DeLight Festival 2020: Last Days of Ice & Snow


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
This multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art takes place along the Pipeline Trail in Hamilton’s Crown Point and Homeside neighbourhoods. The closing reception and stilt walking performance will be held at the historic waterworks at 900 Woodward 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 Broox, Donna Akrey, Edgardo Moreno and Dave Gould along the Pipeline Trail (see map and list of locations below).

Sunday, February 2nd, 4–8pm | Community Art Installation with Surprise!Hamilton at Crown Point Parkette, 300 Roxborough Avenue; Multimedia presentation by Edgardo Moreno at Britannia Avenue; participatory iceberg by Donna Akrey at 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 with Klyde Broox, Screening and Reception at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue (the venue and washrooms are fully wheelchair accessible)

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

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

List of works and installation locations (please see map below)

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 Park (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
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, at Andrew Warburton Park (Tragina Av. N.)

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


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