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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Week 6 of 12: water, cold, snowsuits
Artists: Noel Begin, Mark Erickson, Svea Ferguson, Jenna Swift, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett
Theme by: Noel Begin
Week 5 of 12: lights, spells, nets, incantations
Artists: Susan Clarahan, Jennifer Crighton, Svea Ferguson, Rebecca Reid & Marie Sulkowski, Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett
Week 4 of 12: objects in performance
Artists: Svea Ferguson, Logan Lape, Caitlind Brown, and Wayne Garrett
Theme by Logan Lape
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
Week 2 of 12: tricksy sensory stimuli
Artists: Svea Ferguson, Eric Heitmann, Laura Reid, Matthew Kennedy, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett.
Week 1 of 12: looking back to look forward.
Artists: Logan Lape, Svea Ferguson, Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett
Fire sculptures to remember and celebrate Matthew Mark Bourree, who loved fire + art + a little bit of wildness
Week 11 of 12: all the colours in the visible spectrum – and beyond!
Week 10 of 12: shadows, light, disguises, and optical trickery
Week 9 of 12: things we make when we’re alone, warm, and separate
Week 8 of 12: pairs, twins, and seeing double
Week 7 of 12: non-physical art, sound, performances, smells, readings, actions, and ideas