In late September, 8 artist-driven cars became moving micro-galleries, welcoming visitors to experience a series of strange, immersive, whimsical, playful, absurd, and satirical artworks – each tucked inside its own automobile. Traveling in a law-abiding motorcade, IDLE WORSHIP responded to Alberta’s car-centric culture in a slow rally from familiar place to place – traversing the Calgary landscape as so many commuters do daily, but with an utterly different intention. Pithy and playful, IDLE WORSHIP was equal parts community project, commentary, and intervention in plain sight.
IDLE WORSHIP is a mobile exhibition of art and performance in cars touring across the parking lots of the greater Calgary / Mohkinstsis area on Sept 24 and 25, 2022. Intended to subvert the car-centric culture of Alberta and utilize the “non-site site” of the car interior, IDLE WORSHIP is part community project, commentary, and intervention in plain sight.
IDLE WORSHIP is a spinoff of The Hibernation Project.
IN THE CALM
Episode 7 of EARS HAVE EYES, a sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 FM
IN THE CALM: open, spatial, gentle, and fleeting
Audrey Lane Cockett
D. C. Gale
Dr. Tibor Donath
Hosted by Wayne Garrett & Caitlind Brown
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Hibernation Station 3!
Week 1 of 11: public access TV from our house(s) to yours!
Featuring artists Eric Hill & Jeff Meldrum, Ingrid Vargas, Jennifer Crighton, Jett Thunders, Kino Sum, Lollipop! (Jessica Wittman), Migueltzinta Solís, Natasha Jensen, Patrick Hamilton & Fiona McTaggart, Sarah Smalik & Jamie Tea, SCN Swampy Communications Network (Amber PB, Sean Dunham, and Teale Phelps Bondaroff), Who Cares? (Jiajia Li & Laura Reid), Yes Nice & Old Saw, and Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
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!
SOUNDS FROM THE MYSTIC BEACH
Week 3 of 12: escape winter daze on radio waves.
Sound pieces by Chris Locke, Crystal Eyes, Jay Heule, Julia Gunst, Luba Diduch, Rachel Ziriada, The Research Council (Rebecca Reid & Ryan Bourne), Wayne Garrett, and Caitlind Brown. Originally aired on CJSW 90.9 FM in Treaty 7.
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.
Return of The Hibernation Station
Week 1 of 12: public access television from our house(s) to yours!
Featuring artists Eliza Fernand, Greg Doble, Ian Keteku, Jack Bride, Jett Thunders, Khalid Omokanye, Kino Sum (thanks to Guillaume Carlier & Gillian McKercher), Mike Hooves
Palm Reader (Kay Gallivan), Sabrina Cannataro, SCN Swampy Communications Network (Neil Adams, Sean Dunham, Eric Hill, Krystal Lewis, Jeff Meldrum, Amber PB, and Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
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.
INSPIRING EXPIRATONS, EXPIRING INSPIRATIONS
Week 11 of 12: endings, transitions, cycles, transformation, and newal
Artists: Alia Shahab (with Anna Corbin, Geneviève Paré, & Jamie Tea. Poetry by Jordan Baylon. Music by Rachael Chaisson & Eric Heitmann), Caitlind Brown, Eric Heitmann, Heather Close, Jamey Lougheed, Jennie Vallis, Logan Lape, Svea Ferguson, and Wayne Garrett
Theme by: Eric Heitmann
DIGITAL DINNER PARTY
Week 9 of 12: togetherness in a time of social distancing
Artists: Eric Heitmann, Svea Ferguson, Lollipop (Jessica Wittman), Lane Shordee, Matthew Waddell, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett
Theme by: Nikki Martens, with Caitlind Brown, Lane Shordee, and Wayne Garrett
Week 8 of 12: the inbetween, from one to another
Artists: Svea Ferguson, Jayda Karsten, Matthew Kennedy, Phil Wilson, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett
Theme by: Matthew Kennedy
THE NIGHT SEA JOURNEY
Week 7 of 12: stepping into the shadow realm, where spirits linger and monsters await
Artists: Mark Erickson, Monica Illa, Geneviève Paré & Kathryn Smith, Keith Rodger, Michael Ander Schok, Elaine Weryshko, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett
Theme by: Elaine Weryshko
Week 6 of 12: water, cold, snowsuits
Artists: Noel Begin, Mark Erickson, Svea Ferguson, Jenna Swift, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett
Theme by: Noel Begin
Week 5 of 12: lights, spells, nets, incantations
Artists: Susan Clarahan, Jennifer Crighton, Svea Ferguson, Rebecca Reid & Marie Sulkowski, Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett