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Public program to accompany Tomás Saraceno's Moving Atmospheres

Tomás Saraceno. Moving Atmospheres
11 September 2020 – 14 March 2021


The public program will demonstrate how Tomás Saraceno's practice is connected to philosophy and the utopian ideas about the future of humanity in the air environment.

Tomás Saraceno's installation Moving Atmospheres will be scrutinized from the viewpoint of present-day academic research, the history of the Russian avant-garde, and the philosophy of cosmism, as well as within the framework of techno-utopia and the search of new forms of living for humankind.

In the lecture block of the program, researchers will acquaint Garage visitors with the central narratives of the past and present, devoted to the exploration of airspace, including the representation of ideas about space and aviation in art and philosophy, amateur aeronautics, and the notions of accessible space.

In addition, an interdisciplinary Aerocene Laboratory will be organized in the Museum. Aerocene is an art community founded by Saraceno. Members of this community develop new regimes of sensitivity and design a future based on ethical engagement with the environment, freedom from borders, and avoiding the use of fossil fuels. In the Aerocene Laboratory, one can comprehend various approaches to flight—the engineering, environmental, and philosophical ones. The key point in the Laboratory's work will be the experimental launch of an aerosolar sculpture created by the artist. In turn, the experience of interaction between the participants will constitute the object of anthropological reflection.

The children’s program invites audiences aged 8–12 years of age to create floating cities and bizarre flying systems and talk about biomimicry—a field of knowledge based on borrowing ideas, concepts, design, and technical solutions from natural processes and organisms. Teenagers will reflect on our planet’s visions of the future and present their ideas during the discussion. Garage’s youngest visitors will be able to read books about flights in reality and dreams and draw their own aircraft.

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