Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Independent Project

An attempt of engaging a wall in the public space of Toronto, 2012

Suitable for all ages

Didier Morelli

Walking Through Walls

Didier Morelli - Montreal, Canada

Performance Art

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.


Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas Street West

This project is indoors.