Them is an ongoing project wherein I improvise the lives of strangers. The project has taken on many different forms, from public performances to subtle interactions during exhibition openings, to the traditional performer/participant paradigm.
Them is a whimsical journey for both the participant and myself to imagine another world, another life for them, one which has a fanciful and optimistic thread to it. In its latest Iteration at Up Until Now at The Trophy Room in Liverpool, participants are invited to sit, offer me any item of their choosing, and that is the instigator of the story of that object. Then I give the item back due to its new sentimental value, and borrow their hand instead, writing one key word from the story of that object on their palm.