Tomás Saraceno: The person rethinking how we reside on Earth


“There are numerous wisdoms embedded in cultures nonetheless alive immediately… by rescuing a few of these narratives that by some means are getting misplaced, we may be higher off,” says Tomás Saraceno. For his latest exhibition at The Shed in New York, the Argentine artist attracts on a few of these embedded wisdoms, working with a group of “spider diviners” in Cameroon and even collaborating with spiders in what he calls “interspecies communication”.

Educated as an architect, he believes that artists and scientists ought to work collectively – and has dissolved the boundaries between completely different disciplines in his works, which embody a solar-powered balloon that may carry people and “cloud cities” floating above the Earth.

“We have to be taught to maneuver in a different way, or relearn another type of shifting from the previous,” Saraceno says on this video, the primary in BBC Tradition’s Blue-sky Considering collection.

Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) is at The Shed, New York till 17 April.

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