Matter(s) for Conversation and Action
From Arachnophobia to Arachnophilia
Inter + Play 2
Ha Chi Ki
we do not all breathe the same air
Lignes de possibles: Arachnophilia with Tomás Saraceno at the Festival La Manufacture d’idées
Du sol au soleil
Webs of Life
Museo Aero Solar: for an Aerocene era
Avec qui venez-vous? Vinciane Despret in conversation with Tomás Saraceno
Prototype of Maratus volans (peacock spider), Web of Life (2020) | for a real Augmented Reality
The Art of Noticing – Louisiana Channel Interviews Tomás Saraceno
Free the Air: Aerocene – Tomás Saraceno holds keynote speech at Herald Design Forum
Up Close: Tomás Saraceno in conversation with Harriet A. Washington
How to hear the universe in a spider/web: A live concert for/by invertebrate rights
Songs for the Air
Fly with Aerocene Pacha
Invertebrate Rights for “Down to Earth”
Spider/Web Pavilion 7
Acqua Alta: en Clave de Sol
On the Disappearance of Clouds
Tomás Saraceno. Aria at Cinema Odeon
Sundial for Spatial Echoes
2-Dimensional Webs Archive/Maps and Traces
Tomás Saraceno at the Venice Biennale 2019
Arachnophilia Community Meeting with MIT Professor Markus J Buehler
Beyond the Cradle 2019: Space and the Arts
Engadin Art Talks: Grace and Gravity
How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?
Webs of At-tent(s)ion
Art Basel Miami – Albedo | Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Tomás Saraceno
The Politics of Solar Rhythms: Cosmic Levitation
Living at the bottom of the ocean of air
Sounding the Air
“ON AIR live with…”
Spider/Web Oracle Readings Program
Passages of Time
Particular Matter(s) Jam Session
A Thermodynamic Imaginary
How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web
Our Interplanetary Bodies
Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities
163,000 Light Years
Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud Cities and Solar Balloon Travel – Interview with The Creators Project
Cosmic Jive: The Spider Sessions
Ring Bell — Solar Orchestra and the Wind Structures
Moving Beyond Materiality – MIT Visiting Artist Tomás Saraceno
On the Roof: Cloud City
On Space Time Foam
14 Billions (Working Title)
Galaxies Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s Web
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath
The Argyroneta aquatica is a spider that lives mostly underwater. Contrary to most aquatic animals, it is not equipped with gills. Its breathing apparatus comes from terrestrial life forms.
To survive underwater, the Argyroneta aquatica dwells in a diving bell embracing its abdomen and most of its legs. The bead is secured with a few threads of silk in order to resist contact with plants or predators.
Over time, the oxygen content of the diving bell eventually becomes depleted, at which point the spider returns to the surface to collect more air to replenish its underwater home.
Rather than separating the aqueous from the atmospheric, this floating droplet of air is a permeable membrane across which the junction of those two worlds occurs. It allows the spider to breathe underwater.
This unique behaviour tackles the capacity of certain species to transform their way of life to adapt to new environments. The underwater spider is an invitation for biospeculation. It questions the possible future of our environment. Will humans someday be able to live in and with the air?
Living at the bottom of the ocean of air, 2018 (excerpt)
Single-channel video, 16:9, FullHD, black and white, Dolby 5.1 sound, 8’36’’.
Courtesy of the artist, Andersen’s, Copenhagen.
The artwork benefits from the support of Christian Just Linde.