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Miracle Wonderland Carnival Co. | Artist Talk
Cumulus Connection (The Clouds Swings)
Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Miracle Wonderland Carnival Co. brings projects to life that encourage self-expression and activate authentic engagement with viewers.
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- All Patrons: FREE
Cumulus Connection was created by artist Lindsay Glatz, with design and fabrication by Curious Form. Based in New Orleans, they bring projects to life that encourage self-expression and activate authentic engagement with viewers. The artwork is produced by Miracle Wonderland Carnival Co. It premiered at Burning Man 2019 as an official honorarium project. Cumulus Connection takes inspiration from the collective identity, Miracle Wonderland Carnival Co.—a name inspired by The Wizard of Oz and that magical moment when a black and white world is transformed into technicolor.
Cumulus Connection, or The Cloud Swings, is a series of swings suspended from glowing cloud structures, in which color and light are created as people engage with the artwork and swing through the air. If a swing is unoccupied, the cloud above it will emanate a steady white glow, which shines downward and illuminates the empty swing as an invitation to passersby. But when someone begins to swing, the transformation begins, and the white glow is replaced by vibrant colors that become more saturated as the swing moves faster. The goal is to provide nostalgic joy and connect participants to the wonders of the outdoors.