Program / Space Festival

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

May 16 - May 18, 2019

Xin Liu’s sculpted avatar comes to life in space and dances through the cosmos on a Blue Origin rocket, until it is destroyed upon reentry.

Liu defies gravity by exhibiting her robot’s space dance and death at the Exploratorium Black Box through her own narration about her robot’s very human journey. Everything Beautiful is Far Away explores how each person holds a relatively inconsequential, but wholly unique place in this world.

Thursday, May 16  - Saturday, May 18
San Francisco - Exploratorium
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
For Age 10-13, Age 14-17, Adults
Xin Liu
Collaborator Profile
Xin Liu

Xin Liu is an artist and engineer, whose research-based projects range from performances, apparatus, installations to scientific experiments and academic papers. Xin is the the Arts Curator in Space Exploration Initiative in MIT Media Lab and a member of New INC in New Museum. She has shown her work internationally at events and venues including Ars Electronica, Boston MFA, Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, OCAT Shanghai, ISEA and Music Tech Festival Berlin. As a researcher, Xin has worked in institutions including Microsoft Research NYC & Asia and Google ATAP.

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