10 for 10th - Memory Lane curated by Che Kothari

Up in the Sky High, 2015 (Artist Concept Design), 2015

Suitable for all ages

Project Co-Producer: Artscape Wychwood Barns

Up in the Sky High, 2015

Faisal Anwar - Oakville & Lahore, Canada & Pakistan

Interactive Installation

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.

Faisal Anwar is a New Media artist who brings together art, culture and technology in odd configurations to explore social interactivity in modern urban cultures. He has shown at many exhibitions worldwide including the Vancouver Winter Olympics (2010), Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2006/08/10/12), Nuit Blanche NY (2011), Six Degrees of Separation (India, Pakistan & Bangladesh, 2009) and The Menasa Studio Dispatches in Dubai (2011). Anwar is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Habitat-LAB and National College of Arts Pakistan.


Artscape Wychwood Barns (Barn 2)

601 Christie Street

This project is indoors.