located in the heart of Boystown, Progress Bar is a strip in Chicago that has an interesting celling design constructed from hand-bent steel, reflective mylar, electronics, motion sensors, LEDs, and 15,000 re-appropriated incandescent light bulbs. The CLOUD CEILING creates a glowing electric heartbeat for Boystown, visible throughout the neighbourhood through the window of Progress Bar. More details from the designer come after the jump.

Arch2O Cloud Ceiling Wayne Garrett Caitlind Brown-8

Courtesy of Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown

CLOUD CEILING is an interactive installation created by Canadian artists Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown(Calgary). Constructed from hand-bent steel, reflective mylar, electronics, motion sensors, LEDs, and 15,000 re-appropriated incandescent light bulbs, the piece is an permanent installation designed specifically for Progress Bar in Chicago. As bar patrons pass beneath the installation, they trip motion sensors within the CLOUD, creating “lightning” beneath the cumulous surface of light bulbs, mapping their progress through the space and the social “electricity” between people.

Courtesy of Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown

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