In Orbit by Tomas Saraceno

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jun 2013 5:20 pm | Other

This large scale installation called “In Orbit” was designed by Tomas Saraceno and it is suspended at over 25 meters above the K21 Standehaus piazza in Dusseldorf, Germany. The project was planned over a length of three years with the aid of engineers, architects and biologists and it will be available to visit until the autumn of 2014.

The construction is built with steel wires and it has three different levels with a total surface of 2500 square meters. Inside it are twelve spheres made from inflated PVC with diameters of up to 8.5 meters which are trying to create a surreal space where access is freely provided throughout the three levels.

Due to its transparency, the people inside the structure seem to be floating or swimming in the sky and when there are several persons inside it the installation begins to alter the tension of the steel wires and the three levels so that the visitors can coordinate their space through vibrations. According to the designer what he wanted to achieve was a new form of communication.



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