Dear stranger

Captured by Ceren Saner from the vimeo live-streaming.

Live performance
3 days, 8 hours a day
As part of ‘Stay Live at Home‘ program of Performistanbul
22-24 May

Dear stranger 
is an invitation in order to revision emotional solidarity and non-virtual ways of connecting in the ‘new normal’. The performance consists of two parts; online and offline. The first part of Dear stranger is live streamed on the vimeo account of the artist and takes place as part of “Stay LIVE at Home” for 3 days, 8 hours a day. During this time, Leman S. Darıcıoğlu writes unique letters to strangers and people who she* has never met before.

After the three days of the live-streamed performance, for the second part of the work, Darıcıoğlu goes out on the streets to deliver the letters. She* randomly gives away the letters through people’s letter box on their doorway or stick them on building doors etc. This part of the performance is offline and only documented, finding its audience and recipient by coincidence on the streets.