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.

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.

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!

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.

FIRE GATHERING

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

COLOUR CODING

Week 11 of 12: all the colours in the visible spectrum – and beyond!

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

FEASTING

Week 5 of 12: a potluck for voracious mouths and minds, with an unexpected ending

LEVITATION

Week 3 of 12: Things that rise, float, or fly

MIRRORING

Week 2 of 12: Things that Reflect or Repeat

DREAMS OF WE WHO WAKE TO SLEEP

Hibernation is not the same as sleeping. It’s more akin to falling into a coma. Scientists speculate that many animals must raise their heart rate and body temperature (coming out of hibernation) to sleep, to rest. The Hibernation Project aspires to create space for the dreams of we who wake to sleep.