Collective Performance Art: The Lying Down Game

Collective Performance Art: The Lying Down Game
technology

Bizarre lackadaisical fad snowballs into global participatory public art installation.

Stephen Fortune
  • 24 november 2010

The Lying Down game has mushroomed in popularity. It’s originators (Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon) have described the game as “parkour, for those who can’t be arsed” but in many ways this ‘lying down’ phenomena is absolutely antithetical to urban navigation discipline of parkour: Its not quite about the expediency of movement so much as it’s complete and utter cessation, in the most sensational places possible. The directions are simple:

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