Lasts Days of Ice and Snow

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

Last Days of Ice and Snow
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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 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 Leigh LavoieKlyde Broox, Donna Akrey, Edgardo Moreno and Dave Gould along the Pipeline Trail (see map and list of locations).

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 

Interactive sound piece by Dave Gould (both at Andrew Warburton Park, Britannia Avenue and Tragina Avenue North)

Saturday, February 29th, 1–3pm  | Performances by Hamilton Aerial Group and Defining Movement Dance, Screening and Reception at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue (the venue has parking and is fully wheelchair accessible)

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

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

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