IRL

IRL: light the internet on fire! | Week 12 of 12. THEME BY | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett 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…

INSPIRING EXPIRATONS, EXPIRING INSPIRATIONS

Opening Exhibition at Hiber National Gallery!   INSPIRING EXPIRATIONS, EXPIRING INSPIRATIONS: endings, transitions, cycles, transformation, and renewal | Week 11 of 12. THEME BY | Eric Heitmann 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,…

THE HIBERNATION STATION

  THE HIBERNATION STATION: Anticipation | Week 10 of 12. THEME BY | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, with Matthew Kennedy ARTISTS |Audrey Lane Cockett & Genevieve Pare, Desiree Nault (with an M:ST PSA), Jennifer Crighton, Jett Thunders & Mini-Jett, Keith Rodger, Lollipop (Jessica Wittman), Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi, Rebecca Reid,…

DIGITAL DINNER PARTY

DIGITAL DINNER PARTY: togetherness in a time of “social distancing” | Week 9 of 12. THEME BY | Nikki Martens, with Caitlind Brown, Lane Shordee, and Wayne Garrett ARTISTS | Eric Heitmann, Svea Ferguson, Lollipop (Jessica Wittman), Lane Shordee, Matthew Waddell, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett In the weird and worrisome wake of COVID-19, we…

GRADIENTS

GRADIENTS: the inbetween, from one to another | Week 8 of 12. THEME BY | Matthew Kennedy ARTISTS |Svea Ferguson, Jayda Karsten, Matthew Kennedy, Phil Wilson, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett Last week, The Hibernation Project was offsite from the usual domestic space, in part because we Caitlind & Wayne were away from their house…

THE NIGHT SEA JOURNEY

THE NIGHT SEA JOURNEY: stepping into the shadow realm, where spirits linger and monsters await | Week 7 of 12. THEME BY | Elaine Weryshko, with thanks to CAMP. ARTISTS | Mark Erickson, Monica Illa, Geneviève Paré & Kathryn Smith, Keith Rodger, Michael Ander Schok, Elaine Weryshko, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett Our seventh week…

FROZEN TOGETHER

FROZEN TOGETHER: water, cold, snowsuits| Week 6 of 12. THEME BY | Noel Begin ARTISTS | Noel Begin, Mark Erickson, Svea Ferguson, Jenna Swift, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett We’re already halfway through this year’s Hibernation Project! An eternity and a flash. Suggested by Noel Begin, the theme FROZEN TOGETHER fell, by sheer coincidence, on…

CASTING

CASTING: lights, spells, nets, incantations| Week 5 of 12. THEME BY | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett ARTISTS | Susan Clarahan, Jennifer Crighton, Svea Ferguson, Rebecca Reid & Marie Sulkowski, Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett   The Hibernation on Saturday pulled on threads of light and dark magic. Jennifer Crighton bewitched us all with…

STAGED

STAGED: objects in performance| Week 4 of 12. THEME BY | Logan Lape. ARTISTS | Svea Ferguson, Logan Lape, Caitlind Brown, and Wayne Garrett. We’re already one-third of the way through The Hibernation Project! Last weekend was our first guest theme, proposed by local artist Logan Lape. Logan built and installed three artworks in the yard:…

GUILTY PLEASURES

GUILTY PLEASURES: coping mechanisms for eternal winters| Week 3 of 12. ARTISTS | Svea Ferguson, Kasia Koralewska & Gina Veres, Matthew Kennedy, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett, and many more participants in the Guilty Pleasures “Potluck” For the third week of The Hibernation Project, we hosted a weird “potluck” and invited participants to bring a Guilty…

SYNESTHESIA

SYNESTHESIA: tricksy sensory stimuli | Week 2 of 12. ARTISTS | Svea Ferguson, Eric Heitmann, Laura Reid, Matthew Kennedy, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett. For week 2 of The Hibernation Project (2020), Svea Ferguson continued her Hibernation fridge series with a new illustration, “Brocco-eyes.” Matthew Kennedy played with sensory stimuli using levelling lasers and a smoke…

HINDSIGHT

The Hibernation Project 2020 | Week 1 of 12. ARTISTS | Logan Lape, Svea Ferguson, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett.   Hindsight is 2020, as they say, and so our first theme for the upcoming marathon of weekly Hibernation Projects was HINDSIGHT: looking back to look forward. In case you’re new to this blog, The Hibernation…

FIRE GATHERING

Week 13 of 12: The Last Hibernation Project was originally themed RISING FROM THE ASHES and was intended to take place on the 12th weekend of the new year. Sculptures were made from wooden pallets + intended to burn burn burn in a ritual to ring in the Spring. However, it became a Fire Gathering to…

COLOUR CODING

Week 11 of 12: all the colours in the visible spectrum – and beyond! ARTISTS | Elyse Bouvier, Caitlind r.c. Brown, Wayne Garrett, and Studio North, Jennifer Crighton, Kenzie Housego, and Leslie Bell. Jennifer Crighton conceived and cooked PINKnic Dinner, a feast of pink foods made from scratch. Her second colour-coded feast, the dinner featured an…

DISILLUSIONING

Week 10 of 12: shadows, light, disguises, and optical trickery ARTISTS | Alia Shahab, Caitlind r.c. Brown, and Wayne Garrett Alia Shahah gathered short video clips of facial features (mouths and eyes) and projected them onto an orb suspended from a tree in the back yard. Caitlind r.c. Brown laid out a tiny landscape of…

ISOLATION / INSULATION

Week 9 of 12: things we make when we’re alone, warm, and separate ARTISTS | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, Rikia Novotny Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett built a faux fur-lined cave in the living room, constructed with costume scraps from a feature film recently shot in Calgary. When participants crawled inside, they…

MULTI-EXPOSURE

Week 8 of 12: pairs, twins, and seeing double ARTISTS | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, Logan Lape, Noel Begin Logan Lape built hand-held devices for seeing double, expanding the viewer’s peripheral vision using mirrors, creating a disorienting, unsettling, and yet humorous experience. Noel Begin experimented with HDR digital photography techniques, capturing strange, surreal…

INVISIBLE OBJECTS

Week 7 of 12: non-physical art, sound, performances, smells, readings, actions, and ideas ARTISTS | Caitlind r.c. Brown, Jordan Baylon, Nikki Martens, Wayne Garrett, and Xstine Cook Outlines in boxes of blue painter’s tape, Caitlind r.c. Brown left a treasure hunt of Domestic Directives around the house, implying specific instructions for different spaces. Xstine Cook played…

THE DARK THAT EATS ITSELF

Week 6 of 12: dark arts, art in the dark ARTISTS | Eric Heitmann, Sage Wheeler & Sarah van Sloten, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett Sage Wheeler & Sarah van Sloten began the evening with a collaborative performance, reading a co-written poem and strategically deconstructing a homemade cake into halves, halves of halves, halves…

FEASTING

Week 5 of 12: a potluck for voracious mouths and minds, with an unexpected ending ARTISTS + PARTICIPANTS | Alia Shahab, Breann Christie, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett, Daniel Barossa, Elyse Bouvier, Eric Heitmann, Joanne MacDonald, Karolina Gawejska, Tom Brown & Others Participants were invited to bring strange food to a potluck, resulting in a…