Dear friends, spiders, earth, air, mountains, suns, clouds, and bacteria of the cosmic webs,
On January 28th, 2020, from the salt lakes of Salinas Grandes, Jujuy, the performance of AEROCENE PACHA attempts to achieve something wholly unprecedented in human history: to move free on air, lifted only by the sun and the energies of the atmosphere, without the use of any fossil fuels, lithium batteries, solar panels, helium or other rare gases.
Join this breath-taking moment of the first ever human, fully-solar free flight—an event only history will be able to judge—by staying where you are: experience flying with your feet on the ground through Aerocene Pacha, moving together through space and time, with love and care for Mother Earth, by following Aerocene on Instagram, and enter the era of Aerocene!
An aerosolar journey with one mission: to open up a renewed era of planetary and multispecies solidarity, with the air, for all of Earth—moving past the man-made violence that incites climate change and mass extinction, and into Aerocene.
Utilising lighter-than-air technology, Fly with Aerocene Pacha will see a ground-breaking aerosolar balloon attune to the weather and atmospheric conditions, and lift a human into aerosolar movement, only with the power of the sun
Fly with Aerocene Pacha aims to set six official World Records—altitude, distance and duration—whilst untethering new imaginaries of planetary futures and re-learning how to fly with our feet on the ground
“Humans have always dreamed of flying. Today that dream has become a nightmare. What if we could fly differently?”
The mission brings together representatives of the Salinas Grandes’ native communities, together with multidisciplinary, transnational bodies from art and science, to anthropology, ballooning, engineering and beyond...