Zone A Exhibition

Yonge-Dundas Square (South-east corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East)

Fifteen Seconds, 2002

Daniel Olson - Montreal, Canada

Performance Art

Daniel Olson’s work, "Fifteen Seconds", is inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous dictum, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes." From a small guard tower equipped with a follow spot - a familiar scenario appearing in countless films - Olson will highlight certain people, transforming them into instant celebrities. In this performance everyone is offered the chance to have their moment of fame, as they make their grand entrances and exits. "Fifteen Seconds" plays with our often simultaneous and conflicting desires for attention, security and privacy. While some may enjoy the limelight, for others this attention may coincide with our greatest insecurity, vulnerability and isolation.

Suitable for all ages