Flying Plaza. Work Journal
The artist practice of Studio Tomás Saraceno
Tomás Saraceno/Philipp Oswalt

208 pp.
with numerous colour images
thread-sewn hardcover

Leipzig February, 2018
ISBN: 9783959050296
Edition Number: 1

Width: 15 cm
Length: 21 cm

Language(s): English, German

Philipp Oswalt

Tomás Saraceno

Helmut Völter

In recent years the Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno has become known around the world for his vision of cloud cities — flying, ostensibly livable structures that people can move around freely in. »Flying Plaza« presents a conceptually important series of works, in which flying and floating are powered by the wind and solar radiation. This active form of flying physical structures raises new questions about the human relationship to nature, the cosmos, and the weather, and sets its sights on major areas of interest relating to what it is to be human in the Anthropocene.
This publication does not simply present this group of works but gives an insight into artistic practice in Saraceno’s studio in the form of a work journal: the projects find themselves being continually updated, part of a dynamic evolutionary process of realization — never finished, yet never merely draft versions.