IDLE WORSHIP: mobile exhibition

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.

IN THE CALM

Episode 7 of EARS HAVE EYES, a sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 FM

IN THE CALM: open, spatial, gentle, and fleeting

Sound Artists:
Audrey Lane Cockett
Chuck Johnson
Daria Baiocchi
D. C. Gale
Lauren Wong
Manja Ristic
Dr. Tibor Donath
Who Cares?

Hosted by Wayne Garrett & Caitlind Brown

BLAZING

Episode 6 of EARS HAVE EYES, a sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 FM

BLAZING: red hot words, essential feelings

Sound Artists:
Anna Friz
January Rogers
Jared Tailfeathers
Kevin Logan
Natalia Mamcarczyk
Stephanie Quilliams
Dr. Tibor Donath
The Worst Mankind

Hosted by Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett.

RISING WATER

Episode 5 of EARS HAVE EYES, a sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 FM

RISING WATER: over, around, and through.

Sound Artists:
Audrey Lane Cockett
Christina Milinusic
Daria Baiocchi
Deep Dive Sound
Lauren Wong
Manja Ristic
Dr. Tibor Donath

Hosted by Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett.

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.

FIRST TOUCH

Week 10 of 11: a slow dance

Music by Clare M. Duckett, Eric Heitmann, Ryan Bourne, Travis Miller, and Wayne Garrett. Sound by Ryan McNally. Social distancing dance prosthetics by Desiree Nault and Caitlind Brown. Thanks to everyone who came and danced!

Theme by Desiree Nault.

CLEAR FOR TAKE-OFF

Week 7 of 11: a carnival of paper planes, tricks, stunts, and flying high

All participants were artists in this bizarre and delightful happening, so instead of naming artists, we’re airing on the side of anonymity. Thanks to all the folks who traveled Jett’s Way Airlines!

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.

INSPIRING EXPIRATONS, EXPIRING INSPIRATIONS

Week 11 of 12: endings, transitions, cycles, transformation, and newal

Artists: Alia Shahab (with Anna Corbin, Geneviève Paré, & Jamie Tea. Poetry by Jordan Baylon. Music by Rachael Chaisson & Eric Heitmann), Caitlind Brown, Eric Heitmann, Heather Close, Jamey Lougheed, Jennie Vallis, Logan Lape, Svea Ferguson, and Wayne Garrett

Theme by: Eric Heitmann

GRADIENTS

Week 8 of 12: the inbetween, from one to another

Artists: Svea Ferguson, Jayda Karsten, Matthew Kennedy, Phil Wilson, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett

Theme by: Matthew Kennedy

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

FROZEN TOGETHER

Week 6 of 12: water, cold, snowsuits

Artists: Noel Begin, Mark Erickson, Svea Ferguson, Jenna Swift, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett

Theme by: Noel Begin

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

STAGED

Week 4 of 12: objects in performance

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

Theme by Logan Lape

GUILTY PLEASURES

Week 3 of 12: coping mechanisms for eternal winters

Artists: Svea Ferguson, Kasia Koralewska & Gina Veres, Matthew Kennedy, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett, and many more potluck participants

SYNESTHESIA

Week 2 of 12: tricksy sensory stimuli

Artists: Svea Ferguson, Eric Heitmann, Laura Reid, Matthew Kennedy, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett.

COLOUR CODING

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