October 10, 2017
Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 The Lantern
The visionary work of artist Tomás Saraceno traverses art, engineering, the natural sciences, architecture, and social theory.
Presented at the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, his airborne, fossil-fuel free sculpture Aerocene “achieves the longest, emission-free journey around the world: becoming buoyant only by the heat of the sun and infrared radiation from the surface of earth.” Aerocene floats without the power of fossil fuels, solar panels, batteries, helium, hydrogen, or other rare gases, holding “a message of simplicity, creativity and cooperation for a world of tumultuous geopolitical relations, reminding us of our symbiotic relationship with the Earth and all its species.”
Co-presented by Columbia University School of the Arts; the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; and the School of International and Public Affairs as part of Saraceno’s Fall 2017 visit to at Columbia University.