Acqua Alta: en Clave de Sol
Tomás Saraceno at the Venice Biennale 2019
Arachnophilia Community Meeting with MIT Professor Markus J Buehler
Spider/Web Oracle Readings Program
Spider/Web Pavilion 7
On the Disappearance of Clouds
Beyond the Cradle 2019: Space and the Arts
Engadin Art Talks: Grace and Gravity
A Thermodynamic Imaginary
Webs of At-tent(s)ion
The Politics of Solar Rhythms: Cosmic Levitation
Sounding the Air
Passages of Time
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
On Space Time Foam
14 Billions (Working Title)
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath
Galaxies Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s Web
The artwork On the Disappearance of Clouds (2019) presents a post fossil fuel, emergent cloudscape in a tidal scenography, where the moon’s gravitational pull duets with the rising sea phases of global warming. Cluster-like structures inspired by the Weaire-Phelan geometry of aggregating foam and soap bubbles. Moving into ongoing Aero(s)cenes they resonate with Aerocene, a global community building a new ecology of practice and reactivating a common imaginary towards an ethical collaboration with the atmosphere and the environment, free from borders, free from fossil fuels.
These Aero(s)cenes oscillate throughout the day at the rhythm of the sea tides, performing an elemental choreography. The directors of this aerial theatre range from planetary drifts of carbon-capitalist clouds to the anthropo-cumulus of the petrochemical pole of Porto Marghera towering over the bells of the San Francesco della Vigna Church, appearing on shifting horizons.
Water and air, planets and stars, are tied by cycles of transformation. Every change is refracted in this fragile tension, calling for new ways of thinking, feeling and knowing multiple atmospheric threads of interconnection. Through this composition, the rising tides of Venice generate the rhythms of a new era that allows us to hear beyond our range of attention. As carbon clouds become readable, global warming become audible, forecasting the many urgent scenarios of displacement triggered by their reverberation across the disrupted planet’s ecosystems.
Clouds are disappearing. As CO2 and other atmospheric pollutants rise, new clouds of a noxious nature arise with them, in turn dispersing the tropospheric clouds whose reflectivity sustain the planetary thermic balance.
In the blurred figure of space, nudging and bending as the waters rise, we come to understand that we rely on a reciprocal alliance between the elements and effects, the shifting winds, the exchange of heat and momentum and the rippling pull of the lunar cycle. Clouds floating at the bottom of an ocean of air become the notations of a score that calls for this needed awareness. Aero(s)cene proposes how to float differently, re-examining freedom of movement whilst preserving earthly cloudscapes, resonating across planetary boundaries.
On the Disappearance of Clouds alongside the sound installation Acqua Alta en clave de Sol form part of the installation Aero(s)cene: When breath becomes air, when atmospheres become the movement for a post fossil fuel era against carbon-capitalist clouds, presented by Tomás Saraceno at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.