The Cloud Factory opened to the public for one brief day, the 13th of March 2020. With support from JH Public Art and Agnes Bourne, the factory enveloped the Town Enclosure on the lawn of the Center for the Arts. Volunteer Employees, under the guidance of Cloud Conductor, Indigo Skyy, created and dispensed clouds to the great joy and wonder of the many guests.
Visit the Cloud Shop for unique Cloud Factory merch! Each purchase benefits future Cloud Factory endeavors.
Read more about the preparation for this feat in this article by JH News & Guide.
“I have been looking forward to bringing The Cloud Factory to the community of Jackson,” says Cloud Factory CEO Indigo Skyy (who is definitely not the artist Jenny Dowd). “This combination factory and vending machine can only be fully operational when powered by a creative and imaginative team. It appears that conditions are optimal for full production on the 13th of March, we hope to produce as many clouds as visitors wish.”
The Cloud Factory is a temporary factory and vending machine that creates and dispenses tangible, portable clouds. For one day only the ephemeral Cloud Factory, led by CEO Indigo Skyy, will take up residence on the lawn of the Center for the Arts. Volunteer employees of the Cloud Factory will create and dispense clouds while maintaining the mystery of a factory and inner workings of a vending machine. The black box of a vending machine, while preserving its mystery, also comes to life in a moment of shared, collective wonder.
Clouds are free for anyone to obtain, they are an invitation to join in collective wonder. Often gazing at clouds help people to slow down and imagine; they seem so solid yet we pass right through. Now clouds are available to be held in the hand.
This event was free and open to the public. A mashed potato Cloud Bar by Cafe Genevieve and drinks were be available for purchase. Cloud Factory was brought to you by supporter Agnes Bourne and Jackson Hole Public Art.