Thought Balloon, 2012, Photography by Joe Le
Brian Cauley – Toronto, Canada
Thought Balloon 2012
Multi-media Installation & Sculpture
67 - 132 Church Street (below Queen Street East)
[ selected photographs ] [ video ]
Thought Balloon explores what happens when intimate messages are available for public consumption. Participants
write on typewriters and project their words onto the surface of large, glowing balloons. Responding
to how technology allows us to conduct our private lives and conversations in pubic, while we ignore
those in physical proximity, this project aims to inspire people to engage more actively in their surroundings.
It examines how the urban fabric both enables and disables social encounters. Thought Balloon is a reminder
of the potential of public spaces to connect people with one another and create a sense of community.
Artist Biography: Brian Cauley is an artist working in installation, sound, and poetry. With a Masters
in Audio Production, he is an audio producer, host, writer, musician, photographer, designer and owner
of the business Soundframe. Thought Balloon embodies Cauley‘s ambition to encourage people to engage
more actively in their communities.