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Tomás Saraceno

Semi-social solitary mapping of Arp 242 by a solo Cyrtophora citricola - one week and a solo Nephila senegalensis - one week, 2016

Spidersilk, archival paper, fixative, ink
26 3/5 × 35 in
67.5 × 89 cm
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Tomás Saraceno
Argentine-German, b. 1973
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Having studied as an architect, Tomas Saraceno incorporates physics, engineering, and aeronautics into his interactive and evolving artistic structures. Using arachnology, or the study of spiders, to create structures that suggest alternative ways of living, he employs tridimensional webs to better understand how unique building blocks create distinct forms. Saraceno places spiders in cubic frames and leaves them to spin webs, rotating the cubes at various intervals to introduce elements of freedom; the process results in disoriented yet structurally stable webs. Translating the complex geometries culled from his spider studies into habitable structures, Saraceno has built spaces that merge art, architecture, and science, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloud City structure and Aerocene at the 2015 United Nations climate change talks in Paris.

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Tomás Saraceno
Argentine-German, b. 1973
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Having studied as an architect, Tomas Saraceno incorporates physics, engineering, and aeronautics into his interactive and evolving artistic structures. Using arachnology, or the study of spiders, to create structures that suggest alternative ways of living, he employs tridimensional webs to better understand how unique building blocks create distinct forms. Saraceno places spiders in cubic frames and leaves them to spin webs, rotating the cubes at various intervals to introduce elements of freedom; the process results in disoriented yet structurally stable webs. Translating the complex geometries culled from his spider studies into habitable structures, Saraceno has built spaces that merge art, architecture, and science, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloud City structure and Aerocene at the 2015 United Nations climate change talks in Paris.

Tomás Saraceno

Semi-social solitary mapping of Arp 242 by a solo Cyrtophora citricola - one week and a solo Nephila senegalensis - one week, 2016

Spidersilk, archival paper, fixative, ink
26 3/5 × 35 in
67.5 × 89 cm
Sold
location
London
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