cloud made from 6,000 light bulbs by caitlind brown
 
cloud made from 6,000 light bulbs by caitlind brown cloud made from 6,000 light bulbs by caitlind brown
sep 19, 2012

cloud made from 6,000 light bulbs by caitlind brown

cloud made from 6,000 light-bulbs by caitlind brown image courtesy of the artist

conceived by calgary-based artist caitlind brown, her project ‘cloud’, a life-sized interactive light installation engages the public to participate by standing beneath the structure and pulling lights on and off, creating the flickering aesthetic of an electrical cloud. developed using steel, metal pull-strings, and over six-thousand illuminated and burnt light bulbs, the project reimagines waste and implements the excess in an interactive art exbition.

‘cloud’ was part of the nuit blanche all-night contemporary arts festival in calgary, canada.

cloud made from 6,000 light-bulbs image via

mix of burnt and illuminated bulbs image via

detail of the bulbs image via

user interaction image via

user interaction image via


video demonstration

project installation image courtesy of the artist

set up and site installation image courtesy of the artist

transporting the installation into the venue image courtesy of the artist

detailed light diffusion in an outdoor environment image courtesy of the artist

construction and wire frame planning image courtesy of the artist

detail image courtesy of the artist

wire frame with bulb housing image courtesy of the artist

detail of the bulb housing image courtesy of the artist

image courtesy of the artist

electrical wiring and setup image courtesy of the artist

electrical circuitry image courtesy of the artist

welding and frame construction image courtesy of the artist

installation of the webbing frame image courtesy of the artist

box of burnt light bulbs image courtesy of the artist

  • awesome

    fxcityglobal says:
  • I so love this

    and not an LED in sight to boot

    dbkii says:
  • CARBON. FOOTPRINT.

    TL says:
  • eh-hem! carbon-cloudprint

    UM says:
  • Is it your work if other people are constructing it?

    v says:
  • Look Like “Cloud Storm Light”!!!!

    Ion McKinney says:
  • Excelente obra. Muchas felicidades.

    IGNACIO SALAZAR says:
  • <3 Demasiado hermoso!!! Too cute!!! I wants one!! :D (or 6,000 in this case!!)

    GlowyPR says:
  • What a waste!
    In times when third-world countries don’t even get the basic needs fulfilled, an installation like this is mockery to the subject of conservation. It puts forth the wrong message. Although some might not understand what I am talking about, but I hope that designers and artists expanded their horizons and did something that is more than just gimmickry.

    I love your website and I am a keen follower of whatever goes on it.
    Please do humanity a favor and pull this down from the website.

    Jacob says:
  • Lighten up fascists – this installation is doing nothing to hurt the environment, the electricity could be coming from renewables for all you know.

    hep cat says:
  • Bourgeoisies, then can you direct that electricity to here please? A 17 year old kid just died at the Operation Theater a week ago cos the lights went out while the surgeons were at it.

    Jacob says:
  • When this popped up on screen I just knew there was going to be some self righteous enviro nonces with a complete lack of perspective – putting the world to rights as if their pc’s delivered this ‘vital’ content via the compost pile at the bottom of the garden.

    ricky says:
  • I just knew the tree-huggers would be all over this.

    DBKII says:

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