Lu Yang's Screen Bodies
Journal and Exhibition
Australian National University

A special issue of Screen Bodies, The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology, Iss. 1 Vol. 7, edited by Livia Monnet, Ari Heinrich and Gabriel Remy-Handfield has been dedicated to the work of Lu Yang. The issue explores the diverse works of Lu Yang crossing themes of gender, identity, Buddhism, games, posthumanism, Otaku culture. The journal features an article by MetaObject’s Artistic Director, Ashley Lee Wong titled “Cyclic Existence, Iteration, and Digital Transcendence” which discusses the development of Lu Yang's live motion capture performances and perspectives on artistic practice, Buddhism and digital culture.

Alongside the journal, a curated exhibition titled Lu Yang’s Screen Bodies, curated by Ari Heinrich, Gabriel Remy-Handfield, Ashley Lee Wong and Chin-Jie Melodie Liu was presented at the Australian National University’s China in the World Gallery in Canberra. The exhibition was on from 29 Aug–16 Dec 2022.

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.