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Lu Yang

Doku + Delusional World + Binary World

Our work with Chinese iconoclastic artist Lu Yang has spanned 4 years and multiple iterations and projects. From livestreamed projects over lockdowns, to networked performances happening in multiple cities at the same time.

Delusional World, Asia TOPA & ACMI, 2020

In 2020, the Exhibitionist team collaborated with Lu Yang to curate, develop and digitally facilitate the presentation of a new livestream work - Lu Yang: Delusional World. Initially intended as a live performance, adaptations had to be made due to the onset of COVID-19. The Ex team transformed the work into a live stream performance, which included artistic landing pages and private chats.

Taking place during the height of Victoria’s lockdown, the work was the first of its kind – a groundbreaking work for Lu Yang, resulting in an immersive digital environment which drew over 700 online viewers.

DOKU, Live Alone Die Alone, Asia TOPA & ACMI, 2021

Our collaboration with Lu Yang was extended further through the virtual lab initiative for DOKU, presenting another version of the work with Asia TOPA and ACMI in 2021.

The live performance features contemporary dancer Harrison Hall fitted with motion capture technology who controls the 3D incarnations of DOKU via a motion capture suit.

DOKU, The Binary World, Sydney Opera House, 2022

In 2022, Exhibitionist co-produced and developed a networked live motion capture performance with Lu Yang.

The Binary World is a networked performance between Hong Kong's Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District and the Sydney Opera House. We created a shared virtual environment for dancers to interact between Sydney and Hong Kong, creating an innovative artistic collaboration through motion-capture suits, embodying the DOKU avatars of heaven and hell; human and animal; yin and yang.

Artistic Team

Lead Artist - Lu Yang
Direction / Production - Exhibitionist
Choreography - Harrison Hall
Dancers - Harrison Hall, Imanuel Dado, Taiga Kita-Leong, Qin Ran, Kenny Leung
Motion Capture Performance Program - Meta Object
Live game environment control - Sam Mcgilp
Music - Cloudy Ku, Gameface
Partners - Sydney Opera House, West Kowloon Cultural Centre, ACMI, Asia TOPA

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