Tom Sachs

a space program

Tom Sachs' celebrated project/art installation finally gets an official doc treatment via Zeitgeist Films. His project takes you on a trip to the red planet - a handmade one though - and Van Neistat's documentary provides an intimate first-person look into the maestro's methods.

“The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ historic piece, Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012. For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Sachs and his team built an entire space program from scratch. They were guided by the philosophy of bricolage: creating and constructing from available yet limited resources. They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?“