Cloud Nation

Claire Healy, Sean Cordeiro & Event Engineering

Where: Green Square – Sydney 
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro
Year: 2018

A repurposed vintage aircraft will be suspended inside the library with its surface transformed into a meticulously crafted miniature world.

Cloud Nation is a playful, enchanting and imaginative artwork referencing multiple themes including fictional narratives, migration and the cultural exchange made possible by air travel. It takes the notion of the inner homeland people carry within, turning it into a fantastic vision.

Small-scale model elements will reference themes of migration and fantasy on the Beechcraft Travel Air, recalling the fictional island of Laputa from Jonathon Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels. Laputa is a flying island inhabited by people with a love of learning and culture.

People will be able to engage with the artwork from different points, including monoculars provided in the plaza to view the plane in close detail from outside the library.

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