Sky of Bubbles
DateSep 15 - Oct 1, 2023
The Sky of Bubbles is a part of Atelier Sisu’s Ephemeral Collection. Ephemera is an adjective, meaning the quality of being fleeting or vanishing quickly; impermanence.
The Sky of Bubbles are an immersive, light and sound temporary environment that aims to capture the concept of ephemerality and transience in a visual form: the bubble.
The artwork was inspired during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the world stopped and everything we took for granted started to disappear. Atelier Sisu endeavoured to communicate this feeling of transient beauty, and the need to live in the moment through the idea of the bubble.
This art-chitecture connects audiences with their environment and is designed to be truly inclusive. By emulating the ethereal quality and magic of bubbles, Atelier Sisu’s Evanescent appeals to our universal playfulness and childlike wonder, the work encourages the audience to consider the world around them as a space of transience and fragility, like that of a bubble.
The Sky of Bubbles is made up of 50 spheres. These inflatable spheres are made from a dichroric coated PVC, allowing them to split light wavelengths that hit the surface of the spheres and split this into an array of vivid colours. Vibrant and dynamic during the day time hours, the bauble spheres filter the summer sunlight onto the ground below them.
This colourful light mosaic creates a unique experience for the audience that changes as the sun moves across the sky during the day. During the hours of darkness, the bubble spheres will come to life with a dynamic and eye catching light display. Internally illuminated and individually pixel mapped, the canopy will come to life with curated animations.
Atelier Sisu is a Sydney-based design studio led by award-winning artists Renzo B. Larriviere and Zara Pasfield. Their direction of work sits between the fields of art and architecture (art-chitecture), with a particular focus on the realm of public art.
The original soundtrack was created for this experience by local composer Jason Hausman of Hot Sake Studios. You can follow his work here: @hotsakesound