We were lucky enough to check out Tom Sachs' incredible performance/installation at the Park Avenue Armory last night entitled Space Program Mars. The installation is absolutely amazing and creatively inspiring. Plus they have a wonderful family guide to the fair that allows even the youngest visitors to explore the (pseudo) space program with fun activities and coloring! See it now through the end of June at the Park Avenue Armory. Children under 10 get in for free.
Description: SPACE PROGRAM: MARS is a demonstration of all that is necessary for survival, scientific exploration, and colonization in extraterrestrial environs: from food delivery systems and entertainment to agriculture and human waste disposal. Sachs and his studio team of thirteen will man the installation, regularly demonstrating the myriad procedures, rituals, and tasks of their mission. The team will also “lift off” to Mars several times throughout their residency at the Armory, with real-time demonstrations playing out various narratives from take-off to landing, including planetary excursions, their first walk on the surface of Mars, collecting scientific samples, and photographing the surrounding landscape.
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