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”.
March 20, 2012
12 thoughts on “Indoor Clouds”
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!
“…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.
@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/
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!
Great idea. Looks amazing :)
I was thinking of getting a budgie, but now I want a pet cloud! Love it.
that photo is AWESOME
I like it !
That’s ok, Fraser. You may have but a “too-closed a mind” for the openness of cloud-‘potential.’
Fraser, what gives? It’s a smoke cloud, not a rain cloud… but it’s still a cloud!
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.
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.