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.

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.

SLIPPERY-ER SLOPE

Week 3 of 11: homemade toboggans and tobogganing race!

Sleds by Aiden Tan, Audrey Lane Cockett, Caitlind Brown, Chad & Edward Saunders, Daniel Schaefer, Desiree Nault, Maggie Schaefer, Mike Tan, Sasha & Carter White, and Wayne Garrett. Also featuring excellent sledding by Sloane & The Bristowe-Turners, Mark, Maria, and Phil, John, Lauren, and Elise, Khalid and Maud, Diane and her sister, and many more!

Theme by Mike Tan.

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.

SLIPPERY SLOPE

Week 2 of 12: build your own toboggans and tobogganing race!

Sleds by Aiden Tan, Andre Rodrigues, Brigid Catjoa, Caitlind Brown, Clare Duckett, Daniel Schaefer, Drea Hunt & Ashlyah, Genevieve Pare, Kamila Eltassi (piloted by Jeremy Kuijer), Khalid Omokanye, Lane Shordee (with wheelbarrow assistance c/o Nikki Tambourine), Logan Lape (with “Chairstream” kudos to Svea Ferguson), Maggie Schaefer, Matthew Mark and Mark Erickson, Mike Tan, and Wayne Garrett.

Theme by Mike Tan.

Return of The Hibernation Station

Week 1 of 12: public access television from our house(s) to yours!

Featuring artists Eliza Fernand, Greg Doble, Ian Keteku, Jack Bride, Jett Thunders, Khalid Omokanye, Kino Sum (thanks to Guillaume Carlier & Gillian McKercher), Mike Hooves
Palm Reader (Kay Gallivan), Sabrina Cannataro, SCN Swampy Communications Network (Neil Adams, Sean Dunham, Eric Hill, Krystal Lewis, Jeff Meldrum, Amber PB, and Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

Hibernation 2021

This year, in light of the global pandemic, we’ve radically reimagined the 2021 Hibernation Project through themes that span virtual, auditory, public, interstitial, and time-based spaces. Learn more about the concept behind each theme here.

DIGITAL DINNER PARTY

Week 9 of 12: togetherness in a time of social distancing

Artists: Eric Heitmann, Svea Ferguson, Lollipop (Jessica Wittman), Lane Shordee, Matthew Waddell, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett

Theme by: Nikki Martens, with Caitlind Brown, Lane Shordee, and Wayne Garrett

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

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