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13 September 2023: Mariupol Memory Park: A Walkshop with Artist Alisa Oleva

    Mariupol Memory Park: A Walkshop with Artist Alisa Oleva
    Wednesday 13 September, 12-2pm
    Starting point: Meet at the Wardlaw Museum, 7 The Scores, St Andrews (KY16 9AR)

    Alisa Oleva is a walking artist. She walks and invites others to walk, using walking as a process and methodology to explore our memories and connections with places, homefinding, desire lines, place-making and how the places move us and how we move them. Her projects have manifested as a series of interactive situations, performances, movements scores, personal and intimate encounters, parkour, walkshops, and audio walks. She has worked in many cities including London, Leeds, Manchester, Mariupol, Dnirpo, Kyiv, Berlin, Vilnius, Minsk, Esch-sur-Alzette and others.

    For more information about how to get to the Wardlaw Museum, please see here.

    Free, no sign-up required – all welcome!

    After Alisa’s Walkshop, Mariupol Memory Park, which is hosted by Professor Victoria Donovan (School of Modern Languages), will continue with:

    5-6pm: A screening of Mariupol documentary shorts (2018-2023), School III, St Salvator’s Quad, St Andrews (KY16 9AL)

    6.30-8pm: Mariupol Memory Park at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews (KY16 9LA), FREE but please book tickets for The Byre here.

    In the spring of 2022, the troops of the Russian Federation destroyed Mariupol. Tens of thousands of people died. The brutal siege and occupation destroyed not only lives and architecture, but also displaced a vibrant community of cultural activists. A year later a group of artists, activists and researchers from and connected with the city came together to commemorate Mariupol’s values of openness, cultural reflection and struggles for equality. Filmmakers, audio-artists, and writers who contributed to the Mariupol Memory Park project will join us to discuss Mariupol’s past, present and future at this one-off multi-media event.

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