Tomás Saraceno: Cloud City

Inspired by soap bubbles and spider webs, Saraceno calls his installation Cloud City. It consists of twenty bubbles suspended in the Bahnhof’s hangar. Many of the spheres are large enough to be entered by visitors, who will surely delight in bouncing on the transparent floors.

“Tomás Saraceno’s installations shatter traditional concepts relating to place, time, gravity and traditional ideas as to what constitutes architecture. His works are utopian and invite the viewer to play a part in their impact on a particular space, as they reach up to the sky and down to the ground. The artist creates gardens that hang in the air and allow visitors to float in space, fulfilling a dream shared by all humankind.”

Tomás Saraceno, Cloud Cities, 2011. Design sketch for installation at the Hamburger Bahnhof.

Photos credit: Jens Ziehe


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