Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022


A NEW WORK OF ART BY TOMÀS SARACENO AT DOMAINE DES ETANGS
 

The permanent artwork Cloud Cities – Du sol au soleil, was installed in the heart of the Domaine des Etangs.

© Alexander Spänig - ArtEngineering GmbH

« What stories do the clouds embody today? If clouds of dust can tell us about the origins of the Universe, and those of water vapour about our weather-futures, they might also tell us about our current fossil fuel regime, its present and other possible futures, making of this matters the translators between species in order to become more attuned lifeforms, sensitive to our position within the invisible web of relations.

Tomás Saraceno’s cloud sculptures and installations stem from his long-standing artistic inquiry – Cloud Cities – a proposal for a new, alternative form of urbanism, a venture for airbone habitats. The reflective surfaces of the modules become illuminative complements to the natural environment in which the cloud is installed, redirecting and expanding the reflections of the sky and its ever-changing, boundary-blurring weather patterns. »

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, curator of the exhibition Du sol au soleil.