CLOUD is a large-scale interactive installation by Calgary-based artist Caitlind Brown for the arts festival Nuit Blanche in Calgary. Created out of 6,000 donated burnt out light bulbs, CLOUD invites the viewer to wander through a rain of pull strings switching on and off lights. By manipulating the sculpture audiences will activate CLOUD’s inner sphere animating light bulbs and creating the illusion of lightning on the cloud’s surface.
Well, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus is at it again. This past June the group travelled to Australia to create a massive, traffic-stopping installation using thousands of glowing books scattered across Federation Square in Melbourne. Titled “Literature vs Traffic” the installation was created using books that had been collected by the Salvation Army after being discarded from public libraries. The project aimed to take control of public space and install itself in the streets, stalling precious space from the dense traffic in the area. (via Junkculture: Luzinterruptus: Literature vs Traffic)
Image description: Picasso or Panda? Giant panda Tian Tian get his paws dirty with non-toxic water-based paint at the National Zoo. Painting is one among many activities that fall under Animal Enrichment—a program that provides physically and mentally stimulating activities and environments for the Zoo’s residents.
Art produced by many of the Zoo’s mammal and bird residents will be available for purchase at the National Capital chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Art Show, which will take place spring 2012.