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 works across a variety of media including video, installation, animation, performance, motion-capture and games. Through her work, the artist explores existential issues about the nature of life through references in Chinese medicine, Buddhism and Japanese manga. Through navigating diverse fields from science, religion, psychology, neuroscience, medicine, games, popular culture and dance music, Lu Yang questions the belief that human control is privileged within the universe. Instead, she highlights the biological and material determinants of our condition, reminding us of our transient and fragile existence.

Lu Yang graduated with a BA and MA from the New Media Art department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, where she is currently pursuing a PhD. Lu Yang’s works have been exhibited internationally in group shows, including the Kulturforum (Berlin), UCCA (Beijing), Centre Pompidou (Paris), 56th Venice Biennale 2015 China Pavilion, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Liverpool Biennial 2016, Shanghai Biennale 2012, Montreal International Digital Art Biennial 2016, Musée d’art contemporain of Lyon, Momentum (Berlin), Tampa Museum of Art, The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale and others. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions, including at Tokyo Spiral, M Woods Museum (Beijing), MOCA Cleveland, UCCA (Beijing) and others. In 2019, she was selected the BMW Art Journey winner to create a new ambitious motion-capture work. Lu Yang is represented by the gallery Société in Berlin.