Last Days of Ice and Snow

February 1 – 29, 2020 The Pipeline Trail

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.

Featured Works Along the Trail

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)


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