For me, for her, for you – in collaboration with Neil Rose (2018)
For me, for her, for you is a 7 track audio work – weaving together interviews, songs, recorded messages and new sound work by Neil Rose. Commissioned by the National Trust in response to their Women & Power series – a year long programme during 2018 marking the 100 year anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act (votes for women) and the long struggle for women’s suffrage.
Jamboree 2018 // 28th June — 1st July 2018
Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 visual artists, curators & programmers from around the UK in a relaxed outdoor setting, on the Dartington Estate near Totnes, Devon, UK.
Impromptu is a layered sound work made up of specially commissioned recordings of renowned Freddie Mercury tribute act Gary Mullen (winner of Stars In Their Eyes, 2000) performing a score inspired by the late Queen frontman’s extensive vocal improvisation games of audience ‘call-and-response’.
Never Give Up (2013-ongoing)
Never Give Up is a site-responsive text work, spelled out across the windows of public buildings (arts organisations). This positive yet defiant message engages passers-by, welcomes visitors and projects a rallying cry to all who face adversity in difficult times.
LOW PROFILE’s concerns are commonplace – centered on people, relationships, communication and an examination of the role of community, individuals and the collective. The work facilitates audiences to briefly step outside of, and reconsider, their daily lives, through the creation of shared, focussed and intimate moments, collective action and individual and group experience. By using seemingly simple gestures and tackling weighty subjects with humour and a light touch, we invite our audience to get caught up in the work
Our work explores themes of everyday survival, through a misguided and idiosyncratic attempt to navigate the excesses, challenges and ‘small-scale’ trials of daily life. We actively celebrate ‘best attempts’, endeavour and effort, with a wilful determination to never give up. We deal with the nuances of cooperation, coordination, shared effort and participation that reposition the individual to be part of something bigger, alongside (and with) others.
Our work often references recognisable tropes and makes use of existing texts from popular culture, with a desire to reclaim and reconsider that which may otherwise be considered outmoded or overlooked.
At its heart, our practice is performative, quietly political and interested in the potential of paying attention as a transformative action.
LOW PROFILE is a collaboration between artists Rachel Dobbs (IRL) and Hannah Rose (nee Jones) (UK). They have been working in collaboration since 2003 and are based in Plymouth (UK).
LOW PROFILE’s practice spans a variety of performative interfaces with different audiences including small-scale live moments, gallery exhibitions, books, videos, durational task-led performances, sculpture, text works, sound works and large-scale participatory projects. Our work is informed by (and often make in response to) specific contexts and situations.