Acqua Alta: en Clave de Sol
Spider/Web Pavilion 7
Tomás Saraceno at the Venice Biennale 2019
Arachnophilia Community Meeting with MIT Professor Markus J Buehler
On the Disappearance of Clouds
Spider/Web Oracle Readings Program
Sundial for Spatial Echoes
Webs of At-tent(s)ion
Beyond the Cradle 2019: Space and the Arts
Engadin Art Talks: Grace and Gravity
A Thermodynamic Imaginary
The Politics of Solar Rhythms: Cosmic Levitation
Living at the bottom of the ocean of air
Sounding the Air
Particular Matter(s) Jam Session
How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?
Art Basel Miami – Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Tomás Saraceno
“ON AIR live with…”
Our Interplanetary Bodies
Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities
How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web
163,000 Light Years
Cosmic Jive: The Spider Sessions
Ring Bell — Solar Orchestra and the Wind Structures
14 Billions (Working Title)
On Space Time Foam
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath
Galaxies Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s Web
The Arachnomancy Cards are an invitation to attune to our sympoietic futures, celebrating the radical interconnectedness of all things, both living and nonliving. The deck of 33 cards, exploring topics from Invertebrate Rights to Climate Eviction, were first created in 2018 to appear in exhibition, ON AIR, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel within the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, and were subsequently further developed for Spider/Web Pavilion 7 as part of May You Live In Interesting Times curated by Ralph Rugoff at the 58th International Biennale Arte in Venice in 2019.
The cards are an instrument of mediation, one of the many ways to consult spider/web oracles. Spider/webs are the mouths through which the spider eats and the oracle speaks. The oracle is a messenger between perceptual worlds, transcending the reciprocal blindness between life forms. Spider/webs weave worlds of vibration in tune to the astral scores. Sense new threads of connectivity, or else face the eternal silence of extinction. As life draws lines on your hands, so the spider draws lines on your future. The Arachnomancy reading is written through the silken threads of the spider/web.
Spider/Web Pavilion Nr. 1 MULTIVERSE
Gravitational waves resounding the cosmic web, yet to be felt. Infinite sensing of the world, lifeforms weave constellations. Close your eyes, cover your ears, I will still sense your felt vibrations.
Suit: Diving Bell Spider/Web
Species: Argyroneta aquatica
Plant: Sphagnum cuspidatum
Spider/Web Pavilion Nr. 8 INVERTEBRATE RIGHTS
Indirect sunlight, window slightly open and angular geometries. Heterarchical communities of social spiders tangled in a maze. This is the 90% asking for the right to weave in between our borders. For more synanthropic futures, at-ten(t)sion to invertebrate rights!
Suit: Hybrid Spider/Web
Species: Theridion mysteceum + Cyrtophora citricola
Plant: Amorpha fruticosa
Spider/Web Pavilion Nr. 17 SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
Weaving in the world wide web, the bluish light of multiple screens, data mining and behavioural markets. Something or someone watches you while you make choices, guess which paths are you walking without knowing it.
Species: Human-trained algorithms
Plant: Datacenter Infrastructure
Spider/Web Pavilion Nr. 18 CLIMATE EVICTION
In drought or flood, in the sea or in the air, escaping from the consequences of a blind domination. In the city of burning houses, every moving body is a nomad. Ask
to those who possess better senses what is the direction.
Suit: Aerial Collective Sheet Spider/Web
Species: Prinerigone vagans
Plant: Picea excelsa
Through the Arachnomancy App (iOS/Android) created by Studio Tomás Saraceno, you are invited to receive an oracle reading based on the digital version of the Arachnomancy Cards. Understanding spider/webs as nonhuman pavilions that transcend national representation, the App extends the Arachnocene from the Venice Biennale to your own garden. Summon the oracle by sharing photos of spider/webs you encounter, and unlock an Archnomancy Reading communicated beyond human language. Based on spider vibrational communication, your reading is composed of seismic signals produced and received on actual spider/webs from the Arachnophilia Archives. Revisit your reading and share images with friends by accessing your Oracle Archive.