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 until May 29, 2021.

PROXIMITY

Week 11 of 12: so close, and yet, so far

Artworks by Barb Drake, Jennifer Ireland, Michelle Murphy, Nicole Wolf, Nurgul Rodriguez, and Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett.

DIGITAL TRASH

Week 10 of 12: zoom flops, digital stench, and things that make your phone pulse with trepidation

Performative contributions from Claire Coutts, David Ferris, Evangelos Lambrinoudis, Galina Shevchenko, Michelle Murphy, Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett. Theme by Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola.

VOYAGER RETURNS (Part 2)

Week 9 of 12: alien signals, songs, and sounds, borne by radio to distant ears (PART 2 of 2)

Sound art by Audrey Lane Cockett, Castle Souns (Patrick Whitten, Rebecca Reid, Rhys Masrani, Ryan Bourne), DJ Kel & The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Jasmine Vickaryous & Jess Arcand, Jenna Swift, Kaunsel (Parker Thiessen), Noel Begin, and OAS (Owen Strasky). Hosted by Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett, with thanks to CJSW 90.9 fm.

SMOKE + MIRRORS

Week 8 of 12: a touchless carnival of the unconscious

Art by Martha Zweifel, Marie Sulkowski, Rebecca Reid, Ryan Bourne, Susan Clarahan, Wayne Garrett, with an ISOLATED BABEL crossover. Theme by Rebecca Reid.

AIRBORNE

Week 7 of 12: homemade kites, crafted apart and flown together

Kites by Barb Drake, Caitlind Brown, Chad Saunders & Family, David Kenney & Veronique Arseneau, Logan Lape, Maggie Schaefer, Noel Begin, and Stewart Elton

INFINITE CUBE

Week 6 of 12: grand reopening of the Hiber National Gallery

Artists include Brandon A. Dalmer, Caitlind r.c. Brown, Chris Foster, Damian Espinosa, Luba Diduch, Michelle Murphy, and Vicki Van Chau.

Gallery Director: Eric Heitmann
Head Curator: Caitlind Brown
Gallery Architect: Wayne Garrett

CAR SHOW

Week 5 of 12: art in trunks, back seats, and truck beds

Art cars by Gary McMillan, Keith Rodger, Maggie & Daniel Schaefer, and Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett.

INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES

Week 4 of 12: how to follow the rules, and how to break them

Performances and activities by Alex Felicitas, Caitlind Brown, Suzen Statz, Who Cares? (Laura Reid & Jiajia Li), and Wayne Garrett. Theme by Jennifer Crighton.

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.

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.

Theme by Khalid Omokanye.

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

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