Crossing between Annankatu and Kalevankatu
Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett: CLOUD

Address: Crossing between Annankatu and Kalevankatu

CLOUD is an interactive sculpture created from six thousand incandescent light bulbs. The raindrops hanging from the light-bulb cloud are pull-chain switches which visitors can use to switch the bulbs off and on. This joyful and playful work is sure to put smiles on people's faces.

The light bulbs used were collected from ordinary residents in the Canadian artists' neighbourhood. Active participation by the public is an important element in the work: for example, audiences have created an effect resembling lightning in the cloud by pulling several switches simultaneously.

The work has gained new meaning at a time when incandescent light bulbs have been abandoned in the European Union and a number of other countries. Where are we going next?

CLOUD relies on universal imagery which is understood around the world. Rain clouds are familiar to everyone, regardless of language barriers, cultural differences and geographical distances.

The work has been seen in a number of light festivals around the world in places such as Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Jerusalem in Israel, Cascais in Portugal, and in Singapore.

Photos: Lauri Rotko

Performance time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Canadians Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett are involved in a diverse range of artistic activities. Public participation and materials of new types form an essential part of their works: their playful art invites the audience to engage in broad-minded experimentation. Above all, change lies at the core of their work. They have exhibited works in museums, galleries and festivals around the world.

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