Visualising interior space

Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde (b. 1978) is a Dutch artist who is interested in finding where the 'inbetween' begins. He brings weather phenomena into interiors, sometimes only momentarily as with his clouds, and carefully photographs these transformed spaces. He describes the interior 'Nimbus' clouds as like a cartoon visualisation of bad luck. How much or little does it take to make an interior surreal? Is it enough to briefly question if we actually are inside as happens when a bird gets into a building? The clouds bring to mind the fantastical plans Albert Speer had for Hitler's Volkshalle (Hall of the people) that was planned to be so much larger than anything previously built that it would have its own internal weather systems and clouds.......

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