DRY RUN part 4: MacGyver’thon saw LOW PROFILE watch an entire series of the hit 80’s TV show MacGyver*, back-to-back, with an audience (for 17+ hours) cataloguing ‘useful’ information. The question remained as to whether the performers and audience were better equipped for life outside the (relative) comfort of the gallery space thanks to this endeavour.

*MacGyver is a laid-back, optimistic and extremely resourceful American secret agent who favours brain over brawn – always making the most of his scientific knowledge, the inventive use of everyday objects and his trusty Swiss-Army knife to escape (often extraordinary) life-or-death situations.

In a survey conducted in August 2007, MacGyver out ranked Indiana Jones, John McClane from the Die Hard films and James Bond as the fictional character Americans would most want to be by their side in an emergency situation.