Tom Sachs’ “Space Program”

I was working on my eassay in the uni library when I cam across the book for this performance piece by Tom Sachs where he recreated the Apollo Moon Landing. This is complete with a full sized model of the Mopon lander, a couple of “astronauts” in space suits and even a mission control.

here’s the movie

I’m wondering where this sort of thing fits in relation to more conventional space art.

Here’s some more pictures of the various props…

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2 thoughts on “Tom Sachs’ “Space Program”

    • I highly recommend watching the video of the performance on Sach’s site. It’s quite interesting watching adults in replica space suits in an art gallery acting out a trip to the Moon. They even simulated the lift off of the rocket with a model.

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