Sperms to Worms was an ambitious community art project that a loose group of Pittsburgh-based artists created together in the spring of 2013. The event lasted from noon to midnight, and each hour was designed by a new artist or team of artists to represent a different point in the human life. Noon to one was birth, one o clock was 0-3, two o clock was 4-5, and so on all the way to turning 75 at 11 pm and dying at midnight.
The original instigators were myself and Caleb Gamble, but it expanded to include dozens of Pittsburgh based artists, as well as Samantha Johns, George McConnell, and Flora Mahaffy, who travelled to Pittsburgh to create their hours.
The hours of the day:
NOON: Birth. Caleb, Ricky, Niko, Chris, Lizzy.
1 pm: 0-3. Baby, I’m Your Baby, Baby; The Land of Milk and Honey. Sam Johns, George McConnell.
2 pm: 4-5 years. Ben Grubb, Sarah Grubb.
3 pm- 5-12 years. Films by the Orgone Cinema.
4 pm – 13-19 years. Savannah, Paula Jean, Matt, Michelle, Erica, Tre, Chris, Jen, Marcin, Emily.
5 pm – 20-25 years. Flora, Charlie, Lindsay (all the way from Kansas City!)
6 pm- 25-34. Group Marriage- Nick, K.T., Tre, Savannah, Niko.
7 pm- 35-44 years, Feast. Leslie.
8 pm- 45- 54 years , Therapy. Etta.
9 pm- 55-64 years, Tunnel of Despair/ Trees of Mystery. Erica, Kevin, Matt, Sam, Douglas, Grizemily, Chris, Tre, Carly and more.
10 pm- 65-74 years, Dance party. Ed and Nick.
11 pm- 75 years to Death. Everybody, featuring Pat Clarke as death.