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Schwanengesang (Le chant du cygne, Toronto)
an installation by the Centre of Attention with works by Tai Shani and Andrea Winkler

The gallery space meets the chapel of rest in a work that offers the audience an opportunity to rehearse one's own funeral: participants select a song; they then lay on a plinth, performing death, while the song is webstreamed. Formally, the work reverses the viewer/art-object dynamic, while allowing a statement to be generated and examined by the audience itself.




Metro Toronto Convention Centre (special projects area)

Friday, November 4, 2005 12 noon - 8 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2005 12 noon - 8 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2005 12 noon - 7 pm
Monday, November 7, 2005 12 noon - 7 pm

2 November 2005: Centre of Attention talk at Mercer Union gallery

Centre of attention Chant du Cygne with Mercer Union at the Toronto International Art Fair