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
The current 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, titled May You Live in Interesting Times (running through November 24th), features Tomás Saraceno as one of the 50 artists invited by this edition’s curator, Ralph Rugoff. The two new installations presented in the Giardini and the Arsenal’s Gaggiandre, provide a space for reflection and attunement, to exercise our sensitivity towards the entanglements of all things.
The Spider/Web Pavilion 7: Oracle Readings, Weaving Arachnomancy, Synanthropic Futures: At-ten(t)sion to invertebrate rights!, in the Giardini, presents a nonhuman pavilion. Transcending national representation it claims the rights and presence of invertebrates, spiders included, at the Biennale Arte 2019. Spider/Web Pavilion 7 echoes spider divination methods practised in different parts of the world and celebrate the ability to forecast meteorological events, or extraordinary ones, through the observation of other species’ behaviour. Inviting our senses to expand towards new forms of embodied cognition, Spider/Web Pavilion 7 attunes to a non-verbal language that amplifies our response-ability to each other. Its floor shakes at very low frequencies, at the rhythm of vibrating spider/webs, inaudible and yet sensible for the voices we might need to hear.
As part of the Spider/Web Pavilion 7 public program, a series of interactions will take place during the time of the exhibition, from different forms of divination and future-telling with the Arachnomancy Cards to multidisciplinary exchanges between invited guests, both human and nonhuman. At the same time, an ongoing collective exercise of mapping against extinction was made possible through the launch of the Arachnomancy App and the online Arachnophilia Archives of spider/webs.
At Arsenale’s Gaggiandre, Saraceno presents Aero(s)cene: When breath becomes air, when atmospheres become the movement for a post fossil fuel era against carbon-capitalist clouds. Orchestrated around two main artworks: the sculptural installation On the disappearance of clouds and the sound installation Acqua Alta en clave de Sol, Aero(s)cene oscillates throughout the day at the rhythm of the seaside, performing an aerial choreography of water, air, planets and stars, all tied by cycles of transformation.
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 becomes audible, forecasting the many urgent scenarios of displacement triggered by their reverberation across the disrupted planet’s ecosystems.
Extending an invitation to attune to our sympoietic futures, the installations at Venice Biennale celebrate the radical interconnectedness of all things, both living and nonliving, and serve as spaces of care and attention, to multiply perspectives and weave a participatory storytelling against extraction and extinction. Together, they act as interfaces constantly modified by different sociabilities, performing the need to raise awareness and sensitivities towards the threads of connectivity along which the complexity of life unfolds.