Imagine Anything

The performance was a public reading of a text, constructed out of commercial slogans, found in the city center of Toronto. The samples were found on shop windows, billboards, posters and banners scattered throughout the commercial districts. A performer was asked to read the text on a speakers’ corner in front of the city hall. The small stage is designed by the city council as a memorial to freedom of speech, as if it were a sad reminder of a phenomenon from the past. For a short moment the project used the right of freedom of speech although you can question the status of the proclaimed freedom.