Together, Around the World to Change the World -- 27 August 2016, Gemini launch: Schönfelde, Germany
Saturday, 27 August at 8:55 a.m., we launched the Aerocene Gemini, two solar sculptures with atmospheric sensing payloads, in Schönfelde, Germany (2 hours from Berlin by train). In addition to the launch, we invited you to a participate in two challenges and win a prize. Read more >>
Test launch #2 at Ehra-Lessien refugee camp, Germany
Participants from IAK architecture-related Art Institute, directed by Tomás Saraceno, joined him on 10 June 2016 at a refugee camp to test some Aerocene solar sculptures. Read more >>
Test launch at Ehra-Lessien refugee camp, Germany
Participants from IAK architecture-related Art Institute, directed by Tomás Saraceno, joined him on 3 June 2016 at a refugee camp to test a number of Aerocene solar sculptures. Read more >>
Aerocene performance at Cappadox Festival, Turkey
In May 2016 at Cappadox Festival for contemporary art and music in Cappadocia, Turkey, Tomás Saraceno led an Aerocene performance and excursion together with his students from IAK-Braunschweig.
Aerocene sculptures launch at Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin
Participants of the 'Knowing (in) the Anthropocene' seminar at Haus der Kulturen der Welt met at Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin on 18 April 2016 to witness Aerocene achieve lift through the power of the air and the sun. #sustainability #Aerocene #solar
Meta.Morf 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Aerocene was presented at Meta.Morf in March 2016 – a biennial for art and technology in Trondheim, Norway. The project reflects upon this year’s biennial’s motto “Nice to be in orbit!”, making the dynamics of celestial and non-celestial bodies visible and sensible.
Aerocene test flights with IAK-Braunschweig
Throughout the months of May, June, and July, participants from IAK (Institut für Architekturbezogene Kunst), architecture-related Art Institute at TU Braunschweig, directed by Tomás Saraceno, are conducting a series of test flights of Aerocene solar sculptures in various locations in Germany. Tests will be of solar balloon materials, sensoring and tracking devices, and payload options, and are already yielding fascinating results.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia expedition
Tomás Saraceno began 2016 with an expedition to Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat – which sits at an altitude of 3,656 meters above sea level.
Reiterating the artistic spatial quest that has begun with Aerocene at COP21, December 2015 in Paris, the expedition is a field-research combining the video production, the launch of Aerocene sculptures, and the unique experience of aerosolar, lighter-than-air manned flight. The location has been previously documented in Tomás photographic and video works of “Cloud Cities” series (2006) that have been included in prominent collections worldwide such as of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
This time Salar de Uyuni becomes a relevant location to host the project Aerocene and its undertaking towards more symbiotic, cooperative and creative bonds with Earth.
Symposium at Palais de Tokyo
At Palais de Tokyo a symposium and a demonstrative workshop were organized. The symposium spanned over three panels and covered the topical field of Aerocene, beginning with frontierless tomorrows, continuing with opportunities brought by civic science and closing with the deliberations of individual, social and architectural bodies within future perspectives. Read more >>
Aerocene at Grand Palais, Paris
Inflated by the air, lifted by the sun, carried by the wind – the project questions and seeks answers to our current and troublesome dependency on fossil and hydrocarbon fuels and pollution, the very topics that placed Aerocene in the context of United Nations Climate Change Conference, being the Associate partner of Solutions COP21. The message will be able to circumnavigate the earth many times. Read more >>