Survival Mechanism, a new art exhibit from an information science undergraduate student, is currently on display at the Experimental Gallery in Cornell University’s Tjaden Hall. 

Marc Liu '23 is the artist behind the work, which is described as “a loose bundle of questions about space.” 

“The works represent attempts at filling a space, measuring it, feeling it, and moving within it and in between. Why?” Liu wrote in the show description. “Perhaps these past seven years as an international student — living in a place with an expiration date, spreading myself thin between continents — have ingrained in me a spatial instinct. Space as a survival mechanism: knowing it and navigating it so that I might settle and find respite, for however brief a period.” 

The show will run through Friday, Nov. 11, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Experimental Gallery. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.