introduction’ reconfigured by designer Gerard Konings.

Looking, Encountering, Staging
Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute & Frankfurt: Revolver (June 2005)
English, 332 pp., with colour ill., paperback
ISBN 3-86588-012-6

Looking, Encountering, Staging investigates the ways cultural practices (exhibitions, news reports, documentary photography, artistic and scientific discourses) stage their subjects and thus construct positions for their audiences. The contributors analyse how these positions come to be naturalized as ‘given’, or use strategies of staging, performing and re-theatricalization to rethink the role of the artist or curator as mediator and to relocate the viewer.

With essays and visual contributions by Ayreen Anastas, Murat Aydemir, Elena Bajo, Bik Van der Pol, Maaike Bleeker, Martijn Boelhouwers, Maurice Bogaert, Janine Brogt, Deric Carner, Phil Collins, Agnieszka Czajkowska, Dijkman/Osterholt, Annie Fletcher, Maaike Gottschal, Arne Hendriks, Ralph Kaemena, Jeroen Laureyns, Kirsten Leenaars, Maria Lind, LOW PROFILE, Renzo Martens, Claudia & Julia Mueller, Asier Perez Gonzalez, Sarah Pierce, Suzanne van Rossenberg, Hinrich Sachs and Lisette Smits.