Spider/Web Oracle Readings Program
Spider/Web Pavilion 7
Aero(s)cene: When breath becomes air, when atmospheres become the movement for a post fossil fuel era against carbon-capitalist clouds
Beyond the Cradle 2019: Space and the Arts
Engadin Art Talks: Grace and Gravity
Webs of At-tent(s)ion
The Politics of Solar Rhythms: Cosmic Levitation
Sounding the Air
Passages of Time
Particular Matter(s) Jam Session
A Thermodynamic Imaginary
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
163,000 Light Years
On Space Time Foam
How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web
Ring Bell — Solar Orchestra and the Wind Structures
14 Billions (Working Title)
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath
Galaxies Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s Web
The projection Passages of time is an overlapping of the dust live-streamed from the artwork’s surrounding airscape, as part of the installation Particular Matter(s) Jam session, and a film that lasts 163,000 years. It is the length of time needed for the light emitted by the Large Magellanic Cloud to reach us. Located in the Mensa and Dorado constellations, this dwarf spiral galaxy can be seen at night in the southern celestial hemisphere. However, we see it with a delay of 163,000 years. When we observe it, we see nothing but the past.
The video was recorded in the salt flats in Uyuni, Bolivia. The waves of the lake echo to the gravitational waves that form the soundtrack of the video. What we hear might come from the collision of two black holes, events that occur across billions of years.
This video questions our linear conception of time. First, because gravitational waves are disturbances in the curvature of space-time. Then, because the perception of time also depends on each species. Flies perceive 250 frames per second, turtles only 15. The first will see this video in slow motion and the second accelerated. The more perceptual frames that each second holds for an organism, the shorter its life. The question remains which species will be able to attend the end of the video in 163,000 years.