MORELLI, François

Marche Fluviale/Tidal Walk, Berlin Wall, Germany 2017 PHOTO Paul Litherland

Mari usque ad Mare / D’un trou d’eau à l’autre / Piss and Vinegar
Saturday October 6 sunrise 7:21 am to sunset 6:50 pm
Eight Toronto fountains concluding at Lisgar Park across from the Theatre Centre

The artist plans to spend approximately 30-45 minutes doing actions at each fountain, before walking to the next site. Route below:

1. 7:21 am St. James Park at King St & Jarvis St

Walk west on Front St past Church St to

2. Berczy Park Dog Fountain at Front St & Wellington St near Church St

Walk north on Leader Lane turn on west on Colborne St continue on Melinda St

3. Commerce Court at King & Bay

Walk north on Bay St to Queen St

4. Nathan Phillips Square at Queen St & Bay St

Walk west on Queen St to University St


5. 2 pm South African War Memorial  at University St & Queen St

Walk south on of University St to King St. Walk west on King St

6. Glenn Gould Place The Eternal Flame of Hope on King St west of University St

Walk west on King

7. Massey Harris Park at King and Crawford on King west of Strachan

Walk west on King St turn before underpass on Sudbury St to Lisgar St. Walk north on Lisgar St

8. 6:30 pm Lisgar Park across from the Theatre Center


Morelli is interested in the history of places, how we mark time, and what we choose to remember. Forty years of public walking, crawling, tumbling, carrying, dragging, and pulling have created openings and opportunities for chance and change. Using his moving body to meet others and image objects to fuel conversations, he ventures that people will stop, look and ask questions, possibly shedding light on themselves, who they are, where they are from and where they are heading. As a species we drink and piss. If we don’t we are doomed to extinction.

François Morelli received an MFA in installation and performance art from Rutgers University in 1983. He has been professor at Concordia University since 1996 and part of the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal since 2006. In 1993 he was awarded the prix d’excellence by la Biennale de dessin et d’estampe d’Alma and in 2007 received the Prix Louis Comtois from the City of Montreal.


François Morelli, Mari usque ad Mare / D’un trou d’eau à l’autre / Piss and Vinegar 7a*11d 2018 VIDEO ALan Peng & Jeff Zhao ©François Morelli

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