Aerocene Festival

Tomás Saraceno

6 — 11 Sep 19


A balloon-like sculpture made of thin black fabric can be seen flying over the Olympic Stadium. The sun shines brightly from the deep blue sky.

Unknown flying object – an aerosolar sculpture by Aerocene and Tomás Saraceno in flight over the Munich Olympic Stadium © Foto: Courtesy Aerocene Foundation, Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno

Aerosolar sculptures rise into the air above the Olympic Hill. The sculptures fly only by solar heat and wind, without consuming fossil energy.

From September 6th to 11th, 2019, the Aerocene Festival sets an example for pollution-free mobility without fossil fuels on the Olympic Hill. Central to the project are open source aerosolar sculptures that fly solely on solar heat, air and thermodynamics. The festival offers flight events with pilot courses, workshops and open discussion forums with people from the fields of art and research. “Aerocene” stands for a sustainable and emission-free “air age” that questions our previous behavior and its harmful effects on the ecosystem and wants to bring about a change in awareness. The festival focuses on the experience of cross-border emission-free flying and collaborative knowledge transfer.

The festival is organized by the Aerocene Foundation, initiated in 2015 by the internationally renowned artist Tomás Saraceno. The native Argentinian and his organization combine the vision of sustainable, emission-free mobility in the air with the need for a more respectful coexistence of people, nature and the cosmos.

Tomás Saraceno, born in 1973 in San Miguel, Argentina, lives and works in Berlin.

Aerocene Festival at Olympiapark

Impressions of the Aerocene Festival at Olympiapark and the free flight in the sky above Hechendorf near Ammersee.

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