As we all learn to adapt and respond to this new paradigm, MAX has been hard at work supporting our collaborators and sustaining the thrust of our mission—to create shared experiences at the intersection of art and science.  In this spirit, we introduce MAXvirtual: a platform for live art pieces created and curated specifically to be shared online.


ELIXIR: Virtual 1:1 v2.0

Acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, psychiatrist, and law scholar Mar Hwa Wei’s newest work is ELIXIR: Virtual 1:1 v2.0, an immersive theatrical production that invites one audience member at a time into the world of ELIXIR—and gives them the chance to be one of ELIXIR’s hand-picked beta users. Featuring a scenic element conceived by two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, American Idiot) and performed by Maggie McCaffery, ELIXIR: Virtual 1:1 v2.0 walks the line between fiction and reality, engaging you in a provocative exploration of digital authenticity, identity, and legacy.


If Robots Could Dance | At Home

To develop a way to create new work while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bessie Award-winning dancer/choreographer Alice Sheppard has teamed with roboticist Alexander Reben. The first fruits of their collaboration, the virtual performance piece If Robots Could Dance | At Homeuses facial recognition technology to fill in the gaps between expressions in a face dance performed by Sheppard. The work—which will ultimately take the form of an in-person, live performance, also presented by MAX—transforms the ephemerality of facial expression, forgetting, and misremembering into durational dance, and interrogates the limits and biases of the machines we live with.
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