This has been a great year for Creative Time. We’ve been to Mars, sent 100 images into space, put art back on MTV and partied on the beach in Far Rockaway. To celebrate we’d like to share some tools for your intergalactic adventures in 2013:
1. Tom Sachs’ Indoctrination Station at Park Ave Armory may be closed but there’s still time to take home a piece of Tom Sachs Space Program: Mars. Sachs’ third and LAST edition of Nugget playing cards are the perfect stocking stuffer and source of entertainment for your journey to the next frontier. Each card features a unique Tom Sachs image and are kid tested, Kanye approved.
2. Are you ready for lift off? Don’t forget to grab a copy of Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures. His book features the 100 images reflecting our times (and currently in geosynchronous orbit); perfect for your first interaction with extra-terrestrials. Don’t believe us? Just ask the NYTimes.
3. The holiday season (much like space travel) is all about accessories and trinkets. Our retro and SUPER stylish Creative Time fanny pack can hold all of them. Just trust us, this pack will give you a fanny that is out of this world!
4. With your copy of The Last Pictures, a set of Tom Sachs’ cards, and your Creative Time fanny pack you’re just about ready for interplanetary adventures. All you need are some sweet, new digs. Try on this SSION red doggy shirt with an image from Cody (SSION) Critcheloe’s Art Breaks video now on MTV and online.
Creative Time wishes you luck on your epic adventures and we look forward to another year of groundbreaking art in the public realm.
**If there’s still some cash left in your budget after stocking up on materials for space travel feel free to donate to Creative Time!**
Though not required, “Indoctrination” has been one of the most interesting ways for visitors to engage with SPACE PROGRAM: MARS. After watching Tom Sachs’s movies (online or at the Armory), taking an oral exam, a written exam (as this gentleman is doing), and completing a menial task, visitors are allowed special privileges and access in the exhibit. For more info on prepping for a visit, read 5 Things to Do Before You Go to Mars.
NOTE:Tonight & Sunday will be your final chances to get indoctrinated and to roam free amongst the sculptural installations. Saturday will be a special opportunity to see artist Tom Sachs, astronauts, and Grummans activating every single sculpture in a grueling all-day Endurance Demonstration. Visitors will watch from the civilian viewing areas on Mars and Earth. If you want to bring kids who need to move around, you may want to come tonight or Sunday! SPACE PROGRAM: MARScloses Sunday!
Young friends of Creative Time went to Tom Sachs’ SPACE PROGRAM: MARS, were fascinated by the poppies, a sculptural version of a cinderblock, the Landing Excursion Module (LEM), the Robert Irwin Scrim Clean Air Room (RISCAR) and had a blast!
Our partners at Park Avenue Armory have created an excellent free kids worksheet version of Tom’s indoctrination. Note: Kids must be over 6 to enter the LEM.