Up High in the sky
Up in the Sky High, 2015
10 for 10th - Memory Lane
Curated by Che Kothari
Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Sculptural Installation
Faisal Anwar - Oakville & Lahore, Canada & Pakistan

Like restless clouds, our memories build up in the sky of our consciousness. They remain in silence, floating in the quiet mind. It is only when we stop and look up that we realize our memories are like cloud-shaped snapshots of our lives, which are anchored by threads of our happiness and melancholia. At that moment, time that sits on the horizon of such memory clouds reveals a past that is tied to the extraordinary present reality. Up in the Sky High takes the past photo archives of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche as a starting point and invites the viewer to explore the infinite potential within their memory clouds, revealing its incredible beauty while sharing enriching thoughts. Large clusters of white eco-friendly balloons are suspended in the space with photo memories hanging below, creating a "memory lane" allowing viewers to navigate through the still memories and the delicate sounds of movement
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