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I’m Laughing at Clouds

Submitted by Michael Pinsky

Client: Anglia Ruskin University

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Michael Pinsky

Michael Pinsky


Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


I’m Laughing at Clouds is an ensemble of nine tactile lighting columns. By touching sensors embedded in the sculpture, the passer-by can create a composition of light and sound. The lampposts are programmed to respond to the human touch recording the frequency of a person’s pulse. This data is represented through the illumination of the columns and by samples of sung heartbeats recorded from children in the neighbouring Brunswick Nursery School.

I’m Laughing at Clouds has been commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University.