Tomas Saraceno is known for his large architectural interactive installations. He received a lot of attention with his work "Cloud City" on the roof of The Met last year and he's back with another metallic work entitled "In Orbit." Suspended 20 meters above the piazza of Germany's K21 Staendehaus museum is his large-scale installation that, like other works he's presented, is visitor-friendly.

It is a multiple-layered web of PVC balls filled with air, measuring 30 feet in diameter. The landscape of the three-floor installation changes in height. When people enter the work, the tension of the web changes, altering heights. The piece, which is his largest to date, plays off of the idea of weightlessness and the our small stature in comparison to the universe.

"For me, the work visualizes the space-time continuum, the three-dimensional web of a spider, the ramifications of tissue in the brain, dark matter, or the structure of the universe," Saraceno said to ArtDaily. "With ‘in orbit,’ proportions enter into new relationships; human bodies become planets, molecules, or social black holes."

photo © studio saraceno

photo © studio saraceno

photo © studio saraceno

photo © studio saraceno

[via Designboom]