Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud Cities

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Thomas Saraceno, a trained architect, borned in Argentina in 1973, living today in Germany, is endlessly fascinated by cities and structures — particularly ones that exist above ground and float in the air. Over the years, he’s translated the networks and geometries of social, political and natural environments into new habitable spaces and poetic experiences, such as the walkable Cloud City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In this documentary, we step into the creator’s fantastical “lighter-than-air” world of spider web sculptures and research into futuristic airborne cities.

Tomas Saraceno : On Space time Foam at Hangar Bicocca, Milan 201

Beyond the scientific and technological performance, elements of Thomas Saraceno installation are plastically sublime: Color echo, contrast materials, games perspectives. The whole is a breathtaking beauty. Let no one say that contemporary art is offered to insiders …

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Tate Gallery plays with Minecraft

The Pool of London, a 1906 painting by André Derain
The Pool of London, a 1906 painting by André Derain

Enter a painting of André Derain, walking among his tawny color and his views of London, as in a dream, that’s what promise Tate Gallery and the video game Minecraft.

Tate has indeed capture this phenomenon that captivates hundreds of millions of players. Its principle allows, like a Lego set, create the most insane worlds with cubic modules as large pixels to assemble.

Utilizing the talents of creative designers, Tate launched its program Tate Worlds: Art Reimagined for Minecraft, reforming in the game, the paintings of his collection. The minecraft gamers can now play with the paint as the backdrop of the game, the painting being the world within which the player moves. Click on this this link to see the video.

It is now possible to explore several paintings by downloading the specifically created by the museum module.

Christopher Nevinson’s painting The Soul of the Soulless
Christopher Nevinson’s painting The Soul of the Soulless

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NEW MOON: an interactive moon sculpture

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NEW MOON, an interactive sculpture of light, Built from 5,500 burnt out incandescent bulbs donated by the community, is the work of canadian artists Cautlind r.c. Brown and Wayne.

NEW MOON recalls the social implications of light by promoting engagement and interactive play among viewers, while exploring the moon. With the inclusion of a wheel large enough to accommodate several people et once, the sculpture is directly responsive to human touch.

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