"Hello There Friend" is an ongoing series of works in which artist Harrell Fletcher invites a companion on a walk in an unfamiliar place. On this walk, Harrell's companions collect details of their surroundings and present them to him. The result is a conversation through the often overlooked details of an unfamiliar place.
Harrell's collaborators in Tokyo were: Tomoko Yamashita Smith, Leo Smith, Hana Smith, and Beatrice Red Star Fletcher
Harrell Fletcher creates participatory art projects in a variety of contexts with various people – many of them non-artists. He is an associate professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon where he directs the Art and Social Practice program that he founded in 2007.