As the World Turns is a project that developed over a period of two weeks while in residency at the ACRE Residency in Steuben, Wisconsin. Five walks were executed over a period of 15 days beginning on July 6, 2015 and ending on July 21, 2015. An edition of six silkscreen postcards were also produced over this period of time. A postcard for each walk bears the image of my body along with a walking stick with the letters A-U-D-I-O, while a sixth contextualizing postcard frames the folio. Each walk focused on the sound produced by the earth's rotation on its own axis. The walking stick, while functioning as a physical marker and sounding instrument (tool generating friction against the ground), also acted as a boom to record and transmit the sound produced by my body. A (8min) single channel video produced during the further documents these walks.
About the artist : Didier Morelli
Born and raised in Montreal, Didier Morelli is an interdisciplinary artist who combines practice and research in both his academic and performative explorations. Morelli is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. His live art practice includes endurance-based, contextually specific, and relational actions. His studio-based work, which incorporates elements of installation, drawing, photography and video, has been shown in solo exhibitions (Katherine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, 2012; the Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2015; and SIGHTINGS at Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, 2016) as well as in group exhibitions (the Audain Gallery, Vancouver, 2015). He has performed at 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, 2014; the Buenos Aires Performance Art Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2017; and at ViVA Art Action, Montreal, 2017. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the kinesthetic nature of performing bodies in everyday outdoor architectural spaces. His writing has been published in Canadian Theatre Review, C Magazine, and esse arts + opinions.
This artwork has been temporarily uploaded to VUCAVU for the RPL Film Theatre the "S.P.A.N.E. 2021" series and the video was provided to us by the artist.