Arturo Vidich’s projects bridge various media, including written works, performance, sculpture, illustration, video, and sound.Artist Bio
The Rough is a novel grounded in Arturo Vidich’s career as a critically acclaimed dance and multimedia artist. The story focuses on a queer pirate radio operator who in 1956 is traveling the Russian Steppe to broadcast banned literature for a troop of anti-Soviet pranksters that the government has labeled “terrorists.” While her mysterious handler has promised her the world, he has actually kidnapped and threatened to kill her mother. Meanwhile, a straight-laced mathematician is under pressure to sniff out top-level graft at the Institute for Aviation Futures, where he’s part of the team rushing to send a dog to space. It’s not long before the mathematician and the pirate radio operator meet head-on in a clash of vendettas that tests their loyalties and ultimately challenges the limits of their humanity.
Arturo Vidich’s projects bridge various media, including written works, performance, sculpture, illustration, video, and sound. Improvisation is the root of his daily artistic practice. Exploring themes of family, technology, natural sciences, and human-animal relationships, Vidich probes the everyday demands of the here-and-now through the lens of fiction. Since 2003, Vidich’s performances and artworks have been presented by venues and residencies in New York, nationally, and internationally.