BERNDNAUT SMILDE

Nimbus II

source: o-que-vem-a-rede

O artista holandês Berndnaut Smilde reeditou recentemente no Hotel MariaKapel, em Hoorn (Holanda) a sua instalação “Nimbus” de 2010.

Trata-se de um conceito que tem tanto de simples como de inspirador: uma nuvem criada artificialmente no interior de uma espaço fechado. Smilde controla a humidade e da pressão atmosférica da sala de forma a produzir este fenómeno/obra de arte perante o olhar deslumbrado dos visitantes do museu.
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source: saatchigallery

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde is interested in the ephemeral — impermanent states of being which he documents through photographs. For Nimbus II, he used a smoke machine, combined with moisture and dramatic lighting to create a hovering indoor cloud in the empty setting of a sixteenth-century chapel in Hoorn, a small town in Holland. “I imagined walking into a museum hall with just empty walls. The place even looked deserted. On the one hand I wanted to create an ominous situation. You could see the cloud as a sign of misfortune. You could also read it as an element out of the Dutch landscape paintings in a physical form in a classical museum hall.”
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source: yatzer

Throughout the history of mankind clouds have carried all sorts of negative connotations; they have been read pessimistically as a sign of misfortune or the premonition of a tempest or as simply as a blemish in the sky ruining an otherwise perfectly bright sunny day. But for Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, it seems that the clouds that have appeared in his world have a silver lining after all, making him the talk of the art world. Since 2010, Smilde has been skillfully creating clouds inside indoor spaces. Yes, indoors. As strange as it might sound, Smilde has mastered the art of controlling the weather conditions of a room by making clouds appear inside the oddest of spaces.

‘Nimbus’ is an impressive project that explores the idea of a cloud being mysteriously created inside a space in which it does not belong and the various meanings that people project onto it. In a series of photographic prints that bring to mind the paintings of surreal artist René Magritte, Smilde playfully reinterprets the cartoon reference of a cloud as a the universal sign of bad luck by creating the unfathomable where walking into an empty space dominated by a massive cloud makes one ask whether it is real or just a weird hallucination. No stranger to the vagueness of the in-between state, Berndnaut Smilde’s work is largely inspired by transitional spaces such as corridors, elevators, staircases and balconies that exist to be in between. Drawing upon their physicality, he creates installations and sculptures that centre on duality, that question the notions of temporality, size, and the function of materials and architectural elements. With regard to his clouds, when viewed out of their natural context, one cannot quite grasp how to interpret them. Ominous and threatening, yet strangely serene, they carry a baffling duality, appearing to be as much part of the room as they are out of place. Embracing the surreal aspect of it all, Smilde challenges conflicting notions of the inside and the outside, celebrating the ephemeral, the immaterial and the whimsical in his own unique way. Of course, recreating a cloud and all the physical elements that go along with it is an act that requires meticulous planning entailing carefully controlling the temperature and humidity levels of the room, constantly moistening the air inside it and adjusting the lighting to create a dramatic and realistic effect. When the room conditions are ideal, a fog machine unleashes a dense mist that appears heavy and damp, just like a real life raincloud. Floating proudly in the middle of the oddest of spaces, they last for only a few brief moments before dissipating into thin air.

In fact, very few people have actually seen Berndnaut Smilde’s work in person. As short-lived as a summer storm, his whimsical clouds live only to exist in photographic form. Somewhere in-between reality and representation, the beauty of a fleeting haze is captured on a print that becomes the only medium to prove that they ever in fact existed. Building on awe and disbelief, it is this highly ephemeral nature of theirs that makes them so special, as if they were another urban myth that one has yet to witness but still fervently believes in.
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source: pulpcollectors

Artist Berndnaut Smilde was born in 1978 in Groningen, The Netherlands. He currently lives and works in in Amsterdam. Using his daily surroundings and spaces as inspiration, Smilde is interested in the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction. His work refers to both the physical state of a building as well as a moment of revelation that depicts either hope or fragility. Smilde analyses spaces and their appearance and takes them apart to investigate their unique details and features. His artistic point of view often centers on duality. His works question: inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements.
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source: publiz

Une jolie découverte du projet de l’artiste et scientifique en herbe Berndnaut Smilde. Pour effectuer ses clichés, l’homme crée de vrais nuages en réunissant toutes les conditions climatiques nécessaires (humidité, température, luminosité). Ses créations vaporeuses ne durent que quelques minutes, le temps tout juste de prendre le cliché.
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source: sinembargo

Nimbus es una instalación de Berndnaut Smilde, hecha especialmente para la Galería Probe, que consiste en recrear una nube en un cuarto vacío. Las interpretaciones que el artista le da a su obra varían desde la melancolía hasta el absurdo. Berndnaut, quien reside en Amsterdam, se siente fascinado por lo que llama “la presencia física de espacios en transición”. En una entrevista explica la técnica que le ha dado celebridad en el mundo entero: “Por lo general hago una maqueta del espacio en el que voy a trabajar, la maqueta me ayuda a controlar y visualizar la idea. También me proporciona una clara visión general. Mi forma de trabajar es muy directa y funcional, y al estar tan cerca del sujeto cambia la concepción de los materiales y la realidad. El espacio hace hincapié sobre el tema. Se crea una situación ideal y por lo tanto el modelo puede representar una idea”. El llamado “mago-artista” es responsable de esta frágil instalación que, por su concepción, duró pocos momentos y fue realizada el Hotel Maria Kapel, en los Países Bajos, a principios de marzo. Sin embargo, fue capturada para siempre en imágenes fotográficas que son las que ahora se exhiben en la Galería Probe.
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source: one360

Berndnaut Smilde est né en 1978 à Groningen, Pays-Bas, il est basé à Amsterdam. La première série Nimbus est réalisée en 2010 à Probe, un laboratoire de tests artistiques et un espace d’exposition sur une surface de 6m2. Le but de son premier nuage artificiel était de créer une situation inquiétante dans un lieu désert. Selon l’artiste, on peut voir le nuage comme un signe de malheur. Dans le même temps, il voulait faire une image très claire avec seulement des murs vides, un dessin presque cliché. Avec « Nimbus II », Berndnaut Smilde répète la première expérience de 2010 à l’Hotel MariaKapel de Hoorn, Pays-Bas, un atelier galerie immaculé dont le vide et les murs polychromes soutiennent l’imagerie surréaliste. Les installations n’existent qu’avec les photos, à chaque prise de vue il y a création d’un nouveau nuage artificiel en essayant de conserver le même éclairage et la bonne position. En 2012, il recommence l’expérience dans différents endroits avec « Nimbus Platform57 » (La Hague) , « Nimbus d’Aspremont » (Château d’Aspremont-Lynden, Rekem, BE) , « Nimbus Minerva » (Academy Minerva, Groningen) , « Nimbus Cukurcuma Hamam II » (La Hague), « Nimbus NP3 » avec des containers (Groningen), etc.. En 2013, la série « Nimbus Green Room » est réalisée à San Francisco, le projet est continu.
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source: ddarcart

Berndnaut Smilde, nato a Groninga, una città del nord dei Paesi Bassi (un paese ben informato su nuvole e pioggia), è riuscito nell’impresa di creare nuvole artificiali dando loro una vena artistica immortalandole in stanze vuote nella sequenza di fotografica “Nimbus”. Smilde utilizza una scienza molto precisa per creare nubi al chiuso, fotografando l’attimo fuggente dove ogni nuvola è sospesa in aria. Gli esperimenti di Smilde iniziano in una piccola galleria espositiva chiamata Probe nella città olandese di Arnhem nel 2010. Con il tempo, si è imposto in spazi più grandi, tra cui una chiesa del 15 ° secolo e un antico castello. Non avendo alcun background scientifico, Smilde usa il fascino artistico per creare qualcosa di completamente nuovo. “Ho immaginato di camminare in una sala del museo con solo pareti vuote. Non c’era niente da vedere tranne che una nuvola sparsa in giro per la stanza” scrive Smilde in una mail.
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source: nostars

Вооружившись знаниями по физике и достаточным количеством влаги, голландский художник Berndnaut Smilde занимается созданием облаков в различных интерьерах. Поскольку облака достаточно недолговечны, Berndnaut, конечно же, фотографирует результаты своих трудов. Вот, как всё это выглядит. Кликните на фото, чтобы увеличить.
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source: sophistryjp

アムステルダム在住のアーティストBerndnaut Smildeが制作した室内に雲を表現するという前代未聞?とも言えるユニークなインスタレーションです。一時たりとも同じ形をとどめていることのない雲が展示物として在りえるのかというのを考えてみてしまいますが、それ以上にこの幻想的なイメージに美しい詩のような想いを感じられずにはいられません。