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
Aerocene is an era to live and breathe in; a stateless state, both tethered and free floating; a name for change. Aerocene is an era free from borders and fossil fuels, a common imaginary towards an ethical re-alliance with the environment, the planet and the cosmic/web of life to emerge beyond Anthropocentrism. It is an invitation to change our most harmful attitudes through divergent modes of being to assure an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity and the very possibility of cleaner, brighter futures.
The Aerocene Foundation was invited to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia curated by Hashim Sarkis. Presented as a constellation of stories and Aero(s)cenic journeys, the possibilities for living together—not only with ourselves, but with the geos, bios and cosmos surrounding our web of relations—are told through the myriad of collaborators that make up the Foundation’s international community. Two films — Aerocene, launches at White Sands, NM United States (2016) and Pacha (2020) — are presented together with Museo Aero Solar Reconquista and the Aerocene Backpack.
Museo Aero Solar, initiated in 2007, is an open and growing collection of community-built Floating Museums from around the world. Reused plastic bags are cut, pasted and joined together to create canvases on which personal stories are drawn and written. They are an open invitation for everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle, turning a notorious material of our current geological epoch, the anthropocene, into a mind-expanding material located in the Aerocene era.
The Museo Aero Solar presented in Venice was realized in Buenos Aires, Argentina by almost 200 Aerocene community members beginning in 2018 for a duration of two years. It embodies the stories, relationships and struggles of incarcerated peoples who chose to participate in the sculpture’s construction at an educational space within Criminal Unit No. 48 of the Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service. Today, their stories rise up. In the era of Aerocene, there are millions of associations, communities and connections. By being together, we engage in the conversation around terrestrial power structures including borders and punitive control—elements whose barriers discriminate disproportionately, but whose stories impact us all.
Anyone anywhere can build a Museo Aero Solar using the set of instructions accessible through Aerocene.org, and a Do-It-Together (DIT) ethos fostered by the Aerocene community. To date, hundreds of thousands of plastic bags have been rescued from over 50 communities across more than 30 countries in an act that embodies an ethos of care and response-ability. We invite you to bring your plastic bags to the pavilion to be repurposed and join in this building of a more inclusive, regenerative world, collectively imagining a future free from fossil fuels.
Museo Aero Solar Reconquista
Created by the UNSAM, IAMK and Laboratorio inflable
Museo Aero Solar communities and coordinated by Carlos Almeida.
Some scientists maintain that the Anthropocene, our current epoch that is marked by human impact on biodiversity and climate, may have begun on July 16th 1945, at White Sands (USA), with the detonation of the first atomic bomb. 70 years later, in the exact same location, the Aerocene community conducted a human flight, using only the power of the sun. The fully solar, tethered flight of Aerocene D-OAEC broke several world records by achieving the first, longest and most sustainable, manned flight of its kind—without fossil fuels, solar panels, helium or batteries.
Then, on Jan 25, 2020, 32 world records were set by Aerocene Pacha lifting the message “Water and Life are Worth More than Lithium” by the communities of Salinas Grandes, Jujuy, Argentina. 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, the flight united the Aerocene community with the 33 native communities of Salinas Grandes.
The Aerocene Backpack: a portable flight kit enclosing an aerosolar sculpture that floats only with the heat of the sun, without the use of helium, hydrogen, solar panels, batteries or burners, free from fossil fuels. Fully open-source, the Backpack has been borrowed around the world for hundreds of flights.
Images: Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 by Aerocene Foundation.