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.

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…

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!

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

CASTING

Week 5 of 12: lights, spells, nets, incantations

Artists: Susan Clarahan, Jennifer Crighton, Svea Ferguson, Rebecca Reid & Marie Sulkowski, Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett

HINDSIGHT

Week 1 of 12: looking back to look forward.

Artists: Logan Lape, Svea Ferguson, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett

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.