Wash your hands here – free! This time-base piece took place on March 13th 2019, 9am – 5pm in Art One Foyer, University of Chichester. Impetus: to bring to mind a friend’s story of tragedy and human fragility, using water as a symbol: passers by were encouraged to be filmed washing their hands, while Baylis gradually drew a storyboard and large cartoon strip depicting the events the friend (Jane) endured, and how she washed her hands, barely touching the water and shaking every last drop of water back into the bucket. Feedback from participants demonstrated some success in terms of the piece lasting beyond the gallery space and into people’s lives. For example, the scarcity of water in Africa and how we waste water in the UK stayed with people, and the news that Jane’s request for asylum was refused, even though she and her two daughters would almost certainly be killed on arrival in her home country of Kenya, introduced a personal, close-up account of what it is like to live with daily fear, and inability to keep oneself safe.