If getting over your fear of heights is one of your New Year’s resolutions, check out Argentinian artist Tomàs Saraceno’s latest installation, which invites people to climb over translucent, stretchy membranes 24 meters above the ground.
Inspired by 20th-century utopian architecture, the 1,200-square-meter “On Space Time Foam” project is on display in Milan until February 3, 2013. Visitors over age 18 can scramble over three levels of see-through surfaces, with the PVC film responding to every movement, like the world’s artsiest bouncy castle.
“Each step, each breath, modifies the entire space,” Saraceno told the Daily Mail. “It is a metaphor for how our interrelations affect the Earth and other universes… As an artist I like to live and work between and beyond planet Earth.”
Saraceno often experiments with “habitable networks” in his art; his May 2012 “Cloud City” installation on the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art featured 16 large, interconnected modules built with transparent and reflective materials. Museum-goers could walk through the network of molecule-like nodes for a uniquely disorienting experience.
Check out photographs of Saraceno’s “On Space Time Foam” project below, courtesy of designboom: