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 rose into the air over Olympiaberg. The sculptures flew using only the heat of the sun and wind, without using fossil fuels.

From September 6th to 11th, 2019, the Aerocene Festival set an example for pollution-free mobility without fossil fuels on the Olympic Hill. Central to the project were open source aerosolar sculptures that fly solely on solar heat, air and thermodynamics. Flight events with pilot courses, workshops or open discussion forums with people out of the art and research field were offered. “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 focused on the experience of cross-border emission-free flying and collaborative knowledge transfer.

The festival was 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.

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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