Oct ’16 – Oct ’16
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The Sky Library – Puerto Vallarta

 

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IALD Enlighten Americas is a conference on light where the participants spend all day in dark rooms. We wanted to come up with an idea that got people out of the conference spaces and inspired them to go out and look up at the sky, to bathe in the rays of the sun, to appreciate the colours of daylight and above all get sky drunk…

The idea for the Sky Library comes from combining two of our obsessions. One being daylight and the other being colour classification systems. As the sky is a different colour at every minute, on every day in every different place, we wanted to be able to record its diversity and thought that this could be done by creating a permanent visual record – a library of skies…

So referencing the graphic look of the Pantone system, each photo of the sky that the participants posted on instagram or twitter, has been turned into a separate Skytone card. We asked that each post included a name for the colour of the sky in the photo and also included the date and time.

The images in the film form the IALD Sky Library for the 12-15th Oct 2016 for Puerto Vallerta. We hope there will be more in other countries in the future. Thanks to Victor Palacio for giving us the opportunity to do something so totally weird but yet so rewarding. An invitation to look a the sky all day is a unique thing…

BETTER THAN TELE by FORD DAGENHAM

i have called the sky
gods turned & moody back
when
i
was
dark expansive & neutered

i have called the sky 
a dishcloth
when 

felt like douglas adams

i have called the sky 
acrylic madness
painted like mescaline
by
dead & hungover artists
when 

was
caught in a sunsets
sliding 
  sign off 
    citrus 
      scream

and
now
in
these 
drugburst sicknote days
in
these
dressing gown & house arrest days
i
call the sky 

friend

&
better than tele

 

LIGHT