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.

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.

Return of The Hibernation Station

Week 1 of 12: public access television from our house(s) to yours!

Featuring artists Eliza Fernand, Greg Doble, Ian Keteku, Jack Bride, Jett Thunders, Khalid Omokanye, Kino Sum (thanks to Guillaume Carlier & Gillian McKercher), Mike Hooves
Palm Reader (Kay Gallivan), Sabrina Cannataro, SCN Swampy Communications Network (Neil Adams, Sean Dunham, Eric Hill, Krystal Lewis, Jeff Meldrum, Amber PB, and Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

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.

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

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

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

FEASTING

Week 5 of 12: a potluck for voracious mouths and minds, with an unexpected ending

DREAMS OF WE WHO WAKE TO SLEEP

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. The Hibernation Project aspires to create space for the dreams of we who wake to sleep.