BUS PASS is a durational performance and community-based project by artist Kate Clayton. During the week of 15-21 September, Kate will use her bus pass to ride her regular routes the 41 and 60 into and out of Glasgow city from her home in Dennistoun. Through conversations and exchanges with other over-sixty passengers, the artist will address the experience of ageing in an urban context.
Whiuses, Kate will wear a custom-designed boiler suit with inbuilt storage for her bus pass, smartphone, reusable coffee cup, and limited edition BUS PASS badges. She will break her journeys at local green spaces and encourage others to join her in practicing self care through gentle exercise. By making herself hyper-visible and approachable, Kate hopes to give a greater voice to her age group.
The project concludes with a closing celebration in Garnethill Park. Kate will share insights from the project and give out limited edition BUS PASS badges and a news sheet with stories and insights from her week on the buses. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to attend.
BUS PASS is made possible by the Glasgow Visual Arts Fund and through generous support from Jenny Brownrigg at GSA Exhibitions and Margaret McCormick at Platform Glasgow.