The Hibernation Project began as a weekly domestic intervention in Winter 2019, and was inspired, in part, by the open and deinstitutionalized weekly exhibitions at Kreuzberg Pavillion in Berlin. Artist-run in the most fundamental sense, the mandate of The Hibernation Project continues conversations from The House Project (2011) and WRECK CITY, empowering domestic space as an alternative to studio or gallery. Drawing from concepts of hygge, self-organization, and collectivity, at its core, this series is intended to nourish communal psychic wanderings during harsh winter months.
The project was instigated by artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, and occurs in their home located in the neighbourhood of Ramsay, Calgary/Moh’kins’tsis on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 in Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We share these lands with gratitude.