What’s going on? / What are you doing? / Is this a play?
“Deliverance” is a 10-day durational live-art piece. On Wednesday March 7th, 2012, we three performers - Penny Harpham, Kat Henry and William McBride - entered this 5 x 6m outdoor space with nothing at all - no clothes, no food, no objects: nothing - with a commitment not to leave its confines until 10 days later, on Saturday March 17th, 2012. During this time we ask people who come to visit us - the public - to bring to us what they think we need to survive. Everything you see here has been brought to us by a member of the public.
It is a performance in that it is live: we are living out the work, it is the living out of an idea. We are not ‘acting’ now or at anytime, and there is no ‘story,’ etc. It is a piece best seen in the context of its entirety: when you are at home tonight, when you are at work tomorrow or next week, we will still be here on this patch of lawn at Gluttony in Rymill Park.
[Deliverance at the Adelaide Fringe, March 2012]