MAX 2019: A Space Festival

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, MAX 2019: A Space Festival orbits around the breathtaking advances in space exploration and lands at 3 favorite San Francisco venues. Through the aggregated works of celebrated artists in live music, immersive theater, multimedia events, and educational interactive installations MAX will give attendees a new perspective on our universe and the chance to reflect back on earth.

 
 
 
MAX@Exploratorium
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MAX@CalAcademy
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MAX 2019 - Programs Overview

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Space Sonic

May 16-18, 2019

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett present light-deprived listeners with sounds of comet radiation, colliding galaxies, the Golden Record and more in thematic segments. Hear your way through the cosmos.

 photo by David Lane

photo by David Lane

Intergalactic Travel Bureau

May 16-18, 2019

Plan your vacation to Mars with the solar system’s farthest-reaching — and friendliest! — travel agency and enjoy a VR preview of your adventure. 

Everything Beautiful Is Far Away

Everything Beautiful Is Far Away

May 16-18, 2019

Xin Liu's avatar on a Blue Origin rocket dances until she no longer can. Artist Xin Liu will defy gravity once again and recreate her robot’s space dance at the Exploratorium.

 photo by M.N.Spilde and P.J. Boston

photo by M.N.Spilde and P.J. Boston

Moving Among Microbes

May 16-18, 2019

Through site-specific dance artists Nina Waisman and Flora Weigmann take you on a tour of Cal Academy exploring microbial movement as the origin of our movement and as the guide to life in the universe. 

 photo by Mason

photo by Mason

Star Stories

May 16-18, 2019

Lakota youth from South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux Reservation collaborate with their elders to retell their tribe’s ancestral cosmology in new media.

Contribute to the Star Stories Indiegogo campaign here.

Outa This World

Outta This World Poetry Slam

May 16-18, 2019

Young Bay Area poets will confront the theme of the New Space Age with sonic rhythmic constellations of poems in the festival’s poetry slam. 

The Outer Space

The Outer Space

May 16-18, 2019

A couple buys an old spaceship to leave behind an overcrowded Earth in a musical about moving out and into the final frontier.  Ethan Lipton and his band take you there. 

Fashion In Space+Time

Fashion in Space+Time

Augmented outfits move the viewer through Spacetime.  Designers takes fashion into the 4th dimension.

Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

Space Songs and After party

May 18, 2019

Festival Closing Night Cabaret 

And The After Party of the Universe

 

The Young Americans

The Young Americans

Location TBA

John Monsky captures the dynamic tension of America’s race to the moon told through live song and rare archival footage.  A time when public and private enterprise joined forces, changed the solar system and enlarged America’s orbit.

 photo by Christine Zuercher

photo by Christine Zuercher

The Dig

May 16-18, 2019

Christine Zuercher explores the paradox of technology-driven isolation despite our enduring need to connect as she literally digs her way to the Indian Ocean.

 
 

SUBMIT A PROJECT TO THE FESTIVAL

 

Describe your project or a project you have seen that fulfills our mission of combining artistic exploration with scientific inquiry.

Let us know if you, your school, or your community group want to participate in the poetry slam. Regionals are coming right up in 2018! 

Sign up to Dig a Hole to the Indian Ocean with performance artist Christine Zuercher.

 
 

MAX Moving Forward

- Future Festivals

 
MAX-Artificial Intelligence

Art+ {ificial} + Inte || igence

Just around the corner!

 

MAX-To Engineer Or Not To Engineer - What Is Life

To Engineer or Not To Engineer {What is Life}

Coming soon!