Zone C Exhibition

Lamport Stadium, 1155 King Street W

I Promise It Will Always Be This Way, 2008

Jon Sasaki - Toronto, Canada

Performance Art, Sound Installation

For "I Promise It Will Always Be This Way" a few dozen costumed team mascots will take the field at Lamport Stadium and work to whip the crowd into a fervent frenzy. They will cheer and clown around, while stadium rock plays over the loudspeakers. As the evening progresses and fatigue sets in, the mascots require cigarettes, naps, snacks and bathroom breaks. The music slows down to mirror their lethargy. The dwindling of enthusiasm and the breaking of the illusion dash expectations as a celebration of futility and pathos.

Suitable for all ages