Saturday, November 28, 2015

New media artist Lu Yang on neuroscience, mortality and religion.

By Amy Qin
"Lu Yang Delusional Mandala," Ms. Lu's recent solo exhibition at Beijing Commune, included a video (pictured), crystal sculptures and an installation to simulate a "delusion" in which Ms. Lu destroys her own body and work. Credit Beijing Commune
HOLLYWOOD---While the new media artist Lu Yang was studying at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in the 2000s, she drew up a series of works dealing with mind control. Many were deemed too sensitive, even borderline unethical, and remain unrealized. But with the help of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan, Ms. Lu was able to obtain dead frogs that had been used in a medical dissection to produce one of the works. Since graduating in 2010, the Shanghai-born Ms. Lu, 30, has produced a series of boundary-pushing multimedia works that explore neuroscience, mortality and religion. [link]

A video still from “Moving Gods.” Credit Beijing Commune