Nephelococcygia: ‘The act of seeking and finding shapes in clouds’ – wiktionary.org
Nephelococcygia is a video projection which displays a composite image generated in real time using custom software. At regular intervals the custom software carries out an image search for recently posted images tagged ‘clouds’. The images returned by the search are combined by taking a strip from each one. When viewed close up glimpses of sunsets, blue skies and stormy clouds can be found. When seen from afar these combine to create a surprisingly coherent landscape, hinting at an underlying uniformity in the images we find online.