The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the Winter 2018 session of its Artist Studios Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, who will work in MAD’s sixth-floor open studios from January 30, 2018, through May 27, 2018, are Andrew Bearnot, Esperanza Cortés, Katya Grokhovsky, Dana Melamed, Emily Oliveira, Emiko Shinozaki, and Van Lier Fellow Xin Liu.
Mixing scientific research with personal narratives, Xin Liu creates transformative, participatory experiences and bodily objects to examine the constitution of subjectivity and affects. She trained as an engineer for two decades, and technology functions as her native language and craft within her art practice.
As a Van Lier Fellow at MAD, Liu will continue a project about living and dying in space. She is organizing a performance in outer space, turning earthly bodies into star matter. During her residency, she will design a series of tools and procedures for collecting, cremating, and casing the earth organism and living experiences.