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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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!

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