2020 – Last Days of Ice and Snow

A Project by the Red Tree Artists’ Collective, in collaboration with the Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton

Donna Akrey
Klyde Broox
Dave Gould
Hamilton Aerial Group
Trisha Leigh Lavoie
Edgardo Moreno
Surprise!Hamilton

Curated by Rita Camacho

Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with a unique, living history. Four feet beneath this trail lies an original pipeline, constructed between 1856 and 1859, that delivered clean water to the city from the waterworks at present-day Woodward Avenue to a reservoir near the Kenilworth Access. Designated as a bicycle path in 1897, the corridor gradually fell out of use until it’s recent rediscovery as a public asset.

For Last Days of Ice and Snow, a team of artists and programmers have come together to activate this historic path through a series of art installations, public programs and performances. The festival considers the present-day issues that echo the path’s history– development and gentrification, industry, climate change, and the right to clean water and public space. Last Days of Ice and Snow centres our relationship to water through art that allows the past and present to collide, while providing an opportunity to conjure light, warmth and community towards the end of winter.

February 18, 2020 update: This is why we can’t have nice things – vandalism of festival installations

Festival Programming:

Saturday, February 1st  | Art interventions by Donna AkreyKlyde BrooxDave Gould and Trisha Lavoie open for viewing along the Pipeline Trail, between the corner of Kenilworth and Roxborough Streets to Strathearne Avenue, south of Barton Street East.

Feb 1 at Britannia Ave, Feb 6-28 at Fairfield Ave, 7-9pm | Multimedia installation by Edgardo Moreno

Sunday, February 2nd, 4-8 pm  | Community Art Installations, Public Programs and Parade

Saturday, February 29th, 1-3 pm | Performance by the Hamilton Aerial Group, Screening and Reception at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue

1. Trisha Leigh Lavoie
Iced Fishing
Fibre art installation with yarn, foam, ice, at Park Row North
 
2. Surprise!Hamilton
Let’s Make Snowflakes
Community collaboration in crochet and plastic bag yarn, at Crown Point East Parkette (Roxborough Av)
 
3. Klyde Broox
The Revolution has changed
Dubpoem, excerpt from book Literary Coup: (Tribute to Miss Lou), at Geraldine Copps Parkette (Kenilworth Av N)
 
4. Edgardo Moreno
Melt
Multi media projection, 5 min loop. Feb 1-6 at Britannia Av, Feb 7-28 at Fairfield Av.
 
5. Donna Akrey
Tip of the Iceberg (The Last Icebergs)
Installation with silicone, wood, ice, at Andrew Warburton Park (Tragina Av. N.)

6. Dave Gould
Sno-Thro
Interactive sound sculpture with plywood, sound objects, snowballs, at Andrew Warburton Park (Tragina Av. N. at Britannia)

For more information, contact Elizabeth Seidl at info@thehamiltondialogues.ca