• Artist: Death by Committee
  • Medium: Participatory Performance
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: West Queen West

Thousands of sashes, each a part of an infinitely repeating poem, will be freely given to the public to circulate throughout the night and beyond.


Gladstone Hotel

  • Address: 1214 Queen St. W.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible

The Project

“On and on and on and on” will feature thousands of sashes printed with the words “and on.” People of every age and ability will be invited to pick up a sash and wear it throughout the night. The result will be a growing, infinitely circular poem that will move around Nuit Blanche Toronto. This project’s collaborative approach to embodying and distributing physical poetry relies on the parodic motif of the sash. The sash, in this case, will be both wearable art and limited-edition print. This garb borrows the levity, celebration and pageantry of a beauty contest. But it’s also deadpan, austerely monochrome and repeatedly concise in its phrasing. The project’s irreverent seriousness and dedication to absurdity will produce an intervention that fosters curiosity among observers and collectivity among participants.

The Artist

  • Death by Committee, Toronto, Canada

Death By Committee is the creative partnership of Nicole Clouston and Quintin Teszeri. This collective operates in the public realm, engaging communities through events, workshops and artworks.