Interactive art installation lets you touch the sky (VIDEO)


posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST


Cloud Pink is an innovative installation by Korean artists Everyware, and it allows you to do something that anyone lying on a grass field on a sunny day has always wanted to — touch the clouds and the sky. By combining a soft screen and interactive software, every touch of the surface sends clouds billowing and eddying across the false skyscape.

Artists Hynwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo explain it as:

Lying down on a hill with your pupils filled with the endless blue sky, perspective of your eyesight suddenly gets distorted and clouds drift at the tip of your nose. You stretch your arms up to the sky to touch the clouds but can’t reach. Another world right above your head, clouds.
Today, I visualize my colorful cloud of words right in front of your eyes. Touch the pink clouds drifting on a giant fabric screen, reminisce your childhood clouds of dreams. I spent countless sleepless nights just to realize my unproductive and only romantic cloud of words. But, isn’t it nice if we could feel the clouds at our fingertips?

The exhibit debuted in 2011 at the Savina Gallery in Seoul, and it's unclear if it ever went on the road to other locations. But just by watching the video below, you can see the childlike glee of being able to play with the clouds in the sky — even if they're just rendered on a soft surface.

(via Beautiful Decay)