Join us for an online discussion with Lu Yang, and delve into the Shanghai-based artist’s yet-to-be-released video game The Great Adventure of Material World. This exciting interactive work is an anime-inspired journey that tackles issues of gender, culture, and spirituality in the digital age.
This event will take place on Zoom. RSVP here. Or you can watch on our YouTube channel. We'll embed the video here at 6:00pm PST on Tuesday, November 24.
About Lu Yang Lu Yang (b. Shanghai, China) is a multi-media artist based in Shanghai. Mortality, androgyny, hysteria, existentialism and spiritual neurology feed Lu’s jarring and at times morbid fantasies. Also taking inspiration and resources from Anime, gaming and sci-fi subcultures, Lu explores his fantasies through mediums including 3D animation, immersive video game installation, holography, live performances, virtual reality, and computer programming. Lu has collaborated with scientists, psychologists, performers, designers, experimental composers, pop music producers, robotics labs, and celebrities throughout his practice. Working at the cutting edge of new interactive technologies, Lu’s delirious new gaming work featured in this screening, wields an array of pop-cultural effects that absorb references from neuroscience, religion and popular culture to reveal structures of belief and consumption.
Lu Yang has exhibited at UCCA (Beijing), MWoods (Beijing), Cc Foundation (Shanghai), Spiral (Tokyo), Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art (Fukuoka, Japan), Société (Berlin), MOCA Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio). He has participated in several international biennials and triennials such as 2012 & 2018 Shanghai Biennial, 2018 Athens Biennale, 2016 Liverpool Biennial, 2016 International Digital Art Biennale (Montreal), Chinese Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, and 2014 Fukuoka Triennial. In 2019, Lu became the 8th BMW Art Journey winner and started the Yang Digital Incarnation project. www.luyang.asia