TIME: 12.00- 18.00 (Advance booking essential)
DATE: Friday 18 August
VENUE: Check in at The Complex
Please note this performance must be booked in advance.
For more information and to book a place please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Selfcare System is a one-to-one performance, a tandem jump into the unknown, direct action, and a masterclass in the radical act of stopping.
I am an expert in resting in public thanks to a neurological condition that forces me to lie down wherever I happen to be, and stay there until I am well enough to get up again. We may all one day have to learn to stop in the middle of the street, in the middle of the day, and rest. Get ahead of the curve, get your training in now.
Come with me to a place you may have seen, walked past, but never been to. We are going to lie down and have a rest: I will look out for you and look after you. You have right to be here, you have a right to do this. We can do it together.
Public Selfcare System was created with support from Arts Council England.
Rhiannon Armstrong is a performance artist making work under the lifelong series title Instructions for Empathetic Living. Conversation and collaboration are central to her practice: between makers of different disciplines, public contributors, and audiences. She usually makes work for and with those who do not necessarily think of themselves as arts audiences.
Rhiannon is also a performer with expertise in music and oral traditions and regularly works with other artists including most recently Rachel Mars, Bobby Baker, Coney, and Chris Goode & Co.