july 2013 | Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, Nuit Blanche Calgary, 2012. Slide by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, The House Project, 2011. Photos by Caitlind Brown. Slide was an installation in The House Project, the first pre-demolition art show curated by Brown. Tube-Slide by Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown, WRECK CITY, 2013. Photos by Caitlind Brown. CLOUD (second edition) by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, Art Experiment 2013 at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow), 2013. Photo by Caitlind Brown. CLOUD-CEILING by Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown, Progress Bar (Chicago), 2013. Photo by Caitlind Brown.


Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett are artists and collaborators based in Calgary, Alberta. The duo works with materials ranging from 16mm celluloid to re-appropriated architectural waste, exploring themes of public interaction, art in unexpected spaces, community collaboration, and play. Brown & Garrett have created three large-scale CLOUD sculptures and installations in Calgary, Moscow, and Chicago, primarily comprised of re-appropriated incandescent light bulbs.

Closer to home, Brown was a co-curator of WRECK CITY, an independent exhibition inviting over 100 artists to transform nine houses, three garages, and a greenhouse slated for demolition into temporary art, installation and performance spaces. Brown & Garrett installed a tube-slide through the floors of a house, asking crowds to participate with the architecture, each other, and the space, while playfully challenging the possibilities of “home.” WRECK CITY was visited by 10,000 viewers in nine days.

You can watch a mini-doc about WRECK CITY here:

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