International Light Art Project

Caitlind r. c. Brown / Wayne Garrett

CLOUD
Photo: Nana Tazuke

 

Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln, Jabachstr. 1, 50676 Cologne

 

CLOUD
6000 light bulb, pull switch, electronics, hand-bent steel, LED lamp; 400 x 500 cm

 

CLOUD is an interactive sculpture created from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. Viewers can interact with CLOUD by initiating impromptu collaborations, working as a collective to animate “lightning” on the surface of the sculpture. Simple, bright, and playful, CLOUD is an icon of hope and wonder. As incandescent bulbs are phased out around the world, the sculpture gains new meaning as a beacon of transitional technologies and changing futures – where are we going? CLOUD relies on the universal language of environmental imagery. Despite language barriers, cultural differences, and geographic distance, rain clouds are understood by people all around the world.

Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated urban debris, often resulting in public sculptures and installations. Beckoning viewers with interactive contexts and novel materials, their projects invite strangers to share in experiential moments, prompting collaborative viewership. Using mass-produced objects as a reference to cities as an immeasurable quantity of materials, people, and situations, Caitlind & Wayne evoke the possibility of renewed understanding through a critical shift in perspective. Beautiful, subversive, playful, and radically inclusive, their work emphasizes transformation above all else.

 

Caitlind r. c. Brown
born in Canada
lives and works in Calgary [ca]

2010  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alberta University for the Arts (AUArts), Calgary

 

Wayne Garrett
born in Canada
lives and works in Calgary [ca]

2012 Music Performance, Jazz, Mount Royal University, Calgary
2009 Red Seal, Journeyman Machinist, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary

 

 

exhibitions (selected)

2019

The Deep Dark, Into The Streets Public Art Series, Lethbridge [ca]
The Deep Dark, //RESPONSIVE, International Light Art Project, Halifax [ca]
Device for Summoning Rainbows, collaboration with Studio North, Glow Winter Light Festival, Calgary [ca]
LIGHT KEEPER, collaboration with Studio North, Aitken Place Park, Toronto [ca]

2018

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, collaboration with Lane Shordee, cSPACE Kind Edward, Calgary [ca]
CLOUD, l’Atlas International des Nuages, Foundation François Schneider, Wattwiller (FR)
Celestical Bodies, Equinox Vigil, Calgary [ca]
CLOUD, Essen Light Festival, Essen [de]
CLOUD, CidneOn Light Festival, Brescia [it]

2017 Beyond the Veil, Northern Alps Art Festival, Nagano [jp]
CLOUD, Canada Scene, National Arts Centre, Ottawa [ca]
CLOUD, Strand Ephemera Sculpture Biennial, Townsville, [au]
CLOUD, Red Earth Festival, Karratha [au]
Monument to Fallen Stars, GLOW Festival of Light, Calgary [ca]
CLOUD, Spectra Festival, Aberdeen [gb]

 2016 In the Belly of a Bear, collaboration with Lane Shordee, Toronto [ca]
The Deep Dark [through], SPRING/BREAK, Moynihan Station, New York [us]
CLOUD, Temporarily Visible, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis [us]
The Deep Dark, Luminosity, Kamloops [ca]
CLOUD, Nuit Blanche Bratislava, Bratislava [sk]
CLOUD, LUX Helsinki, Helsinki [fi]
 2015 sea/see/saw, Pera Museum, Istanbul [tr]
SOLAR FLARE, Sun Light/Star Light, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge [us]
CLOUD, Lumiere Festival, Durham [gb]
CLOUD, Maintenant Festival, Rennes [fr]
As Above, So Below, Temporary Gallery of Lasting Impressions, Beakerhead, Calgary [ca]

 

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