A walking performance over distance which invited 32 women participants from Istanbul to share footsteps and a discussion on where it feels like home for them. While the participant was walking towards the place which she describes as “home” in Istanbul, I walked with her in my city, connected via a phone call. With the following questions: “If I ask you to walk me home, where would you take me? Does home mean feeling safe? What makes you feel at home? Is it where you live now or a different place? Or is it not even a place? Now, it is time to walk and find home!” – we were searching together for the answer of what could be the meaning of “home”.
Born in Moscow. Based in London. Alisa Oleva holds a BA and MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths.
She treats the city as her studio and urban life as material, to consider issues of urban choreography and urban archaeology, traces and surfaces, borders and inventories, intervals and silences, passages and cracks. Her projects have manifested as a series of interactive situations, performances, movements scores, personal and intimate encounters, parkour, walkshops, and audio walks.