It’s a private cloud, but not as we know it



I thought you might like this to start your Monday morning: Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde is active in the private cloud business – literally. He regulates temperature and humidity of spaces, and then with a burst from a fow machine he creates a real cloud inside the room. Unfortunately, you can’t visit the clouds in any museum: they collapse after af a few moments. Only a few people have ever had the pleasure of observing them in the wild (see video below).

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Smilde said he wanted to make the image of a typical Dutch rain cloud, inside of a space: ‘I imagined walking into a classical museum hall with just empty walls,’ he said. ‘There was nothing to see except for a rain cloud hanging around in the room. I wanted to make a very clear image, an almost cliche and cartoon-like visualization of having bad luck. ”Indeed there’s nothing here and bullocks, it’s starting to rain!”‘

Watch a video of Smilde’s private cloud:

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