The Clouds of Berndnaut Smilde
Published in: The Low Countries
Link: Full article
Date: June 2019
"Nimbus 2 has been lauded as a contemporary return to the romanticism of the pre-digital era, yet its effective immediacy is, arguably, based in a more critical attitude to the contemporary moment, created through similarities between Smilde’s man-made clouds and the man-made Internet. This essay will investigate how Smilde’s Nimbus series can be read as a complex, highly crafted response to a society steeped in alienating data-systems, a dreamed-up mirage for digital citizens looking for a “real" experience."