Mixed Media Installation
5800 x 2800 x 1250
Maison Hermes, Ginza, Tokyo / Japan
In 1968 NASA with their Apollo missions introduced to the world a dramatically different visual esthetic. The Space Age had begun. Hermes Space is installation for Hermes Japan's storefront in the Renzo Piano-built Tokyo headquarters in Ginza. The narrow space of the showcase is filled with an exact replica of an Apollo command module used by Nasa in its lunar missions. Through the windows, one can see the rococo interior of a 17th-century Bavarian castle, with pieces from the Hermes collection floating around weightlessly. This illusion is created with the help of mirrors, lights and small wind machines.
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