Two fluffy clouds hang over the city - lighting up and displaying people’s messages and encouraging people to play and connect. Hanging over the streets, these beautiful, colourful clouds explore new ways of communicating in the city, inviting people to send messages to each other via the clouds.
Whispering Clouds does not judge you; it asks you to play, to contemplate how we share and to create new ways of communicating in public spaces.
A playful physical manifestation of the digital cloud, the project combines sculpture, sound and technology and plays (ironically) with the concept of cloud computing and privacy.
This Playable City idea is brought to you by:
Tine a professional artist and researcher (PhD) with a strong cross-disciplinary practice in which she creates innovative interactive and playful experiences for people. She works in a range of fields from galleries, museums and public art commissions, to theatre and public playground design.
Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in venues including The Playable City (Brazil), The Victoria and Albert Museum (UK),The Science Museum (UK), SIGGRAPH (LA, US), Aarhus Centre for Contemporary Art (DK), Trøndelag Centre of Contemporary Arts (Norway), The Royal British Sculptors Gallery (UK). She has completed commissions from the 2012 Olympics, Watershed, Bristol Council, Visit Reykjavik and light festivals.
Previous public art projects include:
On The Bridge (2014): http://www.tinebech.com/Artwork/Interactive/Onthebridge/
On the bridge is large interactive light installation where visitors activate pink colour bombs as they walk on a pedestrian bridge lit blue.
Aquatic Pathway (2014): http://www.tinebech.com/Artwork/Interactive/AquaticPathways/
Aquatic Pathways invited the people of Recife to travel on an interactive light boat and share thoughts on the river and its possibilities.
The Light Bridge (2014): http://www.tinebech.com/Artwork/Interactive/LightBridge/
The Light Bridge is a playable public light installation where university research groups battle for colour dominance.
BikeTAG: Colour keepers (2013)
Colour keepers was a collaboration between four artist designing a BikeTAG light system to create an innovative participatory street game to light up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone.
Catch Me Now (2010): http://www.tinebech.com/Artwork/Interactive/CatchMeNow/
Catch Me Now, an interactive spotlight installation, which has enticed many audiences into to a merry dance of catch in both public squares and inside galleries.