Scotiabank Nuit Blanche


Hope and Despair (Artist Rendering), 2013

Suitable for all ages

Sheilah Wilson

Flags raised in Hope and Despair

Sheilah Wilson - River John, Canada

Performance Art

For the duration of the event the flagpole at 480 University Avenue will be used for personal messages of emotional states. The traditionally nationalistic and codified use of a flag will, for one evening, become a place for the personal to be writ large.

This flag is a humorous, pathetic and poetic statement of human desire and the potential and need for failure as an inevitable part of striving.

Sheilah Wilson is Assistant Professor of Photography at Denison University, Ohio.

Sheilah Wilson studied at Mount Allison University (1999), NSCAD University (2002), Goldsmiths College (2004).


480 University Avenue (North of Dundas Street West)

This project is outdoors.