This is a text Dan wrote in 2004 about his early thoughts on collecting everywhere he went with a GPS. This was before Sophia joined him in the activity in 2007. The text was subsequently published in Radius Berlin in 2004 (ISBN 3000152768) and appeared translated into German in Archplus Magazine vol.183 May 2007 (ISBN 3931435121)
In 2008 we were asked to contribute a self interview to 'Everybody's Toolbox - Open Source in the Performing Arts':
PLAN B: SOME THINGS WE HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT LATELY...
QUESTIONS WE ASK OURSELVES
Q: What is plan b?
A: plan b can stand for Balham, Brighton, Bristol, and now Berlin and it can stand for all those who want to start again try another way.
We often talk of things not being ‘the plan b way' we use this to make the other feel bad if they are mean, unkind, thoughtless, cruel, bitchy. I thought about an unwritten manifesto once in bed it went a bit like...
plan b will not shout in performances (unless the audience is very far away), they will endeavour to make you comfortable, they will have open hearts and be honest at all times, plan b is about you and me - you are free to come and go as you please.
And now if plan b were to be visible it would just be traces of places that have affected us or stopped us in our tracks - obsessions with clouds, writing in sand, scary fish, airports, shop displays, a winter wonderland and a ghostly house.