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In this beautifully poetic work, the artist’s wisdom tooth is sent into suborbital space aboard Flight NS-11, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship. The tooth, carried inside a crystalline robotic sculpture, executes a spinning performance in zero gravity. A two-channel video installation opens up a space between the space mission and the dreamlike ceremonies that anoint its passage. A VR experience casts the audience in the role of the tooth on its celestial journey.

Screens at New Frontier at The Ray

YEAR 2020

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions


RUN TIME 10 min

LANGUAGE English and Chinese

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY slow immediate

WEBSITE https://slowimmediate.com/

EMAIL xin@slowimmediate.com

PHONE (401) 340-8084


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Artist Bio

Xin Liu

Xin Liu is an artist and engineer. She creates experiences and artifacts to measure and modify the distance and tension between personal, social, and technological spaces. She is the arts curator of the Space Exploration Initiative at MIT Media Lab, a SETI Institute artist in residence, a member of NEW INC in the New Museum, and a resident of the Queens Museum Studio Program. Her recent work is taking her from the north pole to outer space.