Tomás Saraceno is an Argentinean-born, German-based artist who has been exploring the boundaries of art and science for over two decades. His work is often multidisciplinary, combining sculpture, installation, photography, and performance.
Through floating sculptures, interactive installations, often with spiders and their webs, artist Tomás Saraceno invites you to think about the vibration that can only be heard and found in total darkness.
Spiders were among the earliest animals to live on land, probably evolving about 400 million years ago. They weave their webs to catch flies and attract mates. They also appear to rely on vibrations from the silk strands to locate prey and find deformities in the web. As a spider plucks and pulls on the web, sending out ripples in every direction, it can sense the vibrations in each of its legs.
Everything in life is vibration. The vibration of energy is spread out and moves through the world like a wave. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. Saraceno is asking us to think about these particular organisms.
A newly commissioned sensory experience, Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web, a 95-foot-diameter installation, AND the gallery exhibition at the Shed in Hudson Yard. Give yourself at least 30 MIN to check in for the safety waiver agreement and other instructions needed. Only 25 people are allowed in the Upper Level (45 ft above the ground) and 20 in the Lower Level per time slot.
His other installation upstairs consists entirely of plastic bags, titled Museo Aero Solar (detail), 2007 – . Reused plastic bags, tape, ventilator, polyester rope. Approx. 39.4 x 52.5 x 19 ft.
He would like us to rethink about traveling without polluting our earth. Is it possible to travel the world by only using the wind?
Aerocene APP: You can use this app to find the best time to fly (per wind). https://app.aerocene.org
- Have you visited institutions like the Shed?
- What is the importance of Saraceno's message? In what ways is he challenging us to rethink about our planet?
- How do we create our own utopia without polluting our earth? What would that image look like to you?
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