Intimacy, Please was a performance that I did in February of 2013 as a response to my struggles with the lack of intimacy I experience in public.
I percieve the act of tying somebody else's shoes as an act of caring, a kind and humble position to be in. Getting down to ground level and doing up each shoe encourages the audience to engage with the role of a caregiver, a relative, a trusted human.
So I put on different pairs of shoes and walked, asking anonymous persons around the space to tie my shoes for me, if they so choose.
The exchange between myself and the individuals I asked to perform with me was remarkable. Seeing people kneel before me and tie my shoes for me was powerful, and incredibly moving.
Photographs were taken by my friend and peer Anna Desrameaux.