Future Ecosystems and Living in the Atmosphere
Tomás Saraceno’s steel web installation In Orbit explores networks and human interactions in space, informed by the social behaviour of spiders.
It is part of the multi-disciplinary project Aerocene, in which Saraceno asks the question: ‘How can we find a way to levitate without any violence to the earth? ‘
Moving around on a webbed structure 25m off the ground is an experience that changes constantly depending on the people you encounter. The tension and motion of the web can suddenly shift challenging your balance or propelling you forward, and sometimes with a complete stranger!
In Orbit is a thought provoking and interactive installation in which Saraceno encourages us to think about future airbourne environments and how they could exist without fossil fuels and become sustainable.