Take a walk through the clouds in this installation by multimedia artist Eduardo Coimbra. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Coimbra studied engineering and architecture, which are both reflected in the majority of his creative projects. Many of his site-specific pieces are large-scale works that explore the idea of landscapes as synthetic constructions that represent reality. He says, ” “[My] work is related to space in a broader sense, many times forcing the boundaries between interiors and exteriors of art spaces.”
For this piece, entitled Nuvem (Cloud), the artist used iron, translucent canvas printing, fluorescent lamps, and mirrors, spread across five light boxes that measured about 17 square feet. Visitors could walk past, around, and in between the glowing walls, in which Coimbra brought the sky down to the ground for his audience to explore. During the day, the mirrored panels reflected the bright lights of a sunny day, while in the later hours, the boxes were illuminated to mimic that same brightness, set against the darkness of night.