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Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde installs clouds in empty gallery spaces. The clouds are real with Smilde using smoke, moisture & spot lighting.

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Nimbus par Berndnaut Smilde

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature and light. This intersection of science and art was recently named one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.”

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Indoor Clouds! Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde controls the weather and creates beautiful indoor clouds with the help of a smoke machine. Fog machine emits dense vapor / smoke that makes contact with sprayed water and forms small white cloud. Miniature cloud floats through the room and quickly disappears.