ev•de•yol•da / at•home•on•the•road
It's time. I'm setting off on a journey.
With one and the same step, I'm running away from home, looking for home, and carrying my home on my back.
ev•de•yol•da / at•home•on•the•road is a travelling performance project in search of and in response to the tortoise as an archetypal figure…
What is home? Is it something that weighs and slows you down, restricts what you can see, how far you can go, how free you can be? Or is it something that holds you, cushions you, keeps you safe and warm? And where is home if not with yourself?
…who guides her journey as Göze Saner embarks on a series of residencies with a solo performance that literally fits in a suitcase, also titled ev•de•yol•da / at•home•on•the•road.
Starting in Istanbul, her hometown, Göze will be visiting theatre companies and artists around the world who have in the past been home to her,
I started sending letters in July, to old friends,
to momentary friends from a long time ago and far away, to others I wished were friends.
As well as meeting new collaborators who have something of the tortoise about them. At each stop along the way, the piece will be performed both before and after being further developed in collaboration with the host company and in response to the host city.
'I have been walking,' I wrote 'like a tortoise.'
Devised in collaboration with Andrea Cusumano, the performance weaves the stories of three tortoises: a foolish tortoise who climbs out of her shell and goes on an adventure; a woman who comes upon a tortoise one day by the ruins of a house and realises that she herself has become one of those animals who carry their homes on their backs; and a Londoner who feels so homeless at the house where she lives that every Sunday morning she roams the empty roads of the city, getting more and more lost so that eventually, perhaps, she can find her way back home.
'Could I come visit you too?'