In Her Shoes is a participatory art project which is composed of 7 different hand-woven booties featuring a ‘healing’ symbol each, as well as their performed interpretation by 7 female performance and dance artists.
The age-old aesthetic hierarchy that privileges certain forms of art over others based on gender associations has historically devalued “women’s work” - specifically because it has been associated with the “domestic” and the “feminine.”
Creating a primal connection between the healing processes of two female-dominant artistic branches, handcrafts and performance art, In Her Shoes celebrates the manifold ways of expression through a needle, a thread and the body itself.
Concept Design, Art Direction and Curation: Öykü Özgencil Textile Artists: Ayfer Demir, Aynur Yazıcı, Emine Kara, Hatice Ferahlı, Havva Türkel, Nevruz Çiftçi Performance Artists: Dila Yumurtacı (Dadans), Melek Nur Dudu (Dadans), Merve Atılgan, Merve Pudre, Merve Uzunosman(Dadans), Pınar Akyüz, Ülkü Çağlayan Graphic Design: Aleyna Tezer Photograph: Öykü Özgencil Model: Ülkü Çağlayan
All the performances have been recorded through the artist's perspectives, in their own spaces. We will be publishing them throughout the journey on our Instagram and Youtube accounts.