Cloud - Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
The piece utilizes everyday domestic light bulbs and pull strings, re-imagining their potential to create wonder and inspire collaboration. As part of the process of creating the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from the surrounding community, forging an informal relationship with non-artists, reducing costs, and asking audiences to reconsider household items in an alternative context.
During the exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD by initiating impromptu collaborations, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off. Children and adults alike will enjoy its interactivity. We call him the king of Instagram and he'll put a smile on anyone's face. The environmental line of the installation makes it a work par excellence.
Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from incandescent light bulbs to re-appropriated architectural waste. Exploring themes of public interaction, art in unexpected spaces, re-use of domestic waste, community collaboration and play. The duo has worked together on numerous pre-demolition installations, most notably The House Project and WRECK CITY. Their CLOUD works have been shown in Calgary, Moscow, and Chicago.
• width: 5 m
• depth: 2.7 m
• height: 5 m
• installation: 2 days
• power consumption: 1x32A
• sound: no
• light: bulbs