The Shed has just debuted its largest exhibition in the U.S. to date and it will surely blow you away. Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) is taking visitors on a multi-sensory journey across 25,000 square feet. Complete with floating installations and interactive pieces, this exhibition calls for environmental justice and interspecies cohabitation.
Argentina-born, Berlin-based artist is known for his work addressing the climate crisis, in addition to his thorough research with arachnids and “how diverse modes of being engage a multiplicity of vibrations on the Web of Life,” shared The Shed.
At Particular Matter(s), visitors will step out onto a 95-foot diameter net and float 40-feet above the ground at Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web. Once you get comfortable, you’ll be completely immersed in darkness as vibrations and sound waves produced by spiders building their webs will fill the air. These recorded waves will guide you on a sensorial experience across species “to more deeply understand and celebrate the radical interconnectedness of all things.”
As you engage with this cosmic web, “the body becomes an ear, perceptive to the vibrating net reverberating beneath it and to the rhythms of other species and situated knowledges. Formed out of this entanglement of scales, a new togetherness emerges from these webs of life,” shared a press release.
Go further into Saraceno’s fascination with arachnids and air pollution at the Shed’s Level 2 gallery and explore new sculptures and commissions. See Webs of At-tent(s)ion made from the spiders that were used to record the sound waves produced in Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web or check out We Do Not All Breathe the Same Air that measures what areas across the nation are most affected by air pollution.
On the Level 4 gallery, visitors can see inventive ideas on “post-fossil fuel life on Earth,” built upon by the Aerocene community with the mission to free the air from carbon emissions.
The exhibition will be on display through April 17th, 2022. Visitors can choose between three ticketing options varying between just the gallery exhibition, the gallery exhibition with the lower level sensory experience, or the gallery exhibition with the upper level sensory experience.
Get your tickets here.
Where: 545 W 30th St, New York
When: Now until April 17th, 2022