LuYang: Doku – Experience Center

Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” 2022

LuYang is one of the most internationally influential contemporary Chinese multimedia artists.

LuYang, Videostill aus: DOKU the Matrix, 2022 – Sechs Reinkarnationen des geschlechtneutralen Avatars DOKU

© LuYang

LuYang, Videostill aus: DOKU the Matrix, 2022 – Sechs Reinkarnationen des geschlechtneutralen Avatars DOKU

LuYang belongs to a young art scene in China inspired by science fiction, manga, gaming, and techno culture that works with hypermodern technologies, exploring the ideas of posthumanism or transhumanism. These schools of thought explore how to push the boundaries of human possibility through the use of high technology. What is extraordinary about LuYang's work is that here the posthuman is situated in the context of Buddhist and Hindu cosmologies.

LuYang’s work combines universal themes such as death and transience, spirituality and identity, neuroscience and digital pop culture. The protagonist of this exhibitions's video installations is the gender-neutral avatar DOKU, who appears as a digital reincarnation of LuYang in six versions. As in a futuristic research laboratory, all six digital versions of DOKU can be experienced in the exhibition. Presented alongside the first narrative video DOKU the Self are LuYang's music video DOKU the Matrix, conceived especially for the show, and the new series Bardo #1, which shows the avatar with its respective attributes in round mandala compositions.

The work combines universal themes such as death and transience, spirituality and identity, neuroscience and digital pop culture. The protagonist of the video installations is the gender-neutral avatar DOKU, who appears as the digital reincarnation of LuYang in six versions.

Runtime: Sat, 10/09/2022 to Mon, 13/02/2023

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