The Act

TV Swansong

At the time of the TV swansong launch, Helson travelled to a site 'chosen' by international rolling news networks as a top story. This 'soon-to-be-famous' place was Corihuayrachina in Peru. He webcast live from a platform at the site up at around 12000ft. 

The idea of the specific news story or rather the possibility ( Where will he go? Where would it be today?) defined the core structure of the project. The day was fixed and we tried to put in place a plan for how to respond to the unknown.  At the time I wrote ' I imagine an extreme place, where people are frightened or excited or angry or hurt or free or happy or lost or dead. And in building a generic kit I begin to make a reality.'