Bizarre lackadaisical fad snowballs into global participatory public art installation.

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:

“1) The more public the better.  2) The more people involved the better. Please be aware that the palms of your hands must be flat against your side and the tips of your toes pointing at the ground. Just as if you were standing, but vertically challenged. FACE DOWN!”

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