Born out of a shared concern about climate change, Movement, the artwork created by Tomás Saraceno with Aerocene for Ruinart, sensitively highlights the urgency of the climate challenge.
Aerocene is an activist project, initiated by Tomás Saraceno, that uses the power of solar energy to make a structure rise and float in the sky. In harmony with the elements, the flight of the Aerocene changes according to the atmospheric pressure and the wind.
Embodying the utopia of a flight without fossil fuels, this piece of art offers an aesthetic perspective on the importance of air for the development of life on earth as well as in the vineyards of Champagne. A single degree of additional temperature between the structure and the ambient air is enough to make an inflatable aerosol sculpture fly away, in the same way that a one degree rise in the temperature of the Champagne region disrupts the ripening of the grapes each year... The Argentinean artist reminds us of the extent to which the balance of the earth's ecosystem is weakened by human activity.
Immaterial, the journey of Aerocene creates a drawing invisible to the naked eye. Thanks to on-board digital sensors and augmented reality technology, the swirling traces become a work of art, the Aeroglyph, visible from the Maison Ruinart in Reims via the Aerocene mobile application.