They Are Here

They Are Here (f.2006) is a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison. They are currently based in London and on the River Lea. Their works can be read as a series of context specific, non-narrative conceptual games. They often generate temporary systems and co-establish micro-communities that offer an alternate means of engaging with a situation, history or ideology. As artists in residence at Furtherfield, they initiated Seeds From Elsewhere (2016 - ongoing), an urban gardening project on disused land that brings together young migrants (including asylum seekers and refugees), family, friends and other professionals (including architects, photographers and carpenters). Each participant is supported to grow flowers or plants from their respective homeland. Throughout the process they literally and metaphorically ask ‘What can grow here that’s not from here?’.

They Are Here work across media and types of site, particularly civic spaces. Institutions they have developed or presented work include: Camden Arts Centre, CCA Glasgow, Grand Union, Konsthall C (Stockholm), South London Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Studio Voltaire and STUK (Leuven, Belgium).