“To the Moon” is a VR experience created by creative pioneer Laurie Anderson and new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang.
To the Moon uses images and tropes from Greek mythology, literature, science, sci fi space movies and politics to create an imaginary and dark 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.
To the Moon includes six episodes that are questions rather than stories: “Constellations”, “DNA Museum”, “Technology Wasteland”, “Stone Rose”, “Snow Mountain” and “Donkey Ride.”
Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang first collaborated on the CD-ROM Puppet Motel in 1995. Since then they have collaborated on several digital art forms and are planning some joint exhibitions of their work to be shown in Taiwan and Washington DC.