Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

To the Moon is a VR installation artwork created by experimental media artists Laurie Anderson y Hsin-Chien Huang. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the piece was commissioned by the Louisiana Museum in Denmark for their comprehensive 2018 exhibition The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space.

To the Moon uses images and tropes from Greek mythology, literature, science, space sci fi movies and politics to create an imaginary and fabulous new moon. During the 15-minute VR experience, the viewer is shot out from earth, walks on the surface of the moon, glides through space debris, flies through DNA skeletons and is lifted up the side and then tossed off of a lunar mountain.

The piece is inspired by the story of an ancient Chinese painter who made a huge vertical landscape painting of a mountain with groves of pine trees, a steep road winding up to the top, waterfalls, tiny hikers with walking sticks, thatched bamboo huts, and fishermen casting their nets in the sea far below. The painting was very intricate and it took many years to make. When the painter finally finished, he walked into it.

This is what the artists aim to do with To The Moon: allow the viewer to literally walk into a work of art.

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

O Superman launched Anderson’s recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of her seven albums on the Warner Brothers label. Other record releases include Mister Heartbreak, United States Live, Strange Angels, Bright Red, and the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave.

Anderson has toured the United States and internationally numerous times with shows ranging from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. Her visual work has been presented in major museums throughout the United States and Europe, and she is recognized worldwide as a groundbreaking leader in the use of technology in the arts.

Hsin-Chien Huang

Hsin-Chien Huang is an artist who specializes in mixed media. Science, technology, new media, programming, and algorithms are tools he uses to bring the universe of his imagination to life. He is especially enthusiastic about virtual reality because it opens up a world of possibilities, free of any constraints. He has previously collaborated with Laurie Anderson and their VR work La Camera Insabbiata won the best VR experience Award at the 74th Venice Film Festival.


Director: Hsin-Chien Huang, Laurie Anderson

Producer: Shaun Macdonald、Saiau-Yue Tsau

System Engineer: Wei-Chieh Chiu

Software Engineer: Chun-Yen Yu

Project Manager: Chung-Hsien Chen

Virtual Reality activities are not recommended for children under 13.

Please arrive ten minutes in advance.