Orbit Weaver

Xin Liu (CN)

Is the weightless state a moment of true autonomy or does the ungrounded body simply lose control? Inspired by the three-dimensional mobility of arachnids, Orbit Weaver uses a hand-held device to regain control of her body and move freely through weightlessness. The device shoots strings out and rewinds to drag the weightless weaver, transforming her into a “spider woman,” weaving her web in space.

Orbit Weaver/Xin Liu (CN), Credit: Rob Chron


Costume design: Andrea Lauer