Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (Calgary, Canada) work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. The duo has co-authored numerous films and installations, each an attempt to create an experiential moment shared between people. Their projects explore public interactivity, non-traditional viewing spaces, the social effects of light, re-contextualization of domestic materials, community collaboration, and play. Regular collaborators since 2010, Caitlind and Wayne’s first unofficial installation was a tree house constructed together during the Leona Drive Project with the Arbour Lake Sghool [sic] collective (Toronto, 2009).
Caitlind & Wayne’s CLOUD works have appeared in Calgary, Moscow, Chicago, Prague, Eindhoven, Singapore, Jerusalem, and throughout the Czech Republic (Czech the Light, 2014/2015) with upcoming showings in Portugal (LUMINA Light Festival, September 2014) and Slovakia (White Night Kosice, October 4, 2014). In May 2013, a permanent CLOUD CEILING was installed in Chicago, USA. CLOUD was short-listed for an Innovation by Design Award in New York City in 2013.
In 2013/14, the artists expanded their Celestial Series to include a sun sculpture (SOLAR FLARE) and a moon sculpture (NEW MOON). The latter was built during a Residency with the Lexington Art League in Kentucky, and presented as part of Luminosity. In August 2014, SOLAR FLARE and BELLWETHER are traveling to Seoul, South Korea to participate in Site Whanki_Wave, an exhibition devoted to sound + light works (September – December, 2014).
Caitlind r.c. Brown is an artist, collaborator, and DIY-curator based in Calgary, Canada. A graduate from Alberta College of Art + Design, Caitlind spent 4.5 years co-hosting a weekly Arts & Culture radio program on CJSW 90.9 fm, learning about her community and developing an interest in artists and their underground countercultures. With a small team of Calgary-based “Artist-Curators,” Caitlind co-founded and produced three pre-demolition projects, including The House Project (2011), WRECK CITY (2013) and PHANTOM WING (2013). In 2014, she was nominated by Blouin as one of “ARTINFO Canada’s 30 Under 30” artists, an honour she sports with mild amusement and partial embarrassment.
Wayne Garrett is an musician, artist, and collaborator living in Calgary, Canada. A graduate from the Jazz Performance program at Mount Royal University (2012), Wayne has a background in machining (Red Seal 2009), and an informal “Art School” education learned passively while living with the Arbour Lake Sghool collective. He brings mechanical proficiency, musical understanding, and fabrication experience to collaborations with Caitlind r.c. Brown and other artists. Simultaneously, Wayne maintains an active role in the Albertan music community as the lead guitarist for The Bitterweed Draw and Surf Kitties!