Indoor Clouds

Nimbus II by Berndnaut Smilde, created using a smoke machine and closely controlling the atmospheric and lighting conditions in the room (Photo: © Berndnaut Smilde)

Indoor Clouds

Nimbus II by Berndnaut Smilde, created using a smoke machine and closely controlling the atmospheric and lighting conditions in the room (Photo: © Berndnaut Smilde)

Cloud Appreciation Society member, Peter Kaiser from Vienna sent us this link to stunning indoor clouds that were created by artist Berndnaut Smilde. He uses smoke machines combined with lighting and interior atmospheric conditions along with meticulous experimentation to create these results. He told Gizmag “I wanted to make the image of a typical Dutch raincloud inside a space”.

12 Comments
  • Fraser

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Hi There, I have been looking your website with great interest. However the post is ridiculous, the image above is of well lit smoke – this is not a cloud, never will be and should not be described as a cloud.

    Unfortunately due to this miss representation of the great thing that is a cloud I can not join.

    Good Day.

  • Sean Graham

    March 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Ah come on!!! This is fun. A cloud is a thing of beauty and we must remember that a cloud is a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground. Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion. We can differentiate the two on the basis that a cloud is formed simply by processes of natural evaporation. Clouds are sometimes produced as a result of emission from factories where they will often evaporate, cool and condense to form water droplets. I don’t think this is a misrepresentation or a ‘miss representation’ but a work of art. Seriously who would’ve known that a small cloud like this could exist in the great indoors? Mr Fraser I firmly believe you’re mistaken. Anything that’s airborne & even partly composed of water vapour is a cloud.

  • Matt

    March 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Fraser, what gives? It’s a smoke cloud, not a rain cloud… but it’s still a cloud!

  • Peter V Nelson

    March 28, 2012 at 5:39 am

    That’s ok, Fraser. You may have but a “too-closed a mind” for the openness of cloud-‘potential.’

  • Anthony Skellern

    April 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I like it !

  • Erin

    April 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

    that photo is AWESOME

  • Petra

    April 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I was thinking of getting a budgie, but now I want a pet cloud! Love it.

  • Michael C Davies

    April 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Great idea. Looks amazing :)

  • Mark

    April 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Can we get Berndnaut Smilde to visit the UK and make clouds over here? The turbine hall at Tate Modern would make a perfect venue.
    Petra- neither budgies or clouds should be kept as pets, let them fly free!

  • Max

    April 25, 2012 at 5:54 am

    @Fraser, while they are made of smoke, they are actually very tightly controlled. This is what provides their shape. Read more here: http://www.gizmag.com/indoor-clouds/21702/

  • Debbie

    April 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    “…this is not a cloud, never will be and should not be described as a cloud.”

    It’s art, fool. Talk about missing the point.

  • Cynthia

    April 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

    This is brilliant! I came to the site specifically to see if someone had posted it here and was delighted to see it featured. So clever, so lovely, and such fun! The best art “installation” I’ve seen in years!

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