The Art of Sur­vival

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Wed­nes­day, 8.40pm, SBS Two Re­al­ity TV is usu­ally about putting or­di­nary peo­ple in ex­tra­or­di­nary sit­u­a­tions. Hello Big Brother and the re­cent The Au­di­ence. This pro­gram turns that model on its head by putting gifted artis­tic peo­ple into the most or­di­nary sit­u­a­tions imag­in­able. The idea is for four par­tic­i­pants — three mu­si­cians and a painter — to sur­vive on their art alone. The plan is for them to be taken to Athens and set free. From there they must not only sur­vive but make their way across Europe in time for a pres­ti­gious arts fes­ti­val in Ed­in­burgh, the Athens of the north. As an in­cen­tive, the win­ning team (of two) — de­ter­mined by how much money they have raised by their art alone — will win £10,000. Close to the bone for those who have ever con­tem­plated quit­ting their day job to fol­low the muse, I found The Art of Sur­vival com­pelling TV.

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