Performance by Rebecca Collins & Owen Parry
Commissioned by East End Collaborations, 2004
As Owen returned after one year in Spain Rebecca moved to Spain. In an effort to create something out of this 'bad timing' or excuse for 'missing one another' the friends each made a list of 80 reasons for their friendship.
Owen (in London) and Rebecca (in Madrid) created a series of video diaries updating each other on their lives since the move. The friends then planned to meet for the first time in three- months in front of a live audience, inscribing these lists across the floor towards each other and eventually across the canvas of their bodies. They then invited others to leave a comment on their bodies, turning them into 'living bill-boards'.
With generous mentorship by Oreet Ashery
See video documentation here
Photo: Maria Agiomyrgiannaki