…all the darkness was suddenly dark in contrast with something else that wasn't darkness, namely light.
- Italo Calvino, Cosmicomics
During their residency at KIAC, collaborators Caitlind & Wayne (Calgary) intend to continue developing an ongoing series of public, site-specific light installations called The Deep Dark. Intended to illuminate the interspaces between our sacred (and natural) environments and cultural constructs of darkness, The Deep Dark takes on elevated meaning within the context of Dawson City in November – no stranger to darkness, cold, and the elemental power of prolonged night. As part of their research, the artists invite Dawsonites to reflect on what darkness means in Northern Canada through a process of open interviews, tuning in to a collective undercurrent between residents. In response to research and interviews, the artists will develop a second work for The Deep Dark series – light by which the darkness grows darker and disillusions the night.
Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett are Calgary-based artists and collaborators working with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. Their practice combines divergent aesthetic and industrial backgrounds, often resulting in transformative public sculptures and installations. Beckoning viewers with interactive contexts and novel materials, their projects invite strangers to share in experiential moments, sometimes prompting unwitting collaborations. Previous works have appeared at festivals and museums internationally, including: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), Pera Museum (Turkey), Whanki Museum (South Korea), i Light Marina Bay (Singapore), GLOW Forum of Light + Architecture (Netherlands), and elsewhere. www.incandescentcloud.com
When working independently, Wayne is a musician and composer; Caitlind is a co-founder and co-curator of WRECK CITY curatorial collective. www.wreckcity.ca