Overland Station: par voie de terre

May 13 - May 26, 2012

Vancouver - Toronto, Canada

Overland Station: par voie de terre, was a partnership program between VIA rail, OCAD U, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, curated by the September Collective.  Overland Station began with an impromptu performance at Vancouver Central Station, and continued aboard the long haul passenger train, The Canadian, enroute to Toronto and back. Performing in the VIA Rail train cars, the past was brought alive through the portrayal of a station agent from the turn of the century. Wearing a historically inspired uniform, the on-train performance included the completion of duties assigned to a station agent in the late 19 century, including transcription and delivery of telegrams and letters, and distributing handmade letterpress tickets.  The mid-way point of the journey was marked with a participatory even at the Art Gallery of Ontario.