Sundial for Spatial Echoes

 

 

 

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2019, Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany

Tomás Saraceno was commissioned to create a floating cloud structure by the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, after winning first place in the “Kunst am Bau” competition. In this piece, Saraceno cultivates a tradition that Walter Gropius had found so fascinating in Goethe – the harmony of art and science, of culture and nature. The installation provides an aerial invitation into the interdisciplinary practice Saraceno has cultivated along with his studio, which echoes the critical ideas and undertakings of the Bauhaus school.

Entangling disciplines from physics and biology to sociology and architecture, sensitive to our political milieu, Saraceno’s cloudlike landscape of inter­woven, web-like fibres creates a dynamic, reflective atmosphere. His artistic research and endeavours are driven by his desire to develop new modes of interaction and perception, in response to socio-political and environmental realities of our time.

These concerns find expressions through Saraceno’s initiation of the Aerocene Foundation and the Arachnid Research Laboratory, two independent research entities seeking to open up potential ways of reconnecting and recalibrating our attention and senses, building new ecologies of practice in the globalising age of the Anthropocene.

 

 

 

Contextually, ‘Sundial for Spacial Echoes’ refers to Saraceno’s many years of research and projects. Inspired by the study of complex, net-like configurations and structures characterized by clouds, bubbles and other geometries found in the natural world. The systems of interwoven ropes and cloud-like cluster modules arranged in the nets reclaim Saraceno’s artistic research on the potentials of spider webs and how they can be transferred and correlated to other phenomena.

 

 

 

The artwork is interactive in that visitors can touch a rope of the installation reflecting both the daylight and artificial light. The network then generates its own room echo. This constant change of perception turns the aesthetic experience into a synaesthetic event for the visitor. He is stimulated in this very sensuous way to discover his individual limits of perception. The surreal, almost virtual environment lets forget the real world for a moment and creates a dynamic as well as a reflective atmosphere.

Tomás Saraceno. Sundial for Spatial Echoes, 2019. Installation view at Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, Germany.

Tomás Saraceno. Sundial for Spatial Echoes, 2019. Installation view at Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, Germany.


 

 

 

[1]
free visual
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ON AIR
ON AIR
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[2]
free visual
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[3]
free visual
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...