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.
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 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.
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!
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 5 of 12: lights, spells, nets, incantations
Artists: Susan Clarahan, Jennifer Crighton, Svea Ferguson, Rebecca Reid & Marie Sulkowski, Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett
Week 1 of 12: looking back to look forward.
Artists: Logan Lape, Svea Ferguson, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett
Fire sculptures to remember and celebrate Matthew Mark Bourree, who loved fire + art + a little bit of wildness
Week 11 of 12: all the colours in the visible spectrum – and beyond!
Week 10 of 12: shadows, light, disguises, and optical trickery
Week 9 of 12: things we make when we’re alone, warm, and separate
Week 7 of 12: non-physical art, sound, performances, smells, readings, actions, and ideas
Week 5 of 12: a potluck for voracious mouths and minds, with an unexpected ending
Week 3 of 12: Things that rise, float, or fly
Week 2 of 12: Things that Reflect or Repeat
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.