FIRE GATHERING

Week 13 of 12: The Last Hibernation Project was originally themed┬áRISING 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…

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┬áDomestic 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…

MIRRORING

Week 2 of 12: Things that Reflect or Repeat ARTISTS | Caitlind r.c. Brown, Joe Kelly, Nikki Martens, and Wayne Garrett Using analog slide projectors, Joe Kelly projected doubled images of wildlife onto the exterior of the house. Vibrant and colourful, one set of images was reversed (projected backwards) to mirror the other. Joe overlapped…

DREAMS OF WE WHO WAKE TO SLEEP

Week 1 of 12 ARTISTS | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett Hibernation is not the same as sleeping. It’s more akin to falling into a coma. Scientists speculate that many animals must raise their heart rate and body temperature (coming out of hibernation) to sleep, to rest. DREAMS OF WE WHO WAKE TO SLEEP,…