Tomás Saraceno's newest installation takes visitors for a walk, 65 feet off the ground.

Tomás Saraceno presents
Dusseldorf - JUN 25, 2013
Artist Tomás Saraceno has recently unveiled In Orbit, his newest installation presented at K21 Staendehaus in Dusseldorf. The Argentinean artist is known for creating sprawling interactive installations where visitors are welcomed to explore the space physically and emotionally.


Tomás Saraceno presents

Tomás Saraceno :  In Orbit 

at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf 2013
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno ©2013

In Orbit is his largest and most complex project to date, covering 2500 m² below the massive glass cupola of the K21, at more 20 meters above the piazza. The installation consists of multi-tiered netting divided in three levels and separated by a series of airfilled PVC balls measuring up to 8.5 meters in diameter. The installation is inspired by the network created by spiders webs and the planets floating in space. 


Tomás Saraceno presents
Tomás Saraceno :  In Orbit 

at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf 2013
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno ©2013

Saraceno describes the project in terms of emotional interaction, flow and lightness: “When I look at the multilayered levels of diaphanous lines and spheres, I am reminded of models of the universe that depict the forces of gravity and planetary bodies. For me, the work visualizes the space-time continuum, the three-dimensional web of a spider, the ramifications of tissue in the brain, dark matter, or the structure of the universe. With ‘in orbit,’ proportions enter into new relationships; human bodies become planets, molecules, or social black holes.”
Tomás Saraceno presents

Tomás Saraceno :  In Orbit 

at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf 2013
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno ©2013

Tomás Saraceno presents

Tomás Saraceno :  In Orbit 

at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf 2013
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno ©2013


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