They Are Here

Founded in 2006 in London, They Are Here is a collaborative practice steered by artists Helen Walker and Harun Morrison. They Are Here’s works can be read as a series of context specific games. The entry, invitation or participation can be as significant as the game’s conditions and structure. Through these games they seek to create ephemeral systems and temporary, micro-communities that offer an alternate means of engaging with a situation, history or ideology. Each They Are Here project has its own unique collaborative structure and hierarchies that emerge through the contributions of various invitees. They continuously explore group dynamics, divisions of authorship and the effects of temporary engagements with practitioners of other disciplines. Institutions they have developed or presented work at include: Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden (2017); Furtherfield, London, UK (2017); Grand Union, Birmingham, UK (2016); Tate Modern, London, UK (2009, 2010, 2017); South London Gallery, London, UK (2006, 2015); STUK, Leuven, Belgium (2013); National Theatre Studio, London, UK (2012); Tate Britain, London, UK (2010); Camden Arts Centre, London, UK and CCA, Glasgow, UK (both 2009). They are currently the inaugural artists for In Residence, a new strand of the Participation Programme at Studio Voltaire.