Social spiders and hybrid webs at Studio Tomás Saraceno. / Engelmann, Sasha.

In: Cultural Geographies, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2017, p. 161-169.

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A spider’s web is the species-specific production of spacetime; it is an aesthetic as well as an evolutionary, metabolic and climatic achievement. As part of a long-term engagement with spiders and their webs, the artist Tomás Saraceno has collaborated with populations of spiders and other creatures to produce hybrid webs. The processual and patterned production of hybrid webs at Studio Tomás Saraceno inspires thought on the axes of more-than-human sympoeisis, on collaboration between and across multitudes of creatures, and on a spectrum of social and semi-social encounter between different species. Through interviews, storytelling, visual material and critical description, this paper develops a notion of hybrid webs as philosophical-aesthetic propositions for multispecies sociality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Geographies
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date12 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
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