I sat for 30 minutes staring at a cloud that arose out of nothing. A cloud that floated freely and shaped different figures just in front of me and the rest of the crowd. While the cloud lived its own life in front of us, a voice spoke that made the thoughts wander in different directions, while the constant gaze was fixed on the cloud. I have no idea what the others in the room experienced, I just know that I was enchanted for 30 minutes staring at a hovering cloud, and I loved it.
The Cloud Machine is an emotional and social simulator and 3D sculpture that generates a real living cloud and brings together cinema, theatre and visual art. It is an artistic collaboration between sound artist and composer Leif Jordansson and director and writer Peder Bjurman.
The show plays with the senses and the human mind, which manifests itself as a cloud created by the audience themselves. Hand-held sensors, “Palm Readers”, reads the audience’s mood and sends the information back to the cloud, in a flow which feeds the machine with feelings and thoughts.
The Cloud Machine premieres September 30 at the Art Academy and is played every Thursday and Friday (16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00) and Saturday and Sunday (13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00) until 16 October.
The show is 30 minutes long and accepts 20 people at a time.