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  • Sara Kindness

    How is it that the Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde could create a cloud in a room? I can’t tell you, the artist defies categorisation let alone an explanation. Often drawing on a nebulous concept of the “physical presence of transitional spaces,

  • Kris Peterson

    experience an art installation as profound as Olafur Eliasson’s artificially created rainbow in a room. Well, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has created a installation where, by controlling the humidity and atmospheric pressure in a room, he can conjure up surreal clouds that float elegantly inside a room. An ephemeral beauty that lasts for just a moment but is captured forever as a photograph, proving Daliesque scenes can occur with a little help from sc...

  • Caren S.

    Cloud gazing is no longer an activity reserved for the outdoors, thanks to these life-like but surreal indoor clouds created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde. Using a method he first developed in 2010 (see second photo), Smilde created “NIMBUS II”, a raincloud that hovers in an indoor space. The clouds are generated using a smoke machine, but Smilde must carefully monitor a room’s humidity and atmosphere in order to get the smoke to hang so elegantly, and with such life-like form.

  • Kathryn Winstanley

    Inspired by the window shopping experience at Holt Renfrew this season! An installation from Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde and yes, that is a real cloud! #MKM915 #berndnautsmilde #clouds

  • Geena Brown

    Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde brings Dutch Golden Age cloud art into the twenty-first century and indoors with his machine-generated installations. via SFMOMA

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