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
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