Lee Campbell, Rise and Fall, 2008. Image: Simon Steven

Lee Campbell
Rise & fall

Saturday 28 June 2008

Main Beach, near Keam’s Yard

Rise & fall was inspired by the British situation comedy The rise & fall of Reginald Perrin. A line of Reggies, dressed in typical British office worker attire, chanted catchphrases, such as “I didn’t get where I am today”,  taken from the programme. Following this, they recreated the moment – repeated in every episode – where Reggie strips, runs into the sea and returns emancipated from the drudgery of capitalist existence, ready for a more purposeful life.