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Tomás Saraceno

Aerocene

Tomás Saraceno. "Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble", sketch, 2016.
Tomás Saraceno. "Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble", sketch, 2016.
© Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. "Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble", 2016
Tomás Saraceno. "Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble", 2016
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. "Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porous chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble ", 2016
Tomás Saraceno. "Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble", 2016
Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin.
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016

 

 

 

 

“…Breathing spiders dust…

…Dust mites are actually from the same family of the arachnids! Dust mites are microscopic arachnids whose primary food is dead human skin cells, they are major constituents of house dust, and wherever humans live… They are floating in the air all the time, staying up between 20 and 60 minutes at a time. We have arachnids floating within the air, together with bacteria, particles of cosmic dust and what else, all the time…

 

Space is mostly space but is it not empty … Beside breathing arachnids …. A cube of 100 x 100 cm contains 20 particles of dust… Stripe of the Milky Way in the night sky we see it is dust !! And in that stripe we see are the atoms, the element, the chemistry, that this is made off…
Our sun planets and moon and asteroids and comets, everything in our solar system began as cloud of dust, 5 billions years ago… gravity began to sweep into a pile , and billion … gazillions of particles start to condensate into the what is the solar system today and some if that dust is still today up there today and you can see it at night glowing in the western is call the zodiacal light…”

 

 

 

 

Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble,2016.Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper.  Courtesy the artist and private collection.  Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble,2016.Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy the artist and private collection. Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble,2016.Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper.  Courtesy the artist and private collection.  Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble,2016.Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy the artist and private collection. Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble,2016.Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper.  Courtesy the artist and private collection.  Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble,2016.Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy the artist and private collection. Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016. Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy by the artist and private collection. © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016. Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy by the artist and private collection. © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016. Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy by the artist and private collection.  © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Arachno Concert. With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016. Exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper. Courtesy by the artist and private collection. © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016

 

 

 

 

“Not all of the dust stays up there… A piece of space falls on your hear every day… Forty thousand kilograms of cosmic dust reach the Earth each year… what we inhale during our time in a room…stardust if you will… and how we produce a turbulence similar to that of the water ripples that choreograph the reflection of the stars in Uyuni…
We look inside that space dust, we find what the earth is made of…”

 

 

 

 

Tomás Saraceno. Hybrid Solitary Semi-social Instrument ESO 146-IG 005: Built by Two Argiope anasuja-two weeks, Three Cyrtophora citricola-three weeks, One Cyrtophora moluccensis-two weeks, and One Tegenaria domestica-ten weeks. The exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Tomás Saraceno. Hybrid Solitary Semi-social Instrument ESO 146-IG 005: Built by Two Argiope anasuja-two weeks, Three Cyrtophora citricola-three weeks, One Cyrtophora moluccensis-two weeks, and One Tegenaria domestica-ten weeks. The exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Courtesy by the artist and private collection.
Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Expedition to Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016.
Tomás Saraceno. Expedition to Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016.
Commissioned by MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey.
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Hybrid Solitary Semi-social Instrument ESO 146-IG 005: Built by Two Argiope anasuja-two weeks, Three Cyrtophora citricola-three weeks, One Cyrtophora moluccensis-two weeks, and One Tegenaria domestica-ten weeks. The exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Tomás Saraceno. Hybrid Solitary Semi-social Instrument ESO 146-IG 005: Built by Two Argiope anasuja-two weeks, Three Cyrtophora citricola-three weeks, One Cyrtophora moluccensis-two weeks, and One Tegenaria domestica-ten weeks. The exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Courtesy by the artist and private collection.
Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Hybrid Solitary Semi-social Instrument ESO 146-IG 005: Built by Two Argiope anasuja-two weeks, Three Cyrtophora citricola-three weeks, One Cyrtophora moluccensis-two weeks, and One Tegenaria domestica-ten weeks. The exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Tomás Saraceno. Hybrid Solitary Semi-social Instrument ESO 146-IG 005: Built by Two Argiope anasuja-two weeks, Three Cyrtophora citricola-three weeks, One Cyrtophora moluccensis-two weeks, and One Tegenaria domestica-ten weeks. The exhibition view "Aerocene" at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Courtesy by the artist and private collection.
Photography by Andrea Rossetti, © 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
© Photography by Tomás Saraceno, 2016

 

 

 

 

…a social cartography via spider “ballooning,” the unique air travel method by which the spider propels itself straight into the air by releasing thousands of single threads of spidersilk in quick succession which float entangled, mapping the environment…

…Like the lighter-than-air Aerocene sculptures, white silken filaments of spider webs could float into a jet stream and sail at a considerable height above the surface of the earth, questioning anthropogenic claims to the earth…

(Tomás Saraceno, “Aerocene” at Esther Schipper Gallery, 2016)

 

 

 

 

These are 360° interactive videos made by Ewen Chardronnet for Studio Tomás Saraceno in White Sands, New Mexico, USA, Nov. 8, 2015.

Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
© Photography by Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
© Photography by Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
Tomás Saraceno. Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016. Performance in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, January 2016, during Tomás Saraceno’s artistic expedition.
© Photography by Tomás Saraceno, 2016
Tomás Saraceno. Aerocene, launches at White Sands (NM, United States), 2015.
Tomás Saraceno. Aerocene, launches at White Sands (NM, United States), 2015.
Courtesy the artist; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Tanya Bonakdar, New York; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Esther Schipper, Berlin.
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015
Tomás Saraceno. Aerocene, launches at White Sands (NM, United States), 2015.
Tomás Saraceno. Aerocene, launches at White Sands (NM, United States), 2015.
Courtesy the artist; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Tanya Bonakdar, New York; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Esther Schipper, Berlin.
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015
Tomás Saraceno. Aerocene, launches at White Sands (NM, United States), 2015
Tomás Saraceno. Aerocene, launches at White Sands (NM, United States), 2015
Courtesy the artist; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Tanya Bonakdar, New York; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Esther Schipper, Berlin.
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015

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