Project

Orbit Weaver

Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life.  Even though gravity is everywhere and unending, for most of the universe, vast empty space dominates, leaving us free from gravity's tether.  In a weightless state, we lose a great deal of control over body movements: when we consider this, it's inevitable that we question alternative possibilities for movement and seek alternatives.

Orbit Weaver is a series of imaginative interactions with moving bodies in zero gravity. The project aims to understand, create, and share the beautiful and sentimental moments of being weightless and lost in outer space.

Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life.  Even though gravity is everywhere and unending, for most of the universe, vast empty space dominates, leaving us free from gravity's tether.  In a weightless state, we lose a great deal of control over body movements: when we consider this, it's inevitable that we question alternative possibilities for movement and seek alternatives.

Orbit Weaver is a series of imaginative interactions with moving bodies in zero gravity. The project aims to understand, create, and share the beautiful and sentimental moments of being weightless and lost in outer space.

Inspired by the three-dimensional moving patterns of arachnids, Orbit Weaver is an on-body apparatus integrating functions to shoot, drag, and wind a string. With Orbit Weaver, the wearer will be transformed into a “spider woman.” Once the end of the string is attached to a stable surface, the wearer can use Orbit Weaver to drag herself around and navigate spatially with the minimal impetus of the zero-gravity environment.Orbit Weaver completed its first zero gravity parabolic flight test (multiple times of 30 seconds zero-gravity) in November 2017.