Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
What is needed to properly narrate a city? For a writer the highest ambition in this respect should be to quote and reproduce the truest “voice” of the city itself. Daniel J Wilson’s project began with the process of getting a yellow cab license in New York and working for a month of night shifts (from 5pm – 5am). He was secretly recording every conversation he had, collecting tens of hours of captures. Now the artist is presenting the final piece in the same environment, a working taxi, where people can enjoy his narrative of stolen sampling during their ride. The taxi still retains its public role in driving people around in a variety of conditions, and so it can be considered a sort of public place, where the narration, made through dialogues, is continued in a fragmentary manner. Wilson as a taxi driver becomes then the scriptwriter, verbally designing backgrounds and situations, where the passengers will unconsciously ride.
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