This photo series documents the exhibition “SPACE PROGRAM: RARE EARTHS” by artist Tom Sachs at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg. The exhibition can be visited in the period from September 19, 2021 to April 10, 2022.
The Hall for Contemporary Art, with its 3.200 square meters, has been transformed into an immersive interplanetary landscape; a giant sculptural Gesamtkunstwerk consisting of the bricolage works of the American artist Tom Sachs. This is the fourth exhibition in Sachs' Space Program, the artist's thirteen-year artistic exploration of the boundaries of extraterrestrial worlds and human possibilities.
In Space Program: Rare Earths, Sachs' astronauts are headed to 4-Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth, with one goal: to harvest the protoplanet's rare earth minerals needed to perpetuate Earth's addiction to technology. Sachs and his crew have engineered all that is necessary for survival on their mission, from plywood, foam core, screws, hot glue, utilizing diverse and recycled tools of their trade.
Shot on film
Kodak Portra 400