Cities were sculpted – at first by accident, and later with great intentionality – around the mobility of their occupants. Especially in western Canada, where colonial aspirations commodified the land within living history, the century-old grids of cities reflect pragmatic and linear thinking, overlaid on a sprawling geography. In Calgary, urban sprawl creeps across the river valley and outwards into the foothills and prairies. Geographically, there is no body of water or mountain range nearby enough to impede this wicking outwards, and so the expansion of our city is limited only by one factor: just how far are people willing to travel to accomplish their daily tasks?
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…
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)
This year, in light of the global pandemic, we’ve radically reimagined the 2021 Hibernation Project through themes that span virtual, auditory, public, interstitial, and time-based spaces. Learn more about the concept behind each theme here.