This small room filled with strange clusters overhead is an installation by artist Tomas Saraceno. Produced in 2009, Cloudy House was a multimedia installation featuring sculptures as well as video and photography. The elegant, geometric forms were constructed out of matte white paper and then, using nylon wire, the artist suspended each grouping from the ceiling. Through the scattered placement, he produced an elaborate, organized system of futuristic weather that hung unnaturally throughout the interior space.
In all of his work, Saraceno often develops projects that explore our own human relationship with nature and the larger world around us. As we contemplate the elements of this installation, the artist encouraged his viewers to ask questions about contemporary society, its organization, and the possibilities of a healthy future. One reviewer suggests that “[Saraceno’s] projects often propose an interrelational dependence between spaces and materials, where the focus is on emphasizing an equilibrium between the eco-techno-scientific society and a spectrum of other potential spheres we may find ourselves coexisting within.”