When: 9th – 12th February 2017
£: Free (some fringe events are ticketed)
What is it?
A giant interactive cloud, created from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs, will take centre stage at this year’s SPECTRA festival.
SPECTRA is Aberdeen’s annual festival of light, which this year takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th February. This year’s festival theme is ‘A New Light’, and will feature light projections, interactive laser shows and installations.
CLOUD, created by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, uses pull chain switches and everyday domestic light bulbs to create an enveloping and mesmerising environment of light.
Viewers interact with CLOUD by working as a collective to animate the lightning on the surface of the sculpture.
Simple, bright and playful, CLOUD is an interactive installation. Viewers engage with pull chains and become part of the performance by creating different dynamics, collaborations, and through experiential participation.
The sculpture also encourages the audience to reconsider household items in an alternative context; waste and environmental sustainability in urban spaces. As incandescent bulbs are phased out in various countries around the world, the CLOUD will gain new meaning, encouraging alternative technologies and changing futures.
Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett have been collaborating regularly since 2011 and work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light, to re-appropriated urban objects.
Their practice combines divergent aesthetic and industrial backgrounds, often resulting in transformative public sculptures and installations. Enticing viewers with interactive contexts and novel materials, their projects invite strangers to share in experiential moments, prompting collaborative viewership.
More info: spectraaberdeen.com/spectra431