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Aspen Art Museum


Screening: A Space Program

Dec 29, 2015
6:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

About the Film

A Space Program (2015)
Created by Tom Sachs, Directed by Van Neistat
70 min
Not rated

In A Space Program, internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first-person look into his studio and methods. The film is a recording of Sachs’s 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 sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question: are we alone?

This free, special preview is being presented before the film’s theatrical release in March 2016, and will feature an introduction by Tom Sachs.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for this screening is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.