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 a Shanghai-based artist who creates original and provocative experiences that celebrate the internet and its offer of control over one’s identity, partially liberated from the rigid confines of nationality, gender, and sexuality. Incorporating virtual reality, gaming subcultures, and popular music, Lu Yang’s work is as saturated with manga and anime influences as it is with religion, neurology, and the human body—interested not in the ends or means, but the pursuit of unexplored territory.

Lu Yang graduated with a BA and MA from the New Media Art department of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. Her work has been featured in exhibitions internationally including Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven, M WOODS, Beijing (2017), People’s Republic of China Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015), KIMO KAWA CANCER BABY, Rén Space, Shanghai (2014). Notable projects include Delusional Mandala (2015), Kimo Kawa Cancer Baby (2014), Uterus Man (2013), and Wrathful King Kong Core (2011), often in collaboration with performers, designers, experimental composers, and controversial figures such as Mao Sugiyama.