Vivid Sydney Light Festival 2019
Humans have always had a strong connection to clouds. There is something undeniably relaxing about occasionally looking skyward, taking a moment and then disconnecting. Our design encapsulates this feeling through light, projection and sound. To bring the romance of nature into the urban environment we have brought the clouds out of the sky and into a new paradigm at Vivid 2019 …This is ‘Nostalgia Above’.
Elegant and cheerful, Nostalgia Above is a barometer of social interconnectivity. The work brings the plane of the sky into a smaller context by utilising programmable LED bulbs, diffused through translucent polycarbonate spheres. This artistic, geometric reinterpretation of the clouds reconnects us with a sight we are all so familiar with. The installation is suspended overhead and just out of touch over a sea of upturned faces and sparkling eyes. Stratified above the clusters is a ‘sky’ of projection; vivid colours moving across the spheres to create an illusion of rolling clouds.
Periodically these clouds will come to life through animated sequences characterizing the weather prediction for the summer months to come. Informative projected displays will highlight forecasts for rain/thunder, clear or gloomy skies through sight and sound in an immersive experience. Nostalgia Above helps reminds us that there is always a brighter, warmer day around the corner and sometimes we need to just stop, look up and enjoy the clouds.