Poetic Cosmos of the Breath

 

 

 

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2007, The Arts Catalyst, Essex, UK

For the International Artist Airshow in Gunpowder Park London, in 2007 Saraceno was invited to present a new installation, commissioned by the Arts Catalysts. Poetic Cosmos of the Breath is a solar dome of around 60 m diameter, made of thin iridescent foil, anchored with sandbags to the ground. On September 22nd 2007 at dawn, the giant dome slowly inflated with the air and gradually grew with the sun. Aided by the participants,  Poetic Cosmos of the Breath is a performative event and an invitation to collectively attune to the natural rhythms that encircle us, the clouds, the sun, the blue skies and rainbows.
As the sun rises, the air inside the sculpture starts to heat up, causing the sculpture to start to lift and activating the iridescent foil into a cascade of reflections and refractions. The irradiating surface of the foil becomes illuminative compliment to the natural environment of the park, redirecting and expanding the reflections of the sky and its ever changing, boundary-blurring weather patterns. In his artistic practice, Saraceno  expands on the aesthetic experience as a synesthetic moment, encouraging the viewers to ponder the gamut and boundaries of our sensorial perception. The iridescent surface traces the sun’s rays, kaleidoscopically casting colours, shadows and reflections around. Air and light lend the sculpture its form,  inviting a shift in our perceptual norms, engendering the imaginative capacities of humans to consider different modes of being and dreaming of different futures, that embodies a symbiotic relationship with the Earth, the sun and the elements.

Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, digital video, 1:15 min, 2013. Edition of 6 + 1AP. Recorded at the Installation Mobile M+: Inflation!, Hong Kong, China. Commissioned by M+ Gunpowder and Arts Catalyst.

Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, digital video, 1:15 min, 2013. Edition of 6 + 1AP. Recorded at the Installation Mobile M+: Inflation!, Hong Kong, China. Commissioned by M+ Gunpowder and Arts Catalyst.

Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, performed in Gunpowder Park, London, inkjet print on aluminum, covered by plexiglas, 2007. Edition of 10 + 3AP

Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, performed in Gunpowder Park, London, inkjet print on aluminum, covered by plexiglas, 2007. Edition of 10 + 3AP

 

 

 

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ON AIR
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