Works – Cloud by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett

In ALL, WORKS by Alex Pedersen

Duo Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garret originally created CLOUD to be apart of Nuit Blanche Calgary‘s one night event. Their work soared in popularity, and took them around the world on an unexpected adventure for two years. This interactive sciart work features 1,500 pounds of steel and 6,000 incandescent light bulbs, in which participants can pull on raindrop chains to turn the lights on and off again.

“CLOUD was our first truly public work and a calculated experiment, requiring the audience to surrender their inhibitions, unlearning the “Please Do Not Touch” policy of traditional gallery spaces. People are necessary to complete the piece. By standing beneath the raincloud, pulling its chains, viewers cause lightning to flicker on the surface of the sculpture, unwittingly staging an electrical storm for the audience beyond the periphery of the rainfall. Without people, CLOUD is only half complete.” – Caitlind R.C. Brown

Photo: Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

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Photo: Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

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Photo: Mitch Kern

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Photo: Doug Wong

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Photo: Doug Wong

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Alex Pedersen

Alex Pedersen

Alex is a critical scholar and social scientist. During her degrees, Alex recognized a dearth of knowledge transfer between the academy and the general public. To address this gap, she extends her empirical research through multiple mediums including: publications, formal lectures, public speaking events, radio, theatre and photography. In diversifying access to her research, Alex honed a unique set of skills to plan, design and produce events for a wide variety of audiences. To date, she was responsible for several successful lecture series, community events and fundraisers across diverse settings. Most notably, Alex organized and implemented the 2015 Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and was an advisor for the “Free Queen’s” Steering Committee (an initiative encouraging graduates to bring their work to the wider public). In addition, she has written numerous successful grant applications. An activist at heart, Alex advocates for critical thinking in and beyond academic institutions.