Riley_Harmon__Projects
Selected_Archive__2006—2023
Pareidolia Clouds Mammatus cloud sim, high definition loop, Amsterdam Centraal Station 2021
Pareidolia Clouds collection of selected pareidolia clouds 2016 - 2022
Pareidolia Clouds Lenticular, Hood and Ring, Scud, Mammatus, inkjet on Baryta
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Pareidolia Clouds

(2016 - 2022)

CGI animated cloud simulations,
inkjet on Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta paper

on-going, dimensions variable
private collections US, NL, DE

In collaboration with visual effects software developers in the US and Germany, fluid dynamic particle simulations are rendered into photorealistic clouds in the shape of abstract, meteorological, and anthropomorphized forms thereby inducing the human perceptual phenomenon of pareidolia. A script was generated from hundreds of pages of scraped forum commentary. The text was then re-mixed and compiled into a semi-logical and absurdist dialogue for actors.

supported in part by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie Fond, Mondriaan Fonds


[1] Mammatus cloud sim, high definition loop, Amsterdam Centraal Station 2021
[2] collection of selected pareidolia clouds 2016 - 2022
[3] Lenticular, Hood and Ring, Scud, Mammatus, inkjet on Baryta
[4] pareidolia clouds (2020) excerpt
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