ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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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 Canada, Russia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Israel, Portugal, Slovakia, and throughout the Czech Republic (Czech the Light, 2014/2015). 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. Until December 2014, SOLAR FLARE and BELLWETHER are on exhibition in Seoul, South Korea as part of Site Whanki_Wave, an exhibition devoted to sound + light works.

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Photos of the artists by Diane + Mike Photography

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!

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Setting the sun into the sky – installing SOLAR FLARE in Calgary, Canada.
Photo by Ivan Ostapenko

09 - SOLAR FLARE, photo by Marina Skulsky

SOLAR FLARE, an interactive light sculpture by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2013-14)
Photo by Marina Skulsky

10 - SOLAR FLARE, photo by Tom Fitz

SOLAR FLARE’s community light performance, “A Stab in the Dark”
Photo by Tom Fitz

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NEW MOON, a light sculpture created from 5,400 incandescent light bulbs by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett in Lexington, Kentucky (2014)

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The dark side of NEW MOON (2014)

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BELLWETHER, an interactive light installation created from 700 re-appropriated glass bottles by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett in Lexington, Kentucky (2014)

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BELLWETHER by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2014)

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“HALO,” a commissioned piece for the Alberta Science and Technology Awards by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2013)

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“TUBE SLIDE,” an interactive installation at WRECK CITY by Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown (2013)

Film still from “For Love of the Lane,” a 16mm interpretive western by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2012)

Film still from “For Love of the Land”

Diagram of “CLOUD,” Caitlind and Wayne’s installation piece for Nuit Blanche Calgary (September 15, 2012)

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