Things Change, People Live Here is a video project and correlative book which explores my relationship with my father’s death and the process of grief. The content consists of home video and video stills from the past 23 years of my life and additional VHS-C video I took, in conjunction with the narration of letters I have written to my father since his death. The “chapters” are split up into the seven stages of grief, although the content is not necessarily chronological. Because the piece is narrated as a long letter, it is made up of several anecdotes relating to these stages of grief, but aims to upend preconceived ideas of what grief looks like. The purpose of this is to cement the idea that the grieving process is not linear or something that must be experienced through a depression, but is instead something that is woven into the fabric of your life, and manifests itself in a variety of ways.