Smilde’s work often draws upon the physical presence of transitional
Places such as corridors, elevators, staircases and balconies interest
Smilde as spaces that exist to be in between. This interest also branches
out into the possibility of how a given space might be in between states
of construction and deconstruction.
Using his day to day surrounds as points of conjecture, Smilde often
works in response to site, creating special narratives whereby multiple
layers of ideas and meaning are able to collide and awkwardly coexist.
Throughout this process Smilde often uses construction materials and
imitation products such as photographic prints, artificial turf and
polystyrene interior decoration, that make reference to the physical
construct of those spaces he works with and that play on the boundary
of where in between starts and ends.
INDOOR COUDS / BEST INVENTIONS OF THE YEAR 2012
November 2012, TIme Magazine
BERNDNAUT SMILDE CREATES INDOOR CLOUDS
13th March 2012, by Maura Judkis, The Washington Post
THE MAN WHO CAN CONTROL THE WEATHER: BERNDNAUT SMILDE REALLY DOES HAVE
HIS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
15th March 2012 , By Laura Cox, Mail Online
CLOUD INSTALLATION BY BERNDNAUT SMILDE
By Leigda db, Design Boom