'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

January 14, 2020
Editor: Sun Muyao
'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

Liu Cixin, the award-winning author of the trilogy, attended the global debut. [chinadaily.com.cn]

 

An immersive exhibition inspired by The Three-Body trilogy, China's best-selling science-fiction novels, made its global debut in Shanghai on Friday.

Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin, the trilogy's author, described the exhibition as "rendering to the audience the true feeling of being surrounded in the restored scenarios in the books."

The organizer said that the exhibition is dedicated to restoring classic scenes and science fiction stories in books with frontier technological approaches after one year's preparation, gathering the efforts of 27 curators and artists from around the world.

'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

An immersive exhibition inspired by The Three-Body trilogy made its global debut in Shanghai. [chinadaily.com.cn]

 

"We strived to present the fabulous experience that the magic and magnificence of the trilogy rendered to its readers in a spiritual world with three-dimensional senses combining visual, audio and video interactions," said Shi Fei, Board Chairman of Shanghai Zun'an Tongheng Cultural and Creative Development Co Ltd, the exhibition organizer.

The exhibition covers nearly 2,000 square meters spanning three floors in Shanghai Tower, the world's second tallest building and China's tallest, in the Lujiazui Finance Area. It replicated six iconic scenarios in the trilogy, of which the first book, The Three-Body Problem, won the Hugo Award in 2015.

Liu said he was impressed by the scenarios, including water drips, the three-body planets, the severe winter and the chaotic era, in the exhibition, saying they were very close to what he had in his mind when writing the novel.

'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

The exhibition features the scenario of water drips in the trilogy. [chinadaily.com.cn]

 

"I was also impressed by the curators' creative and interactive ways to present the words in the books. As a writer who works with words, I felt for the first time that words are becoming alive, empowered by high technologies," he said.

The exhibition will be open until February 2021 and many other Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Wuhan, Shenyang and Ningbo, have expressed strong interest in hosting the exhibition, Shi said. Japan's Tokyo and Osaka also are interested.

The trilogy has been published in at least 25 foreign languages and has sold over 20 million copies. Celebrity fans of the books included former US President Barack Obama and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg.

'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

An immersive exhibition inspired by The Three-Body trilogy made its global debut in Shanghai. [chinadaily.com.cn]

 

'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

An immersive exhibition inspired by The Three-Body trilogy made its global debut in Shanghai. [chinadaily.com.cn]

 

'Three-Body' Trilogy Inspired Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

An immersive exhibition inspired by The Three-Body trilogy made its global debut in Shanghai. [chinadaily.com.cn]

 

(Source: chinadaily.com.cn)

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