NikeCraft x Tom Sachs are on NASA's ISRU
During isolation, the whole Instagram feed is looking for ways to keep (or even start) creating to fight boredom & inertia. To do that without burning your brain out, Tom Sachs and his team have you covered.
The NY multimedia artist is known for bringing brands & pieces to the max, like the soon to be released (again) Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0 or his NBA leather basketball creation for Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. But RN the team is working from home with the NASA’s ISRU — In Situation Resource Utilization — discipline.
Their guide to keep creating in lockdown is inspired by the process astronauts use in outer space to send out a device that turns another planet’s natural elements into usable resources for a generation later. But for Sachs (and all non-astronauts), that means using what we have in our current confined spaces.
Each week, Sachs' team unites with NikeCraft to share stories of how they keep on creating with what they have around. There are always new challenges, but the innovation never stops as Sachs shares tips from his Paradox Bullets to help you find your creativity:
"The first exercise of ISRU is first thing in the morning, before you look at your e-mail or Instagram or the news or make a phone call or whatever: Write. Dance. Sing. Touch clay. Draw. Output before you input."
BTW, if you think creating demands only outside ideas and inspiration, ISRU proves you wrong. The discipline treats the artist as an athlete, as the body is the most precious resource and tool to use and improve.
Last tip (and this is from us), use this time to dive into some online art. NY's Half Gallery launched the online viewing room UNDER GLASS featuring works of mixed-media sculptures & fabric pieces from Tom Sachs, Richard Prince, Chloe Wise, Rene Ricard, and more. Don't miss it.
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