December 20th, 2015
a solstice night hike
Follow The Only Animal deep into the forest on the darkest night of the year, on a quest to bring back the light. The sun disappeared into the trees and has not been seen since. Some say it sank to the bottom of the sea. Journey into this dark and frozen world to find the spark of a new start. A night hike with irreverent theatrical illuminations + flaming instruments. It begins at 4:30pm, and is suitable for enthusiastic hikers of all ages. Bring a flashlight. Wear sensible shoes.
nightlight is a part of a year of art in, around, and in support of the expanded Mt Elphinstone Provincial Park. The Only Animal makes art with a deep relationship to place. Elphinstone Logging Focus protects key forests and habitats. Together we are making a stand for trees.
nightlight is created by The Only Animal and directed by Kendra Fanconi, with land art by Sarita Opal Moodie, with John Korsrud (of Vancouver’s Hard Rubber Orchestra) on the flaming trumpet, Karen Bulmer (Associate Professor of Tuba at Memorial University) on the flaming tuba, with local percussionist, Barry Taylor (Roots Roundup) and with Technical Direction by Cody Chancellor.