This collaborative project intended to help various friends regain a sense of agency after a traumatic experience. Some experiences included the death of a loved one, dealing with addiction, and being caught cheating.
Step 1: In a private space I record friend telling the story of traumatic experience.
Step 2: Using the recording for inspiration I create a small object. This object stands as my interpretation of a physical embodiment of the friend's trauma.
Step 3: I gift this object to the friend.
Step 4: The friend can change the object in any way, including destroying it.
Step 5: I take a photograph of the friend, holding the altered object.