Welcome To The Aerocene

Museo Aero Solar is super proud that, with the launch of Aerocene.org, Museo has found new friends and paths to take to the air, and to our hearts.

From the Aerocene.org site:

Initiated in conversations between Tomás Saraceno and Alberto Pesavento in 2007, Museo Aero Solar unfolds in the space formed between human and non-human participants in the simple acts of cooperation and reusing plastic bags to collectively produce an aerosolar sculpture, capable of moving on air, only with the power of the sun.

Bringing people together through workshops and social gatherings in more than 21 locations to date, the practice of Museo Aero Solar—in a state of constant reassembling—entails the reclamation of plastic from the disposability of current political and aesthetic economies and the transformation this infamous material of our current geologic epoch into a mind-expanding matter: rather than being discarded, the reclaimed plastic is washed, dried and cared for, united together as a canvas for the collection of personal stories and friendships, expressed in drawings made on the plastic membrane.

Photography by Janis Elko

Each manifestation of Museo Aero Solar raises questions of other possible futures, in their true plural potential, and through encouraging sensitivity and care to the environment from which the individual components of Museo are salvaged prompts reflection on how we may renew a more relational understanding of the environment, and our embeddedness within it, and of more reciprocal modes of living together.

The core of Museo resides not in its image, but in the inventiveness and collaboration of local activators: initiated through transdisciplinary actions, workshops and social gatherings across the planet—from primary schools to The Anthropocene Monument with Bruno Latour, the Red Cross Climate Conference with Pablo Suarez to the growing Global Climate Strikes—over 20,000 plastic bags have been collected by the displaced, open-source community, which is situated, among others, in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Palestine, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

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