Photo Credits: Hunt&Darton
Run as a fully functioning café, live art duo Hunt&Darton creatively expose the inner workings of their new business venture by considering everything as art. LOW PROFILE were commissioned along side a number of other artists to make new work for the Hunt&Darton Café, which was first presented in Cambridge for 1 month in 2012. LOW PROFILE developed 3 new works (see below for links to individual works) for this exciting project, as well as acting as waitresses for one weekend where they stood in for Hunt&Darton and took on the task of running the café as ‘not Hunt’ and ‘not Darton’.
Survival Shelf –
Survival Shelf (a continuously growing collection of books with variations of the word ‘survival’ in the title) was first commissioned for Hunt&Darton Café to act as a potential resource, offering some guidance for artists and café goers. Survival Shelf is a continuation of our ongoing investment in exploring notions of preparedness.
LOW PROFILE newspaper –
To celebrate 9 years of working together LOW PROFILE produced a special one off newspaper, bringing together a collection of previously un-published and under-published texts drawn from our accumulated archive of performance texts, works for the page and associated writings. The LOW PROFILE newspaper was specially commissioned as part of Hunt&Darton Cafe and was available (for free) to customers to leaf through while waiting for friends, to take away and enjoy on the commute to work, or as a useful prop to aid solo dining.
LOYAL is a loyalty card scheme developed especially for Hunt & Darton Café that encourages customers to return to the café and make purchases. Customers who collect all of the stamps are rewarded with a bespoke limited edition LOYAL badge, allowing them to publically display their support and allegiance to H&D Café beyond the project’s walls.