Lu Yang
Game & VR Artwork
CC Foundation + KulturForum

MetaObjects worked together with Lu Yang on a new game and VR artwork The Great Adventure of the Material World presented in a solo exhibition The Game World of the Material World Knight at CC Foundation in Shanghai from 5 July – 8 September 2019. An upgraded version of the work is presented in the exhibition Micro Eria: Media Art from China at the KulturForum in Berlin from 5th September 2019 until 26 January 2020. The exhibition features works by Cao Fei and Zhang Peili, Fang Di and Lu Yang.

The new game artwork features her Material World Knight character which audiences can play to explore the universe, acquire energy, be destroyed and reborn and experience an internal fight with their own emotions, desires and themselves. The work is presented in a spaceship installation alongside a VR journey through her world.

Game and VR technical development by MetaObjects.

About the artist

Lu Yang is an artist who works across video, installation, animation, performance, motion capture and games. Lu Yang graduated with an MA in New Media Art from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. Lu Yang’s work explores existential issues about the nature of life through references to Chinese medicine, neuroscience, popular culture and religion.

Lu Yang has presented solo exhibitions at Zabludowicz Collection, London (2022), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (2021), Spiral, Tokyo (2018), M Woods Museum, Beijing (2017), and many others. Lu Yang was selected for the Chinese Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale and has featured new work in The Milk of Dreams exhibition at the 2022 Venice Biennale. Lu Yang won the BMW Art Journey award in 2019 and was selected as Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year in 2022.