Improvised Collaborations with San Francisco

This marked the maiden voyage of Mather as a fully realized living image: triangular hair, oversize floral cobbler smocks, matching shirt and tie. Mather carried a suitcase full of prompts to instigate improvised collaborations with the public in the streets of San Francisco over the course of three days.

This was performed as the inaugural artist in residence for Glass, house

Project Statement: "For the past 10 years I have explored a character named Mather Seerlo, which came from a piece of mail that had butchered my name. Projects have taken the form of selling jewelry made from debris from a children’s art studio and city streets, producing an album, as well as making drawings and prints. For this residency, I became Mather by making a triangular wig, wearing brightly patterned shirts and cleaning person vests, and packing a small suitcase full of props and tools needed for improvised collaborations. For 3 days I set out in different directions throughout San Francisco to collaborate with people I met along the way. This resulted in taking over an ice cream shop, amplifying walker’s personal music and walking with them, drawings, interviews, improvised singing, reenactment of movie scenes, and much more."

There is a related video interview conducted by glass, House at Zeum (see last image). copy.jpg