Whilst looking for some of the cutest umbrellas around we found this piece of art and thought -'You can get a selection of umbrellas from anywhere, but where else can you read about a cloud being rethought and revived into an art installation???'
CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture by Caitlind r.c. Brown for Nuit Blanche Calgary.
CLOUD is created from 5,000 re-appropriated domestic light bulbs and is constructed from steel, metal,
pull strings, burnt out incandescent bulbs,
and illuminated compact fluorescent bulbs - CLOUD invites the viewer to wander through a rain of pull strings switching on and off lights. By manipulating the sculpture audiences activate CLOUD’s inner sphere animating light bulbs and creating the illusion of lightning on the cloud’s surface.
CLOUD was exhibited in Calgary this year as part of Nuit Blanche Calgary, which is an annual late night contemporary arts festival. We love the idea of taking something that is so normal - a cloud - and making us, as the audience re-engage with it. Reviving a rain-cloud? Lovely.
Caitlind Brown is an artist, filmmaker and collaborator living in Calgary. She has an interest in re-invigorated spaces, collaboration in all forms, and art in unexpected places. Check out more of her work here.
All images via: IncandescentCloud