With snowflakes swirling outside, we remember the hot weather and lightning storms at the 2008 Biennale in Venice, Italy. The shade from the floating fabric "clouds" in our temporary landscape, Towards Paradise, was an inviting sight to weary Biennale attendees who reached the end of the Arsenale and stumbled upon our space in an abandoned nunnery. The static in the air kept popping our helium weather balloons. A collaborative installation/experiment with our friends at the London firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman. All photos by Grant Smith.