Conference Seminar

Atmospheres: a series of art-science interactions

NEXT EVENT – April 30, 2019

Our next Atmospheres presentation will be by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde on Tuesday 30 April @ 1 PM, at the University of Manchester (Building: Coupland 3, Lecture Theatre B)

False Firmament, Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. His work consists of installations, sculptures and photography. He explores the physical de-construction and re-construction of materials; light, space, atmosphere and experience in relation to his architectural environment, creating a new moment between the realms of reality and the temporal.

Smilde holds an MA from the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen. His work resides in both the Saatchi and the Smithsonian collections among others. Smilde has been written about extensively in art publications; additionally his Nimbus series was recognised by TIME Magazine as one of the “Top Ten Inventions of 2012”

For more on Berndaut’s work please visit:

Sponsored by ICHM, Atmospheres is a series of interactions between knowledge communities working on the subjects of environment, ecology and health. Interactions bring together artists and university researchers in a series of meetings and showcases aimed to foster an exchange of ideas on how environmental objects emerge and travel across knowledge communities and how the communication between these communities develops or fails. Atmospheres seeks to promote inter-community thinking by fostering exchange among groups with little opportunity to speak to each other in the course of their professional work.

If you have any questions about either event, or the series in general, please contact Dr Vladimir Jankovic at the University of Manchester:

Poster Photo: Berndnaut Smilde – Nimbus WLA 2017, used with the artists permission