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Contemporary Art Practice (MA)

Tian Xu

Tian Xu is an artist and designer whose passion lies in the intersection of art and technology.

With a deep commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression, Tian tirelessly explores the possibilities that technology offers to create transformative experiences. She embraces the latest advancements in augmented reality, virtual reality, and user experience design, weaving them into her artistic practice to immerse audiences in captivating and interactive realms.

Tian's artistic vision delves into profound themes, including the vastness of the universe, contemporary relationships, and the essence of aesthetics. Inspired by the belief that the universe resonates with harmonious vibrations, she views every living being as a unique melody within the cosmic symphony.

Through her innovative and immersive art experiences, Tian seeks to ignite a sense of wonder, connection, and exploration in viewers. By leveraging technology as a tool for storytelling, she invites audiences to embark on journeys that transcend the conventional boundaries of perception and invite them to reconsider their place within the universe.

A person wearing a vr headset lays in an inflatable embryo and draws.

Welcome to a transformative and mysterious journey, where the audience is guided by the singing of the artist into the exhibition area. As visitors don the VR headsets, they awaken in a floating cell within the boundless expanse of the virtual universe as the last surviving human embryo.

The artist's singing serves as a guiding force, leading the audience on a profound exploration of ancient history and personal expression. Within this immersive experience, participants are encouraged to draw forth their own narratives and convey them to the world. This introspective voyage allows individuals to find their place and meaning in the wider dimensions of space and time, and possibly be relieved and healed. 

In addition, the artist hascrafted an inflatable embryo installation, serving as a mirror of the virtual reality. By lying within this installation, the audience experiences the same weightless sensation as in the virtual world. This harmonious fusion of touch, vision, and hearing envelops participants, enabling them to fully immerse themselves in the universe.

This captivating interplay between the real and the virtual beckons the audience to wander and traverse between worlds. It invites contemplation, self-reflection, and a profound connection to the unknown. Through this artistic endeavor, viewers are invited to transcend the boundaries of their own existence and embark on a transformative odyssey.


VR Interaction & Installation


4:30 minutes 3m*3m