Artist / Freelance Digital Creative

Personal Projects


Dries Depoorter
Born in Belgium
Living online in Ghent

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Cloud Messenger

An interactive installation to confess to the cloud.


The confessions are floating over the world using  realtime wind directions data.  Only when you are under a confession you can listen to it. Follow the confessions here:


video in dutch:


Photo: Nichon Glerum

Photo: Nichon Glerum



When we entrust something to ‘the cloud’ we abdicate some of our responsibility. A cloud of computers takes over and sends our written words and images without us being able to trace their route. Media artist Dries Depoorter and radio maker Eva Moeraert link these digital forces to the laws of nature. You entrust a spoken message to the cloud that subsequently circulates like the winds. A website that provides current wind directions allows you to track the audio clouds. When one passes overhead, you can listen to it.


Thanks to: Eva Moeraert (BE),  David Surprenant (CA) and Elizabeth Sanky (GB)  


Commissioned project by de Brakke Grond and The Art Of Impact.


The Creators Project (dutch)