According to wikipedia, “biospheres are any closed, self-regulating systems containing ecosystems; including artificial ones such as Biosphere 2 and BIOS-3; and, potentially, ones on other planets or moons”. Biospheres is also the name of an installation of Tomas Saraceno for the exhibition Rethink Relations, Contemporary art and climate change in the National Gallery of Denmark.
Saraceno comes from Argentina and had studied architecture. Apart from the intersting structures (often inflatable and suspented structures, very elaborated and give the feeling of the airy and the fragile), his work requires studying of scientific issues such as the formation of clouds, soap bubbles, and the geometric principles of spider webs.
The Biospheres contain plant-based ecosystems, while the big ones invite the visitors to come inside and become the ecosystem. Water filled biospheres in the ground stabilize the installation.
I interpret his work more like a concept for future inhabitation, beloging in the theme of ‘constructed ecologies’ projects, but as he says in his interview there is no “non-linear way of thinking”. He also talks about “changes that happened by mistake” and I this he understands very well this relation between arts and science that living room is about.

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