Juan Hein
Clouds and Bombs

Clouds hold a special fascination for humans – we cannot help attempting to decode them, either to predict the weather or just for fun. But certain clouds signify something more than an approaching storm or a vivid imagination. They are shaped by destruction, pushing upwards and blossoming like a mushroom after a nuclear detonation, or furiously rising atop an erupting volcano – terrifying epitomes of nature’s immense power. Juan Hein has turned this fascination towards the realm of technology, mining the digital cloud instead of seeking clouds in the sky. He peers into a vast body of information and images, and captures what he finds most interesting.

Juan Hein is a photographer, visual artist and film director. He was born in Argentina in 1971 and moved to Denmark in 2006 where he lives and works today. Hein has exhibited in Argentina, Brasil, Denmark, Sweeden, Italy and Kroatia; is the author of the book This is not a photograph (2001) and the film The killing of a Danish swan (2011). Juan Hein is the grandson of famous Danish poet, inventor and mathematician Piet Hein.

  • Hardcover
  • 20 x 25 cm
  • 19 monochrome plates
  • 44 pages
  • Text by Danish art critic Trine Ross (in English)
  • Edition of 400
  • Printed in Denmark by Narayana Press
  • Shipping from November 2020