Can I be with You? is a process based art project that invite individuals to be in a close relationship with the artist.

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I posted a close relationship invitation on online blogs and bulletins, dating websites, and at subway stations. Invited people to form a close relationship with me for a short period of time. We could be siblings, partners, spouses or any relations that are emotionally intimate.

They told me what kind of relationship they want to have, and what kind of person they want me to be. We make a date both in personal home and in public where I would perform the loosely-written script. I was a brother, I was a boyfriend. We shared our experience in a talk after.

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Can I be with you? is also in a form of workshop that allowed a performance in groups. As an exhibition, volunteer actors were available for spectators to form a short close relationship with.

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