Cab Drivers

Social Performance, 2006

Description

A response to the seemingly idyllic impression a visitor receives of Penzance. A taxi relay In a synchronised sequence, four cab drivers drove visitors to destinations of their choosing, devising and significance.

‘a highly choreographed quartet of facilitated social exchanges, in which the boundary between art and life, ‘audience’ and performer was dissolved.’ – from Rupert White’s review of Cab Drivers

Commissioned For

‘Tract’ by Newlyn Art Gallery/Art Surgery

Performed

Penzance, Cornwall

Collaborators

Cab drivers: Anne Riggs, Peter Morgan, Nobby Lobb and Paul Riggs.

Credits

6 stills from video: Steve Tanner
Film editing: Lily Markiewicz

links

www.artsurgery.org

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Fran Cottell artwork image: Cab Drivers - click to enlarge