All the Thank Yous!

We’ve reached the end of The Hibernation Project 2022! Thank you to the artists and participants who joined us on this wild adventure! This year, we once again navigated the shifting waters of a global pandemic to facilitate 11 Hibernation Project events spanning digital space, tobogganing hills, radio waves, hockey rinks, community centres, and our…

GATHER BY FIRE

Week 11 of 11: a backyard ritual sculpture burn

Artworks by Elaine Weryshko, Jamie Tognazzini, Kamila Eltassi, Kat Dornian, Sarah Smalik, Wayne Garrett, and Caitlind Brown, featuring the unveiling of Maggie Schaefer’s SNOWDOWN Time-Capsule and an impromptu drag performance by Audrey Lane Cockett.

FIRST TOUCH

Week 10 of 11: a slow dance

Music by Clare M. Duckett, Eric Heitmann, Ryan Bourne, Travis Miller, and Wayne Garrett. Sound by Ryan McNally. Social distancing dance prosthetics by Desiree Nault and Caitlind Brown. Thanks to everyone who came and danced!

Theme by Desiree Nault.

CLEAR FOR TAKE-OFF

Week 7 of 11: a carnival of paper planes, tricks, stunts, and flying high

All participants were artists in this bizarre and delightful happening, so instead of naming artists, we’re airing on the side of anonymity. Thanks to all the folks who traveled Jett’s Way Airlines!

SNOWDOWN

Ongoing theme: a gathering place for snow sculptures

Snowy contributions from Bruce & Liv Barton, Clare Duckett, Dale & Sadie Meyer/Murphy, Maggie & Daniel Schaefer, Matt Masters & The Burgener Bunch, Shyra DeSouza, Suri & Lincoln, Tiff Polancec, Veronica Murphy, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett, and more TBA!

Theme by Maggie Schaefer.

BEACONS

Week 5 of 11: light sculptures and illuminated experiments for winter darkness

Artworks by Audrey Lane Cockett, Joanne MacDonald, Maggie Schaefer, Noel Begin & Jennifer Ireland, Rebecca Reid, Sarah Houle, Susan Clarahan, Wayne Garrett & Caitlind Brown.

SLIPPERY-ER SLOPE

Week 3 of 11: homemade toboggans and tobogganing race!

Sleds by Aiden Tan, Audrey Lane Cockett, Caitlind Brown, Chad & Edward Saunders, Daniel Schaefer, Desiree Nault, Maggie Schaefer, Mike Tan, Sasha & Carter White, and Wayne Garrett. Also featuring excellent sledding by Sloane & The Bristowe-Turners, Mark, Maria, and Phil, John, Lauren, and Elise, Khalid and Maud, Diane and her sister, and many more!

Theme by Mike Tan.

HIBERNATION PROJECT THEMES 2022

We are delighted to announce the themes for the 4th Hibernation Project, our annual DIY domestic art intervention bridging Winter to Spring. A tool for embracing and combating Winter in Canada, each weekend an open community of artists, musicians, performers, and participants respond to a theme, making new work and sharing old work for an intimate audience. This year, locations range from tobogganing hills, to domestic space, to community radio, and beyond!

Waking Thanks

A warm and technicolour THANK YOU to all the artists, participants, and contributors who shared performances, videos, toboggans, mail art, installations, music, and more at The Hibernation Project 2021! Check out this blog for a full list of credits.

The 12th and final Hibernation Project has been postponed.

PROXIMITY

Week 11 of 12: so close, and yet, so far

Artworks by Barb Drake, Jennifer Ireland, Michelle Murphy, Nicole Wolf, Nurgul Rodriguez, and Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett.

DIGITAL TRASH

Week 10 of 12: zoom flops, digital stench, and things that make your phone pulse with trepidation

Performative contributions from Claire Coutts, David Ferris, Evangelos Lambrinoudis, Galina Shevchenko, Michelle Murphy, Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett. Theme by Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola.

VOYAGER RETURNS (Part 2)

Week 9 of 12: alien signals, songs, and sounds, borne by radio to distant ears (PART 2 of 2)

Sound art by Audrey Lane Cockett, Castle Souns (Patrick Whitten, Rebecca Reid, Rhys Masrani, Ryan Bourne), DJ Kel & The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Jasmine Vickaryous & Jess Arcand, Jenna Swift, Kaunsel (Parker Thiessen), Noel Begin, and OAS (Owen Strasky). Hosted by Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett, with thanks to CJSW 90.9 fm.

SMOKE + MIRRORS

Week 8 of 12: a touchless carnival of the unconscious

Art by Martha Zweifel, Marie Sulkowski, Rebecca Reid, Ryan Bourne, Susan Clarahan, Wayne Garrett, with an ISOLATED BABEL crossover. Theme by Rebecca Reid.

AIRBORNE

Week 7 of 12: homemade kites, crafted apart and flown together

Kites by Barb Drake, Caitlind Brown, Chad Saunders & Family, David Kenney & Veronique Arseneau, Logan Lape, Maggie Schaefer, Noel Begin, and Stewart Elton

INFINITE CUBE

Week 6 of 12: grand reopening of the Hiber National Gallery

Artists include Brandon A. Dalmer, Caitlind r.c. Brown, Chris Foster, Damian Espinosa, Luba Diduch, Michelle Murphy, and Vicki Van Chau.

Gallery Director: Eric Heitmann
Head Curator: Caitlind Brown
Gallery Architect: Wayne Garrett

CAR SHOW

Week 5 of 12: art in trunks, back seats, and truck beds

Art cars by Gary McMillan, Keith Rodger, Maggie & Daniel Schaefer, and Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett.

INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES

Week 4 of 12: how to follow the rules, and how to break them

Performances and activities by Alex Felicitas, Caitlind Brown, Suzen Statz, Who Cares? (Laura Reid & Jiajia Li), and Wayne Garrett. Theme by Jennifer Crighton.

SLIPPERY SLOPE

Week 2 of 12: build your own toboggans and tobogganing race!

Sleds by Aiden Tan, Andre Rodrigues, Brigid Catjoa, Caitlind Brown, Clare Duckett, Daniel Schaefer, Drea Hunt & Ashlyah, Genevieve Pare, Kamila Eltassi (piloted by Jeremy Kuijer), Khalid Omokanye, Lane Shordee (with wheelbarrow assistance c/o Nikki Tambourine), Logan Lape (with “Chairstream” kudos to Svea Ferguson), Maggie Schaefer, Matthew Mark and Mark Erickson, Mike Tan, and Wayne Garrett.

Theme by Mike Tan.

ISOLATED BABEL

This blog tracks the ongoing growth of ISOLATED BABEL, a socially distanced collaboration spanning the entire 12-week duration of The Hibernation Project. We will update this post weekly with progress photos.

Theme by Khalid Omokanye.

IRL

Week 12 of 12: light the internet on fire!

Artists: Jayda Karsten, Jenna Swift, Keith Rodger, Lauren Hassell, Luba Deduch, Matthew Kennedy & Phil Wilson, Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Rebecca Reid & Ryan Bourne, Svea Ferguson, and Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. Special thanks to Audrey Lane Cockett for a last minute contribution.