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May 1984

A Drop in the Ocean

Evening beach-side performances.

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An outdoor piece performed on the beaches of Brighton. Taking place in the evening as part of the Brighton Festival. Stone mounds, bonfires and fire-cans lighting a runway down to the sea… Two bird-like scavenging women at the sea's edge find a wardrobe, showing signs of life within. They feed the wardrobe with eggs, bread and potatoes, gathered from amongst the pebbles - poking the food through a funnel. An armoured rescue-vehicle makes its way along the beach, lights blazing. The vehicle winches the wardrobe up the beach and a man is extracted. He is powdered and put inside a large inflated 'bathing-suit' (made from inner-tubes, wellington boots and large, rubbery trousers). The man is sent out to sea. This lone figure is followed into the darkness of the swirling water with a searchlight.

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