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Artist Creates Indoor Clouds: Awesome or Insignificant?

Fun 2012/03/15 22:07:28
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Berndnaut Smilde is not your average artist. In fact, he's more of a mad scientist who creates clouds... indoors. The Dutch artist currently has his project installed in empty gallery spaces in Amsterdam, where he uses simple science to produce clouds from thin air.

So how does he do it? Smilde makes sure the temperature and humidity of the space is perfect. Then, he uses a fog machine to spray a quick burst and produce a cloud in the middle of the room. It collapses pretty quickly and Smilde is usually only able to capture the "work of art" in photos. But that doesn't bother him too much. “I’m interested in the ephemeral aspect of the work,” Smilde says. “It’s there for a brief moment and then the cloud falls apart. It’s about the potential of the idea, but in the end it will never function.” We're glad he likes it, but we're not sure how we feel about these "indoor cloud" works of art. What do you think?


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  • Coasterdude02149 2012/05/21 16:50:01
    Awesome
    Coasterdude02149
    Awesome....I want a couple
  • macaontoast 2012/05/08 23:50:14
    Awesome
    macaontoast
    add a rainbow wud be so trippy
  • HockeyGal 2012/04/19 03:23:26
    Insignificant
    HockeyGal
    In the picture, it doesn't seem real. Personally, I think it is just a picture in another picture. Sorry fellas
  • Arrhythmical Voice 2012/04/16 20:20:34
    Awesome
    Arrhythmical Voice
    Amazing :)
  • Reaper 2012/04/14 06:42:46
    Awesome
    Reaper
    that looks COOL!
  • LuckZombie 2012/04/07 01:23:23
    Awesome
    LuckZombie
    I want one xD <3
  • Kira 2012/04/02 20:14:23
    Awesome
    Kira
    wow. thats a big acomplishment! your just jealous you didnt get to do it first
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/03/27 20:27:13
    Insignificant
    Lerro DeHazel
    I used to live in Houston; and I have experienced it, for a fact. You have to run the Air-conditioner in the Astrodome 24-7/365 or it will be raining inside in less than 20-minutes. Without a Hair Dryer, your hair could very well still be wet when you arrived home from work, that afternoon, after you took an early-morning shower; and only made use of a bath-towel to dry-off. I know it sounds bizrre; but it is really freaking-strange! . . . I don't mind telling you.
  • ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰ 2012/03/20 17:44:56
    Awesome
    ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰
    +1
    i love creative people
  • stevmackey 2012/03/18 19:15:27
    Insignificant
    stevmackey
    +1
    My son does this every time he takes a shower, the water is so hot it peels the paint.
  • hellokitty 2012/03/18 12:54:33
    Awesome
    hellokitty
    You dont have to paint a picture, or write a song to be an artist and Berndnaut Smilde has captured the very esscence of art by making clouds this way, Brilliant!
  • Justin Bunting 2012/03/17 23:23:45
    Awesome
    Justin Bunting
    +1
    So creative! I would loved to touch one :O
  • ~♥Sun Kissed♥~ 2012/03/17 14:53:08
    Awesome
    ~♥Sun Kissed♥~
    Thats so cool
  • c5 2012/03/17 13:45:08
    Awesome
    c5
    That is cool. Too bad it doesn't last long.
  • Dewymoon 2012/03/17 12:20:15
    Awesome
    Dewymoon
    Being a amateur photographer I think this is a awesome idea for photo shoots
  • janet 2012/03/16 23:23:04
    Awesome
    janet
    As long as it doesn't rain in my room I would love to have one : )
  • Christi 2012/03/16 22:40:36
    Awesome
    Christi
    that is kinda cool
  • cinbadl 2012/03/16 22:17:31
  • BoomLover 2012/03/16 21:41:00
    Awesome
    BoomLover
    I'll have to work on that...I have a fog machine!
  • u000 2012/03/16 21:38:05
    Awesome
    u000
    cute
  • Hell Yeah! 2012/03/16 21:18:42
    Awesome
    Hell Yeah!
    +1
    I want a cloud machine. This is so beautiful.
  • Jan Haskell 2012/03/16 21:02:54
    Awesome
    Jan Haskell
    Way cool !!!
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/03/16 21:02:47
  • Bart 2012/03/16 20:37:28
    Awesome
    Bart
    +1
    I want a cloud in my room even if only for a moment
  • FrancheskahMae:) 2012/03/16 20:35:39
    Awesome
    FrancheskahMae:)
    Awesome.. :D
  • Lady Winters 2012/03/16 20:23:48
    Awesome
    Lady Winters
    +1
    cool, reminds me of that one episode of 'Eureka' where the guy made clouds and rain indoors.
  • JJ 2012/03/16 20:00:16
    Awesome
    JJ
    +1
    Something like this would work well in a solarum. Plants and a couple of the smaller trees, plus whicker or wooden outdoor furniture, outdoor rugs of print, plus soft blue lighting could turn the room in something very nice.
  • Sarah 2012/03/16 19:25:53
    Awesome
    Sarah
    +1
    that is so awesome!come on people, this is unique art and actually interesting!he's giving us a very close look to clouds :-)
  • susan BN-0 2012/03/16 19:21:39
    Awesome
    susan BN-0
    That's cool.
  • The Patriot RP 2012 2012/03/16 18:51:47
    Insignificant
    The Patriot RP 2012
    +4
    After a few burritos I can make a cloud.
  • BoomLover The Pat... 2012/03/16 21:36:24
    BoomLover
    I like Ron Paul, but I hope your not a typical supporter....
  • cliff 2012/03/16 18:04:51
    Awesome
    cliff
    +1
    Its really cool. But if u think about it, they arent really clouds. They are made by a fog machine. Anybody can do it if they took the time
  • Ben cliff 2012/03/16 18:35:48
    Ben
    Kinda like standing a broom on it's bristles.
  • Kira Ben 2012/04/02 20:17:52
    Kira
    thats actually doable. i've done it
  • overdog001 2012/03/16 18:00:19
    Awesome
    overdog001
    +2
    Hey, if Mapplethorpe can get acclaim for his "art" by putting a crucifix in a jar of urine, then this person should win the grand prize.
  • Miss_Metalgirl 2012/03/16 17:37:07
    Awesome
    Miss_Metalgirl
    +1
    do want!
  • desert_flowerxx 2012/03/16 17:33:25
    Awesome
    desert_flowerxx
    +1
    Wannnnnnnnt.
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/03/16 17:26:35
  • Lagdh 2012/03/16 17:24:37
    Awesome
    Lagdh
    +2
    I think it's pretty cool, very eerie. I love the second picture, it looks like some supernatural force almost!
  • Greatkibble 2012/03/16 17:18:07
    Awesome
    Greatkibble
    +2
    He's just entertaining himself and we all do something to get that feeling now and then, or always. lol

    I think it's cool.

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