Tomás Saraceno (1973- ), Biospheres, 2009
The biospheres are inspired by scientific studies of e.g. clouds, soap bubbles, and the geometric principles of cobwebs.
Saraceno is originally trained as an architect, and his biospheres can be viewed as models for alternative types of social spaces and habitats for people – or even for new, habitable planets.
What is the biospheres?
One sphere features subtropical, rootless plants growing inside their own little ecosystem, another holds a painstaking copy of a three-dimensional web spun by a black widow spider.
New potential relationships between culture and nature
Taking a metaphorical and poetic approach to serious issues such as Earth’s overpopulation, environment, and migration, Saraceno wishes to point to new potential relationships between culture and nature. He seeks to translate the consequences of global change and technological developments into a positive, Utopian reinvention of our world.