Artist Brings Real Clouds Into Rooms

A cloud suspends itself in the middle of a room. It’s not the work of witchcraft or Photoshop — it’s the work of a Dutch artist.

Berndnaut Smilde is an installation artist who has merged art and science to create real clouds indoors. Using a fog machine and regulating the humidity and room temperature, Smilde creates the clouds, which hover in the air for only a few seconds before dissipating.

The combination of a simple smoke machine, indoor moisture and dramatic lighting allows Smilde to capture the clouds in photographs.

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Comments

    Great thinking.

    if it only lasts for a few seconds, isn't that just a nicely lit puff of smoke and not really a cloud?

      And what do you think clouds are!?

        Deb, actually, smoke not equals to cloud.
        Cloud: A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.
        Smoke: A visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air, typically one emitted from a burning substance.

          So what's a smoke cloud?

            I believe Osiris Fox already covered that (end of their post... pays to read the whole thing) ;-)

            'Cloud' is contextual. On it's own it is a noun and would mean rain cloud. When used with another noun, it becomes an adjective to describe or qualify a noun i.e. Smoke Cloud.

            The article context suggests that this is a water vapor Cloud as it is not being used as a qualifier for smoke.

    yes it's just a puff smoke if it only last for a few second..
    this looks the same as steam generated from power plant

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