Saturday 21. June 2014

PHOTO DIARY: PARIS WITH CONTAX T2.

Paris Photo Diary.
Shot with Contax T2.

Tuukka13 - Self-Portrit in Marais, Paris
Self-Portrait in Marais.

Tuukka13 - Rue Lancry
Rue de Lancry.

Tuukka13 - Kraken

Rue Louis Blanc.

Tuukka13 - Canal Saint Martin
Canal Saint Martin.

Tuukka13 - Rue De La Grange Aux Belles
Rue de la Grange Aux Belles.

Tuukka13 - Pantin Sunset
Sunset in Pantin.

Tuukka13 - Paris Metro
Paris Métro.

Tuukka13 - Paris Metro
Paris Métro 2.

Tuukka13 - Pantin Warehouse
Gallery Tour in Pantin.

Tuukka13 - Pantin Sign
Gallery Tour in Pantin 2.

Tuukka13 - Canal at Pantin
Gallery Tour in Pantin 3.

Tuukka13 - Alley
Alley in Clignancourt.

Tuukka13 - Clignancourt Bridge
Bridge in Clignancourt.

Tuukka13 - Marble Business
Marble Business.

Tuukka13 - DAMIR DOMA Women's AW 14 Backstage 2
DAMIR DOMA Women’s Autumn Winter 2014 Backstage.

Tuukka13 - Portrait of Tom Sachs at AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS. GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC in Paris
Portrait of Tom Sachs.

Tuukka13 - Tom Sachs - AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS. GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC PARIS
Tom Sachs: American Handmade Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Tuukka13 - Flowers
Home.

-Tuukka

Wednesday 06. June 2012

INSPIRATION – TOM SACHS SPACE PROGRAM: MARS

Tom Sachs is an American contemporary artist/sculpturist who made his first break-trough in the late 1990s. Many of the early works included fashion references, while later he has referred many other big brands in the pieces. The Space Program which was started in 2007 is his most known project and reflects his fascination towards space and NASA. In May 2012 Sachs’ biggest exhibition SPACE PROGRAM: MARS opened in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall in New York.

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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.

Beneath the compulsive tinkerer’s mentality and ribald wit that permeate SPACE PROGRAM: MARS, and Sachs’ work at-large, is a conceptual underpinning that addresses serious and profound issues—namely the commodification of abstract concepts such as originality, shock, newness, and mystery—expressing them in the personal and physical terms of production and process. With the recent shuttering of NASA’s shuttle program and the shifting focus towards privatized space travel, SPACE PROGRAM: MARS takes on timely significance within Sachs’s work, which provokes reflection on the haves and have-nots, utopian follies and dystopian realities, while asking barbed questions of modern creativity that relate to conception, production, consumption, and circulation.

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Mr Tom Sachs – S/N 2007.153.

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For the exhibition Tom Sachs collaborated with Nike to create an exclusive Tom Sachs NIKEcraft collection. Loyal to his style he used materials that have not been used in fashion/sportswear: Lightweight Totes are made from the Ortho fabric that is used on the outside of spacesuits and the Mars Yard sneaker uses Vectran fiber which is the material from the airbags of the Mars Excursion Rover.

In Sach’s vision of the future, zipper pulls double as storage containers, parachute cords can be fashioned into emergency tourniquets, and screen-printed graphics such as the periodic table of elements provide visual interest with purpose.”

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I highly recommend checking this Tom Sachs NIKEcraft Booklet.

Space Program Mars: Trailer from Tom Sachs on Vimeo.

http://www.tomsachsmars.com/
http://www.tomsachs.org/
http://tomsachs.tumblr.com/
http://nikecraft.com/

Additional photos: Designboom & BrandonRemler.

-Tuukka