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Smilde’s Clouds take the Art World by Storm

Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the room

Artist Berndnaut Smilde seems to be able to control the weather.

What is more, he does it for art’s sake.

He merges art and science to create man-made clouds that exist indoors.

Smilde uses a fog machine to make the actual clouds, but also carefully regulates the humidity and temperature.

For a moment, he creates sculptures from clouds.

Then they quickly dissipate inside the room, but every cloud has a silver lining.

The effect is breathtaking, and the artist’s popularity has taken the art world by storm.

Inspired: 'I imagined walking into a classical museum hall with just empty walls. There was nothing to see except for a rain cloud hanging around in the room,' Smilde said

Fleeting: Each cloud only exists for a moment before dissipating

Armitage caught in a Tornado

On hearing the news about Richard’s new project, a tornado thriller, we joked on Twitter that this means we’ll be investigating the natural disaster with an intensity only an Armitage fan could 🙂

I’ll be honest, already when I heard ‘tornado’, I wasn’t…errr…blown away…

Adding ‘thriller’ made me even less thrilled.

Having said that, I’m keeping an open mind, and I’m sure Richard Armitage and his people chose the project carefully, considering his obvious rise in notoriety in the wake of the Hobbit.

As always with Richard, I’m sure his acting will sweep me away.

As Entertainment Weekly  reports, the film titled Category Six (or is that 6?), from New Line, will start shooting 23rd of July in Detroit, and the film will be release in 2013.

Armitage’s character is described as: “a widowed father who, with the help of storm chasers, rescues his son from the aftermath of a string of tornadoes.”

Not sure about the description of the film, but let’s hope there’s a twist at the end.

Open mind.

On an unrelated note, I’ve been feeling the urge to watch Twister again… dunno why…

Actually, come to think of it, I think I could prefer Richard was in Twister– the movie.

As in a movie based on the game Twister 🙂

The title ‘Category Six’ is… interesting, but I still feel Bccmee hit the nail on the head with Tornado of Love.

According to Tornado Project, an F6, is known as an Inconceivable tornado.

Here is the description:

These winds are very unlikely. The small area of damage they might produce would
 probably not be recognizable along with the mess produced by F4 and F5 wind that
 would surround the F6 winds. Missiles, such as cars and refrigerators would do
 serious secondary damage that could not be directly identified as F6 damage. If
 this level is ever achieved, evidence for it might only be found in some manner
of ground swirl pattern, for it may never be identifiable through engineering


Sounds like Armitage will be spending plenty of time exposed to a rather powerful wind machine.

I hope he bundles up, because it sounds very nippy.

It also makes me wonder about the beard.

Surely such a bushy bundle attached to his lovely face would be a hazard.

What if he got a flying cow or barn tangled in it?

If the insurance company does demand he shaves the beard, after being in the NZ sun, won’t be look a bit like this?

Nevermind, we’ll let the lucky makeup person deal with that!

Perhaps we have all got the wrong end of the stick with this project?

Maybe it’ll be a remake of The Wizard of Oz, with the widowed father searched for his son in the Land of OZ.

I’ve taken the liberty of checking out some snazzy ruby slippers for Richard’s character to wear.

Maybe a pair of ruby zoot suit shoes?


Then again, with all the running around, maybe a pair of trainers would be better?


Or perhaps an obvious nod to the Hobbit?


Just remember Richard, click your heels 3 times and say: There’s no place like home…

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