Birgit Larson

dissect, mend, normalize
and reallocate behavior.


True Self Test


24 Hour Friendship

Performed between January 2014 and December 2014.
Drawing from a time of extreme lonliness and virtual homelessness, I was floating.
Out of contact with friends and family, only those I met during the space of this year.
It began as a question about who I am with each person,
a self portrait based on the limitations or extentions which are revealed with each encounter.
The time limit reflects the nature of friendship, the meaning of meeting and saying goodbye.
How do we hold a memory of a relationship after it is physically over? No more contact, physical or virtual.
Each friendship was also a decision for the participants:
Will they decide to follow the rules?
What is different when a friendship has a decided end? 

Each 24 Hour Friendship was a private experience between myself and the participant.

Friendship will begin and end in person. | The two parties will have no prior knowledge of each other. | Friendship will not exceed 24 hours | Participants are welome to walk away during any point | Participants will be asked to refrain from pursuing physical or online contact after the 24 hour friendship. |  

February 7, 2014 

March  27, 2014