Nostalgia Above

Client: Vivid Sydney 2019
Location: The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

Project Details:


Capto Collaborative:Anson Li (Australia) / Lawrence Liang (Australia) / Ali Megahed (New Zealand) / Lynda Tran (Australia) / Sarah Anstee (Australia) / Selin Durmush (Australia) / Natalia Gulbransen-Diaz (Australia) / Yanyi Feng (Australia)


Rene-Ann Glover (Philippines) / Bosco Liang (China) / Ben Starr (Australia) / Christian Tilia (Australia) / Meleki Mutuanene (Kenya) / Hunter Iceton (Australia) / Nathaniel Marin (Australia)

Humans have always had a fascination with clouds. There is something undeniably calming about occasionally looking skyward, taking a moment and drifting into reverie. Nostalgia Above captures the clouds and connects the romance of nature with weather data, demonstrating that there are always brighter, more positive days around the corner.

The youngest team of artists in Vivid LightCapto Collaborative has worked closely with Beyond Blue to create an installation that inspires positive forward thinking. This barometer of social interconnectivity uses programmable LED bulbs, diffused through clusters of translucent polycarbonate spheres and projections of environmental imagery. The installation is suspended overhead, just out of reach, over a sea of upturned faces and awe-struck eyes.

Stratified above the clusters is a ‘sky’ of vivid colour projections programmed as weather systems that move across the spheres creating the illusion of rolling cloudscapes. Periodically, these clouds come to life through animated sequences forecasting weather predictions for six months to come.

In this immersive experience of Nostalgia Above, sound and visuals combine in informative projected displays reminding us that there is always a silver lining. Brighter, warmer days are around the corner. Sometimes we just need to stop, look up and enjoy the clouds.


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