Olivia Valentine

In 2012-13 I was a Fulbright Fellow in Turkey, researching the traditional headscarf edging called Oya. This research resulted in two studio projects - one urban (see Panorama) and one rural. In Yürüyüs Oyasi (Walking Oya), I expanded the scale of Oya in the region of Cappadocia, where the boundaries between landscape and architecture are blurred, and the ground and its edges are constantly changing due to erosion of the soft, volcanic terrain. I used my body as a means of creating Oya for the landscape, resulting in a series of documented walks.