Tomás Saraceno on His “Jam Sessions” and Sculptural Collaborations with Spiders

March 7th, 2016

Tomás Saraceno is featured in the Financial Times this week, detailing his work with the minuscule movements and actions of spiders that he magnifies through scanning and amplification techniques, including a recent project where he created amplified “jam sessions” between spiders and human participants.  “When spiders pluck the strings of their webs and beat on leaves, they make tiny vibrations. You have percussion, strings, an entire orchestra,” he writes.  “I invited musicians and writers to perform their work in the studio to see how the spiders communicated with them. Sometimes the spiders were shy and made little sound in response but sometimes they got very excited by what was going on around them.”

Read more at Financial Times