In Orbit, Suspended Wire Net Installation Lets Visitors Climb Inside a Düsseldorf Art Museum

In Orbit by Tomas Saraceno

“In Orbit,” the latest interactive installation by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, allows visitors to walk on wire nets suspended some 80 feet in the air inside the Kunstsammlung Nordhrein-Westfalen art museum in Düsseldorf. Located in the glass cupola of the K21 Ständehaus building, the installation spans nearly 27,000 square feet on three levels and includes six inflatable spheres. The installation is scheduled to remain open through Autumn 2014.

in orbit resembles a surreal landscape, is reminiscent of a sea of clouds. Those bold enough to clamber high into the work set beneath the glass cupola perceive the museum visitors far below them from the lofty heights as tiny figures in a model world. Viewed from below or from intermediate levels of the Ständehaus, conversely, the people enmeshed in this net seem to be swimming in the sky.

In Orbit by Tomas Saraceno

photos via Studio Tomás Saraceno

via Wired