CLOUD CEILING is an interactive installation created by Canadian artists Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown (Calgary). Constructed from hand-bent steel, reflective mylar, electronics, motion sensors, LEDs, and 15,000 re-appropriated incandescent light bulbs (new), the piece is a permanent installation designed specifically for Progress Bar in Chicago. As bar patrons pass beneath the installation, they trip motion sensors within the CLOUD, creating “lightning” beneath the cumulus surface of light bulbs, mapping their progress through the space and the social “electricity” between people.
Brown & Garrett's light bulb installations first gained notoriety in September 2012 after the debut of their collaborative sculpture CLOUD at Nuit Blanche Calgary. They built a second edition of the piece at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow in January 2013. They continue to collaborate from their home in Calgary, Canada, working on projects including WRECK CITY (