Triennale Brugge 2018 Tomas Saraceno Aerocene 1 foto Matthias Desmet
Tomás Saraceno


Tomás Saraceno dreams about a future of flying cities that float on solar and wind energy. He sends prototypes up in the sky and has them film what they register.

The video installation titled Aerocene fitted into Tomás Saraceno's multidisciplinary long-term project of the same name, which represented a new era. As a synthesis between art, technology and environmental awareness, Aerocene embodied a vision of fossil fuel- and emission-free travel and living in the atmosphere. The artist is hereby exploring the scientific and artistic aspects of our environmental problems. His performance in the city centre of Bruges took the form of balloon-like sculptures floating in the air. They were propelled by the heat of the sun, which gives rise to a temperature difference between the inner and outer skin. As a result, the sculptures could move about without producing any emissions. With this constellation, Aerocene activated the public space in Bruges. The event was filmed in full and will be shown at the Poortersloge during Bruges Triennial.

Tomas Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno (b. 1973, Tucuman, AR) lives and works in Berlin (DE). He was first trained as an architect and is now considered one of the most visionary artists of his generation. His work is experimental in nature, fueled by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences and engineering.