The Straight Line Pt2
By Ruth Levene
Alternative Ploughing Match was a participatory performance work that came out of the research talked about in The Straight Line Pt1 The collective competed to create the longest and straightest line.
One person is blindfolded with a flour sack and walks in what they think is a straight line until they hear the cry ‘walk over’. Behind the blindfolded walker is the support walker whose role it is to stop the blindfolded walker falling down a ditch. Live drawings of the walkers routes are made by contest judges.