Let’s Take a Walk #57
Let’s Take a Walk brings people to share a moment, a step toward peace. Participants from anywhere in the world join us via Twitter @mcayer and Instagram @letstakeawalk_world, #walkingtogetherapart. On-site, a Town Crier, Tweet Master, and Drummer assist me. Addressing topic(s) related to the walk, prompting dialogue, and inviting audience participation. As we journey, the knitted overskirt I wear, created days before each walk with passerby, unravels, leaving traces. Performance time 30 minutes. So far, there have been 56 walks. See http://letstakeawalkmc.blogspot.com.
Prior to the performance, I work with passersby, knitting and sharing stories, posing questions directly related to the theme of the performance. Shlepping & Displaying consisted of displaying the unraveled dress over the few days following the walk.
As part of the project, I maintain a blog http://letstakeawalkmc.blogspot.com
My Favorite Grandmother
In addition, I had the chance to attend the exhibition of Oana Maria Cajal’s Shattered: Symbolic Gesture, presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute. That evening I approached two participating poets, Vera Sirota and Claudia Serea and Oana, asking if I could include their poems and images in my blog, My Favorite Grandmother. I am delighted to add a lovely story from my friend Wendy Wasdahl’s grandmother, Ida.
If you have a chance, please visit the last two entries to see the result of this conversation.
Thank you for your time and participation.