It seems impossible to visit Tom Sachs’ studio without feeling completely inspired. He has created a world of possibility where space stations can exist alongside Hello Kitty sculptures and paintings in ode to James Brown.
The Space Program made its debut in 2007 at Gagosian, L.A. There, a large scale space station installation equipped with a supply of Jim Beam, Marlboro cigarettes, candles and all things necessary for the above average astronaut, made its voyage to the Moon. Below is a fabulous film documenting the 2007 Space Program by Tom Sachs and the Neistat Brothers:
In his next project, Sachs is conquering Mars. We can only assume Mars will be the same type of experience, but, this time it will be on view at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012. Here’s a visual preview:
The White Board is where Sachs leads discussions on all aspects of the Space Station with his team. Nothing is left out of these discussions which include everything ranging from technical specifications to how sexual experiences can take place on the Space Station to the type of nuts that will be served during the journey.
Here are some other interesting things in his studio:
Special thanks to Toms Sachs and his studio and also the New Museum for organizing this wonderful event.
If you are interested in staying attune to all things Tom Sachs check out his website: www.tomsachs.org