Breathing Cloud lightart

Breathing Cloud is a monumental floating organism. Its shape is soft, curved, enticing yet intriguing. The technology was designed in such a way that its breathing rhythm is supported by the strong LED modules and a mechanism.

Breathing Cloud

Breathing Cloud is a monumental floating organism. Its shape is soft, curved, enticing yet intriguing. The technology was designed in such a way that its breathing rhythm is supported by the strong LED modules and a mechanism. It becomes physically bigger and smaller, embracing the surrounding space with its bright light.

Slideshow photographs: Mike Harris, artist, Jan van de Ven

More than mere illumination - an experience in itself

Floating, filled with air, Breathing Cloud moves rhythmically in the room. Its luminous presence takes up space imperturbably. Intense breathing fills the atmosphere, enticing you to stand still and consider this giant, pulsating being. Is it asleep and approachable, or is it gathering its strength?

Touch - social interactions

In China, visitors imitated its movements and encouraged each other to touch Breathing Cloud. After this experience it is preparing to break out of its cycle and start reacting to human proximity and touch.

Concept & Design

Breathing Cloud, a growing, breathing shape that takes up space and fills the atmosphere with pink light. Bathing in bright light, it exudes tranquility and spatial uninhibitedness

Video

During Imagine 2012, an event in which art and technology met, Breathing Cloud transformed its surroundings with its light: an invitation to visitors to take a close look at a living organism.

Video production: 2012, Anne-Marie van den Thillart. Sound: DJC Recording, Manuel Cooymans.

Selected exhibitions

Strp Art & Technology, Eindhoven (NL)
Melkweg mediaroom, Amsterdam (NL)
Beijing Design Week, Beijing (China)

Foto's slideshow:
Melkweg Mediaroom 2009, STRP Art & Technology 2009 / Mike Harris
Kruithuis 2007 / Jan van de Ven

Specifications

2007-2013, Dorette Sturm.

Length 480 cm, width 260 cm, height 200 cm. Other dimensions on request.
Spinnaker cloth, aluminium, LEDs, mechanism, loudspeakers, electronics and software.

Self commissioned.


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