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Room with a cloud.

Nimbus Munnekeholm by Berndnaut Smilde, 2012. Digital C-type print on Dibond. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution

Nimbus Munnekeholm by Berndnaut Smilde

“[Berndaut Smilde] picks interesting, geometric spaces,” explained Crouch. “Using chemical reactions, he creates clouds. He has a couple of minutes to take an image that he likes. I think it’s an interesting juxtaposition to have the outdoors inside; to have the notion of flying in space, the freedom of flight, clouds, angelic stuff, trapped in this interesting space.”