IDLE WORSHIP

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.

JOURNEY

Our sound art radio program, EARS HAVE EYES, will air monthly for the rest of 2022!

Episode 4 of EARS HAVE EYES, JOURNEY: sound walks, travel, and traversing the land

Sound Artists:
Calum Robertson
Curved Walls
D. C. Gale
Eduardo Gama
Edzi’u
Kathleen Moors
Lauren Wong
Tyler Stewart
WalkingLab

Hosted by Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett.

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.

WILD(ER)NESS

Episode 2 of EARS HAVE EYES, WILD(ER)NESS: beyond human soundscapes

Week 8 of 11 of The Hibernation Project.

Sound Artist: Alexandra Spence, Annie Dunning, Bert Crowfoot with the voice of Mary Thomas, Christina Milinusic, Curved Walls (Richard Gallant), Derek Haussecker, Jean-Paul Perrotte, Robin Minard, and Rucyl Frison. Hosted by Wayne Garrett and Caitlind Brown.

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.

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!

Ears Have Eyes

The Hibernation Project has launched a Radio Show, and we’re accepting Sound Art submissions! EARS HAVE EYES is an auditory exhibition space for sound art on CJSW 90.9 fm. Every month, artists and musicians respond to a theme, making new compositions or sharing existing works. EARS HAVE EYES invites local, national, and international artists to share spatial soundscapes, auditory aesthetics, spoken word, poetry, experimental music, thematic interviews, and other recorded media, transmitted on the radio across Treaty 7 Territory – 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.

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

Hibernation 2021

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.

FIRE GATHERING

Fire sculptures to remember and celebrate Matthew Mark Bourree, who loved fire + art + a little bit of wildness

DISILLUSIONING

Week 10 of 12: shadows, light, disguises, and optical trickery

INVISIBLE OBJECTS

Week 7 of 12: non-physical art, sound, performances, smells, readings, actions, and ideas

MIRRORING

Week 2 of 12: Things that Reflect or Repeat