ISOLATED BABEL

This blog tracks the ongoing growth of ISOLATED BABEL, a socially distanced collaboration spanning the entire 12-week duration of The Hibernation Project. We will update this post weekly with progress photos.

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.

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

THE HIBERNATION STATION

Week 10 of 12: public access television

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, Ryan Bourne, Sarah van Sloten, and Svea Ferguson. Hosted by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

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

GRADIENTS

Week 8 of 12: the inbetween, from one to another

Artists: Svea Ferguson, Jayda Karsten, Matthew Kennedy, Phil Wilson, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett

Theme by: Matthew Kennedy

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!

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