Tomas Vu’s solo project, The Man Who Fell to Earth 76/22, explores the intersection of truth and myth. Fascinated with the adage that science holds the promise of a better future, Vu uses the trope of science fiction to question this long standing belief and presents visual narratives contrary to it.
Vu invites the public to a Sphero Chromatic installation encompassed with a Geodesic Dome within the Boiler’s industrial walls. The viewer will be encouraged to interact/investigate the space with a turntable and records, curated to serve as a musical timeline and soundtrack for the project.
Vu reimagines in this body of work the highs and lows of scientific invention from the moon landing to the explosion of the space shuttle. The work depicts the epic conflict between man and machine, nature and technology, music and pop culture, which through these decisive tensions of our time, Vu weaves the narrative through the works in space for the utopian station.