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about (new) laser techniques to create 3-D projections. But that is way too “clean” for me; no space for emotion by the lack of imperfections. So... I went to the construction - and supermarket to make my own cloud. I bought rain pipes, a hair blower, sugar, powdered sugar, salt, chalk and wheat flour to test the best “screen” for a projection. I tested a lot with different constructions of the pipes, creating different size holes, adding a hair-dryer, a blower, taking one out, putting it back in, and combining different grocery products. After more than 2 weeks experimenting with this “technical” site of the installation, the outcome was to use a secondhand airexhaust system that blows pure wheat flour through the rain-pipes creating the best constant cloud within the space. Next to this research I went out a lot to film scenes around me. Most of the time I would just sit down somewhere with my small (I also have a large professional) camera hidden beside me. I wanted to capture daily life scenes, no acting, and, in this case, children. I knew I took a risk by filming children without asking (parents). The children would never be recognisable in the final work, so I took the risk. I also shot a lot of scenes for the McGuffin effect (a scene/shot as a motivator with little or no explanation) to create a reference that would contribute to the dreamlike sphere of the installation. At the back wall of the attic there was this small window which I wanted to use as the only escape for the projected children, so I edited the video with the beamer at the attic. (Unfortunately for the children, they would never get out.) Finally, when I

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