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January 28th, 2020, Fly with Aerocene Pacha, Salinas Grandes, Jujuy, Argentina

Fly with Aerocene Pacha

January 28th, 2020  Salinas Grandes, Jujuy, Argentina

‘Humans have always dreamed of flying. Today that dream has become a nightmare.

But, what if we could fly differently?’

The culmination of over 20 years experimental work, Fly with Aerocene Pacha took off January 28th 2020 in the salt flats of Salinas Grandes, Argentina, becoming the first ever balloon-like structure to lift a human into the atmosphere, allowing its pilot to float free, without the use of fossil fuels, helium or lithium –becoming the most sustainable flight in human history and setting six world records across two categories. 

Named after Pacha Mama, the Andean concept that connects what lies below and above the Earth’s surface with the furthest reaches of the cosmos, uniting space and time, Aerocene Pacha worked to bring together indigenous peoples and diverse communities through a common goal, raising voices in unison against harmful lithium extraction practices in northern Argentina.

Be lifted by the sun and carried by the wind in your own virtual aerosolar sculpture by downloading the Aerocene App. Within the app is the Float Predictor, a global forecasting system that predicts flight paths of lighter than air sculptures circling around the globe free from CO2 emissions, which was developed by the Aerocene Foundation in collaboration with MIT.

Let’s begin an era free from fossil fuels, lithium and other pollutants together, as we experience the flight of Pacha from our homes. 

Join the Aerocene era! 

 

Fly with Aerocene Pacha was a project by Tomàs Saraceno for Aerocene Foundation as part of CONNECT, BTS, curated by Daehyung Lee.

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About AEROCENE FOUNDATION

The Aerocene Foundation, initiated by artist Tomás Saraceno, is a non-profit organization devoted to community building, scientific research, artistic experience, and education. At the core of the Foundation is Aerocene, a multi-disciplinary project that proposes a new era and comprises of community members floating over six continents in forty-three different countries. With 6,700 minutes in the air free from carbon, Aerocene actively seeks to devise new modes of sensitivity, reactivating a common imaginary towards an ethical collaboration with the environment and the atmosphere.

As an ever growing research and experimental practice, Aerocene is open-source and collaborative. It consists of a dedicated and diverse global community of practitioners who collaborate to promote and enact environmental awareness and atmospheric sensing experiments, imagining new infrastructures of planetary mobility and ethics.

By collaboratively developing, testing and launching aerosolar sculptures, Aerocene has launched over 103 tethered flights, 16 free flights, 8 human flights and over 4700 virtual flights with the Aerocene App. An Aerocene era seeks to open up the imagination towards an emergent cloudscape, un-tethering a new era of planetary attunement, restoring the thermodynamic balance of the Earth, free from borders, free from fossil fuels.

 

About CONNECT, BTS

CONNECT, BTS is a global initiative developed in collaboration with curators from five major cities—London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and New York. The ultimate goal of the project is to connect individuals across the world as they re-evaluate their present circumstances, attitudes, and potentialities. CONNECT, BTS draws motifs from parts of BTS’ philosophy that centers around diversity, and love and care for the periphery. By connecting with 22 contemporary artists, BTS is creating the opportunity for a fruitful and democratic cross-pollination between the worlds of rarefied visual art and pop music. This project adds support for contemporary art to their practice, setting ground for great new synergies.

COLLABORATORS

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