The Handshake Project invites people to submit video clips of themselves engaged in a handshake. The resulting video will be a compilation of the community handshake responses.

A handshake is an agreement.
A handshake is both a greeting and a farewell.
A handshake is weapons-free.

What does a handshake mean to you?

If you’d like to be a part of the Handshake Project, please watch the video above for some detailed information. Then upload your video file to your favorite cloud and send me a link by email to Please include a list of the names of all people whose hands are part of your handshake submission.

The Handshake Project will be part of the upcoming SHIFT HAPPENS exhibition by Heather Gordon at the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art.