Keira Boult: A Requiem for Commuters
15 Sep 2017
“Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life…”
Whoa. That was like 14 years that just passed.
Do you remember? The inaugural Performance Bus, GIRL AIRLINES, hosted by Mariko Tamaki, took place on December 3, 2003 to the opening of What it Feels Like for a Girl – the first exhibition of AGYU’s then new Director, Philip Monk!
Now, 14 years later we retire this chapter of AGYU’s “Out There” programming with a REQUIEM FOR COMMUTERS (a.k.a. a funeral and mega-mass). Presiding over the service is the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area’s leading Holy Pope of Truth & Bonerkill collective member Kiera Boult. Except Bonerkill doesn’t use that name anymore – so we are going to have a funeral to retire it, too: a super-funeral! But don’t cry just yet— both funerals are also celebrations. Ride The Performance Bus one last time and raise a fist to the opening of the York University Subway and Bonerkill’s new name: Sister Co-Resister. Toronto: we’re not so Out There anymore!
(P.S. We encourage riders to dress in their Sunday best and remember: the bigger the hair the closer to God as we celebrate the END.)
The free Performance Bus makes its final departure from OCADU (100 McCaul Street) at 6 pm sharp of Friday September 15, en route to the exhibition opening of Migrating the Margins.
Kiera Boult is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design with a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practices. Boult is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in parody, humour and satire as a form of institutional critique.
The Performance Bus was a 14-year curatorial project by Emelie Chhangur