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 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.