Sunday 4th September 2016, 2:30pm
Getaway #19: Vittorio Santoro
Vittorio Santoro chose this Sunday’s getaway destination. Linda Jensen invited Vittorio Santoro for the nineteenth Outside Sunday.
– We never truly walk alone. All around us are social interferences, vestiges of history, personal memories, and other living beings. We walk towards a target, or simply for the experience of walking. Artist Vittorio Santoro has done a lot of walking lately. In Paris, visiting twenty-one addresses where James Joyce had either stayed, worked or lived *). In Amsterdam, spending a day and part of the night walking around with a flashlight to various selected locations that have some reference to the artist Bas Jan Ader **). In New York, visiting the sites jazz musician Thelonius Monk performed or lived in – his walk-route afterwards etched into copperplate ***).
We never truly walk alone. Whenever Vittorio Santoro starts walking, seeking such actions as suit his idiosyncrasy, he has chosen his company carefully. –
*) Floor/Ceiling Piece – Ten Hours Walking and Talking in Paris with Adrian McGrath, 2014
**) Searching For… One Day and Night in Amsterdam, 2012
***) The Supposed Half of A Day and
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The Supposed Half of Yesterday, 2016
Entire daily Newspaper (Le Monde), metal salt etching on copper board