Becoming Aerosolar

Tomás Saraceno
June 21 – August 30, 2015

Museo Aero Solar, 2007–ongoing

Reused plastic bags, ventilator, tape, polyester rope, fabric

 

The work is a flying museum, a solar sculpture entirely made from reused plastic bags, with new sections being added each time it travels the world, thus changing techniques, drawings, and shapes, and growing in size every time it sets sail in the air. Museo Aero Solar stands for a different conception of space and energy, both anomalous and forceful at the same time. 

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Museo Aero Solar, 2007–ongoing

Reused plastic bags, ventilator, tape, polyester rope, fabric

 

The work is a flying museum, a solar sculpture entirely made from reused plastic bags, with new sections being added each time it travels the world, thus changing techniques, drawings, and shapes, and growing in size every time it sets sail in the air. Museo Aero Solar stands for a different conception of space and energy, both anomalous and forceful at the same time. 

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Museo Aero Solar, 2007–ongoing

Reused plastic bags, ventilator, tape, polyester rope, fabric

 

The work is a flying museum, a solar sculpture entirely made from reused plastic bags, with new sections being added each time it travels the world, thus changing techniques, drawings, and shapes, and growing in size every time it sets sail in the air. Museo Aero Solar stands for a different conception of space and energy, both anomalous and forceful at the same time. 

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Museo Aero Solar, 2007–ongoing (center)

Reused plastic bags, ventilator, tape, polyester rope, fabric

 

The work is a flying museum, a solar sculpture entirely made from reused plastic bags, with new sections being added each time it travels the world, thus changing techniques, drawings, and shapes, and growing in size every time it sets sail in the air. Museo Aero Solar stands for a different conception of space and energy, both anomalous and forceful at the same time. 

 

Becoming Aerosolar / Free Flight, 2015 (left)

 

The work is a solar sculpture, which flies by capturing the short waves of the sun during the day, and infrared waves from the Earth at night. For Saraceno, the floating “monument” points toward a new way of inhabiting Earth, an imagined, alternative future in which civilization is truly solar powered, but also liberated from Earth’s surface to become airborne; a society held, propelled and continually re-cohered by the intensities of the sun-Earth-air relation; a world of flying solar sculptures aggregating like clouds; a world not of flight paths but of nomadic journeys.

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Exhibition view

Becoming Aerosolar, 2015

21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Exhibition view

Becoming Aerosolar, 2015

21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Exhibition view

Becoming Aerosolar, 2015

21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Exhibition view

Becoming Aerosolar, 2015

21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Becoming Aerosolar / Free Flight, 2015

 

The work is a solar sculpture, which flies by capturing the short waves of the sun during the day, and infrared waves from the Earth at night. For Saraceno, the floating “monument” points toward a new way of inhabiting Earth, an imagined, alternative future in which civilization is truly solar powered, but also liberated from Earth’s surface to become airborne; a society held, propelled and continually re-cohered by the intensities of the sun-Earth-air relation; a world of flying solar sculptures aggregating like clouds; a world not of flight paths but of nomadic journeys.

 

Photo © Johannes Stroll

Becoming Aerosolar

Tomás Saraceno
21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
June 21 – August 30, 2015
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