deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow

Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival

February 1st to 29th, 2020

A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue.

Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with a unique, living history. Four feet beneath this trail runs an original pipeline, constructed between 1856 and 1859 to deliver clean water to the city from the waterworks at present-day Woodward Avenue. Designated as a bicycle path in 1897, the corridor gradually fell out of use until its 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.

Festival Programming:

Saturday, February 1st, 7–9 pm – Preview of interventions by Trisha Lavoie, Klyde BrooxDonna AkreyEdgardo Moreno and Dave Gould along the Pipeline Trail (see map and list of locations below).

Sunday, February 2nd, 4–8pm – Community Art Installations and Public Programs (at Crown Point Parkette, 300 Roxborough Avenue) Multimedia presentation by Edgardo Moreno (at Britannia Avenue), participatory ice berg by Donna Akrey (Andrew Warburton Park at Weir Avenue) and interactive sound piece by Dave Gould (between Paling and Strathearne),

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

Organizing Team: Rita Camacho (Visual Arts Curator), Elizabeth Seidl, Olga Kwak, Ingrid Mayrhofer

Supported by a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts.

Community collaboration led by Surprise! Hamilton.

List of works and installation locations

1. Trisha Lavoie

Iced Fishing

Fibre art installation with yarn, foam, ice.

2. Surprise!Hamilton

Snow Flakes

Community collaboration in crochet and plastic bag yarn

3. Klyde Broox

The Revolution has changed

Dubpoem, excerpt from book Literary Coup: (Tribute to Miss Lou)

4. Edgardo Moreno

Multi media projection, 5 min loop. Feb 1-6 at Britannia Av, Feb 7-28 at Fairfield Av.

5. Donna Akrey
The Last Icebergs
Installation with silicone, wood, ice.

6. Dave Gould

Sno Thro

Interactive sound sculpture with plywood, sound objects, snowballs.

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