The things we leave behind is a research-based project. It uses objects left behind by those who are seeking a better life and/or have to move to survive. The objects were left behind on the Greek island of Lesvos and at a transition centre in Serbia.
They have been “borrowed” by people living in London (see Participants), used to start conversations with young people (see Students), in installations (see m2) and as part of performances (see Unpacked). A limited edition zine has been produced with images and writing which has emerged from the project. (Sales of the zine are donated to the Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island who collect, clean and redistribute abandoned clothes and blankets.)
Lais Pontes has been a collabrator on many of these iterations.