Immersed in the clouds of Bolivia
Stretching over 12,000 square kilometers, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the largest salt lake on the planet. It is also one of the best places in the world to go cloudspotting. For brief periods during the rainy season, the salt lake becomes flooded with a layer of water just a few centimeters deep. This turns it into an enormous mirror of the sky, reflecting the clouds above to make you feel like you are suspended in the mid-heavens.
Argentinian artist, Tomas Saraceno, used an array of 32 cameras to film a panoramic view of this cloudtopia. His film is currently being projected along the eighty-meter wall of the Curve Gallery in London’s Barbican Centre.
Now we know what heaven looks like.
Visit The Barbian to see Tomas Saraceno’s art installation (until 16th July):