Cloud in a room….

  • Cumulusklein

    Cumulus, 2012

Berndnaut Smilde

How is it that the Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde could create a cloud in a room? I can’t tell you, the artist defies categorisation let alone an explanation. Often drawing on a nebulous concept of the “physical presence of transitional spaces,” on one hand Nimbus and Cumulus – the former appearing in the online gallery Probe, the latter (pictured) was visible for mere minutes at HMK {Hotel MariaKapel} earlier this month) are sculptural; no matter how vague, when a physicality is suggested, it occupies that space specifically. On the other, it can only be experienced through documentation and photography but whatever it is, it’s pretty special.