To accompany the live performances that LOW PROFILE made between 2003-2012 they produced a large number of low-fi, handmade, photocopied and free bookworks that were given to audiences. They are also engaged in making ephemera that operates as self-contained artworks in their own right (badges, nametapes etc).
The ephemera and bookworks are always limited edition and are often given away for free or at low cost, subsequently, this means that varying numbers of copies are left of each item/artwork. In recent years LOW PROFILE have moved towards creating most works on computers, but in the early days they used photocopiers and their hands.
LOW PROFILE realised that they wanted to make sure that this collection was somehow kept safe so that at least one copy of everything was stored safely. Taking on the model of the ‘disaster box’, which is often used by businesses to protect and ‘back up’ the infrastructure (intelligence) of the company in the case of a disaster; they have created two identical disaster boxes. One disaster box is located in their storage facility in Plymouth and one is located in the Live Art Development Agency’s resource room in London.
LOW PROFILE would like to thank the Live Art Development Agency who are supporting them in this endeavour and for committing to keeping the disaster box safe and adding to it as required.