Walking Home: stories from the desert to the Great Lakes

Laura Milkins's avatar Laura Milkins

Starting May 1st, Laura Milkins is walking home: 2000 miles from Tucson to her mother’s home in Grand Rapids. She plans to walk the entire distance, inviting people to walk with her and share a story. She will arrive during ArtPrize. The project will be broadcast live 24hrs/day on http://walkinghomestories.com where anyone can watch in real time. There will also be online, edited “TV episodes” posted weekly. Laura will wear a webcam, attached to a laptop, plugged into an external battery stored in the solar powered backpack. The webcam is at eye level to capture everything Laura sees. There is an interactive map, photos of the journey, and a nightly BLOG. Viewers can watch Walking Home on a TV at her ArtPrize venue or from a home computer. Laura’s artwork is about trust, community and connections. She will use social networking, to safely cross the country. In this project, Laura explores the art of walking and listening. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone’s story is important.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Performance
  • Depth: 3
  • Medium: multimedia, interactive performance
  • Width: 8
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 7