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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?’

On January 28th 2020, Aerocene Pacha and its pilot(s) took off on a voyage always dreamed about, flying free, lifted only by the sun and the air, without lithium, solar panels, helium or fossil fuels. We celebrated this world record attempt in Salinas Grandes, Argentina, inviting friends, cosmic webs, spiders, earth, air, mountains, suns, clouds and bacteria to live differently in the Aerocene.

 

Over 50 years have passed since the first moon landing, achieved with the same patriarchal, nationalist and colonial ambitions that have depleted the world. This extractivist attitude is evidenced in the Salinas Grandes by the recent rush to mine lithium, furthering the man-made violence that incites climate change and mass extinction, the race to colonize space and disturbed balance of interconnected ecosystems.

 

Today, our journey is radically different. Together we flew with Aerocene Pacha, with our feet on the ground, as planet earth, with an Andean ritual that connected what lies below and above the Earth’s surface with the furthest reaches of the cosmos, uniting space and time.

A world-making event only history is now able to judge; our landing one small step in the air, one giant leap for this planet and its climate.

 

Fly with Aerocene Pacha on Instagram and Aerocene.org!

 

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

Watch the live stream back!

 

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

Connect-BTS.com

 


 

 

 

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