Intervention (online and performance)
CanAssist.Us uses the language of tech start-ups to navigate inequality and privilege. CanAssist.Us is a hypothetical private company that helps clients navigate the Canadian immigration system for Americans under President Trump. The project channels the anxieties driving this escapism into critical review of the individual’s responsibility within their community to challenge complacency in this reality. Using the familiar form of sidewalk canvassing, the performers offered the ultimate service to "get away from it all". Once a member of the public engaged, the structure of this American future came into the picture: dehumanising "reform"; life-threatening retraction of health services; and destructive global relations; all promises of a Trump presidency.