Tomás Saraceno: The person rethinking how we stay on Earth

Tomás Saraceno: The person rethinking how we stay on Earth

“There are lots of wisdoms embedded in cultures nonetheless alive right now… by rescuing a few of these narratives that in some way 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,

“There are lots of wisdoms embedded in cultures nonetheless alive right now… by rescuing a few of these narratives that in some way 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”.

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

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

Video by Madeline Johnson

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

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