Part of The Cantos series of performances, Land of Illness. Land of Wellness. is a sequential, daily, live-streamed reading of 2000+ pages of email exchanges between myself and ‘Client A.’
This perfunctory review of 9 months is an interrogation of practice, and laid bare: reverence, courtship, hopes, vision, strategy, practicalities, authorship, people-pleasing, emotional management, hyperbole, rage—to ultimately, the threat of litigation. Returning to these electronic exchanges exposed the structure of client-based graphic design, and illuminated the true cost of digital communication. The month-long read was psychological time travel, that allowed an opportunity to exorcise any residual occupying forces held in the body.
Video by Olivia Walthall (dot com)