DECAY

Episode 10 of EARS HAVE EYES, a sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 FM

DECAY: degradation, release, and melting away

Sound Artists:
Alëna Korolëva
Andre Rodrigues
Artiom Constantinov
Dixie Treichel
Eryk Salvaggio
Lauren Wong
Lewis Kaye
Peter Annear
Rotting Sounds
The Worst Mankind

Hosted by Wayne Garrett and Caitlind Brown

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.

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.

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.

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.

WILD(ER)NESS

Episode 2 of EARS HAVE EYES, WILD(ER)NESS: beyond human soundscapes

Week 8 of 11 of The Hibernation Project.

Sound Artist: Alexandra Spence, Annie Dunning, Bert Crowfoot with the voice of Mary Thomas, Christina Milinusic, Curved Walls (Richard Gallant), Derek Haussecker, Jean-Paul Perrotte, Robin Minard, and Rucyl Frison. Hosted by Wayne Garrett and Caitlind Brown.

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.

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.

Waking Thanks

A warm and technicolour THANK YOU to all the artists, participants, and contributors who shared performances, videos, toboggans, mail art, installations, music, and more at The Hibernation Project 2021! Check out this blog for a full list of credits.

The 12th and final Hibernation Project has been postponed.

SMOKE + MIRRORS

Week 8 of 12: a touchless carnival of the unconscious

Art by Martha Zweifel, Marie Sulkowski, Rebecca Reid, Ryan Bourne, Susan Clarahan, Wayne Garrett, with an ISOLATED BABEL crossover. Theme by Rebecca Reid.

SOUNDS FROM THE MYSTIC BEACH

Week 3 of 12: escape winter daze on radio waves.

Sound pieces by Chris Locke, Crystal Eyes, Jay Heule, Julia Gunst, Luba Diduch, Rachel Ziriada, The Research Council (Rebecca Reid & Ryan Bourne), Wayne Garrett, and Caitlind Brown. Originally aired on CJSW 90.9 FM in Treaty 7.

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.

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

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