CONTACT A LOVED ONE was a one day giveaway performed on a spring day in 2004. This was one of my first works aimed at encouraging people to interact with other people by performing a simple and not uncommon action.

A small group of us walked around the city centre of Nottingham giving away pink badges emblazoned with the slogan CONTACT A LOVED ONE. By simply wearing the badge they were encouraging themselves and others to phone or visit a loved one. As people walked away with their badges it was unclear whether they would or wouldn’t follow the slogans directions, it was up to them. If they did CONTACT A LOVED ONE because of the badge then that was their private view of a piece of art created by them because of their actions.  

CONTACT A LOVED ONE has been followed up by HUG A HUMAN in 2005 and RECIPROCATE MY SMILE IN 2006.