© Berndnaut Smilde Nimbus Atlas, 2015 slow motion video Courtesy the artist and Ronchini Gallery


Berndnaut Smilde

Contrary to the Nimbus series, where one image takes centre stage – the photograph, not the cloud itself, is presented in exhibitions – Smilde shifts our attention to the process rather than the end result in Nimbus Atlas. The installation consists of three slow-motion videos depicting self-made clouds emerging and decomposing in a void. No décor or support for the image anymore, just the cloud. The footage was captured with a high speed camera at 480 frames per second resulting in a slowed down visualisation on how clouds grow, change shape and reflect light.


Berndnaut Smilde (NL)
°1978, Groningen

Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch visual artist, living and working in Amsterdam. His work consists of installations, sculptures and photographs. Using his daily surroundings and spaces as inspiration, Smilde is interested in the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction. His artistic point of view often centres on duality. His works question: inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements. Smilde holds an MA from the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen. He is represented by Ronchini Gallery.

9 - 21 Feb 2016


Opening 9 Feb 19:30 – 23:00
10 -21 Feb
We - Sa 14:00 – 22:00
Su - Tu 14:00 – 19:00 

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