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Tao Chan

Department: Man and Communication

ALIENATING MARS

WHAT
A taste of life on Mars. This set of products resembling something out of space aviation simulate the physical aspects of a possible extraterrestrial future.

WHY
Humankind may speculate freely on moving to Mars, but the specifics of actually living there are rarely highlighted. This installation is designed to make it feel more real.

HOW
Slip on the boots and experience the difference with earth’s gravity. Or try the gloves to feel the numbing effect of space travelling on your hands. The oxygen backpack offers a taste of the ‘filtered’ air that you will breathe, and a climate simulation box hits you with the freezing truth: it’s pretty cold on the planet next to us.

QUOTE
I’d like to unveil what it’s really like up there.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman