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project authors: Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett (CAN)
The piece utilizes thousands of 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 exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD by initiating impromptu collaborations, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off. This team effort was already tested in Calgary, Moscow, Chicago and at last year’s Light festival SIGNAL in Prague.