LOW PROFILE are artists Rachel Dobbs (IRL) and Hannah Rose (UK).
We live and work in Plymouth, and have been working together in collaboration since 2003.
We are most interested in the connections between people, and creating new experiences that happen in people’s real life. We use things like bold statements, text, badges, sound, temporary gatherings, and event-structures to help us do this. We make art that is designed to be encountered in social situations, public spaces and become part of people’s everyday. We work hard to make these encounters hopeful, engaging, joyful and thought-provoking.
We regularly work with organisations across the UK, and on self-initiated artworks that shift in scale, format and medium depending on context.
In our artworks, we find ways to create human-to-human connection, temporary communities, collective experiences or situations that get people thinking about their own role as an individual who is part of a group (feeling part of something larger than themselves). We celebrate the strength of coming together, commarardie, resourcefulness, resilience, generosity, loyalty and not giving up.
We are interested in shifting and flattening hierarchies, and drawing attention to situations where people butt up against rules, authority, systems of decision-making and power.
We often bring people into our work as participants, collaborators & experts in their field, where their involvement is highly valued & carefully considered.
Recent commissions/projects include DRUMROLL (online audio artwork) (2020); SIGNS FOR / OF CHANGE (temporary public artwork) The Box (2020); PEOPLE (temporary public artwork, film & jigsaw); In Certain Places & The Harris Museum, Preston (2019); For me, for her, for you (7 track audio artwork) The National Trust (2018); & Jamboree 2018 (artists professional development event for 150 artists & curators at the Dartington Estate) in partnership with a-n & Plymouth College of Art.
LOW PROFILE have artworks in a number of collections including FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library & The Box, Plymouth.
Writing about LOW PROFILE
- Receiving Queerly Displaced Utterance: Failure and / as Response in Works by Glenn Ligon and LOW PROFILE by Mark Leahy (2018) Read the full text
- Here’s to another 10 – Here’s to another 10 includes contributions by a range of artists and creative producers involved in supporting the development of LOW PROFILE’s practice during 2012. Read the full text
- LOW PROFILE newspaper – A collection of previously un-published and under-published texts drawn from our accumulated archive to celebrate 9 years of practice. (2012) Read the full text
- LOW PROFILE: Processing Preparedness by Larry Lynch (2008) Read the full text