This Art Installation of Two Clouds Hitting Says More than a Puff

Shelby Rogers

For artist Mitchell Chan, two clouds hitting each other have more than a surface meaning. This seemingly relaxing video of his exhibit has more tension once given a backstory.

In his captioned version of the same video, Chan explains the two clouds disagree, but rather than creating destruction create something beautiful. "And it feels like it [the argument] doesn't really matter," Chan noted.

Accompanying the clouds is a real-time generative soundtrack. The system pulls articles from the New York Times and also creates a soundtrack to go with each headline or article.

The installation, called "Something Something National Conversation," will run at the Angell Gallery in Toronto from Dec. 10 - Jan. 7.