Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) (Paperback)
Saraceno's dazzling installations synthesize science and art, architecture and art, industry and nature
Argentinian installation artist Tom's Saraceno (born 1973) combines research on fossil fuel alternatives, the architecture of spider webs and aeronautical engineering to create large-scale interactive sculptures that look toward the future. Saraceno's interest in spiders is one of the defining features of his work: intrigued by their physical and philosophical structures of interconnectedness, he uses spiderwebs as the blueprint for many of his projects. The piece commissioned by The Shed for his largest-ever US exhibit follows in this tradition, combining spiderwebs with "the cosmic web" through an immersive experience.
This publication documents the piece's debut, alongside a four-color plate section of Saraceno's previous projects and a selection of writing inspired by his work. In an effort to reduce the project's environmental impact, the book is printed partially on excess paper salvaged from other jobs by the Italian printing atelier Musumeci.