Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects is pleased to presentWalking Through Walls,a new exhibition byDidier Morellito inaugurateNO FOUNDATION, our new project space at 1082 Queen Street West.
Didier Morelli, Walking Through Walls / Alexander Place, Toronto Performance (photo documentation), 2012
Walking Through Walls The focus of Didier Morelli’s artistic practice lies in willess acts of self-affirmation around space (public and private), exchange, duration, repetition, endurance, identity and ‘otherness’. The body becomes the site for his exploration, while repetition, endurance and friction test the physical and emotional boundaries of his corporeal matter. Extending it beyond its natural capacity through irregular acts of unconventional gesture and exertion, he pushes through painless strain, to ultimate failure. Working at the edges of discomfort and vulnerability, he continuously re-evaluates the threshold of his body as it breaks down and rebuilds to become a site for change and exchange. Didier Morelli is a graduate of Concordia University's BA in Liberal Arts (2010), and of the University of Toronto's MA at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (2012). He is currently completing an interdisciplinary MFA at Simon Fraser University (2014). His visual arts practice includes performance, text-based drawings, videos, photography, and installations. October 25 – December 16, 2012