Help Offered is a series of site-specific interventions. Each day the artist will work free of charge for a different small-scale independent business in Kitchener, working alongside owners and/or employees. In performing a variety of tasks that meet the needs of the establishment, he seeks to bring purely utilitarian actions to the realm of performance. Here, work is purposely devoid of any intent to produce capital and is instead shaped into a poetic exercise. In return, labour reassembles art into a utilitarian practice that questions commodification. The interventions will be documented in video with live feed to the Forum allowing viewers to monitor the daily activities of the artist.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in performance art. His work has been exhibited in NY at P.S.1/Clocktower Gallery, Sculpture Center, El Museo del Barrio, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum of Art, Longwood Art Gallery and at The Newark Museum; at the Museo de Arte Moderno in the Dominican Republic and Museo de Ciencias y Arte in Mexico City, and other venues. His awards include a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from Tides Foundation. In 2005, Estévez performed at Madrid Abierto (ARCO 05) in Spain.