Living Distance


Institute History


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

— S.F.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Exhibitions
  • Film Type: Installations
  • Country: China/U.S.A.
  • Language: English and Chinese
  • Run Time: 10 min.
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