An attempt of engaging a wall in the public space of Toronto, 2012
Didier Morelli - Montreal, Canada
Walking Through Walls
73 - Whippersnapper Gallery
594b Dundas Street West
Curated by Alvis Choi
Walking Through Walls is an act in which the stage is the everyday, the obstacle is a wall, and the
test subject is the artist. The project involves no tricks or illusions. Building upon the idea that
a wall is nothing more than a structure that is defined by its uses, the artist will carry out the physically
challenging action of walking through a selected wall throughout the night.
Audiences are invited to contribute ideas to the database of philosophies and methodologies. Mind
maps and doodles will turn the gallery space in to a creative lab.
The project seeks to redefine notions of space, materiality, spectatorship, documentation, sensory
reception and communication of space, and the limits of the impossible/possible, probable/improbable
as well as the sane/insane and normal/abnormal dichotomies.
Morelli tests the boundaries of his body as an artist/athlete. He recently graduated from the University
of Toronto with an MA in Performance Studies.