Tomás Saraceno - in orbit Installation at K21 Ständehaus

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Tomás Saraceno - in orbit Installation at K21 Ständehaus

Suspended at a height of more than 25 m above the piazza of K21 is the enormous installation in orbit, a work by the artist Tomás Saraceno. The installation appears as a surreal landscape, and is reminiscent of a sea of clouds or floating planetary bodies. The physically accessible work is constructed of virtually transparent steel mesh that interlaces three levels spanning the massive glass dome. Five air-filled "spheres" are positioned within the net structure that encompasses an area of 2500 m².

Image: photo courtesy for Tomas Saraceno

 

Suspended at a height of more than 25 m above the piazza of K21 is the enormous installation in orbit, a work by the artist Tomás Saraceno. The installation appears as a surreal landscape, and is reminiscent of a sea of clouds or floating planetary bodies. The physically accessible work is constructed of virtually transparent steel mesh that interlaces three levels spanning the massive glass dome. Five air-filled "spheres" are positioned within the net structure that encompasses an area of 2500 m².

 

Photo courtesy for Tomas Saraceno

 

Visitors are invited to enter the installation, and explore it by climbing. The brave ones who venture into the structure look upon museum visitors down below, wandering in the piazza, as miniature figures that occupy a miniature-like world. From the ground floor and the mezzanines of the Ständehaus, the installation’s visitors on the net look like floating in the sky.

Once several people enter the structure simultaneously, it is set to motion, altering the tension of the steel cables and distances between the three levels of the interlaced net. The floating space now becomes a vibrating web of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. 

Permanent installation
K21 Ständehaus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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